Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 41
  2. Negative: 7 out of 41
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  1. Jul 5, 2011
    Transformers: War for Cybertron was one of the best Transformers games and after playing this, that game is still the best. It doesn't mean this game sucks, but it can be repetitive, the graphics and audio aren't that great and the game is a bit short. There is a multiplayer, but that isn't really interesting.
  2. Jul 14, 2011
    I would recommend the title for fans of the movies and old school fans also. Hardcore gamers might not get enough out of the title to make it worth the purchase, but I would still heartily recommend renting it to those people.
  3. Jul 6, 2011
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon may not be a truly complete experience, but it's just that: a good time. At their core, I think that's what games should be all about.
  4. Jun 27, 2011
    If you're already played War for Cyberton and are itching for more Transformers action, Dark of the Moon is a safe bet.
  5. Jun 24, 2011
    Far from being incredible...or should I say, less than meets the eye?
  6. Jun 22, 2011
    The true winner in Dark of the Moon isn't Autobots or Decepticons – it's excellent pacing. Before any one part of the game starts to truly show its flaws, you're done with it and on to a new section. Sure, it's not the best Transformers game we've ever played, but it's still a good a Transformers game, and that'll be enough for a lot of people.
  7. Jun 20, 2011
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon is fun in the time that it lasts, but it doesn't have that same thrill factor that the previous movie tie-in had.
  8. Jun 17, 2011
    It's a rental, plain and simple, and there's nothing wrong with that.
    Jul 11, 2011
    Transformers 3 feels rushed, it's pretty obvious High Moon Studios did not have time or strength to work on the game like they previously did with the excellent War for Cybertron. This is still a good game for fans of the franchise but the lack of multiplayer options and the somewhat disappointing visuals hurt it more than it deserves.
  10. Jul 3, 2011
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon may be the better of the three games based on the movie series, but that isn't saying too much. It's a tighter, more action-packed experience compared to the previous games, but it sacrifices length and choice to get there.
  11. Jun 29, 2011
    But if you have more refined tastes, you will see through Dark of the Moon's rushed, clichéd flair and find yourself put off by repetitive, uninspired gameplay, cramped level design, and patchy physics.
  12. Play UK
    Aug 9, 2011
    Looks nice, but lacks anything of substance to carry you through the game. [Issue#208, p.88]
  13. Jul 18, 2011
    The game was rushed, plain and simple. No one expected High Moon Studios to pull off a miracle in a year but I did expect a bit more polish. If you want a great Transformers game, check out War for Cybertron, it's also a fraction of the price.
  14. Jul 11, 2011
    Transformers 3 feels like a ripped version of War for Cybertron.
  15. Jul 7, 2011
    You can easily notice that everything about Transformers: Dark of the Moon, is made for a bigger audience. The game has become more simple and accessible, but doesn't lose that special 'Transformers-feeling'. It's a fun game, that doesn't do anything more than it's supposed to, which is also why it degrades into mediocrity.
  16. Jun 15, 2011
    The ideas for something great are certainly here, because the fundamentals were pulled from a great game. But Transformers: Dark of the Moon stretches what High Moon Studios had time to build across too much game, leading to a dull, frustrating endeavor that feels even longer than it is.
  17. Aug 8, 2011
    Transformers 3: The Dark Of The Moon is horrible in every aspect. High Moon Studios really showed their dark side here.
  18. Sep 27, 2011
    It's hard to think of Dark of the Moon as anything but crass movie advertising of the interactive variety and so it's hard to take it seriously as a game in its own right.
  19. Jul 21, 2011
    Again, it's not a terrible game; it is, however, one of the biggest letdowns of 2011.
  20. Jun 15, 2011
    A short and shallow shooter that fails to deliver on the potential of its beloved license.
  21. Aug 3, 2011
    The Transformers of this game just come off as treading mediocrity.
  22. Jul 25, 2011
    Don't get this - go seek out last year's War For Cybertron game instead.
