Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. You get the impression the only person who cares about Kain's legacy any more is the writer. The turgid battling lets an average game down. [Jan 2004, p.107]
  2. Far and away, Legacy of Kain: Defiance's most heinous offense is the way it shamelessly doles out its own sloppy seconds, thirds, and fourths in place of actually creating tasks and challenges that would be interesting or engaging.
User Score
9.4

Universal acclaim- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. MattM.
    Oct 2, 2006
    9
    The game had a massive improvement over the previous installments in the way of gameplay, the fighting is much better and the plot is engaging.
  2. ParkerR.
    Apr 25, 2004
    8
    I think that this game gets really confusing and I want to quit.
  3. SpencerR.
    Apr 25, 2004
    8
    It is really confusing to get out of some of the places and I get pissed of because you get stuck and cant do anything. some times I want toIt is really confusing to get out of some of the places and I get pissed of because you get stuck and cant do anything. some times I want to break it. does anyone else think that way about the game. I sure do and i want to quit. Full Review »