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  • Summary: Transformers: Dark of the Moon thrusts players into an original storyline that takes place before the events of the film.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 53
  2. Negative: 11 out of 53
  1. Jun 21, 2011
    91
    If you're a fan of Transformers, this is one I'd recommend.
  2. Jun 22, 2011
    70
    The true winner in Dark of the Moon isn't Autobots or Decepticons – it's excellent pacing. Before any one part of the game starts to truly show its flaws, you're done with it and on to a new section. Sure, it's not the best Transformers game we've ever played, but it's still a good a Transformers game, and that'll be enough for a lot of people.
  3. Jul 6, 2011
    70
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon may not be a truly complete experience, but it's just that: a good time. At their core, I think that's what games should be all about.
  4. Jun 24, 2011
    60
    Last year, High Moon Studios did a great job with the Transformers franchise, but this time they got it wrong. It has some good ideas and potential, but overall it's a game that, like many other movie games, fall short in almost every possible aspect.
  5. Aug 3, 2011
    53
    The Transformers of this game just come off as treading mediocrity.
  6. Jul 5, 2011
    50
    As much as fans may be hoping for that great Transformers game, and as much as Dark of the Moon offers occasional moments of enjoyment, this is a game that will ultimately frustrate fans with robotic precision as it underutilizes or undermines every defining aspect of the Transformers franchise.
  7. Jun 17, 2011
    33
    The game's mash-up of a story never amounts to anything meaningful or groundbreaking, and the single player campaign is pretty short -- clocking in around five hours or less.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jun 21, 2011
    10
    Clearly, you need to be a major Trans Fan who loves all forms of TF media (Loved the classic cartoon, animes, comics, and even the movies) toClearly, you need to be a major Trans Fan who loves all forms of TF media (Loved the classic cartoon, animes, comics, and even the movies) to appreciate this. And as one of 'em, I truly enjoyed the game as much as War for Cybertron even as the latter is the best of 'em. Expand
  2. Jun 15, 2011
    10
    A great movie tie-in game because it sets up what happens in the movie. The game play is smooth like War For Cybertron. And the visuals...A great movie tie-in game because it sets up what happens in the movie. The game play is smooth like War For Cybertron. And the visuals... the game is gorgeous! The best Transformers movie game ever made, period. Expand
  3. Jun 16, 2011
    10
    Considering that it was developed by High Moon, which also developed War for Cybertron, I had high expectations of this game. It has notConsidering that it was developed by High Moon, which also developed War for Cybertron, I had high expectations of this game. It has not proved me wrong, everything I enjoyed in WfC I found just as compelling in DotM. The control scheme and game mechanics were all familiar to me. I can understand how some people dislike how this game is almost identical to WfC and expected extra content. However, judging from the reviews of previously disastrous Transformers games, I'm not surprised why High Moon decided to keep everything the way it was. Expand
  4. May 10, 2013
    7
    This game was made to understand that in a hurry, because its short almost erases its positives, which are the opotunidade to control variousThis game was made to understand that in a hurry, because its short almost erases its positives, which are the opotunidade to control various tranformers, and varied gameplay. Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2011
    6
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a disappointing follow-up release from High Moon Studios. While the developers attempted to take theirTransformers: Dark of the Moon is a disappointing follow-up release from High Moon Studios. While the developers attempted to take their winning formula and make it appealing to casual gamers, they only succeeded in watering the entire experience down â Expand
  6. Jun 15, 2011
    5
    This game is good and bad at the same time. If you've played War for Cybertron, DotM will play nearly identical. So, playing and beating theThis game is good and bad at the same time. If you've played War for Cybertron, DotM will play nearly identical. So, playing and beating the campaign in less than 4 hours on normal difficulty was entertaining for the most part. However, the fact that this game came out AFTER War for Cybertron, I felt disappointed. DotM is basically War for Cybertron watered down. There is no longer co-op campaign, the campaign is shorter than WFC's, there is absolutely NO Escelation mode in multiplayer, and the character customization is less than WfC! I feel ripped off for paying $60+ for a game that is actually worse than WfC. It seems that High Moon and Activision thought "hey, we can put out a game in mere months without much work. We can just borrow the framework from WfC, put in a short campaign, and let the hype from the upcoming movie do all the advertising for us!" Expand
  7. Jun 17, 2011
    0
    Horrible game that should not have been made, effort should have been put into the War for Cybertron 2. The campaign had horrible load timesHorrible game that should not have been made, effort should have been put into the War for Cybertron 2. The campaign had horrible load times every time it would save on a level and the stealth mode ruins the need for robot mode during the campaign. The controls are slow & plodding, lagging behind the action with inaccurate melee and vanishing grenades. Map glitches abound where your character will be caught in invisible parts of the maps. Mulitplayer is plagued with lag in game and even when changing screens on the menu. Expand

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