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  • Summary: Based on the 2007 live-action feature film, Transformers: The Game lets gamers control the outcome in the battle for Earth as they choose to protect it as Autobots or destroy it as Decepticons. Players experience the unstoppable power and massive scale of their favorite Robots in Disguise such as BumbleBee, Barricade and others. As the Transformers robot's war comes to Earth, gamers make the choice to join the Autobots in protecting our planet or to join the Decepticons in destroying it. With dual campaigns, the fate of the world is in players' hands. Instantly change from a larger than life robot to a high-powered vehicle such as a sports car, fighter jet or helicopter. Players crush, topple and wreck every object, including buildings and vehicles, in their path or use the objects as weapons. An unprecedented line-up lets gamers experience the massive scale, unique abilities and sheer strength of an army of characters from the Transformers universe when they choose to play as Optimus Prime, Megatron, Ironhide, Starscream, BumbleBee and more. For head-to-head battles, fans engage in melee combat that reflects each Transformers robot's character, scale, weight and power along with melee weapons and special moves unique to each character. The game's ranged combat offers a wide array of projective weapons designed to take out enemies from afar. [Activision] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 50
  2. Negative: 14 out of 50
  1. 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.
  2. Transformers seems like it was built by a machine to a factory spec – all the parts are here that should, in theory, form an outstanding game. But it’s like no human actually gave it a test-drive to see if it was actually fun.
  3. Repetitive missions, weird collision physics and floaty controls line out this weak licensed game.
  4. 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.
  5. Everything from the dull campaigns, to the boring “open ended” environments, which really weren’t, No-name Bots I took no pleasure in killing, and timed missions that made me want to scream in frustration.
  6. This is another sad case of a cash-in title that will only appeal to absolute die-hard fans of the Transformers series and in particular the new film.
  7. Describing the game at all is simply to tick off a litany of annoyances punctuated by one minor triumph, namely that the Transformers themselves look pretty good. [Sept 2007, p.90]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. AngelR.
    Jul 2, 2007
    9
    I grew up as a fan and was very excited to have this game finally come out. I played it this weekend for 10 hours with my room mates and this game kicks butt!. You can be a truck, jets and kinds of other bad ass vehicles and fight in tons of different levels. I read through the other press reviews and I don't get what's up w/ these people. The bar for this game isn't Gears of War or Final Fantasy. If you want a fun game that can be played by both adults and kids (my cousin who is 15 ended up taking it from me)...then don't listen to these reviewers. Let them go play their Japanese RPG's! This game is awesome and the movie is going to be awesome! Expand
  2. RicardoG.
    Jun 30, 2007
    7
    It's pretty fun and it definetely fun transforming. Their are some things that need to be fixed, like maybe the collision and the driving physics. The way you slowly pick stuff up is a little broken, but it definetely is enjoyable if your a fan. Anyone who doesn't care for the transformers brand should skip it. Expand
  3. MiguelG.
    Aug 1, 2007
    7
    The game's fun, mindless fun. Its difficulty is well ballanced (Taylor A., come on... it's not hard at all m8!, about the Achievements, go look @ xbox360achievements.org, and easy gamerpoints suck!, the harder the cooler!). It also brings the possibility of soing the whole game as the bad guys and blow everything up. Expand
  4. BobbyB.
    Jul 10, 2007
    5
    While it has alright voice acting by Megatron and Optomis Prime, the rest of the cast sounds like they just got picked up off the street. Levels are big, but for the most part you are confined to small squares. There is no real challenge as decepticons as most enemies go down after a hit or two, the autobots racing levels feel like grease has been put on the road. In addition to this the game is over $50. Fifty dollars should buy something that lasts more then ten hours. You want a fun adult beat-em-up game? Get Soul Caliber 2. You want a fun kid game, try Kameo. This game is too poor of quality for adults and too hard to wield for children. Oh, and if you want a fun game that can be played by both adults and kids without chucking the game, system, and all your transformers toys out the window so that you never have to sully yourself with the memory of playing it, avoid this game. Expand
  5. SamuelJ.
    Jun 30, 2007
    4
    Clean this peace of dookie off of my carpet and spray the ground where it sat, for it stunk badleeeeeyy....
  6. Feb 21, 2012
    1
    i found this game very disappointing, it screwed up the story big time, the controls were bad, and the voice acting was just plain awful, the only positive i have for this game was its graphics,besides that, the game was awful Expand
  7. Aug 4, 2013
    0
    -10 This game is straight trash... really sucks. If you are thinking of buying or downloading this game, don't, it's just a huge disappointment You can tell the game was rushed just to make sales when the movie came out. I feel bad for anyone who actually paid money for this. The people who developed this game had to have known it was garbage... it takes like 100 people to make a game and you cant tell me at least 1 out of those 100 ppl didn't realize this game sucked? They knew, they all knew, but they sold out for a paycheck. This world sucks. You sir have just robbed money out of peoples wallets by being greedy. I don't understand how people like this can sleep at night Expand

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