- Released: 1987-
- Developer: Cinemaware
- Genre: Strategy
- Mode(s): Single Player
*Defender of the Crown is a strategy computer game designed by Kellyn Beck. It was Cinemaware's first game, and was originally released for the Commodore Amiga in 1986, setting a new standard for graphic quality in home computer games.
In 1987 it was ported to MS-DOS, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Macintosh, and finally, the Apple IIGS in 1988. It was later ported to the CDTV, CD-i, and then the Atari Jaguar.
The first public demonstration of Defender of the Crown occurred at the Los Angeles Commodore Show in September 1986, before its November release, and attracted a huge crowd. It became a best seller, selling 20,000 copies by the end of 1986 and over a million by the end of the millennium.