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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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. During a somewhat dismal summer release schedule, Transformers: War for Cybertron is a bright spot and, like I said before, truly deserves a look.
  2. 85
    This Transformers game is really great. It's got many details, a great multiplayer, two different stories and fine gameplay. Fans of the movies and the whole franchise can buy this game without any problem. This is probably the Transformers game everyone was waiting for!
  3. Ultimately, Transformers: War for Cybertron is a game for Transformers fans made by Transformers fans.
  4. With a pretty lean summer of releases, Cybertron is among the best we're going to see for a while. [Sept 2010, p.78]
  5. Transformers: War for Cybertron was set to be a great game. However, with the massive amounts of dropped matches and game crashes I experienced in multiplayer, it makes it a difficult game to really rely on and return to regularly.
  6. What goes around, comes around: It wasn't the best idea to implement an outstanding intro just in front of the mediocre game graphics. Camera, handling and repetitive gameplay are weak points, but nevertheless it seems to be the best Transformers game in ages.
  7. It's not bad, exactly, and a lot of people are going to have fun with it just by virtue of the fact that they get to play as an awesome Transformer. It's just not as good as it could be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jun 30, 2011
    The greatest transformers game ever! This game was action packed from beginning to end with hours and hours of gameplay and the onlinemultiplayer was great until everybody stopped playing, my only problem with the game was the final battle against trypticon took mw forever because their were no heckpoints throughout the fight against him, but the ending ccredits were awesome. I always hate the ending credits of game because their boring and they take forever but with this game they were awesome with the transformers theme and the original g1 series graphics. All in all this game was no doubt a 10, great graphics, excellent gameplay, with exciting story, and nonstop action, this was the perfect transformers game Expand
  2. Sep 18, 2014
    One of the best games that I have ever played. This game offers us a great story of the War on Cybertron and a GREAT gameplay and a beautful voice acting. I was also impressed with the amount of playable characters like Bumblebee, Optimus, Megatron, Sondwave, Megatron... This is a beautiful game and it is worth to play throught several times, using different characters. Expand
  3. Dec 12, 2011
    It 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. Jul 1, 2011
    I just finished this game and it is near perfect! The best run and gun 3rd person shooter I've played in awhile. The enemies are varied, the 2 campaigns are equally fun, and if you like transformers you'll love the story. The ability to transform at almost any time during battles is a unique idea that works amazingly well and can help you in sticky situations. I fully recommend this game if you're looking for something quick and fun. Expand
  5. Oct 7, 2014
    Awesome! Awesome action, not that repetitive, and really fun. Once you're done you can play the multi player which is really fun. Definitely not as good as FoC, but awesome. Transformers ftw Expand
  6. Jan 1, 2011
    This is the best game that no one played. As a Transformers fan, this game is great and is full of fan service. The story is pretty good, the game play is solid, the graphics are great, and the voice acting is perfect. My only issue is that at times ammo can be sparse and no one plays this online anymore, which is a shame. If you are a Transformers fan, or a fan of action games, buy it. Expand
  7. Dec 18, 2010
    At first I expected a reasonable plot and high graphic game with an apparently good multi-player. But I was horrifically wrong. Yes the graphics are reasonable but the action and story is repetitive and overall a very boring gaming experience. Expand

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