Play as your favorite characters from both the 4th TRANSFORMERS movie and Cybertron universes!
User reviews: Mixed (362 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 24, 2014

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Includes 5 items: TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark, TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark - Electro Bolter Weapon, TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark - Glass Gas Cannon Weapon, TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark - Stinger Character, TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark - Thundercracker Character

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Includes 9 items: Transformers™: Fall of Cybertron™, Transformers™: Fall of Cybertron™ - DINOBOT Destructor Pack, Transformers™: Fall of Cybertron™ - Massive Fury Pack, Transformers™: Fall of Cybertron™ - Multiplayer Havoc Pack, TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark, TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark - Electro Bolter Weapon, TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark - Glass Gas Cannon Weapon, TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark - Stinger Character, TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark - Thundercracker Character

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Includes 5 items: TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark - Electro Bolter Weapon, TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark - Glass Gas Cannon Weapon, TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark - Skywarp Character, TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark - Stinger Character, TRANSFORMERS™: Rise of the Dark Spark - Thundercracker Character


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Dark Spark Battle Pack
Annihilate your enemies with this all-in-one weapon/character pack.

Skywarp: He has never been interested in power or conquest, only the pursuit of knowledge. He joined the Decepticons to produce powerful weapons and experimental systems for use in combat.

Thundercracker: A Decepticon Seeker: a master of flight and aerial combat. He defected to the Decepticons with Starscream and Skywarp and now serves Megatron.

Stinger: A silent and mysterious bot. His motivations are unclear, but his prowess in battle is nothing to be trifled with. There may be more to Stinger than meets the eye…

Glass Gas Cannon: This weapon creates a distortion field in mid-air, suspending opponents in mid-air and rendering them helpless before sending them smashing into the ground at high velocity.

Electro Bolter: This weapon launches deadly harpoon-style projectiles. The kinetic energy of these projectiles knocks enemies back on impact and can even pin them to walls.

About This Game

Explore two unique worlds as your favorite TRANSFORMERS characters from TRANSFORMERS: Age of Extinction and Cybertron universes!

  • Includes Over 40 playable characters from two different universes!
  • Change Form Anytime: Effortlessly switch between robot and vehicle form!
  • Beyond the Movie: Weave your way through Earth and Cybertron universes in an unforgettable battle to secure the Dark Spark.
  • Epic Multiplayer Battles: Expanded four-player co-op online escalation mode with new upgradeable defenses and challenging Power Foes!
  • New Unlock System: Leveling system spans campaign and escalation, allowing players to unlock rewards that will aid progression in both modes!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 GT series with 512 MB RAM or ATI Radeon HD 4850 with 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation.
Helpful customer reviews
76 of 91 people (84%) found this review helpful
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
I'm a huge fan of Transformers and this game was just a great failure! Really!?! After those great games WfC and Foc(War for Cybertron, Fall of Cybertron) we get this. The campaing sucks and WE HAVE NO MULTIPLAYER! Only escalation(it's the only good thing in the game). No new weapons, just 5 new characters who are from Bayformers... and if I remember right 8 maps to escalation mode where players fight together agains 15 waves of enemies. Thats it. SPOILER WARNING!!! The campaing start in cyberton and the transformers are looking for the mysterious dark spark. After many of boring levels(the leveld don't even fit to FoC storyline) we get to earth AND THE BAYFORMERS UNIVERSE! After great story in the other games before this stupid game, the makers of the game decide to kill everyone! Well Optimus, Bumblebee and Drift are alive... but everyone else is DEAD. No Unicron, no continuing the old story, just combaining Bay's movies and the old good games. The story really SUCKS. There is still some new things: You can level up your character in campaing and escalation(it doesn't effect the game anyway) to level 25, and then you can activate "Prime mode". It means that you have level your character again to level 25 and unlock all characters and weapons again. What is the point in it? And from like achievements and completing waves in escalation you get gearboxes. When you open those boxes you get new weapons, characters, abilities, and upgrades. First its fun, but after a while it will be very boring! You get like 100 gearboxes in 2 minutes! Well not really that much, but I think you get it. The graphics are the same they were in FoC, and controls too. Buy this only If you are a big fan of Transformers. I'm so disappointed to this game... maybe next time we get a better one? :) This was my first review in Steam, I hope it helped you. I give this game 3/10. Sorry Edge of Reality, High Moon Studios just makes better Transformers games.
UPDATE!!! I was wrong about the story(I went to wiki to check it). The Dark Spark just appeared in the movie universe. But, the story is still very bad. :(
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46 of 49 people (94%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2014
With High Moon butchered and sent off to make Call of Duty ports for the rest of eternity (hereby referred to as The Activision Purgatory), Rise of the Dark Spark is a game built over the grave of the phenomenal "Cybertron" series of games, by new developer Edge of Reality, the studio that bought you... err, The Incredible Hulk. And the console port of Dragon Age: Origins. With a pedigree like that, what could go wrong.

