Transformers: Autobots DS

Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
Buy On
  1. For a licensed game, I think they've done a very good job of creating a unique game experience that stays in step with the source material while creating a new enough experience to make the game fun. Plus the Allspark Wars function is awesome!
  2. Obviously, this is a game targeted to a specific audience, and while non-Transformers fans will find plenty to like it might be best as a rental. But for those who thrive in the world of high-tech morphing robots, the Battle for the AllSpark is a most tempting gameplay feature that will have thousands of gamers making daily contributions to the ongoing war.
  3. Transformers on DS is a good if unremarkable robot game. The gameplay is enjoyable though a touch too repetitive, but the game does have likeable characters and solid production values.
  4. In the end, loyalty to the movie plot is what weighs Transformers: Autobots down. Still, Autobots is the version to buy for REAL Transformers fans.
  5. All in all, this game may not be a pillar of innovation or creativity, but it is fun. The combat is straightforward and the single player campaign is short, but fans will definitely have a good time here.
  6. Whereas the console versions faltered with a repetitive experience, the DS version fares much better with competent online gameplay.
  7. This game has so many features. It gives you over 30 vehicles to unlock, sub-missions, the Allspark Wars on Wi-Fi, and a solid multiplayer mode. However, the game is extremely short, seemingly rushed, not that nice to look at, and finding a glitch or five is not hard in the least.

Awards & Rankings

#39 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Dec 31, 2015
    9
    For a movie tie-in, this game is actually really good. Now, I did play it a lot when I was a kid, but even without the nostalgia goggles, itFor a movie tie-in, this game is actually really good. Now, I did play it a lot when I was a kid, but even without the nostalgia goggles, it is a very fun game. The missions are fun and have great replayability, the combat system is fairly good, and I probably spent quite a bit of time customizing my character. Not to mention it had a freeplay mode that I probably spent hours on. The only real downside in my opinion is the graphics, which aren't the most detailed in the world. Overall, I would definitely recommend this game. Full Review »
  2. Apr 9, 2012
    10
    overall, good game, (I have decepticons) graphics are medeocir, storyline is obviuse, but note this is the only transformers game for the dsoverall, good game, (I have decepticons) graphics are medeocir, storyline is obviuse, but note this is the only transformers game for the ds that has a) freeplay, b) jets and helicopters! (yeah, for those who play war for cybertron, no choppers, right?) and c) a changible vehicale form! this deserves a 10 out of 10 just because it's the best transformers game around. should i go on with multiplayer? (Only game in which you can have most joining players and charecter (including color change!)) Full Review »
  3. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    Unlike the engaging DS version of "Transformers: Decepticons", "Transformers: Autobots" is a crappy game that does nothing but protecting carsUnlike the engaging DS version of "Transformers: Decepticons", "Transformers: Autobots" is a crappy game that does nothing but protecting cars and civilians. Clearly Activision tried to make more money outta this trash. Full Review »