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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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  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  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. Aug 2, 2012
    10
    Excellent singleplayer game. corridor style - but what a corridor! the transforms are fast and done very well. weapons are really good andExcellent singleplayer game. corridor style - but what a corridor! the transforms are fast and done very well. weapons are really good and varied, crates well-placed and not too obvious.

    each mission is physically long and challenging. some of the later ones are very challenging. it's beautiful, too. was playing and checked my graphics and they were set to medium - and it looked great. bumped it up to high and it was gorgeous.

    the story is excellent!

    it's on sale on steam right now for 75% off for $7.50, so just get it.
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  3. Dec 12, 2011
    10
    It is amazing not as much as Transformers Armada with he sand box exploring byt as similar controls and game play style. The multilayer isIt is amazing not as much as Transformers Armada with he sand box exploring byt as similar controls and game play style. The multilayer is addictive but sadly ended when the big shot games came out right after it like black ops and halo reach. If it wasn't for those games the multilayer would be full right now but overall the game is amazing and the plot is excellent Expand
  4. Jan 21, 2013
    8
    I dove into this game and straight away I was blown away with all the action packed excitement I was thrown into, The game runs very smoothly.I dove into this game and straight away I was blown away with all the action packed excitement I was thrown into, The game runs very smoothly. The game play is gripping and is surprisingly fun. Unlike some games I can play this casually and dive straight into it without having to try and spend 2-3 hours trying to get into it. The voice acting is superb and The environment looks amazing. Defiantly worth 8/10 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. Jul 21, 2014
    7
    One of the better Transformer games with a nice Single-player, Co-Op & multiplayer mode let down by its short very longevity all in allOne of the better Transformer games with a nice Single-player, Co-Op & multiplayer mode let down by its short very longevity all in all Transformers: War for Cybertron is a love letter and Transformers game that the G1 fan have been waiting for. 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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