Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Jan 16, 2013
    49
    An absolutely basic game that does nothing to impress the player. It doesn't do anything terribly offensive, it's just a bore to get through and is over far too quickly.
  2. Dec 4, 2012
    40
    The highest praise one can afford this game is that it's playable. It's not broken, nor is it really that offensive. It's just a condensed exercise in bromidic game design, a brief waste of time squirted out of some mercenary developer's squalid hole.
  3. Jan 10, 2013
    35
    The very definition of shovelware, Transformers Prime is a woefully undernourished release that damages both the Wii U and Transformers brands. A budget downloadable than a full title, it's debatable if Prime should have even seen a release on handhelds, let alone Nintendo's flagship console.
  4. A prime example of how to disrespect the fans of something as big as Transformers: a £50 game that can be finished on a single GamePad charge. Yuck.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 30, 2013
    7
    Transformers: Prime the game is a semi-solid platforming hack and slash game. The controls are good while the combat can get a little repetitive, especially during the character battles. Enemy placement can be cheap at times and can and will pin you down as much as possible. The driving controls would have been better during the vehicle sections if they had gone with the same control scheme for the platforming sections. The motion control is far too sensitive and will send you too far over fairly quickly with the slightest movement. Onto the story, the writing is on par with that of the show and all the voice actors reprise their television rolls, With the Exception of Dreadwing. The sound mixing can be a bit off at times, and for some reason the programmers decided to use the blaster transform sound effect for every hand movement and as a fan of the show I find it very distracting. Full Review »