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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 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. 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 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
  2. Nov 8, 2011
    6
    "Transformers: The Game" is not THAT bad. It has gleaming graphics with good lighting textures. It's only the repetitive campaign, uninspired story, and a lack of multiplayer that pulls this game out of the "good game" lane. Expand
  3. Aug 20, 2011
    3
    While the combat is enjoyable, the game overall is bland and rushed. The controls are almost non-responsive, and if you climb on a building and look at say, a park, you'll find that the park is an almost Minecraft-ish block of land with no curves at all. I could have done that on Paint, and they have it in a high production game. Pah. Expand
  4. May 11, 2011
    1
    Designed to look good in screenshots, actually so terrible Its indescribable. Avoid at all costs. The pedestrians are particle effects, the combat is boring, the enemies are idiotic, the cutscenes forget to play most of the time, and its just plain terrible. Expand

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