  23. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Oct 6, 2011
    Though this game can offer fleeting firefight fun it is constantly dragged down by questionable design and a severe lack of polish. Whichever way your eye meets it, Transformers: Dark of the Moon is out of this world ordinary and to expect anything better from it would be lunar-cy. [September 2011 p80]
  24. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Aug 29, 2011
    It is more of a wasted opportunity than a complete failure. If you are in search for the best Transformers game better reach for War for Cybertron. [Issue#207]
  25. Aug 25, 2011
    What fans really deserved, was a game developed by the same studio, but completely unrelated to the films in narrative terms.
  26. Aug 9, 2011
    All in all, Transformers Dark Side of the Moon wasn't the worst game I've played, and moreover certainly wasn't even the worst movie adaptation of a game I've played but it certainly could have used more QA time.
  27. Jul 20, 2011
    It's exactly what anyone would expect of a film tie in game. Functional but underwhelming. The smattering of effective ideas is eventually overwhelmed by mediocrity.
  28. Jul 10, 2011
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon is not a game we could recommend. The gameplay is boring and way too short. You're better off picking up Transformers: War for Cybertron again for a much more pleasant experience.
  29. Jul 6, 2011
    After the release of War for Cybertron, expectations from High Moon Studios were high. But this is not a game like War for Cybertron, but a movie tie-in with all the flaws and weaknesses this particular genre is plagued by.
  30. Jul 6, 2011
    While Dark of the Moon hits all the bases for a blockbuster game, it won't live up to the blockbuster experience. At least the game wasn't as bad as the movie.
  31. Jun 28, 2011
    In all essence, this game already came out last year. At least engine and bugwise. A new coat of paint, a new scenario but with all the flaws of the predecessor, this is a rushed job at the core. The gameplay clearly suffers from being churned out in the same fashion, year after year.
  32. Jun 28, 2011
    It's a shame that Transformers: Dark of the Moon exhibits so many fundamental flaws in its design, as from time to time you get a fleeting vision of what High Moon Studios is trying to create.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 29
  2. Negative: 9 out of 29
  1. Jul 2, 2011
    First things first don't but this game. I rented it today and I beat it today. Its very short and unless you're a mega Transformers fan I'dFirst things first don't but this game. I rented it today and I beat it today. Its very short and unless you're a mega Transformers fan I'd say rent this game. The game play is a bit sluggish and the graphics are bland at best. Some of the character models look pretty good and it's always fun to see them go from robot to vehicle. The environments look pretty bad with the scale of buildings and vehicles feeling way of. The game really is just for those that didn't get enough of War For Cybertron, which is an amazing game. This game had huge potential it had some great game play and a great variety, but the character movements felt too sluggish most of the time and some of the boss fights became overlong and tedious. It was still great to see characters you love and a story that fits well into the movie. Bottom line if you like Transformers you'll like this game, just expect some minor frustrations from slow characters and poor graphics. Full Review »
  2. Jul 26, 2011
    Totally mediocre game. As a Transformers fan it was mildly enjoyable being able to play as some of the characters, but the robot forms feltTotally mediocre game. As a Transformers fan it was mildly enjoyable being able to play as some of the characters, but the robot forms felt too sluggish for it to be fun. In the movies and cartoons and anywhere else you see them they're very nimble in their robot forms. Even though they're huge they don't move like they're huge. In this game you move like you're a giant robot. You can only move at one pace, the jumping feels very clumsy and most unforgivable of all there's no dodge button. I will admit I enjoyed watching the transformations between forms and the vehicle forms were fun when you're in an open area, but even if you absolutely loved this game I'd still recommend renting it as it's extremely short. I beat it in just a few hours and I'm not exactly an expert game player. Full Review »
  3. Jun 21, 2011
    Clearly, you need to be a major Trans Fan who loves all forms of TF media (Loved the classic cartoon, animes, comics, and even the movies) toClearly, you need to be a major Trans Fan who loves all forms of TF media (Loved the classic cartoon, animes, comics, and even the movies) to appreciate this. And as one of 'em, I truly enjoyed the game as much as War for Cybertron even as the latter is the best of 'em. Full Review »