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Defiance is an MMO third-person shooter set in a persistent universe. It was made as a tie-in to the US SyFy television series of the same name. The game takes place several decades into the future in the San Francisco Bay Area, following a war between the human race and an alien race known as the Votans. Due to their planet being destroyed, The Votans arrived on Earth hoping to find a vacant planet where they could set up a new civilization. Humans and Voltans clashed, unleashing alien power that terraformed the earth, causing the Earth's surface to change dramatically. Old species and plants became extinct, while new species emerged. The player plays as an "Ark Hunter" hired by a wealthy industrialist to search for hidden alien power.

Defiance features advanced character customization. Players have the ability to customize everything from the clothes they are wearing to their facial hair style. Players also have the option to be a Human or an Irathient, a humanoid alien species that are similar to humans. There is not a strict class system, and instead allows players to choose from one of four origins, which are veterans, outlaws, machinists, and survivalists. Origins do not affect the abilities, weapons, or outfits the player can choose, and instead just serve as a starting point and background for your character. The game's key feature is its Arkfall Events, which are dynamic events which pit humans, aliens, and monsters against one another in order to obtain expensive alien technology.


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TrueAchievements Xbox 360 Apr 08, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Hooked Gamers Windows Apr 19, 2013 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr 25, 2013 70 out of 100 70
Playstation Universe PlayStation 3 Apr 21, 2013 6.5 out of 10 65
MondoXbox Xbox 360 Apr 21, 2013 6.3 out of 10 63
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Xbox 360 Apr 18, 2013 6 out of 10 60
IGN Windows Apr 17, 2013 5.9 out of 10 59
Game Front Windows May 09, 2013 55 out of 100 55 PlayStation 3 Apr 05, 2013 11 out of 20 55
Official UK PlayStation Magazine PlayStation 3 Apr 29, 2013 5 out of 10 50


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