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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: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 90
    Thankfully, War for Cybertron impresses with an excellent single-player campaign with full co-op support, the included Horde-alike Escalation mode, and surprisingly deep and inventive online multiplayer component.
  2. After years of uninspired movie-licensed games, we finally get to run, fly and drive around with the Transformers and be happy about it. The lacking AI and unvaried fighting sections kill some of the fun, but the game does have a lot of redeeming factors and with a second player you'll feel right at home.
  3. It's the first game I've played that nails the personality of the bots and it genuinely delivers a solid gaming experience alongside the nostalgia.
  4. A Third Person Shooter with some gameplay innovations, a great atmosphere and full of action. Slightly simple in design of levels and repetitive mechanics, but fun.
  5. This game may tell a pretty banal story, it may tackle you with some moronic puzzles and the decepticon bots may sound as evil as Winnie The Pooh on amphetamines, but the bombastic, continuous action of this third person shooter lets you beg for a break.
  6. War for Cybertron is a huge leap forward compared to previous Transformers games.
  7. Its campaign is only worth seeing through if you're extremely curious to see how it ties into some of the other Transformers lore out there, and the multiplayer is solid, if perhaps a bit uninspired. It's a good diversion that'll keep you engaged for a few days, but don't go in expecting long-term excitement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 40
  2. Negative: 6 out of 40
  1. Jun 18, 2012
    10
    Fantastic game - there is more to it than meets the eye, everything is fantastic.
    The thought process behind every detail is incredible,
    Fantastic game - there is more to it than meets the eye, everything is fantastic.
    The thought process behind every detail is incredible, can't wait for FOC!!!
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  2. Jul 17, 2012
    10
    What a surprising game !
    While I was expecting a very bad game support or simply using the word "Transformers" to sell, I found a nice game,
    What a surprising game !
    While I was expecting a very bad game support or simply using the word "Transformers" to sell, I found a nice game, well thought out, with good playability and an eyeful !
    The best "Transformers" game ever, I give 10/10 rating encourage publishers to get out as good games, but I give him good 8 or 9/10 in reality.
    You can buy with your eyes closed !
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  3. Dec 30, 2011
    9
    This game was great as a co-op campaign. We had a little trouble getting connected at first because we used the game through Steam and ourThis game was great as a co-op campaign. We had a little trouble getting connected at first because we used the game through Steam and our co-op IDs had to match our Steam IDs, something it doesn't tell you but that in retrospect should have been obvious I guess :D There was a nice mixture of difficulty and teamwork, although some of the gameplay gets a bit repetitive. My only real complaint was that we finished it far too quickly, I wanted there to be more. The player-versus-player element wasn't bad, wasn't fantastic, but PVP has never been my thing. As co-op players we could protect each other, work together, and generally maximize our fun together, and that's really all I ask for in a game. Expand
  4. Jan 5, 2013
    8
    Story: 7 --- You're on Cybertron and you're fighting a war with the upstart renegade Megatron. It's a simple plot, but like the Micheal bayStory: 7 --- You're on Cybertron and you're fighting a war with the upstart renegade Megatron. It's a simple plot, but like the Micheal bay movies, it's fun. --- Graphics: 8 --- It's a console port but it's still pretty damned pretty. There's a lot of detail packed into those textures and the character designs are fantastic. --- Sound: 6 --- It's top notch quality sound but the character comments get old and the background noise can often drown out the conversations between characters. --- Game Design: 8 --- It's a shooter but you can turn into cars and jets and stuff. The levels are well-made but too linear. More importantly, there is variation in the game as you get to play through many different Autobots and Decepticons. The jet levels are my favorite. --- Fun Factor: 10 --- The fun factor is Optim(us)al. Take the most fun action-packed tight-quarter levels from Halo and give me the ability to turn into vehicles and I will give you a 10 9 times out of 10. It's awesome! --- Overall: 8 --- Play this game. Even though I rated it an 8, it's a must buy. Especially considering the low $15 price. Expand
  5. Jan 25, 2020
    7
    Although revolutionary when released, war for cybertron has been eclipsed by its sequel. Game is still worth a buy on sale for the story.
  6. Aug 28, 2012
    6
    This is a fun action shooter, but playing this game is a lot like watching a really long movie. The story is great, and it's fun to see whatThis is a fun action shooter, but playing this game is a lot like watching a really long movie. The story is great, and it's fun to see what happens, but absolutely everything is scripted and on rails. After you finish playing through the story (8 to 10 hours), there's not much else to do. The actual combat is not polished enough to make me want to plow through the story mode more than once, and if I'm looking for multiplayer shooting mayhem, several others titles trounce this one for that type of gameplay. Expand
  7. Jul 9, 2013
    0
    You can not rebind your keys for the PC version. I don't believe it is hard to program in the ability to change keys. I wont even botherYou can not rebind your keys for the PC version. I don't believe it is hard to program in the ability to change keys. I wont even bother trying to play it because of that simple reason alone. Expand

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