Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 7 out of 28
  1. The way better controls make this our favorite console version, but it's still not great. Transformers: The Game should be a sleek, cutting-edge sports car; instead, it's an old beater whose driver's seat has a spring sticking out in exactly the wrong place.
  2. The lack of diverse missions, along with the insipid gameplay and taxing camera system results in a watered-down experience -- not quite "more than meets the eye".
  3. Transformers doesn't make any radical changes to the classic action game genre, but it does have likeable characters and top-notch production values, coupled with enjoyable gameplay.
  4. An exciting, wild ride of explosions, falling buildings, and cars tumbling end-over-end through the air. But, behind all the noise and confusion, it’s a shallow, short, and simplistic game.
  5. Despite all of its glitz and movie inspired hype, I just can’t recommend this game as a purchase, and a rent is iffy too.
  6. Transformers: The Game for the Wii featured fine graphics, and the mission objectives weren't that bad, but the controls really killed the entire experience.
  7. 60
    A fully-destroyable environment makes for a ton of collateral damage during fights, and nearly any piece of the environment can be picked up and used as weapon should the need arrive. It’s simple, shallow, but still entertaining at times. This may not be the Transformers game we were hoping for, but it has its moments.
  8. Sadly, the beauty is only skin deep, and the core content of the game is really a disappointment. The game is very short and the missions are poor.
  9. A big, loud, shallow action game that severely lacks in content.
  10. A mixed bag of control issues and good looking effects that amount to a fair game.
  11. Transformers: The Game is an average showing with a lot of potential that was wasted by the limited plot line of the movie, repetitive mission objectives and a faulty game engine.
  12. 45
    Lastly, Transformers: The Game is incredibly short, and doing both the Autobots and Decepticons campaign will only take a mere six hours or so to finish.
  13. 50
    I can't imagine anyone but diehard fans going to these lengths. Everyone else should stick to Atari's game that's based on Transformers Armada -- it's still the best way to wage a battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons.
  14. Transformers should never have made it past Activision's headquarters and it should never find its way into your Wii's drive.
  15. To say that Transformers: The Game is anything short of broken would be a lie.
  16. It’s about on par with all other movie licensed games: relatively short, decent graphics, decent gameplay, and not much value to it.
  17. The boss battles are another frustration since you can never actually hurt the boss at first. You have to throw something at the boss several times before the boss is weak enough so you can attack it.
  18. Traveller’s Tales have been making good games for years – but they’ve also had some stinkers and unfortunately, this one lies somewhere in the middle. While it’s not a bad game, there are too many shortcomings that keep it from greatness.
  19. Similar to most Michael Bay films - graphically intense, but shallow in terms of character and story. Add to that boring combat and you have a game good for fans of the upcoming movie only, though not even Transformer fan in general.
  20. A dream come true for '80s kids. But where's the game? [Oct 2007, p.66]
  21. As it turns out, though, that's not enough to make up for sloppy controls, frustrating camera issues, and repetitive, uninspired game design. [Sep 2007, p.85]
  22. This game could have been so much more. The skeleton of a great game is here, but nothing comes together.
  23. There are a few good ideas sent to die here, and the overall premise of the game is great, but it's all mired in technical problems and awful mission design.
  24. 40
    The real tragedy here is that a simple attempt to emulate Atari's 2004 Transformers game would have made this movie tie-in an order of magnitude better. As is, those looking for a Transformers fix should scour the bargain bins for that classic, and leave this one on the shelf.
  25. You can't transform a turd, no matter how hard you try. [Oct 2007, p.89]
  26. The clumsiness of the controls makes combat a somewhat uneven experience.
  27. 50
    Paying $60 to play through the movies story is just too high a price to pay for a mediocre adventure game.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. Sep 10, 2011
    10
    Transformers is one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time and as usual most movie based games don't do that good, but this is an exceptionTransformers is one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time and as usual most movie based games don't do that good, but this is an exception that I would say is the best game of the bunch Full Review »
  2. Dec 1, 2010
    2
    Boy do I wish I looked at the reviews on this site before I bought this game. I loved the movie but they butchered the game. Most of theBoy do I wish I looked at the reviews on this site before I bought this game. I loved the movie but they butchered the game. Most of the problem is in the camera controls, which is what I would have learned if I checked this site first. Everyoen is right, the camera is so bad that it about entirely kills the experience. Story is good, missions are good, graphics are good, but the game plays like crap due to the camera and is much more frustrating than anything else as a result. Even if I don't like a game I usually wouldn't rate it this low, but the camera makes this feel broken. Broken meand LOW score. BAD game, do not bother. Full Review »
  3. JebRand
    Jan 24, 2008
    1
    I recieved this game as a gift and I felt obliged to play it. Every moment I wasted playing this game Activision should pay me back, as itI recieved this game as a gift and I felt obliged to play it. Every moment I wasted playing this game Activision should pay me back, as it was surely a waste of my life.

    I hate games where the remote controls the camera view (e.g. Metroid 3).

    This game is sooooooooo weak, the only reason I gave it a 1 is bc it was a gift and I feel bad giving it 0.
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