Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
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  1. Aug 24, 2012
    This genuine sequel of the 2010 hit War for Cybertron is a top third person shooter. Fans will be highly pleased with High Moon Studios.
  2. Aug 24, 2012
    Fall of Cybertron didn't manage to surpass Melbourne House's eight year old action-adventure on the PlayStation 2 as my favorite Transformers game. Nonetheless High Moon Studios' interpretation of the conflict between Autobots and Decepticons is definitely worth a look.
  3. Aug 23, 2012
    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron won't likely garner many Game of the Year awards since it just slightly misses the mark on a few key points, but what it does bring is some serious passion for a great property. What's important this time around is that Activision allowed High Moon to see that through with a big budget and the time needed to polish things up.
  4. Sep 3, 2012
    The core gameplay remains solid with flashes of excellence and the game not only creates interest in the whole escape from Cybertron story, but creates excitement and a foundation for the inevitable sequel.
  5. 80
    A fitting sequel and takes several important strides forward for the franchise. The strengthening of the multiplayer adds some much needed replayability, the sense of scope and scale is impressive and allowing you to see the climactic battle through the eyes of a smorgasbord of Autobots and Decepticons, each with wildly differing play styles was a definite step in the right direction.
  6. CD-Action
    Aug 29, 2012
    After a slow, boring start Fall of Cybertron turned out to be solid and varied. You have to give it a chance and see a couple of robots in action to fully appreciate what at first seems to be just another simple shooter. [10/2012, p.60]
  7. Aug 21, 2012
    High Moon Studios has successfully rebounded with a Transformers game that delivers on so many levels. The varied and entertaining single player campaign coupled with the deep multiplayer experience makes Fall of Cybertron a must own for any Transformer fan or even someone who just wants to have some mindless Transformer fun.
  8. Sep 20, 2012
    This is a great shooter, perhaps the best we have had this year, so far, and it is definitely a game that is looking to be on my top 5 list of games for 2012. We have been lucky to have some great titles come out this year and we still have some exciting titles on the release schedule too, but don't make an error and miss this gem. I really hope we get a third game in this series.
  9. Sep 6, 2012
    Overall, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron continues the great work of its predecessor and also takes that to new heights. The campaign is visually rich, highly playable and gripping throughout, while the multiplayer offers incentive to come back for more. Most crucially, though, High Moon Studios has again done justice to these much-loved, shapeshifting robots.
  10. Aug 21, 2012
    The real strength of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is how expertly High Moon leverages the characters and mythology to create a cinematic shooter that stands on the strength of its design and gameplay, rather than leaning on its license as a crutch.
  11. Aug 21, 2012
    Even if it's not the deepest interactive experience, Fall of Cybertron is certainly one of the most enthusiastic and boisterous digital adventures you'll have this year.
  12. Sep 7, 2012
    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron may just be the game you need to end your summer with a big, loud bang. Fans of big thrills will be impressed by the cinematic, action-packed campaign, Transformers fans will be happy to follow the engaging storyline, and multiplayer gamers can find a lot to enjoy in this latest installment. If you're looking for a great roller coaster ride of a game, FOC will provide just that.
  13. Sep 18, 2012
    Probably the best Transformers game that came out since the PlayStation 2 title by Melbourne House.
  14. Games Master UK
    Sep 17, 2012
    Still-flawed but fab, these robots have lost their home - but they continue to win our hearts. [Nov 2012, p.72]
  15. Aug 30, 2012
    If Fall of Cybertron has one lesson that it's trying to convey, it's the same thing that players will quickly learn upon trying out the multiplayer mode: Keep moving, adapt, and be willing to change. Otherwise, you'll probably blow up.
  16. Aug 21, 2012
    With a series of meaningful improvements that culminate in a more interestingly designed campaign and sustainable multiplayer experience, Fall of Cybertron continues the franchise's upward trend in quality with a sequel that's definitely worth attention.
  17. Aug 28, 2012
    Fall of Cybertron feels like an actual love letter to the series, and puts the right amount of emphasis on individual characters and their traits and mixes that with levels that make use of those particular skills and abilities. It's just a real joy to play, and I'm glad to have in my hands an actual, fun Transformers experience in video game form.
  18. Aug 21, 2012
    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a lot of fun, even if its looks aren't on par with its gameplay. It does, however perfectly capture the essence of Transformers and is worth checking out whether you're a life-long Transformers fan or just watched it when you were little and never gave another thought.
  19. Aug 21, 2012
    I'm stunned by just how much fun Fall of Cybertron is. This isn't a game that will redefine the genre or anything else hyperbolic in nature. What it is, however, is a tremendous amount of fun.
