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  • Summary: Based on the 2007 live-action feature film, Transformers: The Game 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 DisguiseBased on the 2007 live-action feature film, Transformers: The Game 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. An unprecedented line-up lets gamers experience the massive scale, unique abilities and sheer strength of an army of characters from the Transformers universe when they choose to play as Optimus Prime, Megatron, Ironhide, Starscream, BumbleBee and more. For head-to-head battles, fans engage in melee combat that reflects each Transformers robot's character, scale, weight and power along with melee weapons and special moves unique to each character. The game's ranged combat offers a wide array of projective weapons designed to take out enemies from afar. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. Transformers doesn't make any radical changes to the classic action game genre, but it does have likeable characters and top-notch production values, coupled with enjoyable gameplay.
  2. While the gameplay is somewhat shallow, and the racing elements sometimes frustrating, there is plenty to say about getting a Transformers game with high production value and an all-star voice team. Activision and Traveller’s Tales have brought the new movie to life with a decent beat-em-up title that doesn’t succumb to the movie tie-in curse.
  3. I just hope in the next game they amp up the free roam capabilities and truly allow us to dive into the world of the robots from Cybertron.
  4. Not that much more than meets the eye. [Oct 2007, p.78]
  5. Just another mediocre conversion of a summer Hollywood blockbuster.
  6. Sane people. however--folks who don't take their new Leader Class Optimus Prime to bed with them--should probably play something else. [Oct 2007, p.72]
  7. As far as summer movie licensed video games go, Transformers is sadly one of the worst we've seen this year. While the movie stands, the video game most definitely falls.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 8 out of 12
  1. TranSformersthegame
    Jul 1, 2007
    10
    This game has everything an action gamer could ask for. Fast cars, big explosions, and exaggerated physics. In how many games can you say This game has everything an action gamer could ask for. Fast cars, big explosions, and exaggerated physics. In how many games can you say that you can throw a bus at a giant robot? Visually it's presentable and the game play is somewhat repetitive but is fairly entertaining. Expand
  2. NgB.
    Jul 5, 2007
    7
    Well... to be honest, the graphics were just mediocre and they do look a little blurred even without the effects on. The sounds are still Well... to be honest, the graphics were just mediocre and they do look a little blurred even without the effects on. The sounds are still nice to listen to and the concept is great, being able to transform at will, destructable worlds and all. I find if kind of weird that you need to throw objects on certain enemies in order to defeat them. Also, your guns will be practically useless most of the time. Transformer fans would sure get a whole lot of fun out of this action packed game, that is if they have the endurance to complete the entire game even though it is deemed as relatively short. Oh yea, the CG movies were awefully detailed too. Well, the most problematic thing is probably the driving mechanism. You seem to be driving on ice, so whole a lot of missions in which you need to chase, persuit, escape, reach in time, will prove to be a chore to complete. Perhaps a 6.5 would be more appropriate. I expected more from this game seeing the fairly high scores it got from above. The movie was ingenius though. Expand
  3. May 13, 2014
    7
    This game has both good and bad. The missions of the game are unbalanced. Some of the missions are so easy and repetitive while some are hardThis game has both good and bad. The missions of the game are unbalanced. Some of the missions are so easy and repetitive while some are hard and frustrating. The last battle against Megatron in the Autobot Campaign is so easy that it doesn't feel like an epic showdown at all. Nevertheless it had some great battles. (More battles than the movie itself) Another pro is that the Transformers themselves. There are lots of Giant Alien robots with special weapons and vehicle modes as playable or fight against and also most of them have dialogues and special scenes which is something the movie lacks. (Except Ratchet who only appear in 2 cutscenes of the game.) Also with good freeroaming in different environments, additional tasks to do and collectibles to find, this game was enjoyable and worth spending time on. Expand
  4. RichG.
    Jun 29, 2007
    3
    The only redeeming thing is the cool looking graphics. Otherwise, complete waste of time. Buggy controls, annoying camera, horrible collision The only redeeming thing is the cool looking graphics. Otherwise, complete waste of time. Buggy controls, annoying camera, horrible collision detection, bad level design, plays like it's on rails. Expand
  5. JonasM.
    Jul 5, 2007
    3
    Cool concept, poorly done... The animations really do suck, and so does the sounds. But the graffix are ok.. I give it a 3, just because i Cool concept, poorly done... The animations really do suck, and so does the sounds. But the graffix are ok.. I give it a 3, just because i love Transformers. Expand
  6. CitizenD.
    Jun 30, 2007
    2
    While a game where you are two storey high Transformers rampaging around town sounds great, the developers of this game suck out all the fun While a game where you are two storey high Transformers rampaging around town sounds great, the developers of this game suck out all the fun with tedious and ridiculous "chapters", awful controls, and a general lack of any refinement in a rush to get this out the door for the movie release. A very good example of how bad the industry has gotten when you look at the money that went into this game, versus what came out the other end. The graphics are nice for sure, but that doesn't count for much when you are turning the game off in disgust. Expand
  7. GeokyI.
    Jul 9, 2007
    1
    Lame! Money thrown of the window! Stupid AI, crapy gameplay, BOORING

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