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  • Summary: PlatinumGames' fast-paced action allows instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique and customizable combat system.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Oct 12, 2015
    91
    Platinum never ceases to amaze me, and thankfully Transformers: Devastation continues to prove why Platinum Games is the best action genre developer in the business today.
  2. Oct 9, 2015
    85
    Transformers Devastation is a fantastic love letter to G1 Transformers fans, and a great game in its own right.
  3. Oct 9, 2015
    80
    Transformers Devastation is a great example of how to take a licensed property and turn it into a quality title. While the game is a little on the short side, it's strong from start to finish.
  4. Dec 8, 2015
    80
    This is unquestionably the best Transformers game ever, a game to satisfy a yearning fanbase, a game instantly accessible for any non-affiliate who simply wants a good hack ‘n’ slash, and a sufficient platform on which to build a series.
  5. Oct 14, 2015
    78
    Transformers: Devastation is the best that the genre has given recently and it's a game clearly by Platinum Games. However, the game is perceived a bit short and it's never an expensive production. The cel shading aesthetic works and you remember the TV series of 80s. It features the quick fights and the vehicles you want.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 16, 2015
    70
    Finally, a Transformers game where the characters look like plastic toys. While limited, this is no mere cash-in. [Dec 2015, p.85]
  7. Oct 19, 2015
    60
    This isn't a passive action game, because if the player pays attention, the opportunities to prove him or herself are abundant.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 2 out of 43
  1. Jun 1, 2019
    10
    The War for/Fall of Cybertron games gave us fantastic games that were a more serious take on the Transformers. Those games, however, took aThe War for/Fall of Cybertron games gave us fantastic games that were a more serious take on the Transformers. Those games, however, took a terrible turn with the release of Rise of the Dark Spark, essentially ruining any chances of getting a good game (or any game) in that continuity again. Devastation was the absolute best way to recover from that. Instead of trying to be like the Cybertron games, it decided to follow its own path, and that was definitely the right decision. Filled with beautiful cartoony animation, solid gameplay, and awesome characters, Devastation is a great game for any fan of G1, or just Transformers in general. Expand
  2. Oct 8, 2015
    10
    I went into Transformers Devastation thinking it would be another poorly made licensed title. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I wasI went into Transformers Devastation thinking it would be another poorly made licensed title. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I was wrong. This game is a barrage of nostalgic goodness, coupled with awesome gameplay. Give this game a try if you're a fan of great combat and badass transforming robots. Expand
  3. Oct 6, 2015
    10
    Love Transformers? Check. Love Bayonetta? Check. This is the best Transformers game released to date. 10/10 just for that. This one wasLove Transformers? Check. Love Bayonetta? Check. This is the best Transformers game released to date. 10/10 just for that. This one was completely under my radar, and I'm so glad that I purchased it. Check it out, it does not disappoint! Expand
  4. 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
  5. Jan 18, 2019
    8
    Muy buen Hack n Slash que quizás repita escenarios pero cumple con su cometido sobradamente, muy frenético y adictivo.
  6. Feb 15, 2016
    8
    Your childhood dream comes to life. Simple combat but fun. Looks beautiful, fun story, the only down side is that its a bit short a weekend orYour childhood dream comes to life. Simple combat but fun. Looks beautiful, fun story, the only down side is that its a bit short a weekend or two weekend of playing. When it comes to licensed games not to many come to mind when you ask about quality. This goes up with the very few that pass in my book. Expand
  7. Dec 28, 2016
    3
    Positives
    Interesting story
    Good Combat System Great sound and visuals Negatives * Even on lowest difficulty this game has many enemies
    Positives
    Interesting story
    Good Combat System
    Great sound and visuals

    Negatives
    * Even on lowest difficulty this game has many enemies that still cause huge damage to you quite easily which is a unacceptable
    *Very short, only 11 chapters and only the difficulties prolong the game.
    *The game has a lot of build up for the Nova Prime character, but you never get to encounter him in the game.
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