Is Defiance a TV show or a video game? Both. In a a bid to combine both media, the Defiance story plays out in both a TV show and video game concurrently, meaning events from one affect the other. While this premise is totally original, as we found out, both the game and SyFy TV series leave plenty to be desired in execution. Read on for a critical look at both, along with more background on how the first combined video game and TV series was made.