Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
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  1. An addictive game, with superb gameplay, technically solid, and extremely accomplished. The icing on the cake is that every month, Nicely Crafted (the developers) release a new client. This adds new features - new ships, new play mechanics.
  2. We all have our devious cunning side which can really blossom in this game. If you love strategy games that offer a real challenge then this is for you.
  3. If you love deep thinking, strategy and logistics, you may just love this game. If you want a zergling rush, steer clear.
  4. Most MMOGs take over a person's life, but with Time of Defiance, you can only play for an hour a day and still have as much fun as someone playing for 8+ hours.
  5. The fascinating thing about the game is the unlimited number of possibilities as every single action a player does may influence the whole game.
  6. 83
    It's certainly a very different MMO than what we've come to expect. It's also very stable, very balanced, very fast, and very addictive after the first 15 to 20 hours.
  7. I spent hours tinkering with the game just to find all the options and explore them. It has a good design and good graphics.
  8. 80
    Time of Defiance hardly gets the adrenalin pumping, but there's more to life than quick thrills...Many will find it just as addictive and timeless as Civilization, but with the added frisson of real politics and even deeper strategy.
  9. Easy to pick up and really, really hard to put down. It starts slow, and initially, building your empire will have you playing in short bursts rather than in blocks. As your realm gets larger, though, you'll find yourself spending more time tweaking and massaging, exploring and conquering.

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