XDefiant Reviews

XDefiant is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Jun 13, 2024

XDefiant is off to a good start, but to compete with the likes of Call of Duty or Overwatch, it still needs some tweaks and additional content.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2024

A competent shooter in which not all ideas seem to be successfully implemented. But the foundation turned out to be very decent, and it is interesting see how the game will be supported in the future.

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Phil Hornshaw
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
May 24, 2024

The fundamentals of XDefiant are good, but conflicting ideas and mechanics stop it from standing above a crowded shooter field.

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Kotaku
Top Critic
Unscored
May 24, 2024

I hope that XDefiant has a long future ahead of it. The game is good and I’m happy to have a modern arena shooter back in my life that isn’t bogged down by battle royale nonsense, too many modes, or massive installs. But only time will tell if XDefiant succeeds, or if it joins so many other games that tried and failed to compete with Call of Duty.

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80 / 100
May 22, 2024

xDefiant has some of that classic Call of Duty that many fans have been asking for years, but it also manages to add small gameplay tweaks to deliver a fresh, addictive and fun FPS experience. It falls short in terms of launch content, but Ubisoft already has its sights set to hit the bullseye.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 28, 2024

XDefiant is an online shooter with balance problems but still fun, solid in some aspects, and (far too) generic in others.

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7 / 10
May 24, 2024

Despite varied factions and excellent maps, XDefiant’s shootouts are let down by a lack of identity and sluggish weapon progression. Outside an emphasis on making skill-based matchmaking optional, the game plays like every shooter from the last decade, leaning into nostalgia over attempting a breakthrough. While technical pitfalls can be resolved with seasonal updates, XDefiant needs novelty to sustain a player base.

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6 / 10
Jun 6, 2024
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VGC
Top Critic
May 28, 2024

XDefiant is a confident shooter that's far more than a Call of Duty knockoff. The Tom Clancyverse crossovers are somewhat cringey, but if Ubisoft doubles down on the great gameplay, and the weird faction warfare, we'll keep coming back for months to come.

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May 25, 2024

Ubisoft's free-to-play first-person arena shooter is less Call of Duty and more Overwatch, but the Snowdrop engine shines even on maps that are way too large for their purpose. Weapon grinds are sluggish, leaving players with more time in the game access to better attachments, while newcomers struggle to even leave their spawns. The lack of skill based matchmaking is being celebrated by influencers on social media, but in practice it makes for unbalanced matches where high ranking players are steamrolling beginners, even in the Welcome Playlist.

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May 24, 2024

You may feel a touch of deja vu as you mow down rivals with your M16 – but although it's unoriginal, this free six-person shooter is slick and enjoyable.

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7 / 10
May 23, 2024

XDefiant is a solid shooter that will likely scratch that arcade-y itch with its snappy gunplay, iconic map design, and fan-favourite game modes. It's the perfect multiplayer shooter to chuck on at the weekend, and we suspect it'll be home to several late-night sessions for old-school Call of Duty fans. It's not quite the breath of fresh air for the genre that The Finals is, but more like a blast from the past. Is it a CoD killer? No, but if Ubisoft can work its magic and go hell-for-leather with its multi-franchise post-launch content, then XDefiant could flourish into a regular staple of the shooter genre.

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Gamersky
前朝刘沛公
Top Critic
7.2 / 10.0
May 24, 2024

Compared to other FPS games, XDefiant offers limited initial content and significant balance issues, and even its most distinctive skill designs aren't particularly innovative. As a result, after a few hours of exploring different factions, game modes and maps, players may find it hard to stay motivated to grind for characters and weapons once the novelty wears off, leaving only a sense of endless fatigue.

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6 / 10.0
May 26, 2024

XDefiant isn't a Call of Duty killer or even a close competitor. It has potential despite its many issues, but it has a long way to go before living up to it.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2024

In XDefiant, Ubisoft laid a decent foundation for an esports competitive multiplayer game. It has well set gunplay, good variety of factions and maps. But it needs more game modes, deeper matchmaking and balancing. However, the potential is obvious.

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Pure Xbox
Top Critic
8 / 10
May 24, 2024

XDefiant has been built to scratch a very particular online FPS itch, and the more bloated and complex AAA shooters have become, the more we've come to appreciate an experience like this. The game could do with a little more content, and some tweaks to gunplay and progression wouldn't go amiss, but we can't see why XDefiant shouldn't have a bright future ahead of it. Ubisoft has shown us all that it has the patience to stick around with online shooters if they have a solid community - just look at the near decade-old Rainbow Six Siege - so this should definitely be one title worth investing some time into. XDefiant isn't perfect, but this is a very promising start and we're already becoming invested in where Ubisoft's latest Xbox FPS can go.

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Jun 11, 2024

One can certainly not argue with the price and with community feedback being implemented into future updates; XDefiant can become a signature FPS for Ubisoft and is an engaging game for those willing to invest their time.

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80%
Jun 5, 2024

xDefiant presents itself as a very strong foundation of a game that is supposed to last for all the content to come and hopefully many years. It is currently plagued by some technical issues that can cause severe frustration but the developers are already aware of those problems so they will hopefully be fixed in time. The gunplay is more than solid and the base experience is fun and thrilling.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2024

XDefiant will most likely not become the absolute Call of Duty killer, but there is definitely potential to amass a nice player base. However, they must quickly come up with more balance and make obtaining XP a lot better. We will see what the future of XDefiant will look like, but the game is basically completely free so it is definitely worth trying out for yourself.

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77 / 100
Jun 3, 2024

With its fast and responsive gameplay, XDefiant is a very good option for gamers looking for a fast-paced and competitive FPS game. It offers an enjoyable gaming experience with content from Ubisoft's other games.

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