Technically, there's everything in this that made War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron work - appealing third-person shooting, familiar faces and voices from the G1 Transformers cartoon, and gimmicks hooked in from the Transformers universe that are, admittedly, as compelling as they have been, if nowhere near as fresh. It's deprived of a soul, though.

It's a product, built and manufactured with devious precision, from the inclusion of the Michael Bay film universe to satiate marketing drive, to scenarios that seem to be outright ripped from prior games. Very few new things happen in this game, instead opting to be some kind of weird, bad DLC for Fall of Cybertron, only selling at full-price, as a tie-in to a often-derided Transformers universe, at least by fans (the same fans that made the High Moon games successful). It's an insult, albeit a perfectly playable one, with a confusing plot, bored actors, tried-and-true gameplay that has nontheless run its course and has been sucked of all joy. Also, it is really ugly. Ech.

No-one deserved this. High Moon especially, their legacy trampled on as they scream silently in The Activision Purgatory. Rise of the Dark Spark, bafflingly, takes two of the most intensely passionate games of the last decade and turns it into the definition of "shovelware". I could recommend it to people who really, REALLY want to play more of Fall of Cybertron but much, MUCH worse - and if that sounds like it could be fun to you, well, bully t'you, but it's not exactly my idea of a good time, and I don't doubt most would agree with me.
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32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
My least favorite part of TF2 is dealing with enemy snipers from halfway across the map while running around as the slow heavy weapons guy.

In this game the snipers are very small, hard to see, FLYING, aimbot-accurate, high dps, hitscan monsters that kill you in waves before you can even see them. Your character can't aim straight up so enjoy being griefed by these hovering jerkoffs you can't aim at.

Allied AI enjoy falling on their backs without killing any enemies then expect me to pick them, rendering myself prone to being instantly killed.

There seems to be no connection to this game and its prequel, no explanation of how we got where we are from where either of the last two games ended. I guess they were in a hurry to connect these games to the Michael Bay movies and cash in on the movie tie in.

There's a poorly executed weapon upgrade system that's only good for eating my time away and shattering my immersion.

Dialouge and characterization is solid, hilarious, and memorable.

There were so many impressive moments in Fall of Cybertron, it's sad to see this game sink so hard.


I powered through the game since my review. The difficulty spike seems to have been specific to that one early level as I never died once after that point. However, the game is still the weakest of the three with far fewer memorable, powerful, moving moments.

The weapon upgrade system and uncrating system ate up a frustrating amount of my time, whoever greenlit the idea of having me sit down and wait on my thumb for thirty chests to open in a row needs to be slapped in the face.

