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Average Player Score Based on 652 ratings
6.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 652 ratings
  1. 10 (39)
  2. 9 (44)
  3. 8 (114)
  4. 7 (216)
  5. 6 (101)
  6. 5 (66)
  7. 4 (28)
  8. 3 (17)
  9. 2 (9)
  10. 1 (18)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:7.5

    Actually good game. Pretty fun for a while.

    I like Defender. Its actually a pretty good game. I was suprised. I just found that game laying around and it was just something to do. Its ok for the first few hours. The control of your ship is a little hard to get use... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Defender (2002)

  • Review Score:1.5

    SHIELD YOUR EYES! IT'LL BLIND YOU!

    Basically don't play. Crappiest gameplay ever. Just do not play it. There is practically no pros in this game. The story is the only cool thing. Or the idea. Oh, yea, and blowing up aliens is a cool idea too. Cons.... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5

    a hard that gets boring aircraft shooter.

    first of all the game is hard and can get frustrating.the gameplay is not that great it has about 15 or more missions that are more frustrating than fun.then for 2 player it only has 4 small planets to choose from and it... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5

    Well now where do i start, first off i do have to say that it is not a bad game, in fact it could be a lot and i mean a LOT better. And i do know that games of these type or any game as a matter of fact is not meant to b... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    I picked it up again out of boredom...

    I got the game Defender when I was 9 years old as part of a huge basket of Gamecube games on Christmas morning. My dad bought it for me because when he was in his early teens his friends and he would spend all of their q... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    Strategetic Gameplay!!!

    Well hey everybody just to tell you that this the best Space Sim out there for me cuz I can enjoy it with my Brother. You may all think why does he play game that arent so good. Bu tot tell you it is really strategetic a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Actually good game. Pretty fun for a while.

    I like Defender. Its actually a pretty good game. I was suprised. I just found that game laying around and it was just something to do. Its ok for the first few hours. The control of your ship is a little hard to get use... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    Strategetic Gameplay!!!

    Well hey everybody just to tell you that this the best Space Sim out there for me cuz I can enjoy it with my Brother. You may all think why does he play game that arent so good. Bu tot tell you it is really strategetic a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    The best space ship sim out there.

    This game is very fun and addicting. You can purchase upgrades and unlock new vehicles with awesome names like Retribution and other ones. You have to pick up civilians by flying down towards them, they will hold ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Take to the skies in this great space to space, air - air, and air to land combat game. Get ready to take on the aliens.

    Defender is a air combat games that takes place in what is a future version of Earth and our solar system. In this bleak view of our future a alien race of man eaters have taken over Earth and are slowly attempting to ta... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    This remake of the classic game made in the 80's was one of the best that comes out of Midway.

    The Defender game is a Playstation 2, Game Cube, Xbox, and Gameboy Advance game.However the PS2 is the shining glory of the entire game. With graphics and little to no glitches. The Defender remake was done in 3D, and it... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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