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  • Summary: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen thrusts players into a battle for supremacy across the globe as either AUTOBOTS or DECEPTICONS to drive, fly, fight and blast their way through intense, pressure-packed levels. Delivering more control, players can select from a diverse range of playable TRANSFORMERS - each with distinct personalities, abilities and weaponry - and jump straight into action as they instantly switch between robot, vehicle and weapon modes to fight for the preservation or annihilation of all mankind. For the first time in the TRANSFORMERS universe, players can also fight the epic war between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS online in explosive, multiplayer combat. Players can take on the role of their favorite AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS such as Optimus Prime, Starscream, Bumblebee and Ironhide, along with new characters making their first appearance in a game. With two distinct campaigns that allow players to save or destroy the human race, players can unlock and play missions in any order and with different characters for a whole new experience. Instantaneously convert from a colossal robot to a dynamic land or air vehicle such as a diesel truck, sports car, military chopper or fighter jet. New, ultra-fluid transformations can be performed in-motion anytime and anywhere, allowing players to strategically propel through and decimate hordes of enemies with incredible agility. [Activision] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 65
  2. Negative: 9 out of 65
  1. Like the movie it’s based on, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen isn’t trying to radically change the genre or introduce innovative new features. It’s giving you great-looking robots that go off and fight other great-looking robots as you watch the resulting explosions.
  2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a title that almost works.
  3. 70
    Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen shows promise early on, and the controls are near perfect - other than the transformation quirk, of course. It’s the first Transformers title to feature a multiplayer mode – and pulled it off well. Unfortunately, the single player falls flat with repetitive combat. Check this out for the online play.
  4. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen revealed to be as the average low-budget movie tie-in. Hardcore gamers will hardly find a reason to buy it, so it's a viable buy only for Transformers' uber-fans, thanks to the many unlockable extras too.
  5. If there’s a space in your heart for the Transformers then there’s definite appeal here, but as a regular Joe looking for an action game, there’s plenty better on the market.
  6. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a slight improvement over its predecessor; however by and large the game has not made any significant strides in the Transformers video game franchise.
  7. How ironic that Revenge Of The Fallen should be weighed down with options to keep you coming back, yet offer pitifully few reasons to play it in the first place. [Sept 2009, p.120]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Sep 17, 2011
    10
    This is a rinse and repeat game, but I gotta say one that I really enjoyed. This is a vast improvement over the first in gameplay and look. It's not going to take you long to finish but playing thru unlocking the bonus features like the classic cartoons from the 80's and picture stills etc make it worth while. If you find this game on the cheap, snap it up. Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2012
    9
    If you do not own this game...buy it! I have seen it at Games Stop for $17! The transforming is top notch and very loyal to the cartoons and movies! Nice gameplay and great controls... Expand
  3. Jan 20, 2013
    7
    I have been a transformers fan for a while but didn't expect much from the game, but once I started playing it I found it a great experience, game play was fun but nothing too new but overall enjoyable and as a nice little reward activision gave us a few G1 episodes as unlocks which I thought was a pleasant supprise, for once a good movie title! i have to admit I own 3 transformers games and I have enjoyed all 3 of them(Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and war for cybertron) Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2011
    5
    a very poor attempt at a good game. when i first looked at the tutorial, i was really exited about what the game is going to be like. but then when you start doing the missions, comes the disappointment. very repetitive, very boring, and really not worth your time or money unless you are a real fan of transformers. Expand
  5. ColinH
    Jun 24, 2009
    5
    It's mediocre. About 6 hours worst case should have both campaigns complete for you, so there's not a whole lot packed into this for single player. The campaign missions get pretty repetitive as well - there's a reason for the name of the "Grind On" achievement. Hardcore fans of Transformers should give the game a rent, there's probably enough in there to justify the cost of a rental. But to outright buy the game for anything more than $19.99 would be criminal. It's not the worst movie tie-in game ever, but there's not a whole lot in here, it's not challenging, and will probably bore a lot of people. Expand
  6. Rem
    Apr 22, 2013
    5
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is by no means a great game, but that doesn't make it a bad one either. I like the idea of playing as an autobot or decepticon, but there was not even a story to begin with. Instead you just get a loading screen with some dialogue and some banter in missions. Also, the combat isn't stellar, but the transforming can be cool, if not finicky at times with the controls. I really wanted to like this game, but it ends falling up short as a whole. Expand
  7. Aug 27, 2013
    3
    when getting this game i didn't expect much but nothing prepared me for this. it is as repetitive and boring as the thor game, i may go as far to say worse. although the combat works well it is very basic and well that is a problem yes its fine but it could have been so much more with a potential combo system that was never implemented properly. its sad being a fan of the original tv series and seeing this haha well such as life i guess but on line is OK. not worth the money i paid and regret is sitting right beside me avoid unless you really can justify it, Expand

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