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  • Summary: The TRANSFORMERS are in the hands of acclaimed developer PlatinumGames, who have combined their brawler action with comic book inspired art to create a TRANSFORMERS game.

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Transformers: Devastation - E3 2015 Announcement Teaser Trailer
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 9, 2015
    90
    The best Transformers game ever made, Devastation is a fast paced hack 'n' slash experience that will be the joy of the nostalgic with its eighties look and VHS aesthetics, but will also conquer the hardcore gamer with a relentless challenge, tons of collectibles and replayability. Pure Platinum goodness.
  2. Oct 12, 2015
    84
    Transformers: Devastation not only is a game that appeals to nostalgic players, but also a great hack & slash experience that proudly wears the Platinum Games seal of quality.
  3. Nov 9, 2015
    80
    This is the Transformers game we wanted all these years.
  4. Oct 17, 2015
    71
    Lots of retro feeling, small scale. Only real fans of the 80s' transformers will enjoy Devastation. Sorry kids, these are not the Transformers you're looking for.
  5. Jan 19, 2016
    70
    Transformers: Devastation is a B-tier game that succeeds only by expertly capitalizing on its source material and your nostalgia.
  6. Oct 26, 2015
    70
    There’s lots of fun to be had in Devastation, but you need to be an old-school Transformers fan and pretty forgiving of a few major flaws.
  7. Oct 29, 2015
    65
    Transformers: Devastation is a spectacular, but oh so short and casual amusement ride.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Oct 6, 2015
    10
    A beautiful swan song to the Transformers of yesteryear that I and many others grew up with. Not a voice is out of place as many of the oldA beautiful swan song to the Transformers of yesteryear that I and many others grew up with. Not a voice is out of place as many of the old voice actors are back to reprise their roles, then on top of that they brought back Vince DiCola, the man responsible for the music of the 1986 movie, to handle the combat tunes.

    The story is as cheesy as a classic episode, as Megatron plans to terraform the world to make it look a bit more like home while all humanity has to suffer for it. Optimus and the gang roll in to kick some metal butt and save the day like they always do.

    The gameplay is absurdly over the top, melee is at the forefront here and what a joy it is with tons of weapons and countless combos to juggle, smash and pulverize the Decepticons with. It's also handy in reminding you that all the most iconic battles in the classic Transformers show were fist fights.

    Highly recommended.
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  2. Jun 26, 2016
    9
    You'll play as one of the g1 Autobot that looks identical to 80's cartoon. Activision did a splendid job with skins, animation, pose and voiceYou'll play as one of the g1 Autobot that looks identical to 80's cartoon. Activision did a splendid job with skins, animation, pose and voice to take you back 30 years...and combined It with a solid gameplay.
    Levels are short "quest" inside a big city-like map (map scenery is a little uninspired) where you'll fight groups of enemy and giant bosses. There are little puzzle element, platform events and driving sequence.
    Transformation is well integrated into the combat system (combat system that is fast and furious) and actually fun and useful to use.
    Lots of weapons that feels and plays differently (4 example: swords, blasters, twin swords, rocket launcher, flamers, grenade launcher, hammers ...that looks like the one from old toys and cartoons..) that you can collect (like Diablo game from Blizzard 4 example) and upgrade.
    Character have a lots of statistic to improve (grd like).
    Levels are short and mimic in some way a series of episode from the cartoon (but with an original story). The whole game is short but there is a good re-playability to try a level using a different class of character or farming 4 experience and money or try the challenge (a lot of them like 40)
    It really did take me back to childhood when me and my friends went out to play with robots toys that change into things!
    Cons: Short, simple plot, a little repetitive..and obviously for old Transformers fans only.
    Nowadays you'll find it for around half of it's release date pricing. PlatinumGames and Activision please make a sequel (hopefully a little more deep) or another game of a different 80's franchis
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  3. Oct 13, 2016
    9
    Radical! Take a trip back to the 80s with the most authentic version of the Transformers since the animated series. We've got all the originalRadical! Take a trip back to the 80s with the most authentic version of the Transformers since the animated series. We've got all the original voice over actors reprising their original roles and some truly old school story telling! It was like I was watching a never before released season of the show before the movie came out. Visually it is IDENTICAL to the animated series' designs. Just beautiful. Aside from the original story we've got some totally gnarly gameplay. BASH EM UP! It's button-mashing fun with some killer moves in vehicle and robot modes! This game is truly one of THE most fun games I've ever played. It's super exciting and just plain nuts. Don't expect some crazy combos though as some of the actions are repetitive. The weapon upgrading is cool but isn't explained completely so I wasn't sure what I was doing synthesizing weapons together. The TECH upgrades are nifty as well as crafting new ones. Really big arsenal - all types of weapons. It's strange that they got Hasbro's permission to use all the characters from the show but DIDN'T get permission to use the original music. No theme. Bummer. The crazy hard rock / metal music was very cool during gameplay. I would've REALLY liked to play these characters in a coop mode online. I normally wouldn't be bothered without but it would work really well here. I truly enjoyed every minute of this game and I hope there's a next installment. Highly recommended Expand
  4. Oct 28, 2015
    9
    best fighting game from platinum games. It's clean, fast and doesn't seem to obscure player character with enemy models and light effects toobest fighting game from platinum games. It's clean, fast and doesn't seem to obscure player character with enemy models and light effects too much. Only issue is the camera.
    Not only game runs well on high end PC, it runs basically well with any PC that has been build within last 10 years.
    And the best part is... NO MICHAEL BAY!!!! :D it's the 80's characters. Just like I remember them from my childhood.
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  5. Oct 9, 2015
    9
    A love child of PlatinumGames and the original Transformers franchise (not the bastardized version of the Michael Bay movies). I'm not much ofA love child of PlatinumGames and the original Transformers franchise (not the bastardized version of the Michael Bay movies). I'm not much of a Transformers fan, but I noticed the amount of faithfulness being put to the source material.

    The voice acting is well directed, the music gets you pumped up for the fight and enhance some cutscene moments. The beat-em-up gameplay itself is pretty fast paced and very enjoyable. You can also collect varying types of weapon, both ranged and melee, upgrade them, and bring them to your next playthrough to help you with the harder difficulties.

    TL;DR, if you're a fan of PlatinumGames (Bayonetta, Vanquish, MGR), get it. The gameplay is pure classic Platinum. Even the HUD is terrific. If you're a Transformers fan, no brainer, get it already. Its a faithful adaptation and you won't regret it.
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  6. Nov 18, 2019
    8
    Visuals in this game are 100% accurate to those from comics or G1 series - outstanding :)
    Overall gameplayt is very good, but major flaw for
    Visuals in this game are 100% accurate to those from comics or G1 series - outstanding :)
    Overall gameplayt is very good, but major flaw for me is lack of upgrade system (very simple one), too short story with only Autobots point of view.
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  7. Oct 7, 2015
    0
    No 900p/1440p resolution support. Cap at 60hz. The port is this game is laughable.

    I'm really not a fan of the 80 style, but that's a
    No 900p/1440p resolution support. Cap at 60hz. The port is this game is laughable.

    I'm really not a fan of the 80 style, but that's a personal taste. As far as the gameplay goes, it seems okay, but it is still a big step down from the High Moon Studios series.
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