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Defender
5.6 out of 10

Defender

3D Defender – based on the timeless arcade classic – offers pl Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Underrated, but still not perfect

Scott Whitman, Amazon
6 August 2013
  • Summary: Defender is something of an oddity, an unusual hybrid combing elements of flight combat, sandbox fighting, and real time strategy into a surprisingly engaging package. You'll be tasked with directly combating ground and airborne foes from your space fighter of choice, while also defending key points and deploying friendly ground forces to hold the line against the alien buggers.
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Overall 8
7.9
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 10
9.5
Control 7
6.5
Addiction 5
5.0

User Review

Warrior Poet, PSX Extreme
8 July 2011
  • Excerpt: For those not familiar with the Defender of 1980, shame on you. Defender was a side-scrolling spaceship shooter with tight controls, intoxicating sound effects, and frantic gameplay that tantalized the arcade-going masses for over a decade. It was also a brutal challenge, and that hasn't been lost in Midway's infamous PS2 remake.
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Overall 8
8.0

Technically sound in every way- but somehow lacking...

J. Leigh "JL", Amazon
15 June 2003
  • Summary: This is one of those games that is technically sound in every way: - Good cutscenes - Easy to learn interface controls - Use of sound effects from original Defender game - Good graphics quality - Nice to see a bit of history about the old Defender game in the Extras. If you basically want a 3D version of the original Defender arcade game, then this game fits the bill.
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Overall 8
8.0

This game is very cool.

Roger Simonson, Amazon
2 April 2003
  • Summary: This game is very challenging and fun. It does get very hard real quick and for rookie gamer like me that has been a struggle. I enjoy the game and have ordered a gaming guide to help me through the levels.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Surprised at Hoe Good This Actually Is

Mikey S "MJ", Amazon
9 March 2014
  • Summary: This is nothing like the original and to be fair, if it was it would have been appalling. The original was a classic in the early 80's, but has no legs for today's gaming. So we have a new game with the basic infrastructure of the original and it works! This is a really good shoot em up. A basic for a good game is to not make it too hard or easy (keep the challenge alive) and this succeeds well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Technically sound in every way- but somehow lacking...

J. Leigh "JL", Amazon
14 June 2003
  • Summary: This is one of those games that is technically sound in every way: - Good cutscenes - Easy to learn interface controls - Use of sound effects from original Defender game - Good graphics quality - Nice to see a bit of history about the old Defender game in the Extras. If you basically want a 3D version of the original Defender arcade game, then this game fits the bill.
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Overall 8
8.0

This game is very cool.

Roger Simonson, Amazon
2 April 2003
  • Summary: This game is very challenging and fun. It does get very hard real quick and for rookie gamer like me that has been a struggle. I enjoy the game and have ordered a gaming guide to help me through the levels.
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