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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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Defiance Windows Character Creation: Initially there are four basic character species/genders, two others are locked. Each has sub classes and later on the appearance can be customised
Defiance Windows Exiting the game and another chance to buy more content
Defiance Windows Tutorial: When an equipment pod is found the player first opens it then uses the loadout key 'L' to equip themselves with any new kit
Defiance Windows Load screens remind the player that there is a lot of additional content that can be purchased

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Hardcore Gamer Magazine Apr 07, 2013 3.5 out of 5 70
Hooked Gamers Apr 19, 2013 7 out of 10 70
videogamer.com May 01, 2013 7 out of 10 70
NowGamer Apr 09, 2013 7 out of 10 70
GameTrailers Apr 18, 2013 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpot Apr 17, 2013 6.5 out of 10 65
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 05, 2013 12 out of 20 60
Eurogamer.it Apr 11, 2013 6 out of 10 60
Game Front May 09, 2013 55 out of 100 55
PC Invasion (INC Gamers) May 18, 2013 5 out of 10 50

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Sciere (498089) added Defiance (Windows) on Jun 24, 2013
Other platforms contributed by Justin Kreindler (169)