I hear the studio responsible for these trio of games actually shut down, no doubt in response to this game's lackluster performance. To be honest though the first two magnificent games don't get nearly enough attention for how enormously they exceeded my expectations. Even fall of cyberton by itself is worth playing, just ignore that this exists eight hour long game exists since it does virtually nothing you don't get in the superior prequel.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2014
Sorry but, i feel like ive wasted my money here. Ive played through War and enjoyed playing the campaigns through with friends. Then came Fall, which removed coop but added a ton of new features and playstyles. Then....This.., i dont even know. I started out playing and watched my fps lock at 30, then was plopped down with no explanation of where i was or why i was here. "Grab a gun, and meet us here as we leave you lost and introduce the villain" is an accurate description. I noticed also a lot of the assets were recycled from the previous games, and many of the cybertron characters were concepts from fall. It felt like battlefield having to unlock everything, and i hated how terrible the models were for the bayformers. Optimus Primes lips could totally suck the 1980s batsuit nipples in this game.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Terrible game, the multiplayer was great, but the story was absolutley horrifiyingly terrible
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
The developers of this should not make video games. The ai is crap. The story is crap. Everything feels awkward. You get boxes after you beat enough enemies, and what they contain is random, which does not make sense. Vehicle mode is OP most of the time. Characters are less unique then before. There is no PVP. There is only escalation. The thing that I dislike the most is how the developers tried to rewrite what happened in WfC and FoC. How many new characters are there? About 6. Everything else is taken from the last 2 games. Grimlock has the same animations for both Cybertron and Earth modes. The game crashes when I try to pick anything up as Grimlock
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23 of 39 people (59%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
I'm a huge fan of Transformers and this game was just a huge failure! After those great games WfC and Foc(War for Cybertron, Fall of Cybertron) we get this. The campaing sucks and WE HAVE NO MULTIPLAYER! Only escalation(it's the only good thing in the game). But still you get next to not even a new thing in the game and how everything is put together is terrible. If you like me and loved the past games don't buy. not even worth it on a 50% sale! This game mad me sad really sad. don't buy it!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
46.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
Not the best game of the Transformers series. Campaign is much fun I'll be honest on that, but escalation gets boring over time and there are no other multiplayer modes so it isn't much fun :( The fact that I played this game for around 30 hours (at this moment) says enough about the game. I won't stop playing it and if you want to play with me just let me know, but it is a little bit waste of money.....
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Absolutely terrible game. Do not buy, even at 25-50% off. Seriously, I bought this at 50% off and I compeltely regret the pruchase. It's buggy as heck - the graphics are terrible - when I started the game most of the textures were in low resolution and on top of that I could literally see through buildings. I took some screen shots but of course the game is so buggy that it doesn't even save them, otherwise I'd post them. Also when trying to interface with the Teletraan you have to be in the "perfect" position otherwise the interface button won't pop up. I literally spent 5 minutes trying to get it to pop up once. Also some enemies are just ridiculous, either by design or (most likely) by bug. They are unkillable and shoot you down within 3 shots, faster than any human reaction time. I am so dissapointed with this game. I love all things Transformers, I have hundreds of them, a tattoo on my arm, and pretty much every comic, but this game.... I completely regret... and I haven't even gotten to the "Bayverse" part (aside from the first chapter which was awful) so I can only imagine how terrible it gets from here on out. I really wish I could get a refund. I loved WoC and FoC, and this game uses the same assets and a lot of the functionality, but it's not at all a sucessor.

Full Moon Studios, please for the love of god make another Transformers game that people can enjoy. This crap makes me sad to be a fan.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
it feels like a really ♥♥♥♥♥ty cash-in, but at least all of high moons good gamplay is there..... except for amazingly overpowered enemies. the story is pathetic. cutscenes are lower quality and have a lower volume than the actuall game. the multi-player tag is missleading. the only multiplayer is escalation. if you have played the other transformers games, you would know that escalation and multiplayer were 2 diffrent things. in this game its the same, which is to say, co op wave survival. character creation is gone for online, instead replaced with mystery boxes that will either unlock weapons for bothe multi/ and single player, or just a character for multi. its a really bad game, and id only reccomend it for people who want a difficult game, coz thats all it does
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
I purchased this game and can't use it. It crashes every time I try to start CAMPAIGN. Very disappointed.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
Oh, where do I start? I love this game! For all the flak it gets, it's a stable, and frankly, fun Transformers title. Despite what everyone says, the visuals look exactly like Fall of Cybertron, which creates some very beautiful character models and locations. Locations like Cybertron's "Sea of Rust", or Kolkular (Megatron's fortress), are beautiful to look at, especially with the upgraded visuals on PC.

