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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:5

    Defender of mediocrity.

    You know that saying the diamond in the mud? Well in Defender you are charged with being the mud that covers that diamond. After all why would you want to play a game that's enjoyable when you can play this? If you can g... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.2

    this game is awsome! to bad it's as short and hard to play as it is.

    Defender remembered fondly by people who were once sweaty handed while popping quarters into machines a cult classic. Defender while I may not be old enough to have known it in the arcade I've known it as it was shown in... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    This hard space shooter is a fun game to fall back on when you get bored.

    I am only 14 so I wouldn't know what it is like to be able to play defender back in the day when it was at the arcades and people were hyped up about it being the new cool thing, although I have played the original befor... Read Full Review

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

    Multiplayer is fun but not as memorable as the original overall.

    So this game was my interpretation as the classic game restored...before I played it. To me it was only fun with multiplayer but for campaign it just irked me. The robotic feminine voice ind of got on my nerves, several ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3

    A great remake of a great game.

    Defender is a remake of the old arcade classic. It is pretty much the old Defender but in 3d. In the game you play as a nameless defender pilot recruit. The aliens you must fight are called the Manti, these weird bug guy... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    A game that had great potential

    This is the 3D version of the old "Defender" games and it seems to try to be good but it's actually not. The game is really hard and can be more frustrating than a fun challenge. The most annoying part is when ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.4

    Not like the original. Why was this made?

    When i bought this I was hoping for some great space game. Well it sure wasn't this one. The sloppy controls and very bad gameplay. The ship designs and graphics weren't all that good. It just was not a fun game. Maybe t... Read Full Review

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

    not that great but not bad either

    this game isnt good, but isnt bad, and if you like games like this, than you should buy it. one of the features taht i think brings this gae down is the colonist thing. if they didnt have that part then the game would be... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    This is the worst game i ever played in my life......

    As you must know this game is about defending the humans from the alien attack, it is a sequel from a game of nes or SNES that was called DEFENDER (same name): Graphics: It has good graphics but when you see the human... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    sad dissapointment to a game that could have so much potential.

    I bought this game because of its cool cover, lol. Howeveer this game aint what youd think it is. The gameplay graphics are pretty mediocre, not too much detail in the bugs you kill, the ships arent bad. The upg... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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