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  • Summary: Fight your way through both Earth and Cybertron universes in an unforgettable battle to secure the Dark Spark. Play the expanded four-player co-op online escalation mode with new upgradeable defenses and challenging Power Foes. The new leveling system spans campaign and escalation, allowingFight your way through both Earth and Cybertron universes in an unforgettable battle to secure the Dark Spark. Play the expanded four-player co-op online escalation mode with new upgradeable defenses and challenging Power Foes. The new leveling system spans campaign and escalation, allowing players to unlock rewards that will aid progression in both modes. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 32
  2. Negative: 23 out of 32
  1. 60
    There's fun to be had in Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, but it's a dialed-in action shooter game, which is a mistake since there was never a chance that this game would compete with the big budget games in the genre, such as Destiny, Call of Duty, or Titanfall.
  2. Jul 1, 2014
    50
    While far from the worst Transformers game, Rise of the Dark Spark's interesting ideas are eclipsed by bland action and frustrating design.
  3. Jul 21, 2014
    50
    It’s not really good game or a really bad one, it stays somewhere in the middle.
  4. Jul 1, 2014
    45
    If you're a die-hard fan of the Transformers film series, I would recommend picking up Rise of the Dark Spark when it's heavily discounted (like, under $10) with a group of friends just to play Escalation.
  5. Jul 28, 2014
    40
    Rise of the Dark Spark is a decent enough title, but its failing is that it changes too much. It’s nothing more than a shallow, poorly executed imitation of Fall of Cybertron.
  6. Jul 10, 2014
    40
    The storytelling is sloppy, the set-pieces are repetitive - and in some cases stolen from past games - while the visuals are dated. It's redeemed only by enjoyable third-person shooter action, which comes alive in co-op multiplayer when there's no story holding players back.
  7. Jun 30, 2014
    30
    A terrible backwards step for Transformers games, and a movie tie-in so cynical it tries to cut corners by ripping off its own predecessors.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 9 out of 20
  1. Jun 27, 2014
    10
    This game is GREAT! If you would give it a chance on it's own, instead of comparing it to past games all the time the world would be a greaterThis game is GREAT! If you would give it a chance on it's own, instead of comparing it to past games all the time the world would be a greater place. I am an adult gamer. I've played games most of my life without multiplayer. The co-op isn't bad at all. If you want a death match and have people cheat, camp, and shoot you at respawn, then go play call of duty! Expand
  2. Oct 24, 2015
    9
    Hello Gamers
    this is a great game whether you like or not
    is your choice.i think people try to dig more into a game than nesessary. play or
    Hello Gamers
    this is a great game whether you like or not
    is your choice.i think people try to dig more into a game than nesessary. play or don't everybody's a critic
    this is a hd port over from 360 and ps3 so the graphics ain't going to be totally amazing
    look at final fantasy type o hd it is a vita port. game play good, graphics so so
    all this to say im playing this game right now and i get to play this game with more than 20 different bots from the movie and war for cybertron(awesome). excalation is brutal with friends... what the heck do i know about texture maps and frame rates. i know the game controls well, has good missions(lots of them) Peter Cullen as optimus prime nuff said stop hating. if you hate it so much develop your own transformer title, post it on steam so i can dog the crap out of it. Unity is free download it and get to work. I REALLY LIKE THIS GAME
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  3. Jun 24, 2014
    9
    My son and I started playing TRotDS for the PS4 today. I must say that our fears have been put to rest. The game is more of the same but IMy son and I started playing TRotDS for the PS4 today. I must say that our fears have been put to rest. The game is more of the same but I am so happy about that. Edge of Reality didn't ruin what Highmoon Studios created. This is reminiscent of what WB Montreal did for Batman with Arkham Origins. They took what Rocksteady created and made a great 3rd game. Edge of Reality needs to be commended for this great effort.

    You get to be different characters in the SP than you did in the previous games. The graphics are also better as the character models are more HD with better textures and shinier than WoC/FoC. The story is great so far and the voice work is fantastic. Going to play some Vita Remote Play later tonight as the options show the controls for VRP.

    There are many unlocks as well in the form of boxes. For example, Bronze Box or Iron Box that you unlock from the Pause Menu. I have been unlocking items and power ups through challenges like crazy. For instance, challenge Roach Motel for killing a certain number of Insecticons! It looks like I am unlocking MP characters by completing the SP challenges which is awesome! I haven't played MP or Escalation yet, but will do that after I beat the SP. I am loving that Escalation gives you the ability to create turrets!

    All in all I am having a lot of fun with the game. The PS4 version controls great and has great graphics and sound. I couldn't be happier. I hope this sells well so we get another Transformers game. So far I haven't given the game a 10 because it is very familiar. I would have liked some new weapons as the weapons are exactly the same as WoC/FoC so I docked the game a point for this fact. All though any game with the Combaticons should get a 10! :)
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  4. Jul 11, 2014
    5
    The Transformers junkies will either love this simply because it is another serving of Transformers, with familiar characters, voices andThe Transformers junkies will either love this simply because it is another serving of Transformers, with familiar characters, voices and weapons, or they will hate it because it is a rather sub-standard version of an otherwise excellent game series. I am in neither camp ; I would simply call it disappointing. This game reeks of haste and budgetary constraints. It could have been so much more. The escalation levels are pretty ordinary, but do provide some entertainment - that's if you can find anyone else to play with. Expand
  5. Jun 8, 2019
    4
    n the end this game just got under my skin because the previous ones were just fantastic and this is mediocre at best. I hate the fact theyn the end this game just got under my skin because the previous ones were just fantastic and this is mediocre at best. I hate the fact they felt the need to add the movie universe at all in this game. I am seriously afraid that this is going to be where the franchise is heading to. If that is the case count me out. I cannot and will not recommend this game to anyone, even the fans of Age of Extinction should stay away from this game. I give this generous 2/5. If it didn't have the Cybertron stuff as the majority it would've been way lower of a rating. I'm sending this out to all Auto-bots, run like hell Edge of Reality is coming for you. Expand
  6. Jun 27, 2014
    2
    Say what u will I beat it in 1 hour dude, yea I have played war for cybertron and fall, and they still beat out this game any day campaign andSay what u will I beat it in 1 hour dude, yea I have played war for cybertron and fall, and they still beat out this game any day campaign and multiplayer wise. PS3 transformers looks a whole lot better than this game on ps4.. The story is garbage , the characters they stole from previous games are nothing new, and the new characters look like they should even be in a transformers game. The graphics are like playing on the damn ps2. I am a big transformers fan and I even played it again to see if I could get into it and I just can't,,,,,,,,it is a huge letdown and it is what it is, a rushed out game to get my 60 bucks into they're pockets,,, Expand
  7. Dec 20, 2014
    0
    garbage game. what else did you expect?

    I mean this is transformers. The game has a plot that is as poorly thought out and poorly executed
    garbage game. what else did you expect?

    I mean this is transformers. The game has a plot that is as poorly thought out and poorly executed as the movies.
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