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  • Summary: Based on the 2007 live-action feature film, Transformers: Deceptions lets gamers control the outcome in the battle for Earth as they choose to protect it as Autobots or destroy it as Decepticons. Players experience the unstoppable power and massive scale of their favorite Robots in Disguise such as BumbleBee, Barricade and others. As the Transformers robot's war comes to Earth, gamers make the choice to join the Autobots in protecting our planet or to join the Decepticons in destroying it. With dual campaigns, the fate of the world is in players' hands. Instantly change from a larger than life robot to a high-powered vehicle such as a sports car, fighter jet or helicopter. Players crush, topple and wreck every object, including buildings and vehicles, in their path or use the objects as weapons. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. For a licensed game, I think the developers have done a very good job of creating a unique game experience that lets you experience the source material in two completely different ways. With an innovative multiplayer function, unique story mode, and good technical specs, Transformers: Decepticons looks like it may be so good it's evil.
  2. 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. The game is structured very well for a handheld platform and there’s enough replayability to keep you coming back for a while.
  3. Whereas the console versions faltered with a repetitive experience, the DS version fares much better with competent online gameplay.
  4. 68
    When it comes to fighting as the robot or the vehicle, Transformers DS falls flat. The action and its technique really needs a bit of a tune-up, especially in the "defense" department, and the glitches that pop up from time to time are really hard to ignore.
  5. Smashing other robots and transforming into different vehicles is generally fun, but the game is short and the missions are often uninspiring.
  6. The Transformers may be vehicles only part of the time, but their DS games--Transformers: Autobots and Transformers" Decepticons--could have nonetheless used a bit more polish before pulling out of the garage. [Sept 2007, p.86]
  7. The broken controls of shooting, fighting and strafing coupled with monotonous "Destroy 'X' amount of enemies" missions and ridiculous enemy respawns makes Transformers: Decepticons nothing more than a chore.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. GusS.
    Jun 23, 2007
    Simply amazing, sprawling environments. Fans will be in heaven.
  2. MichaelV.
    Jun 28, 2007
    Great game. amazing, once I picked it up I have yet to stop. just an amazing game for a ds game grafics are a+ sound even better, pick it up and enjoy. Expand
  3. Apr 11, 2012
    Okay, best DS game ever, best storyline game ever, only flaws are the poor grphics and the amount of charecters you can be (no scroponok or Bonecrusher!) but Impresive, and I have made the right move here. Expand
  4. themann
    Jul 11, 2007
    It's a blast to terrorize the populace, and picking up cars and hurling them at autobots. impressive open city for a DS. die autobot scum!
  5. Feb 10, 2013
    This is possibly one of the most underrated games of all time. Epic graphics for the time and for the DS, great gameplay, great story, and great customization for a DS game. Besides, you can play as StarScream and Megatron!!! Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2011
    One of the first few DS games I played and loved to enjoy.
  7. BobS.
    Jul 9, 2007
    This game is really nothing special. The other comments are obvious attempts at astroturfing, because they all read the same, mention marketing bullet-points as positives, and do not offer any insight whatsoever into the mechanics of the game. Expand

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