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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: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  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. Aug 25, 2011
    You could totally skip the story mode and just play the multiplayer and you would have a great time. The story is okay, I got bored though after beating the Decepticon side and playing some of the Autobot side and just played the multiplayer. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2010
    wasnt to sure what to expect from this game . when its coming from activision its even more troubiling . well they did actauly pull off a pretty decent transformers game that thank god didnt follow micheal bays Transformers and sticks alot to the old G1 cartoon . it's basically a prequel to when the war for cybertron started . the voice acting is pretty good and the charicters feel like they should. star scream has his lust for power and wants to take over as leader of the decipticons . megatron is a sidistical uncaring mad man . so it feels right to that extent . you fight through 5 missions as eather autobot or decipticon . the story mode for each is about 4-5 hours long whoch you can also play in co-op . you also get 2 other AI player following you and helping you out who do a fairly decent job of backing you up. there banter as you run through the game is a nice touch and brings the transformers universe to life . the gameplay is pretty simple just shoot and kill with a few platforming and a few other elements tossed in . this is also where the game lacks because it gets alittle repetitive shooting no name robots over and over and you get little ammo to shoot with and can only carry 2 guns at a time . which brings me to the wepons which arnt any thing that wowed me and i wish you could carry more then just 2 and more ammo. it also would have been nice if in the start of the game it gave you a guide on the controls and what does what . they do have a guide in the pause menue but it sucks . the game is also abit buggy nothing terrable mind you but the game will freeze up on occasion durring load time . my PS3 is only 2 months old and has no problem with any other game and ive heard the same from my friends as well having this issue. this happend to me 2 times through both story modes and my game was saved seconds before it happend so i wasnt to mad about it other then having to power off my PS3 . if the missions has more varity this could been a much better game the online though is pretty fun and i had fun with it for about a week . which is pretty good for me having played so many differnt games online in the last 12 years i find hardly any thing that i find i wana play longer then a day online . all and all though it was a pretty decent game based off of TF . it could have been better but it is atleast worth a rental and if you are a die hard TF fan you will be pretty happy with this game . 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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