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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)

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  • User Rating 1.5

    SHIELD YOUR EYES! IT'LL BLIND YOU!

    Rated on April 05, 2008 by ragdollsrock012

    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 coo...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5

    a hard that gets boring aircraft shooter.

    Rated on December 28, 2005 by avail447

    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 t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5

    Rated on April 14, 2004 by Dremun

    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 fa...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    I picked it up again out of boredom...

    Rated on November 09, 2009 by Yoweeh

    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 ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Strategetic Gameplay!!!

    Rated on September 02, 2006 by GU-Trooper92

    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 ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Actually good game. Pretty fun for a while.

    Rated on June 25, 2008 by GDawg333

    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 li...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Strategetic Gameplay!!!

    Rated on September 10, 2006 by GU-Soldier93

    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 ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    The best space ship sim out there.

    Rated on November 11, 2005 by j_unit489

    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 t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 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.

    Rated on November 20, 2007 by MagnumSoldier

    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 slo...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

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

    Rated on November 04, 2011 by chancePurvis

    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 wa...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.