Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. A mediocre action game that should have had more time to get polished. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen feels unfinished, with the same repetitive missions and missing cutscenes.
  2. Wii gamers will certainly enjoy a game that was built just for them, and Transformers fans will love the attention to detail their franchise has been given.
  3. Provides a few hours of beat-'em-up/shooting action encased in a well-presented if corny story. The Wii isn't exactly teeming with playable action titles these days, so it might be worth a shot when you finish The Conduit this month.
  4. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen would have been better if there was more focus on its vehicular sequences. As it stands, it is a mediocre beat‘em-up that you can safely pass by.
  5. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for Nintendo Wii is a honest tie-in. The game features decent graphics and a good variety of situations but suffers from poor scenarios and ugly fights.
  6. 58
    Plagued with repetition and just poor presentation.
  7. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen could have been an amazing game, but control problems - among other missteps - ruined this game.
  8. Transformers isn’t a really bad game, if you like it easy. You can have it, but you don’t have to.
  9. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a gameplay disaster filled with one-dimensional characters that lacks many of the impressive ILM effects from the film. Yet somehow its story is still better than the ­movie’s.
  10. This bland, uninspired adventure will probably make your wrist hurt. Fortunately, it's over quickly.
  11. 42
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has close to zero redeeming qualities. I only say "close to" in case I actually forgot something, though at the moment, I can't think of any. Well, I guess the almost complete lack of Shia Labeouf is one thing.
  12. The game is unforgivably short, looks bad, the waggle controls hurt, and the game forces players to do too much melee.
  13. 40
    This game only exists to feed the marketing machine, and as such isn't a dreadful game, but it isn't enjoyable either.
  14. In truth, there is absolutely nothing good about Revenge of the Fallen on the Wii. From the horrible graphics, sound, controls, camera and value I could not find a single meaningful positive thing to say about this game. This is yet another poorly made videogame adaptation that should have never been made.
  15. The controls were raw at best, and infuriating at worst. The graphics are workable, but not stunning. The game play was repetitive and drab.
  16. Even hard mode doesn't offer much of a challenge. [Sept 2009, p.90]
  17. As undemanding as this kind of thing gets. [Sept 2009, p.54]
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. FRG
    Jun 21, 2013
    This is my first Transformers game.and control problems,awful graphics,repetitive gameplay and not be able to transform make my wondering who they think the devolpers beforme make the game. Full Review »
  2. May 26, 2013
    I didn't entirely enjoy the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. the same can also be said for this version of the video game. the story of the game is like taking the movie plot and excluding the human characters. while it is better than the movie plot, it isn't by much. in the end, the plot is kind of bland. the gameplay acts like a blend of beat-em-up and shoot-em-up. and it's actually pretty cool. the combat is pretty good, though it can get repetitive when all you're doing is swinging the Wiimote and nunchuk like an idiot. the graphics for the game, at least for a Wii game, are passable. character models and environments are pretty well done, and are impressive for a Wii game. This game also has its share of issues, the main problem being the camera. the camera is constantly shifting and zooming in and out, and you can't do anything about it. this seriously gets in the way when in combat, especially during the boss fights. another problem is the environments. most of the time, environments are too dark, and seriously get in the way of progression sometimes. the sections where you take control of a vehicle are pretty bland. these try to go for a rail shooter kind of gameplay, but it's seriously boring in these sections. In the end, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a pretty boring game. while the gameplay is neat, it becomes hard to have fun with it thanks to dark environments, camera issues, and repetitiveness. Full Review »
  3. Jan 22, 2013
    So this is based on the movie, this is a fairly standard third-person brawler like Prime: The Game. You play as the Transformers, There are autobots and deceptions. The fighting is split into three different styles. This game is like all the bad things about bad third- party Wii games rolled into one. The graphics are meh, but it was ported by the PS2 so the graphics could be bleh. The controls aren't really good as well, You also can't transform at anytime as well. In the PS3 and Xbox 360 version you could decide which side to play as, but in the Wii version you can't. The combat is also dull, But really the newer transformer game the prime does it alot better. The game is sometimes fun though, but it's really worth a rent if you want to try it out. Don't buy it, just rent it. Full Review »