Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. There's no need for Rise of the Dark Spak to be as dull as it's turned out. [Sept 2014, p.84]
  2. Jul 1, 2014
    Rise of the Dark Spark is a bad Transformers game to begin with, and the corners cut on the Wii U make it the worst one of all.
  3. Jul 28, 2014
    Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark tries to coast on the goodwill established by the previous two games, but mishandles their gameplay concepts with a badly rushed execution. Boring level design, an awful framerate and a confusing story make this game a slog from start to finish.
  4. Jun 30, 2014
    Perhaps the PlayStation and Xbox versions of Rise of the Dark Spark are just as high-quality as their predecessors, but on Wii U, Rise of the Dark Spark is everything Nintendo fans have come to loathe about movie tie-ins and multiplatform gaming: a lazy port with missing features that treats Nintendo players like second-class citizens.
  5. Jun 30, 2014
    Starting off weak and getting not only worse, but extremely tiresome due to repetitive gameplay and some horrendously awkward controls, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark smacks of a cheap attempt to cash-in on the new movie release, not even properly linking to the feature film for those awaiting its release or tying various story threads together from the previous movie and game releases.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Aug 17, 2014
    6 positive reviews? Really this game has more positive reviews than negative ones? 5.1 is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much for this pile of feces. The graphics are atrocious, the gameplay is boring as hell and honestly, $50 or $60 is WAY too much! $20? Maybe, but not $60. I have a feeling the reason why this has a positive rating is because fanboys of the movie just rated it without playing it. Is it better than the last 2 games? Maybe, but it still sucks. This version is probably the 2nd worst (behind the 360 version). If you're going to buy this piece of **** buy the PS3 version. Full Review »
  2. Jul 27, 2014
    This game is not bad. but the wii u version is. they ripped out escalation mode entirely and the framerate is awful. get the ps3/ps4/xone/360/pc versions. they are better. Full Review »