Summary: I bought it because it was a shmup on PS3. And it is, however, it is not as good as some of it's competitors. I would give it a 5 for everything but I have to knock it down because I think the Dualshock 3 controls just aren't where they need to be. Still a great game if you like this sort.
Summary: If you are a fan of the Toaplan military shooters of the late 80's/early 90's, get this game. It hits the right notes. Excellent soundtrack(s), new features not in the original DC version such as dual stick mode and redone HD graphics, and and accessible challenge set this shmup apart. Don't expect Cave bullet curtains. Don't expect Ikaruga's level of design.
Summary: I like the action in this game. I have the Dreamcast version of this and I think the graphics are better on this version. It is bascially a vertical shooter, meaning that you travel up to the top of the screen shooting enemies. The explosions are nice, good sound and the enemy units are different. What I didn't like is the use of the right toggle to control the shooting. There is an alternative set-up which I use.
Summary: Under Defeat is an interesting story. It started out as one the final releases for the Dreamcast in the midlate 2000s, in which the system was already dead everywhere else outside Japan. The fact that not only did G Rev rereleased it modern consoles, with Rising Star Games releasing it in the U.S., this really makes it a gem for the current generation. One can only hope if RS Games will release more in the U.S.
First ever (that i can think of) physical release Shmups for ps3
Logan Nazareth "avid gamer", Amazon
3 February 2013
Summary: Under Defeat is fast action fun with a dash of difficulty( the DLC helicopters make it a breeze). Widescreen HD mode is definitely where the game graphically shines, but it also includes the original. Mirrored modes add replay value and I am always excited and grateful for co-op, but online play would have been appreciated (Lack of online play is the only reason i didnt give it 5 stars). $30 is a steal for this great game.
Not a faithful arcade port, but stands on its own legs
4 December 2012
Summary: The other reviews already cover this excellent game in plenty of detail, so I'm going to add some extra notes rather than write another full review. If you want to play the "tate" vertical screen arcade version of Under Defeat then get the Dreamcast or Naomi version. Under Defeat HD does include a vertical arcade mode, but it has numerous bugs and inaccuracies added, related to scoring, the behavior of your option pod, and the areas at the top and sides of the screen...
Summary: The two modes of play are arcade and new order. I like the fact the game is two player so I can play this with others. The boss levels are fun and the action is fast. It is a bit difficult no matter what setting you choose. You piolet a futuristic chopper with a bomb option and lasers. It's a fairly basic shoot Em up 2D with a top view scrolling screen. There is nothing too new or fantastic about this title. I did enjoy playing it.