Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Transformers on the DS is a fun and challenging game and surprisingly superior to the lackluster effort on the PSP.
  2. 77
    The game is leaps and bounds beyond the original, and the Battle for Earth mode is truly one of the most addictive distractions I have experienced in a DS game this year.
  3. 70
    The finished product has its issues, but at the very least, it's a satisfying action game and represents the Transformers well.
  4. Some decent variety, but a lot of bugs can bog the experience down.
  5. This may be the first time in video game history that a licensed DS title far exceeds the movie it's based on. [Sept 2009, p.90]
  6. All of this makes for a meaty package, but the gameplay does feel repetitive and unfair at times. Revenge of the Fallen is clearly meant for big fans of the license, but is still a solid game on its own.
  7. Though the game moves in a completely linear fashion, with quite a few missions that aren't very enjoyable to run through, there are other elements of the game that are admittedly compelling and addictive.
  8. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on DS is a whole lot better than the terrible movie and a decent action game in its own right. The online Battle for Earth mode offers new content for months to come, but don’t be tricked into buying both the autobots and decepticons versions of the game—they’re basically the same thing with a different coat of paint.
  9. We know the subject matter is huge robots thumping other huge robots, but it doesn't have to be as mindless as this. [Sept 2009, p.67]
  10. But if you’re not a huge fan of the existing franchise, there’s not much here to make it worth your while.
  11. Overall, I'm not sure that I'd suggest Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Autobots to anyone other than die-hard Transformer fans, even though it really doesn't do the franchise any justice.
User Score
5.3

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. May 31, 2013
    3
    I actually enjoyed the first transformers DS game. That's why I was so disappointed with this game. The character customization is not asI actually enjoyed the first transformers DS game. That's why I was so disappointed with this game. The character customization is not as good. You create your own autobot and use energon to level up his stats but you are locked to the first vehicle you choose unlike the original game. This game is also a lot shorter than the original and the missions are not as fun. The game leaves out the best bits of the movie and doesn't let you play as many charcters either. The missions are uninteresting as well like capture points or protect an objective. This game was just boring and short and has less content than the first. Full Review »
  2. Nov 8, 2011
    3
    Nope, nothing's changed from its predecessor; "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Autobots" is still the same crappy Autobot DS game withNope, nothing's changed from its predecessor; "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Autobots" is still the same crappy Autobot DS game with crappy missions and o% engagement to the player. Full Review »