About this game
Developer: Trion Worlds
Content Rating: Mature
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, German. Join thousands of players in Defiance, the Free-to-Play shooter MMO that defines MASSIVE CO-OP. Wield customizable weapons as you hunt for alien technology across a transformed Earth, and experience an evolving TV/MMO story with crossover content that expands the Defiance universe – all for free!
Gamer Reviews49719 Reviews
Critic Reviews12 Reviews
Andrew Hayward — Apr 18, 2013
Defiance does have some fun player-vs.-player team modes, but the deathmatch is limited in scope
Anthony Gallegos — Apr 17, 2013
As a huge science-fiction nerd and a fan of shooters, I went in really wanting to like Defiance and its new universe. Thing is, it’s just not very good. Rare well-designed quests are overshadowed by a host of others that feel phoned in, and though the fundamentals of shooting are competent, weak enemy AI makes the PvE combat a bore. Respectable PvP combat goes a long way, but especially when the performance issues rear their ugly head, it's not far enough to make Defiance a recommendable experience.
Daniel Kozlowski — Apr 12, 2013
All in all Defiance can be a fun game, though it is difficult to enjoy its many features when so many bugs run rampant. The visual slowdown combined with the Internet related issues creates quite a mess at times, but when the game is working I can appreciate its uniqueness. The game is expecting several updates in content, and DLC is certain. One can only hope the game receives some much-needed polish and fixing via updates to further progress against the current issues that are prevalent.
Beau Hindman — Apr 30, 2015
I love the game, and I enjoy the show. I love the fact that the game doesn’t bother me by forcing me to quest or level so I can enjoy myself, goof off, roleplay, PvP or whatever I want and I do not feel left out. The game still needs some work. The chat is still iffy, social systems like Clans seem lacking, NPCs can bug out and just stand there while you kill them, and players need more options for the camera. But, these are not game-breaking by any means. Here’s to several more seasons and DLCs.
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Vince Ingenito — Apr 24, 2013
Defiance is full of good ideas and a bevy of solid MMORPG systems, but it's all buried under a messy-looking, shoddily designed shooter that you'd never enjoy on its own merits. I applaud Trion for attempting something so ambitious; I really do. But ambition is no substitute for solid core mechanics. If it were, Defiance would indeed be a rare jewel, rather than the chintzy rhinestone it turned out to be.
Kevin VanOrd — Apr 18, 2013
Menus taking many long seconds before the screen populates with any information. Mission progress lost and weapons gone missing. Frequent server downtimes. Delayed or failed attempts to break down your items into resources. These are some of the obstacles you must circumvent to enjoy Defiance to its fullest, and even then, nothing Defiance does is best in class. Yet it has that special spark that ignites the desire to press forward.
Josh Wirtanen — Apr 09, 2013
As an MMO, though, Defiance does alright for itself. It gives players a massive world to explore and do quests in, as well as co-op missions and Deathmatch/Domination PvP modes. It’s jam-packed with content, and it gets more interesting once you’ve invested several hours into it. I just wish those servers would be more reliable.
Dan Whitehead — Apr 12, 2013
One moment it's a bad game, the next it's not bad, and sometimes it's pretty good. Frustratingly scrappy yet strangely charming, Defiance can be all three of these things, often at the same time. It's not a game that can be recommended without serious caveats, but it's also a game worth playing for what it attempts if not what it actually does.
Craig Owens — Apr 08, 2013
A slightly broken game built on solid enough MMO foundation
Simon Campanello — Apr 19, 2013
Det finns helt enkelt för få saker som lockar mig att spela vidare. Det finns ont om fantastiska föremål, så det är ingen idé att leta. Klanfunktionen är i det närmaste kosmetisk och fungerar i princip bara som ett chattrum, så det är ingen idé att engagera sig. Alla miljöer är nästan identiska, så det är ingen idé att ge sig ut på upptäcktsfärd.