Transformers: War for Cybertron Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Transformers: War for Cybertron challenges players to become the ultimate weapon as a TRANSFORMERS character in the final, epic war that will determine the survival of their entire race. Armed with a diverse arsenal of lethal, high-tech weaponry and the ability to instantly convert fromTransformers: War for Cybertron challenges players to become the ultimate weapon as a TRANSFORMERS character in the final, epic war that will determine the survival of their entire race. Armed with a diverse arsenal of lethal, high-tech weaponry and the ability to instantly convert from robot to vehicle at any time, players will engage in heart-pounding battles on land and in the air in this gripping, 3rd person action shooter set in the TRANSFORMERS’ war-ravaged homeland. Complete with several multiplayer modes, Transformers: War for Cybertron allows gamers to play through story missions with their friends in drop in/drop out online co-op, and also create their own TRANSFORMERS character for competitive head-to-head multiplayer modes, choosing among four distinct character classes, personalizing its look and selecting from a huge variety of weapons, skills and abilities. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 53 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. It isn't deep. It won't set a new standard for action games. But I had a great time playing and I believe you will too. This is the first Transformers game I've been excited about, and having played it I can say that my excitement was validated.
  2. High Moon Studios did a great job with Transformers, finally bringing gamers a vision of Cybertron and its popular inhabitants that we've long wanted to see. Both the campaigns and multiplayer sides offer a lot, making the total package impressive and one I happily recommend.
  3. High Moon Studios managed to create a living & breathing world – I know, kind of ironic for a game about robots, isn't it – that did justice to the source material.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine
    80
    Imaginative, visually stunning world to explore. [Sept 2010, p.82]
  5. Transformers: War for Cybertron has taken a significant leap over the previous next-gen Transformer games.
  6. 75
    As an action game, this can't contend with the top dogs in the genre, but that's a moot point, because it isn't just an action game. It's a Transformers game. And Transformers: War for Cybertron is better than anything else we've seen from the license before.
  7. Edge Magazine
    50
    This is a whisper of what the IP has to offer videogames rather than a realisation, and there's no disguise in the universe that can hide that. [Aug 2010, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. RonnieP
    Jun 22, 2010
    10
    Awesome game; campaign will pull on the heartstrings of any O.G. Transformers fan, and the multiplayer's a blast. It's pretty much Awesome game; campaign will pull on the heartstrings of any O.G. Transformers fan, and the multiplayer's a blast. It's pretty much the close as we'll ever come to actually being Transformers. Expand
  2. Jan 18, 2014
    10
    Best transformers game ever ! I can play it again at anytime,but you have to play it to find out what im talking about so go play it and enjoyBest transformers game ever ! I can play it again at anytime,but you have to play it to find out what im talking about so go play it and enjoy every second of it. Expand
  3. May 26, 2013
    10
    I usually don't like licensed video games. but the transformers games, I usually find ranging from decent to perfect. in WFC's case, it'sI usually don't like licensed video games. but the transformers games, I usually find ranging from decent to perfect. in WFC's case, it's perfect. The story is very well written for the game. I liked going back to Cybertron and seeing this incarnation of how the Transformers left Cybertron. In all honesty, I find this plot more enjoyable than any of the movies, as much as I like the movies. Usually, I don't play 3rd person shooters, but WFC's gameplay is one of those TPS games that I really enjoy. The gameplay is simple and fun, and that's how I think gameplay in a Transformers game should be, not all kinds of combat and special moves. All WFC adds is special abilities only certain characters can do, and while these are helpful, I don't find myself using them that often, with the exception of the dodge attack. The graphics are very nice for a transformers game. it adds a lot more color then previous titles, but sometimes I feel like the graphics are done TOO well. Sometimes there may be spots where too much is happening in the background, and this is hard to pay attention to when you're in combat. The multiplayer is quite fun. My only real complaint is that there wasn't much customization for bots: just recoloring other transformers. Escalation is my favorite part of the game. I like many co-op survival games, like call of duty zombies or left 4 dead. Escalation is no exception. Its gameplay is addicting, and I'm constantly trying to get more points to survive. Overall, Transformers: War for Cybertron is one of those rare licensed games that really works. The story is great, the graphics are beautiful, and escalation mode adds a lot to the fun afterwards. This is one game I recommend to anyone. Expand
  4. BenM.
    Jun 23, 2010
    9
    Transformers WFC had me instantly addicted as i went about creating my online characters from scratch. the depth of the "War" aspect of the Transformers WFC had me instantly addicted as i went about creating my online characters from scratch. the depth of the "War" aspect of the game really satisfies my inner child and my hardcore gamer spirit Recommended buy. Expand
  5. Nov 24, 2011
    8
    Absolutely loved this game. I am a huge Transformers fan, especially the G1 that I grew up with which this game is based on, but I'm not goingAbsolutely loved this game. I am a huge Transformers fan, especially the G1 that I grew up with which this game is based on, but I'm not going to give a game a good score simply based on the source material. I've played the dozens of horrible TF game before this one and it's safe to say this is the shining example of how a TF game can work. The story is great and introduces all of the original characters in interesting ways. The gameplay is fast and hectic online; switching from bot to vehicle mode is a blast in the middle of a heated firefight. All of the classes are pretty even online after playing all them. The main issues with the game come from redundancy in the campaign. Many of the stages seem to be the same with color schemes for ares showing little variation as well as similar scenery. Ammo is also very scarce during the campaign. Expand
  6. Dec 13, 2011
    7
    This is one of those games that, while they could have done more with it, it's the best modern use of the IP. This is great. Fall of CybertronThis is one of those games that, while they could have done more with it, it's the best modern use of the IP. This is great. Fall of Cybertron will be better. Expand
  7. Apr 29, 2011
    0
    LOL, these scores are too high. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BUY THIS GARBAGE. you have been warned LOL...
    awww man, i gotta do 150
    LOL, these scores are too high. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BUY THIS GARBAGE. you have been warned LOL...
    awww man, i gotta do 150 characters minimum? ok here it goes:
    Looks: terrible, way to b lazy craptivision
    Mechanics: not enough ammo, "powers" are lame, lackluster, all basically the same
    umm, what else. ok, basically u run from one cybertron themed room to another fighting generic robots. sub-par graphics, it really is all that is wrong with movie games. if u absolutely must play all transformers games then please just rent it so they dont get any money at l;east, but seriously, this is beyond a "skip", this deserves serious repercussions. seriously craptivision, how hard is it to just make a decent game?
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