Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
Buy On
  1. Jul 3, 2014
    60
    Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is not a great game, but for those like me who still dream of reliving my childhood, Escalation scratches that itch. The collection of characters make it worthwhile, but not at $60.
  2. Jul 2, 2014
    50
    If Activision cares to know, fans are indeed hungry for a new Transformers game – just not one that shamelessly tries to make us trade our hard-earned cash for junk.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. Jun 27, 2014
    4
    This game will only appeal to young children (my son is 10) who love Transformers. The backgrounds are PS2 in quality, the charactersThis game will only appeal to young children (my son is 10) who love Transformers. The backgrounds are PS2 in quality, the characters themselves PS3/360 quality. Linear, scripted gameplay. Worst looking game I have played in a couple of years. Campaign lasts about 6 hours, then on to Spawn-scalation where you wait on AI bots to spawn, be destroyed, repeat. A terrible game except through the eyes of children. Full Review »
  2. Jun 24, 2014
    10
    If you liked Fall of Cybertron and War for Cybertron you will LOVE this game, The EArth levels (only a few of them have normal graphics, butIf you liked Fall of Cybertron and War for Cybertron you will LOVE this game, The EArth levels (only a few of them have normal graphics, but thise game shines when you're on cybertron, those levels are beautiful, the banter between the autobots and the decepticons is excellent Full Review »
  3. Aug 17, 2014
    0
    17 positive reviews? Really this game has more positive reviews than negative ones with 17 FRIGGIN POSITIVE REVIEWS? 5.8 is17 positive reviews? Really this game has more positive reviews than negative ones with 17 FRIGGIN POSITIVE REVIEWS? 5.8 is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much for this pile of feces. The graphics are atrocious, the gameplay is boring as hell and honestly, $50 or $60 is WAY too much! $20? Maybe, but not $60. I have a feeling the reason why this has a positive rating is because fanboys of the movie just rated it without playing it. Is it better than the last 2 games? Maybe, but it still sucks. This version isn't anything special, so why it has a higher rating than the PC & PS4 versions stuns me. This game blows, don't buy it. Full Review »