What is this...? A brand new third person shooter MMO that has launched across PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 which is tied back to a brand new sci-fi TV series, coincidentally also called Defiance. Geeks rejoice, you can watch the show and then play the game - should you be so inclined you could also likely buy the action figures if it’s remotely successful. For now we shall concentrate on the game itself and we begin with the fiction. Earth is left devastated by a war with an alien race (who just wanted somewhere to live) and the majority of the remaining inhabitants have mutated. If you imagine for a moment, Mad Max, Rage and Fallout 3 then you would be getting close. There is nothing here that is particularly groundbreaking and it has pretty much all been done before in various guises but it’s serviceable and to a degree works quite well.