Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Autobots DS

Metascore
43

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
Buy On
  1. Jun 18, 2011
    50
    It's a pretty bland campaign. The accompanying multiplayer mode adds a mild amount of extra interest, but it gets old pretty quickly.
  2. Jun 23, 2011
    55
    As a fan of the Transformers since the very first episode in 1984, I couldn't help but feel disappointment when playing Dark of the Moon – Autobots. The license deserves so much more.
  3. Nintendo Power
    Aug 2, 2011
    30
    Local wireless matches add a solid perk, but otherwise Dark of the Moon is a step down from previous entries, and a waste of the beloved license. [Aug 2011, p.90]
  4. 35
    Mediocre at best. There are a few positive aspects, like the voice acting and the missions. Unfortunately there are more things in the game (like anything else) that will drive you insane.
  5. Jul 20, 2011
    63
    Sometimes it could be a nice game experience transforming from robot into car, but not for an extended period of time.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    Aug 1, 2011
    35
    Even their signature vehicle forms are samey. [Aug 2011, p.74]
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Dec 31, 2015
    3
    You know a game's bad when they try to package it with a "transformer" to try and sell it. The campaign is random, it follows no storylineYou know a game's bad when they try to package it with a "transformer" to try and sell it. The campaign is random, it follows no storyline whatsoever and doesn't even take place during the movie. If, for whatever reason, you decide to replay a mission, good luck figuring out which is which. The names of the missions have NOTHING to do with the mission itself, so you'll have to check three different missions before you find the one you want. There's also "hidden" power-ups on each level that let you upgrade your character. Once you find all of them, congratulations! You're now so overpowered you can basically kill anything without thinking about it! Then, you can put down this trash game and never look at it again. Full Review »
  2. Apr 10, 2013
    3
    A rather horrible game and a waste of money. Both Autobot and Decpeticon versions are mediocre and a very large step back considering allA rather horrible game and a waste of money. Both Autobot and Decpeticon versions are mediocre and a very large step back considering all other transformers games for the platform. All you do in the game is run around an environment which hardly changes and shoot Autobots or Decepticons depending on which game you purchased. you can go and find upgrade slots which are used in the upgrades section to improve your characters endurance and firepower. other than that the game is the same all the way through. if any upside it would be the voice acting. the controls are awkward and there is no sense of challenge in the game other than avoiding being killed be Autobots. the graphics had minimal effort put into them and are clearly a lot worse than that of the other transformers games for Nintendo DS. Overall summary. bad graphics, no challenge, awkward controls, repetitive environment, only saving grace is voice acting. Full Review »