Simply boot up.
Open, free-flowing game experience.
Lacks variety and depth.
A lot of bugs.
The tasks never change.
Very short game.
A lot of issues.
By TechSpot on April 17, 2013
Respectable PvP combat goes a long way, but not far enough to make Defiance a recommendable experience.59
By Strategy Informer on April 25, 2013
When you hear the term 'videogame tie-in', or 'TV series collaboration', or even mention of the station 'SyFy' the first thing that springs to mind isn't going to be 'groundbreaking classic' - unless you happen to like...50
By GameSpot on April 23, 2013
Defiance's merely acceptable systems are deftly assembled in a way that allows you to spread your proverbial wings and offer your gun-wielding talents to those who need you most. Much like its own arkfalls, Defiance offers treasure, but you have to battle an array of bugs before you can reap it.65
By GameSpot on April 17, 2013
Defiance is the B movie of massively multiplayer games: rickety and unrefined, yet a good time all the...65
By LanOC Reviews on April 16, 2013
I will start off by saying I enjoyed Defiance very much. The seemingly infinite amount of random loot and fast paced bullet slinging action had me hooked from the jump (the rocket-powered ATV that acts as your mount helped with that) and the near...-
By EuroGamer on April 12, 2013
Maybe in 12 months' time the TV show will be a big hit and the game will have been patched and updated into the experience it was clearly meant to be. If that's the case, it'll be a hard-earned and well-deserved victory. For now, proceed with caution.50
By PCGamer on April 11, 2013
A competent MMO shooter marred by a lack of polish, whose TV tie-in ambitions only seem set to cause problems.62
By AtomicGamer on April 09, 2013
I won't speak much about the potential excitement of the simultaneous TV show tie-in, mostly because the show has yet to premiere on SyFy, but I'd be lying if I didn't say that playing the game makes me at least a little bit more interested in the show. Either way, Defiance gives off a bad first impression, but it still holds up well on its own with continued play.80
By NowGamer on April 09, 2013
Defiance does enough new that you won't be disappointed providing you know what you're in for. There's something compulsive about it's quest grinding, but at the same time they do lack the variety and depth of world necessary to make an MMO everlasting.70
By InsideGaming on April 09, 2013
While Trion has to be held accountable for the severe problems at launch, the truth is that the game’s experience is strong enough to shine through them. Unless you need an artificial goal like a level cap to work towards in an MMO, Defiance offers some of the best fun you can have online.75