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  • Summary: The fate of the earth and the survival of the human race hang in the balance in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: AUTOBOTS and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: DECEPTICONS for the Nintendo DS. Gamers get to choose to protect the earth as AUTOBOTS or destroy it as DECEPTICONS, embarking on a journey where every second and every choice makes the difference between mankind’s salvation and annihilation. Take On TRANSFORMERS from Around the Globe - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection allows players to help their side win the epic battle by engaging in global "AUTOBOT vs. DECEPTICON" competitions through downloadable challenge missions. Play as Your Own Personalized TRANSFORMERS Robot - For the first time, players can customize their own TRANSFORMERS robot with a modular body part system. Throughout the game, players have the ability to scan objects to unlock new parts and upgrade their character by installing new unlockable parts in the Medical Bay as they progress through the game. Diverse Missions and Locales - Players will drive, fly and fight their way through over 25 single player levels across different world locations as they fight to decide the fate of the human race as the AUTOBOTS or DECEPTICONS. Battle With Friends - Players can challenge friends to intense, head-to-head battles through local wireless multiplayer in Deathmatch mode. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  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. A linear, mission-based action game which is best suited for Transformers fans – although not necessarily younger ones. As far as movie tie-ins go it’s not too shabby.
  4. 70
    The finished product has its issues, but at the very least, it's a satisfying action game and represents the Transformers well.
  5. The core gameplay is rather uninspired but works well enough, the visuals and audio are both mixed bags, and the campaign is a decent enough length but never really offers a great sense of accomplishment.
  6. 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.
  7. But if you’re not a huge fan of the existing franchise, there’s not much here to make it worth your while.

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  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Apr 11, 2012
    5
    SUCKS compared to the first and war for cybertron, Joe S. is right, no good. I hade MAJOR hopes for it, and it poof the instant sound wave said "You can not change your form!" this is what I say $#!t f***. Terouble MULITIPLAYER.
    I was expecting, charecters- Create a bot, Megatron, Starscream, Brawl, THE Fallen and Grindor. Locations- Tranquility, Egypt, Shang Hi, and Decpeticons- Ocean floor, Autobots- Muesam to find Jetfire
    Autobot charecters- Create a bot, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Ratchet, and Jetfire But it is accteptible in one field, dissapointing it's players.
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  2. JoeS.
    Jun 29, 2009
    3
    After having a lot of fun with the first DS Transformers game for the first film, I had high hopes for this game too. I figured the game play would be generally the same with a few bonus tweaks. I was sorely disappointed. Unlike in the first game, where you could scan many different types of vehicles and become any one of them, you're stuck with one form in this game. Unlike the first game, the storyline doesn't so much follow the movie and add to the background as it just decides to rewrite it. The boss battles are quite possibly the lamest they could possibly be. The challenge missions that you're required to complete are just frustrating, and overall, the game is excruciatingly short. I beat it in a matter of hours. If you're going to get a Transformers DS game, get the game from the first movie. I'd give that one an 8.5. This iteration can hardly be called a game. Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2013
    0
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Decepticons This game... this game... The graphics were extremely low quality the building textures were very smooth the character and NPC textures to be kind were cubical it was like playing Geometry the game. The sound was low quality; the dialogues were low quality and sound of the vehicles sound like 32-bit sound bytes. It was a 1990s flashback. The missions were excessively easy and excessively short. I finished the campaign in an hour. The multiplayer either could not find a match or just crashed. This is one of the worst games I have played on the Nintendo DS. Expand