User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. LarryK.
    Dec 31, 2002
    9
    Actually kind of hard...I'm still stuck on the first levels!
  2. MitchellC.
    Dec 7, 2002
    7
    Luis is an idiot. This game is most definately not a 10 out of 10. Jedi Starfighter is better in playability and the controls for rolling and maneuvering are better. Does he work for Midway or something?
  3. LuisA.
    Oct 28, 2002
    10
    I think that this game should be in the top ten in the US because it's the best space game aside from Staarlancer (created by dreamcast).

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#94 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. PSM Magazine
    80
    Solid campaign modes, gameplay variety, and visuals make this a must-buy. [Dec 2002, p.42]
  2. Like "Spy Hunter" before it Defender is a remarkable update that both satisfies old and new gamers alike with its flash graphics and basic old-skool blasting.
  3. GameNow
    67
    It's nothing entirely new, but you'll have a good time doing it. [Nov 2002, p.75]