Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
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  1. Sep 5, 2012
    As a straight-up action adventure game, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron it's falls short in terms of excellence, but the titantic epicness of the concluding shots is so awesome that any Transformers fan should grab Fall of Cybertron if one's willing to overlook the shortcomings of some of the game mechanics.
  2. Aug 21, 2012
    It's better than its predecessor in pretty much all areas except flexibility. But this is okay. The lack of flexibility actually gives the game more of an identity.
  3. Sep 24, 2012
    As a package, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron's lack of ambition is countered by an obvious fondness for the Transformers themselves and the amount of polish that has been lavished on its presentation and mechanics. Gamers looking for something new will find little here to draw them in, but as a celebration of Hasbro's iconic cast of characters there is much here to be recommended, and plenty for High Moon Studios to build on should it get another chance to work with the robots in disguise.
  4. Sep 13, 2012
    Fall of Cybertron is undoubtedly an improvement over an already impressive debut, yet it doesn't feel nearly as invigorating or daring as War for Cybertron did.
  5. Aug 27, 2012
    Ultimately, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a game that doesn't attempt to be anything that it isn't.
  6. Aug 31, 2012
    I was taken by surprise with War on Cybertron and how well that turned out. And, honestly, I think Activision and High Moon probably felt the same way. The gameplay was steady and the multiplayer was just really fun. This sequel carries on that favorable edge.
  7. Aug 21, 2012
    Another fantastic adventure to the world of Cybertron by the folks at High Moon Studios-but one that combines some excellent new elements and gameplay offerings with a smattering of peculiar omissions and design choices.
  8. Aug 29, 2012
    High Moon Studios achieved for Transformers what Rocksteady managed to do for Batman. This is the way licensed-games are done right.
  9. Sep 17, 2012
    If are looking for a good dose of Transformers, is precisely what you will find in Fall of Cybertron.
  10. Aug 30, 2012
    You can tell that the developers are fans of Transformers because the whole campaign is filled with love and respect for the source material. The lacking multiplayer prevents Fall of Cybertron from reaching the highest peaks, but it's still a really great game.
  11. Aug 21, 2012
    It's the most faithful treatment of the Transformers brand for fans across any medium in recent years, and it manages the feat while remaining welcoming to new potential players. It's also a clear message to the world that High Moon Studios has joined that most rarified breed of game developer that can create an honest-to-goodness great licensed game.
  12. Sep 6, 2012
    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is like a theme park. You get a ticket for all the rides, though they all aren't quite as exciting as the next. A few of them offer amazing action, in which you'll run, drive shoot and fly through levels, all the while other rides aren't as great. Fortunately the developers save the best for last and you're given a ticket to the nice multiplayer.
  13. Sep 7, 2012
    Fall of Cybertron is the best Transformers game fans have ever seen.
  14. Aug 21, 2012
    Offers some entertaining action, lots of explosions, and too many technical hiccups.
  15. Aug 21, 2012
    It has the right idea with character-specific abilities that help to make the individual Transformers feel different. But it doesn't go far enough in that direction to stand out, and it ultimately feels like it's being held back by its by-the-numbers shooting. There are some great ideas here, but you'll have to wade through a pretty thick set of drawbacks to enjoy them.
  16. Aug 21, 2012
    Campaign co-op is definitely missed, but Fall's superior single-player mode goes a long way to make up for it.
  17. Sep 12, 2012
    Released two years after War for Cybertron, Transformers : Fall of Cybertron had plenty of time to correct the mistakes of the first episode. However, instead of doing so, the developers prefered to work on the different robots players could play with in the sequel. Thereby, featuring a varied gameplay, Fall of Cybertron appears to be a good game to blow off some steam, just hoping the next sequel will be better.
  18. Sep 27, 2012
    Take control of well known Transformers and battle your foes both as robot and vehicle. There are some problems with bugs and the controls, but apart from that it's a fast paced and action filled game. If you're a fan of Transformers then this is a must buy.
  19. Aug 29, 2012
    Overall, it's a superior game to War for Cybertron - from fixing the ammo situation to having a more variety in gameplay. The fact that you aren't playing through two campaigns which are virtually the same helps. It still offers up more for the aging Transformers fan, than the younger shooter fanatic.