The campaign mode's plot is the least enjoyable in terms of story, as it breaks canon in many areas (Such as Optimus and Grimlock's partnership in the game's 13th mission, despite the game being a prequel to Age of Extinction), which nagged on my mind a lot. Besides this break in continuity, it's rather enjoyable, however, I just wish it was focused more on Earth, as over half of the game takes place on Cybertron, which wasn't in my interests with an Earth-marketed game.

Sound design remains the same as Fall, with most of the original voice actors present to fill their roles in game (i.e: Peter Cullen as Optimus, Fred Tatasciore returns as the Aligned Continuity Megatron, while Jim Ward lends his voice to the Insecticon, Hardshell. This attention to voice detailing leaves you immersed in their voices and dialogue. Weapons sound beefy, and hold impact, with my favorite sound to hear, being one of the "Gambler" upgrade for the Path Blaster (Gambler being an upgrade that makes the final shot in the chamber have the destruction potential of a small nuke, while the Path Blaster is a single shot, semi-automatic rifle.)

Level design in this case is never actually "repetitive", as the levels retain the brightness and color from Fall, while giving more varied areas to explore, ranging from a massive "desert-esque" land, a city at dark, and a massive alien fortress, etc. This keeps each area fresh, while also smoothly changing from level to level. The gametype Escalation (A horde-type mode, where players fight off increasingly difficult waves of enemies) is beefed up in RoTDS, as there is not only a healthy amount of maps; but a multitude of upgrades to certain map areas. (Ranging from Corrosive fields, to turrets, and even electric barriers.)

This also goes hand in hand with the amount of playable characters, which is massive, even for a Transformers title. However, most of the characters are Cybertron based, while only about 4-5 are Earth-based, (Drift, Bumblebee, Optimus, Lockdown and Stinger, if you bought DLC) which might leave some players desiring more in the way of Earth modes.

Also, multiplayer is absent in this case, although, Escalation is cooperative. This may not affect people who are campaign lovers, but people who play games for multiplayer need not apply here. Overall, this title shouldn't be treated as a full on, new title. It should be treated as a massive expansion. It's a fun, if not short ride that is well worth the money. I'd recommend it.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
fun game...but dont expect it to follow cybertron storyline...if u do it full of continuity if wanting to play this..think of it as seperate game..sad edge of reality screwed it up.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
Its great for a bit of a throwback to the fall of cybertron, a highly underrated game, but they havent made any improvements to matchmaking, game options etc. The rewards system on it is annoying, takes forever to open box after box, but if you dont open them, you dont get upgrades or more transformers..... The ai isnt great, they shout the same words over and over again. There is no longer pvp, only a complete re hash of escalation (as mentioned before, no further options, so you only get the limited waves again...), so you cant create your own transformer anymore.

All in all Id give it a rating somewhat like the film.... good for a laugh, doesnt stand out, no way worth the asking price.
Go spend your money on something better, and hope that they trash this game, and build it back up again better, it has the potential to be so much more.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2014
Having just finished Rise, I have to say I was struck by how amazingly LAZY the writers of this game were. They have an amazing engine from Fall of Cybertron. They have a bunch of engaging characters. They do nothing new with either of them, and they kind of don't do a lot of the good old stuff either.
The level design is at best generic, and does nothing to highlight the character you're playing. In FOC if you had a cloaking device, you knew it was a stealth level. If you had a grappling hook, the achievement for the level wasn't "Use the grappling hook as little as possible". The levels are all slightly different variations of run and gun. There's not even much of an incentive to transform, save that it gives you access to a missile launcher.

