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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: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Transformers: The Game is like the Prom Queen from the nerd's perspective. She's really very beautiful and engaging, but trying to get your hands on her is a maddening adventure. If you do get your hands on her you can't share with friends (1 player only), and you might not want a second date after that first experience.
  2. It’s not that this game is terrible, just kind of unimpressive and full of things that have been done better elsewhere.
  3. It’s about on par with all other movie licensed games: relatively short, decent graphics, decent gameplay, and not much value to it.
  4. With this subject matter it could've been great, but all the noise and effects in the galaxy can't disguise the lack of invention or class. [Aug 2007, p.82]
  5. Transformers: The Game should be a sleek, cutting-edge sports car; instead, it's an old beater whose driver's seat has a spring sticking out in exactly the wrong place.
  6. This is the epitome a game that was quickly thrown together with the most basic and juvenile concepts videogaming has.
  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: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. BrianG.
    Jul 2, 2007
    10
    This is the best Transformers game ever. The graphics r superb and the game play is unbeleivable. A must have game.
  2. NeilK.
    Jul 27, 2007
    9
    This game isn't perfect, but it's good enough to be essential.
  3. ZeeshanH.
    Aug 4, 2007
    9
    I really like this game.it has superb graphics and sound feels real.choosing sides put a great efffect in the game.
  4. TomK.
    Jul 12, 2007
    8
    There's only few movie-based games that are realy good- Peter Jackson's King Kong, Spider-Man 2, and Transformers.
  5. MikeC.
    Jul 9, 2007
    6
    Because of a lack of content, such as 2 player and any at all unlock able features such as missions or characters, this game is good for the 1 round than back to the store. talk about no features...their isnt even a difficulty setting !! Expand
  6. DecepticonPom
    Sep 18, 2007
    5
    I'm an oldskool Transformers fan (my car even has the numberplate DCEPTICON). This was really disappointing. There's no real fun factor unlike the previous 'Battle For Energon' game which two years later I still return to. Expand
  7. JyriJ.
    Jan 23, 2008
    2
    There are hardly any redeeming features in this game. The camera sucks, sounds have nothing in them, graphics is ugly, especially in the cut scenes, there are frame rate problems and the game becomes repetitive within the first fifteen minutes. Expand

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