  20. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Oct 1, 2012
    It's a pity that your enemies can't transform themselves and the game only gets going when it puts you behind the wheel (pun intended) of the sneaky Cliffjumper in a level that feels like a tribute to Uncharted. It even has the same voice actor. [October 2012, p.68]
  21. Play UK
    Oct 2, 2012
    If the vehicles were up to snuff then this would be a game worth celebrating. [Issue#223, p.85]
  22. 60
    After playing Transformers: Fall of Cybertron only one word comes to mind: functional. It's sad that a game with as many narrative hooks and the look of the generation one Transformers is so prone to technical issues and some bizarre design choices.
  23. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Sep 25, 2012
    Transformers newcomers will be sated by the solid shooting and platforming on offer, provided they don't expect anything revolutionary. But if you are a fan, the many fan favourite cameos conspire to make the stock-standard feel special. [October 2012, p.72]
  24. This is big and dumb where Bats was sleek and considered. But this is still a triumph – especially on a fan-service level – and absolutely deserving of a titanic culmination to the trilogy. These Robot Wars are more than worth your time.
  25. 85
    The Fall of Cybertron isn't without its issues, but it's filled with great moments and enthralling experiences worthy of any Transformer fan and anyone wanting to explore the origins of the Transformers.
  26. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Sep 20, 2012
    It's not innovative or wildly creative, but the gameplay is fun and the multiplayer is excellent. [Nov 2012, p.80]
  27. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Sep 29, 2012
    A thoughtful shooter that works well within the limitations of the license. [Nov 2012, p.100]
  28. Aug 28, 2012
    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is indeed a blockbuster movie in the form of a video game. If that's what you're looking for, you won't be disappointed. The control won't let you down, all your favorite characters are here, there's enough variety and diversity in terms of missions and gameplay elements, and you always feel super powerful.
  29. Aug 27, 2012
    Fall of Cybertron surpasses its predecessor in almost every way and is therefore the best Transformers game on the market. It's got its fair share of problems though: disappointingly bad textures, online connection problems and some annoying glitches and freezes somewhat spoil the fun.
  30. Sep 17, 2012
    There's a lot to like about the game's single-player campaign, but sloppy shooting and some technical issues detract from its cinematic achievements. Once again multiplayer is perhaps the highlight of the package, serving up a punchy competitive and co-operative experience that, while unlikely to consume your gaming attention for months on end, is a lot more than meets the eye.
  31. Oct 9, 2012
    A tale of two games, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron plods through its opening acts only to redeem itself with a strong showing at the end. Plenty of fan service will make series vets smile.
  32. Sep 10, 2012
    The Escalation mode and the singleplayer are the main causes as to why Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a nice third-person shooter. The game is far from perfect and that doesn't help to make this an unforgettable experience. It's fun for a while, but disappears in the back of your closet soon enough.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 91 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 91
  2. Negative: 10 out of 91
  1. Aug 21, 2012
    The Best transformers game now after War for cybertron being the best before! Great Multiplayer and customization options. Escalation mode isThe Best transformers game now after War for cybertron being the best before! Great Multiplayer and customization options. Escalation mode is improved and provided with other tactical options! Campaign takes 10 hours on normal so the single player itself is worth it. This game is a must for G1 Transformers fans and will keep you playing for months! Full Review »
  2. Aug 23, 2012
    Quite honestly one of the best third person shooters I have played. While I miss the co-op from War, the way they made each level to fit theQuite honestly one of the best third person shooters I have played. While I miss the co-op from War, the way they made each level to fit the characters is possibly one of my favorite features. Once I get Live back, I'm definitely playing the multiplayer for a long time. Full Review »
  3. Aug 22, 2012
    it's cool and very fun i feel this is better than war for cybertron now it might not have the same omg we finally got a good transformers gameit's cool and very fun i feel this is better than war for cybertron now it might not have the same omg we finally got a good transformers game feel but it does have that omg epic scale on everything such as maps and the story though idk whether or not escalation is any better but try it out! Full Review »