The writing is lazy, at best. Ok, so we get to see Shockwave hooking up with the insecticons. Woo. But the game would almost write itself if they just thought about it. Trypticon just crashed? Ok, why not explain why he was under Autobot guard in FOC? Drift is even in this game? Why not drop some deeper hints about why he defected, maybe play a level with him as a Decepticon on Cybertron. And why not explain WHAT THE **** Grimlock is even doing anywhere?

In short, this game trys to shoe horn itself into the FOC cannon, and cash in on Transformers 4. It fails at both. You should not pay more than about $10 US for this game. It's good for about 6 hours.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
Even before this game was out i predicted it'd be ♥♥♥♥ . Guess i was right . In the name of all that is holly dont buy this half baked monstrosity . Pirate it and if your a hardcore fan who hasnt played the divine goodness of the previous games then by all means buy it .
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark.In my opinion again very good game.Maybe here isnt multiplayer (TDM,DM etc.) but escalation and campain was more focused.Campain ofcourse should be long then 4 h -_- it very bad. Graphic... exelent job.Characters ofcourse all from older parts and new characters like Stinger and Lockdown.Weapons nothing new maybe 2 new guns and weapons we can ofcourse upgrate so all weapons are so epic :D.Escalation is so upgrated. I like it so much we can update so much things what can help us. Its very cool but only 15 waves.If here will be added multiplayer (But i dont think so :D) it will be the best transformers game ! In my opinion 9.5/10 bc should be multiplayer(TDM,DM etc.) :D
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2014
The game did not look that good out of the box but after the latest patch the game works, at least for me, with GeDoSaTo which makes the game so much better in terms of graphics. Of course graphics isn't everything but this game was severely lacking.
Also my alt mode has stopped jumping shaking like crazy so I'm actually quite enjoying this game now.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014

So this game really surprised me, and it wasn't because of the movie aspects tied into the Cybertron world. Seriously, I felt like they were on a journey all about the samurai Autobot... I couldn't care for his redemption story, I wanted a solid story about Autobots versus Decepticons. And the whole Lockdown movie... well you know what? The only fun I had was when the game shifted into the Cybertron world.

Also, the campaign does run at a smooth 60 frames per second Locked, but that is actually what I expected for the PC port. I was very responsive and fluid, and I truly enjoyed the controls.

BUT... (sigh)

The Multiplayer isn't what we would consider multiplaying... Its more like a horde mode where you pick a side and have waves of Autobot/Decepticon come at you while picking from uncustomizable avatars. You can't build your own Transformer like the previous titles from High Moon Studios (WTF, where were they when this was getting made...?)

Most noticeable, is that the PC multiplayer is fixed to an astounding 30 frames per second!!

Now wait, wait, don't thumb me down, let me explain. PC isn't console, and its architech is different; it can handle more load and more graphical demands. If you give me 60 frames per second during the campaign, which is more demanding due to voice overs, graphical demands and musical tracks, why can't I get the same thing in multiplayer? I would think that we would benefit from a higher fps due to competition.

I still would recommend this game, but only because after the lame intro campaign and you get on Cybertron. After that, its back to the movie aspect which is basically a cut a paste. The multiplayer aspect is bleh, because of the locking of frames, you won't find the fluid gameplay that you want on PC. I also found it funny how right after the community wasn't heard about this game's locked multiplayer frame, Fall of Cybertron multiplayer had an abundance of activities and I literally played for the next 10 hours FULL SERVERS!!

Get this game on a sale or on ♥♥♥ if discounted... Its not worth $49.99...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Okay this game is great but my only complant is you really need a controlar for it but good.
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