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  • Summary: Transformers: War for Cybertron challenges players to become the ultimate weapon as a TRANSFORMERS character in the final, epic war that will determine the survival of their entire race. Armed with a diverse arsenal of lethal, high-tech weaponry and the ability to instantly convert fromTransformers: War for Cybertron challenges players to become the ultimate weapon as a TRANSFORMERS character in the final, epic war that will determine the survival of their entire race. Armed with a diverse arsenal of lethal, high-tech weaponry and the ability to instantly convert from robot to vehicle at any time, players will engage in heart-pounding battles on land and in the air in this gripping, 3rd person action shooter set in the TRANSFORMERS’ war-ravaged homeland. Complete with several multiplayer modes, Transformers: War for Cybertron allows gamers to play through story missions with their friends in drop in/drop out online co-op, and also create their own TRANSFORMERS character for competitive head-to-head multiplayer modes, choosing among four distinct character classes, personalizing its look and selecting from a huge variety of weapons, skills and abilities. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 90
    Thankfully, War for Cybertron impresses with an excellent single-player campaign with full co-op support, the included Horde-alike Escalation mode, and surprisingly deep and inventive online multiplayer component.
  2. After years of uninspired movie-licensed games, we finally get to run, fly and drive around with the Transformers and be happy about it. The lacking AI and unvaried fighting sections kill some of the fun, but the game does have a lot of redeeming factors and with a second player you'll feel right at home.
  3. It's the first game I've played that nails the personality of the bots and it genuinely delivers a solid gaming experience alongside the nostalgia.
  4. A Third Person Shooter with some gameplay innovations, a great atmosphere and full of action. Slightly simple in design of levels and repetitive mechanics, but fun.
  5. This game may tell a pretty banal story, it may tackle you with some moronic puzzles and the decepticon bots may sound as evil as Winnie The Pooh on amphetamines, but the bombastic, continuous action of this third person shooter lets you beg for a break.
  6. War for Cybertron is a huge leap forward compared to previous Transformers games.
  7. Its campaign is only worth seeing through if you're extremely curious to see how it ties into some of the other Transformers lore out there, and the multiplayer is solid, if perhaps a bit uninspired. It's a good diversion that'll keep you engaged for a few days, but don't go in expecting long-term excitement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Oct 5, 2011
    10
    Best Transformers Game EVER! Fun Bosses, Fun game play, Fun Multi-player. Its not the greatest game of all time but for being a transformersBest Transformers Game EVER! Fun Bosses, Fun game play, Fun Multi-player. Its not the greatest game of all time but for being a transformers game its great. just basic fun and that is why we play games right? to have fun! unless you play games to become all sad and whatnot in which case you might need help. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2014
    10
    This is a must buy for shooter fans and Transformers fans alike. A very gratifying game. It's has small lag spikes every hour or so, butThis is a must buy for shooter fans and Transformers fans alike. A very gratifying game. It's has small lag spikes every hour or so, but that was the only problems I had. The shooting mechanics are very solid, too. Expand
  3. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    I will start this review by saying that growing up as a child, I never watched Transformers nor knew anything about them. I only got intoI will start this review by saying that growing up as a child, I never watched Transformers nor knew anything about them. I only got into Transformers like many today because I enjoyed the movies, and so I decided to pick up War for Cybertron and give it a try. After playing through it and seeing everything it had to offer, I can wholeheartedly say that this game made me wish I would have been a Transformers fan all my life. The story telling in this game is absolutely fantastic, and really includes some nostalgic moments such as how Optimus and Bumblebee met during the war. The voice acting is very well done, anchored by none other than Peter Cullen himself as Optimus Prime. Gameplay wise, the game feels incredibly fluid and works well as a third person shooter. The transformations are great, and I really like how High Moon Studios made fighting in both transformer and vehicle mode viable. Multiplayer plays well, but it is unfortunate that not enough people are still online so the only game mode really available is death match. Escalation mode is a nice addition and plays very similar to Call of Duty's zombie mode, but it's anything majorly noteworthy. All in all, not only is this a terrific Transformers game, it is a terrific shooter game all in it's own. Hardcore Transformers fans should not miss this by any means, and even if you are not a Transformers fan (as I wasn't really), it may be time to pick this game up and see what the robots in disguise are truly all about. Expand
  4. Jan 5, 2013
    8
    Story: 7 --- You're on Cybertron and you're fighting a war with the upstart renegade Megatron. It's a simple plot, but like the Micheal bayStory: 7 --- You're on Cybertron and you're fighting a war with the upstart renegade Megatron. It's a simple plot, but like the Micheal bay movies, it's fun. --- Graphics: 8 --- It's a console port but it's still pretty damned pretty. There's a lot of detail packed into those textures and the character designs are fantastic. --- Sound: 6 --- It's top notch quality sound but the character comments get old and the background noise can often drown out the conversations between characters. --- Game Design: 8 --- It's a shooter but you can turn into cars and jets and stuff. The levels are well-made but too linear. More importantly, there is variation in the game as you get to play through many different Autobots and Decepticons. The jet levels are my favorite. --- Fun Factor: 10 --- The fun factor is Optim(us)al. Take the most fun action-packed tight-quarter levels from Halo and give me the ability to turn into vehicles and I will give you a 10 9 times out of 10. It's awesome! --- Overall: 8 --- Play this game. Even though I rated it an 8, it's a must buy. Especially considering the low $15 price. Expand
  5. Aug 29, 2011
    8
    Basically a third person shooter dressed up in its Transformers clothing. War For Cybertron won't appeal much to non-Transformers fans but toBasically a third person shooter dressed up in its Transformers clothing. War For Cybertron won't appeal much to non-Transformers fans but to someone who loves that franchise, it's hell of a lot of fun. Expand
  6. Aug 28, 2012
    6
    This is a fun action shooter, but playing this game is a lot like watching a really long movie. The story is great, and it's fun to see whatThis is a fun action shooter, but playing this game is a lot like watching a really long movie. The story is great, and it's fun to see what happens, but absolutely everything is scripted and on rails. After you finish playing through the story (8 to 10 hours), there's not much else to do. The actual combat is not polished enough to make me want to plow through the story mode more than once, and if I'm looking for multiplayer shooting mayhem, several others titles trounce this one for that type of gameplay. Expand
  7. Jul 9, 2013
    0
    You can not rebind your keys for the PC version. I don't believe it is hard to program in the ability to change keys. I wont even botherYou can not rebind your keys for the PC version. I don't believe it is hard to program in the ability to change keys. I wont even bother trying to play it because of that simple reason alone. Expand

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