Review

XDefiant is a confident shooter that’s far more than a Call of Duty knockoff

Ubisoft’s Super Smash Bros. shooter has all the tools to be the publisher’s next live service hit

Creative director
Safy Saada
Key Credits
Mark Rubin (Executive producer)
4 / 5
XDefiant is a confident shooter that’s far more than a Call of Duty knockoff

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.

  • Great gunplay
  • Fluid movement
  • Monetisation doesn't feel predatory
  • The Clancyverse factions are unique
  • Missing some vital multiplayer modes
  • Safe choices for the initial factions
4 / 5
Version tested
PC
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