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Release Date (US):
April 2013
Release Date (UK):
April 2013
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Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds
M [Mature]
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0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
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Defiance is a science-fiction-themed MMO shooter from Trion Worlds. Defiance takes place on a terraformed Earth several decades into the future. It is a tie in to the Syfy show of the same name.

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The successes of Defiance are quickly overshadowed by its flaws. Trion Worlds promises that Defiance will continue to evolve and improve. I hope so: beneath the muck is a game that deserves better.

We like

  • Solid gameplay
  • One of the only MMOs on PS3

We dislike

  • Forgettable story and characters
  • Extremely repetitive
  • A lot of technical issues

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In the world of video games, Defiance holds a unique position. Developed by Trion Worlds, it is the first game to be released in tandem with a television series of the same name. It is also one of the few MMO games available on PlayStation 3. To see an in-depth look at the Defiance television series on Syfy, check out PSU’s review of the pilot episode. The world of Defiance is set 33 years into the future, when the worl...

Defiance News

  • Defiance deploys 'Arkbreaker' DLC pack

    Defiance has received its second batch of post-launch content today in the shape of the Arkbreaker pack. Available now for PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 for $9.99/800 Microsoft Points, Arkbreaker offers a wealth of fresh content, including a new mission line allowing arkhunters to unleash their ...

  • Defiance attracts over 1 million users

    Defiance has drummed up over one million registered users in one month, Trion World has announced. The sci-fi shooter is available for PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360, and joins the recent release of the SyFy TV show set in the same universe. The game itself sees the earth devastated by a global...

  • Defiance dev apologises for poor start, free loot for all

    With every MMO comes teething problems at launch and Trion Worlds’ Defiance is no different with a spate of issues including disconnects and missing items. The good news is the developer has issued patches to rectify many of the problems and now wants to give the community something back for ...

  • Sony confirms PS Plus-exclusive beta for Defiance

    Sony has announced on the EU PlayStation Blog that PlayStation Plus subscribers will gain access to an exclusive beta for Defiance. Those of you who are interested in taking the futuristic shooter for a spin prior to launch can take part in the beta over a period of four days. As mentioned, it&rs...

  • PS3 gamers spoilt for choice with Defiance

    Have you seen or read anything about Defiance? It looks crazy, right? This is a sci-fi MMO that will interconnect with a T.V. program on the Syfy channel with both the show and in-game events affecting the other. In principal it sounds cool, but whether it will actually work is a different matter. ...

Defiance Features

  • Defiance Collector's Edition U.K. giveaway

    Defiance fans take note! In celebration of the release of the open-world shooter’s Arkbreaker DLC pack this week, is giving away not one, but two of the content-rich Collector’s Edition release of Defiance. If you fancy getting your grubby mitts on one of these swanky bundles ...

  • Defiance pilot episode review - "one of the worst TV shows I have ever seen"

    As a fan of the Defiance MMO I sat down with eager anticipation to watch the first episode of the TV show wondering if it was going to be worthy of being linked to its videogame counterpart. The Defiance TV show has a lot to live up to, it's not supposed to be just another sci-fi drama but also lin...

  • Defiance: Can an MMO/TV show hybrid really work?

    “The Defiance TV show is a revolutionary weekly drama that impacts the game and gives you the chance to change the show,” reads the simplified summary of Trion’s and the Syfy channel’s ambitious experiment to interconnect the two worlds of an FPS MMO and science fiction TV se...

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