  20. Aug 28, 2012
    Right off the bat, the world contained in Fall Of Cybertron is far more impressive visually than that of its predecessor.
  21. Aug 21, 2012
    Fall of Cybertron doesn't pack the same "Oh my god, someone finally made a good Transformers game!" punch as its predecessor, but it's an entirely worthy successor no Optimus Prime fan should pass up.
  22. Aug 29, 2012
    Transformers Fall of Cybertron presents gamers with one of the best single-player campaigns to date with more Transformer lore and love than you can poke a stick at.
  23. Aug 29, 2012
    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron offers a lot of fun, but has some minor issues. The campaign is varied and compelling, but has some rough edges and misses a cooperative multiplayer mode. The multiplayer is unique and fun, but misses a deeper layer to keep you entertained longer.
  24. Aug 27, 2012
    I'm appreciating it not out of some overly indulgent childhood nostalgia but rather for what it's doing right now. It's been way too long since the Transformers property has been this good but High Moon's take on the universe is shaping up to be the modernized reboot the franchise desperately needs.
  25. Aug 24, 2012
    Easily the best Transformers game ever, but also a tantalising glimpse of how to transform current action games into something more inventive and imaginative.
  26. Sep 12, 2012
    A pleasant surprise, with a very good and varied gameplay and very good graphics. One of the most entertaining games of these last months.
  27. 85
    Fall of Cybertron never quite transcends its franchise the way, say, Arkham City does - loving Transformers will definitely heighten your appreciation of it - but it's every bit the game that series buffs hoped for, and an improvement on its forebear.
  28. 80
    Transformers have a great line in banter, and the dialogue is perfect - Saturday morning black and white cartoon morality.
  29. Aug 21, 2012
    There's enough action here to almost fill two games, and that's really saying something.
  30. Aug 21, 2012
    The disappointment of flying - or driving - solo notwithstanding, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron's relentless iteration on its own design and its constantly expanding scope set it apart from other third-person shooters.
  31. Aug 25, 2012
    Transformers fans can't miss this game. It has good gameplay, a lot of variety and nice graphics. Sadly it lost the co-op but still remains one of the best Transformers games yet.
  32. Aug 28, 2012
    Whether you know all five Combaticons that form Bruticus by name, or have never seen a robot change into a car outside of a Shia LaBeouf movie, it's hard not to love this fun action shooter from High Moon Studios.
  33. Aug 28, 2012
    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron doesn't come close to recapturing the magic of fighting Autobots and Decepticons in the bedrooms and playgrounds of our youths, but High Moon Studios has created something that allows us to fondly recall those bygone times.
  34. Aug 24, 2012
    A very entertaining shooter with a strong campaign, lots of gameplay-variety and two very solid online-modes. Graphically not amazing and gameplay-wise always a little too simple, it still wins us over with a great mix of robo-drama and well delivered gags. This is the best Transformers-Game so far.
  35. Sep 7, 2012
    I found very little not to like about Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, which is superior to its predecessor in every way. It still felt a bit short, but it looks better, it plays better and it even feels better.
  36. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Oct 11, 2012
    High Moon has put its soul into this one, and it shows. [Issue#90, p.70]
  37. Aug 24, 2012
    Supreme fan service, an epic sense of scale and plenty of gameplay variety ensure that Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is not only an unreservedly brilliant sequel, but is inarguably the best Transformers game we've played.
  38. Aug 21, 2012
    A must have for fans of the series. High Moon really gets the universe and you can tell there are some designers on that team that are hardcore fans. If you loved the last game this is a no-brainer.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 161 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. Aug 21, 2012
    People giving negative scores already because they are charging for day 1 DLC? so what, it's not like it's important story missions like MassPeople giving negative scores already because they are charging for day 1 DLC? so what, it's not like it's important story missions like Mass Effect 3, it's $10 for 5 awesome multiplayer characters, you don't have to buy them, or you can only buy their heads or arms. Anyway, the game is epic, the final mission is nuts, one of the better endings in a game today. Must buy for everyone Full Review »
  2. Aug 21, 2012
    This game was amazing!!! I got it yesterday and it was great being grimlock was **** amazing and the world looks great! Also first **** AlsoThis game was amazing!!! I got it yesterday and it was great being grimlock was **** amazing and the world looks great! Also first **** Also the fact I have to keep typing nonsense just to post this **** is quite tiresome!! Full Review »
  3. Aug 21, 2012
    This game is awesome. The world is fantastic. Really fun game. Definitely my favorite game of the year. Also, Grimlock makes an appearance inThis game is awesome. The world is fantastic. Really fun game. Definitely my favorite game of the year. Also, Grimlock makes an appearance in this game, which is awesome! Full Review »