It isn't deep. It won't set a new standard for action games. But I had a great time playing and I believe you will too. This is the first Transformers game I've been excited about, and having played it I can say that my excitement was validated.
An absolutely brilliant game, and one of the first major "movement shooters" in my opinion. The campaign levels are very linear but well designed, and each of the playable characters feel different. The story is pretty good, and was continued greatly in the sequel, Fall of Cybertron.
In its prime, the Multiplayer and Escalation modes were unmatched. The multiplayer had such fluidity and movement in its combat, and wasn't replicated by any other shooter at the time. The escalation mode was somewhat similar to COD zombies, but had more depth due to the enemies actually shooting back at you.
I say "was," because the servers have been down since 2020. They have been mostly revived due to community effort on PC and PS3, but due to some internal systems they will likely never be revived on Xbox 360.
Even still, this game was and still is incredible.
Everything from the bickering banter between Starscream and Megatron, the cold calculated communiques from Soundwave, or the heavy-handed speeches from Optimus to rally his Autobots, it's all here. War for Cybertron is an entertaining game that's just as enjoyable as it is playable.
While it may have the right atmosphere, the right approach to characterization and story presentation to attract anyone who is fond of the Transformers universe, it simply lacks any distinctive features that could potentially make it stand out and put it right up there with the industry's top shooters.
Fans of Transformers - real fans, the people with the cartoon series and die-cast toys - will probably get a huge kick out of the story behind Transformers. They might even get enough out of it to overlook the insipid level design, borrowed gameplay elements and sloppy AI.
I usually don't like licensed video games. but the transformers games, I usually find ranging from decent to perfect. in WFC's case, it's perfect. The story is very well written for the game. I liked going back to Cybertron and seeing this incarnation of how the Transformers left Cybertron. In all honesty, I find this plot more enjoyable than any of the movies, as much as I like the movies. Usually, I don't play 3rd person shooters, but WFC's gameplay is one of those TPS games that I really enjoy. The gameplay is simple and fun, and that's how I think gameplay in a Transformers game should be, not all kinds of combat and special moves. All WFC adds is special abilities only certain characters can do, and while these are helpful, I don't find myself using them that often, with the exception of the dodge attack. The graphics are very nice for a transformers game. it adds a lot more color then previous titles, but sometimes I feel like the graphics are done TOO well. Sometimes there may be spots where too much is happening in the background, and this is hard to pay attention to when you're in combat. The multiplayer is quite fun. My only real complaint is that there wasn't much customization for bots: just recoloring other transformers. Escalation is my favorite part of the game. I like many co-op survival games, like call of duty zombies or left 4 dead. Escalation is no exception. Its gameplay is addicting, and I'm constantly trying to get more points to survive. Overall, Transformers: War for Cybertron is one of those rare licensed games that really works. The story is great, the graphics are beautiful, and escalation mode adds a lot to the fun afterwards. This is one game I recommend to anyone.
While this game has a decent amount of issues, it's one of the first genuinely good Transformers games ever developed, if not the first. Nice visuals, decent gameplay, good voice acting and an interesting story. If you love the Transformers license, or just enjoy a decent sci fi game, pick this game up. But if you are low on money or want something better than this, get Fall of Cybertron as it's a big improvement over this game.
Having played both High Moon titles Transformers titles WFC is the more compelling game to leave feedback on, hence I'll begin with the bot's and con's (see what I did there? Me neither). This game is the most authentic in terms of character, background story and feeling towards Transformers Generation 1, Cybertron genuinely feels alive and vibrant amid the midst of a brutal civil war. The voice acting and dialogue are remarkably good and the original Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) is on key, however Megatron and Breakdown exchanges coupled with Warpath digs at Ironhide were entertaining. However despite the huge fan service throughout WFC the gameplay is too repetitive to the extent where 80% of the Autobot and Decepticon campaigns are identical, from the cut and paste enemies to the recycled boss battles it smacks of laziness. The story mode is 5 to 6 hours long, personally I would of liked another hour or two with more characters and variety. The mutliplayer is actually pretty decent, yet compared deeper titles like Battlefield there isn't enough depth to replay for months on end. Overall a very enjoyable ride through Cybertron pre-Earth days and the old memory banks, it's a shame that High Moon have seemingly abandoned making a third potentially even better game.
I started playing this game positively, I'd heard it was like gears of war with robots. But, sadly, no. Before i'd played the campaign i'd previously played the multiplayer which I enjoyed. If I was rating the multiplayer i'd give it 7/10. But when I got round to playing the campaign at a friends house I was disapointed. The robots were the same colours as the extremely boring and bland setting. Not just the autobots but the decepticons aswell. The combat is just boring and the weapons are just unsatisfying. One reedeming quality was the vehicles that was pretty innovative. But overall its a terrible game and thats coming from a transformers fan!
LOL, these scores are too high. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BUY THIS GARBAGE. you have been warned LOL...
awww man, i gotta do 150 characters minimum? ok here it goes:
Looks: terrible, way to b lazy craptivision
Mechanics: not enough ammo, "powers" are lame, lackluster, all basically the same
umm, what else. ok, basically u run from one cybertron themed room to another fighting generic robots. sub-par graphics, it really is all that is wrong with movie games. if u absolutely must play all transformers games then please just rent it so they dont get any money at l;east, but seriously, this is beyond a "skip", this deserves serious repercussions. seriously craptivision, how hard is it to just make a decent game?
SummaryTransformers: 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 i...