Defenders of Ekron

In Vitro Games

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
52
Top Critic Average
14%
Critics Recommend
Based on 7 critic reviews
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Defenders of Ekron

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

52

Top Critic Average

14%

Critics Recommend

Based on 7 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCAug 15, 2017
PlayStation 4Nov 24, 2015

Developer: In Vitro Games

Genre: Action

Defenders of Ekron in an Adventure/Shmup game that mixes the classic action of a Shmup and the exploration of an Adventure game, including dungeons and a sci-fi experience. You take the role of Eneas, a young and bold cadet that has trained his entire life to pilot his Anakim, an advanced mech capable of absorbing and transforming the energy around it into a special ability, but something goes wrong and Eneas is forced to join an experimental program to face the Renegades, a group of rogue Anakim pilots, that threaten to destroy the nation by leading a civil war. With features like 360° shooting range, unique scenarios to discover, exploration modes to analyze the environment, a powerful shield, and different upgradable Combat modes, you must defend the Technocratic Republic of Ekron, but be careful, for dark secrets await and the limits between right and wrong will slowly fade. Listen to your instinct, because revolution starts within.

Trailers

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Defenders of Ekron - Official Trailer 1 [PC]

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If you're looking for a standard Japanese shmup, Defenders of Ekron is going to disappoint, but this Chilean gem offers a nuanced level design that allows it to excel, becoming far better than most of its contemporaries through a revolving door of fun, challenging encounters and enough content to leave you more than content.

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PS4Blog.net

EdEN
8 / 10
PS4Blog.net

Defenders of Ekron is an interesting game that mixes genres with some success. The action sequences are solid and provide players with several variations on a winning shoot ‘em up formula to keep things fresh. There's a considerable challenge in this one that will test your skills in full, and if you give it a try, you'll see that the overall action and exploration segments come together to give us an amusing indie release on PS4.

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Tracey
85%
PS3Blog.net

The visuals in Defenders of Ekron are great, making you stay on target during your quest. I really liked the game's cutscenes as well, not to mention the great writing. You can tell that a lot of love went into making Defenders of Ekron, so kudos to In Vitro Games for giving us a very entertaining and polished PS4 release. The game does stand up as a different type of shoot 'em up release, with fast-paced action mixed with exploration and some puzzle solving. All in all, I recommend Defenders of Ekron on PlayStation 4.

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