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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: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 10 out of 30
  1. Transformers doesn't make any radical changes to the classic action game genre, but it does have likeable characters and top-notch production values, coupled with enjoyable gameplay.
  2. In the end, Transformers delivers over-the-top action with wild abandon, and leaves most of the more complex elements of good gameplay behind coughing from the dust kicked up by a giant transforming war machine.
  3. 67
    Being in control of giant robots with the ability to nearly level an entire GTA-like city sounds like nothing but fun, but issues get in the way.
  4. Very similar to most Michael Bay films - graphically intense, but shallow in terms of character and story. Add to that boring combat and you have a game good for fans of the upcoming movie only, though not even Transformer fan in general.
  5. Ranging from moments that made me want to chuck the system out the window because of crushing boredom or infuriating rage, no part of this game demonstrates something that hasn't already been trounced by a better offering somewhere else.
  6. At the end of the day Transformers The Game on the PlayStation 3 does offer some interesting open-ended gameplay in between the loose driving and fighting missions, and that's the only thing saving it from being a complete wash.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Feb 12, 2012
    6
    well, I'd actually give it a 5.5/10, but that rounded up is 6/10, it's an alright 3rd person shooter that has a few good elements, but i don't see how someone could give it 0/10, really. Expand
  2. Sep 15, 2011
    5
    The game was kind of boring and repetitive. Not the best transformers game made, but is a start, i hope to see better transformers games because i really like the films. I think that miss in the game action, present in the films. Expand

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