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  • Summary: An action-packed adventure to save the Earth from the evil Megatron and his new secret weapon. Designed for the special interactivity of Wii U, the game invites fans to tilt their Wii U GamePad to steer BUMBLEBEE through a collapsing canyon, upgrade OPTIMUS PRIME’s combat abilities through their gamepad touchscreens, and more. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Nov 28, 2012
    78
    The high definition resolution makes it the best-looking of all the versions, but the models and textures are all the same here – much more could be done on Wii U, and hopefully a future Transformers release will be able to actually take advantage of the new system's power.
  2. 68
    Transformers Prime: The Game might not be the hardcore experience that a lot of gamers want or expect, but I really don't think that this was ever its intent. Although it is a solid experience for the young gamers in your family it is one that parents are likely to navigate away from.
  3. Dec 5, 2012
    65
    I consider myself a Transformers fan, but no amount of appreciation for the series makes me comfortable recommending Transformers: Prime. The benign gameplay may be a good option for fans too young for the gritty action of High Moon's excellent series, but that's about it.
  4. Dec 9, 2012
    58
    The varied options are a nice addition, but most importantly, the game offers off-TV play. As a game geared toward children, allowing kids to play remotely is a fantastic feature. This is arguably the port's biggest upgrade in the transition between consoles.
  5. Dec 6, 2012
    50
    Transformers Prime feels most at home on Wii U: increased visual fidelity makes it more striking and true to the cartoon than the cruder Wii and 3DS editions, and predictable yet appreciated flexibility offered by the GamePad brings a bundle of convenience. Just as on other platforms, though, the game is aimed squarely at the younger/casual Transformers crowd.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  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. Expand
  2. Aug 16, 2014
    5
    I really didn't like this game. It was for little kids, and the levels where so boring and repetitive. The battle mode was fun 3 times, until I just got so bored with this bad game. Don't bother buying this game, as there really isn't that much content. Expand