Windows PC (Xbox 360, PS3)
ESRB rating: Teen
Review rating: 3.5 stars
Video games based on movies aren't a new concept, but Trion Worlds wants to take this trans-media idea one step further with a game that revolves around Syfy's new TV show, "Defiance." Not only does this MMO-style shooter let players jump into the same world as they see on TV, they can also follow similar plot points and even influence the show's direction later in the season!
Set in a post-apocalyptic future where Earth has been ravaged by a devastating war, both humans and aliens struggle to survive. As an Ark Hunter, it's up to players to help return Earth to its former glory by retrieving alien artifacts called Ark Cores. Very few details are revealed as to how this is accomplished, but part of the fun is discovering the story as you play.