The TRANSFORMERS are back, and this time they’re in the hands of acclaimed developer PlatinumGames, who have combined their over-the-top brawler action with comic book inspired art to create a TRANSFORMERS game like none other.
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Very Positive (24 reviews) - 83% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Oct 6, 2015

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About This Game

The TRANSFORMERS are back, and this time they’re in the hands of acclaimed developer PlatinumGames, who have combined their over-the-top brawler action with comic book inspired art to create a TRANSFORMERS game like none other.

  • Surprise the enemy: PlatinumGames signature fast action allows instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for to create a unique master combat system.
  • Actors from the original TV series: Reprising their roles are Peter Cullen (OPTIMUS PRIME), Dan Gilvezan (BUMBLEBEE), Frank Welker (MEGATRON and SOUNDWAVE), and more.
  • Play again and again: 5 difficulty levels with overhauls in enemy composition, combined with a deep customization system, means hours of intense gameplay.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4400 / AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT @ 512MB / ATI® Radeon™ HD 3870 @ 512MB or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required for activation.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
For what it is, and as a Transformers fan, I can recommend this.

As strictly a gamer, with limited money to spend...I don't know.

The story mode is really short. The combat is fun, but ultimately leaves a bit to be desired. Things get kinda boring after awhile. There's an arcade/challenge mode which added some extra fun.

There are times where you're just repeating the same level over and over just to get some gear. Which is not what I would expect from a Transformers action game. An RPG dungeon crawler-type thing? Yeah. This? U wot?

If you're a die-hard Transformers fan. Get it on sale. If not, meh.

I will say, the visuals are on-point, and it FEELS like the devs did a good job keeping in the spirit of Transformers.

Would fully recommend if there was just MORE.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
As a child in the early 1980's, I used to enjoy watching Transformers. As an adult in 2016, I enjoy being those same Transformers.

The attention to detail is amazing. The original voice actors and art style are perfect. It's exactly as it was in both the comics and cartoon. Any fan of G1 Transformers will be in heaven. Even the little plastic guns are authentic. The only disappointment was Megatron not transforming into a Walther P-38.

Nostalgia aside, the gameplay isn't that ground-breaking. I feel like I'm playing Spiderman 2 half the time - and DragonBall Z the other half. All the level designs I've witnessed so far are very repetitive. In fairness, I haven't completed it yet, but still...

However it's nice to watch my kids play with some genuine Transformers. Overall, enjoyable for old gits or young boys alike.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Very intense action game. It also has a pretty deep weapon customization system. On the minus it only keeps one save of your game, and if you try to replay an old chapter you will likely erase ALL OF YOUR PROGRESS as it will over write everything you did following that chapter. Otherwise mostly good, worthwhile. 4 out of 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
more than meets the eye.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Disappointingly short but undeniably awesome - a silky smooth framerate followed by out-of-this-world animations and gameplay. The game is great, but I do wish there was a Decepticon story mode as well, because the game is short anyway. It will take you 5 to 6 hours to beat. There are side missions in the story mode which are really fun, so I would recommend those to you to increase your playtime by, say, 30 minutes. Once you are done with the marvelous story (which features the original cast), you will also have 50 challenges to complete which will take about an hour or more.

Without spoilers, the story is that the Decepticons have come to Earth to change it into Cybertron and you must stop them with the great cast of Autobots which are playable: Optimus Prime, Wheeljack, Bumblebee, Sideswipe and Grimlock.

Get it! Amazing music, epic action and hunger for replaying are all present in this Transformers masterpiece.
You COULD finish this game in one sitting, which I was about to do. Fun, but short.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
58.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
The definitive Transformers game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
soundwave sounds like soundwave


the only flaw i found was when sometimes you go to dodge but even though it shows you dodging it doesnt actually dodge.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Very boring, repetitive action game. Most of the game is spent within the same city doing laps in the same areas, and the fighting is quite sub-par when compared to more modern action games like the Batman: Arkham series.
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7 of 73 people (10%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
The game is single player. It is linear. Get this game if you like dying and respawning over multiple times until you win.

I uninstalled and I have no fond memories or desire to reinstall.

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248 of 284 people (87%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
33.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2015
A lifelong fan of transformers, I put this to the test. and the results are as follows.

Megatron is trying to convert earth into a new cybertron, the Autobots have to save the day...again.

I'll cut to the chase.

Pros: Decent combat system really keeps the action piled on.
Great music that reminds you of the soundtrack to the original movie.
surprisingly nice customization options, such as weapons, skills, upgrades, and more.
Art Style catches the appeal of the G1 series and is pretty pleasing.
Original voice actors really put the nostalgia on for older fans.

Cons: Cookie cutter story feels all to familiar.
sometimes sound effects don't work properly, had several lip sync issues similar to old dubbed martial arts movies.
Very Linear, only offering a block of movement at a time, while the same issue was in the Cybertron games. this
one puts up giant energy barriers, similar to devil may cry.

Slightly confusing controls, If you've played the cybertron games, the switch to vehicle mode was easy, however, you'll find yourself struggling to adapt to the new "Hold RB down" to transform and switch back, especially in combat when the RB is also used as the button to pull off finishing moves.

Small Roster of 5 playable autobots is pretty unimpressive.

Lots of filler. Gates, energy barriers, and floating obstacles that need to be smashed, shot, or rammed before getting to the next area take up alot of time.

The age really shows in the voice acting. You almost think that Frank Welker (Megatron and Soundwave) might actually be sick.

It doesn't feel like a huge game, which might explain the pricetag.

I'll end up playing this game all the way through. It's not the perfect transformers game, but it's a step in the right direction, and it's a great way to get people who only know the transformers in MBay form to enjoy the originals.

8/10 would Transform and Roll out again.

Edit: It took 21 hours to beat the game with all 5 characters.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 18

I stopped playing this game fairly quickly, which may make some second guess my review. Those that do are fools.

- Ummm hmmmm, nope, nothing

- "retro" graphics ... BAD GRAPHICS
- Crap movesets/combos
- Hack and slash with little originality
- Controls are awful
- Linear

If anything this game should be free, reminds me of old free online flash games used to market movies.
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14.7 hrs
Posted: October 16
This game is everything your 12 year old self could want in a game! It isn't too easy and it isn't too hard. Combat is immensely satisfying. The customization and strategy adds an interesting dimension. The story isn't anything super impressive, but it really doesn't have to be. The fun is all in smashing giant robots.
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Philippe Heroux
8.4 hrs
Posted: October 15
If you loved the origonal transformers you will love this.
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[BT] Ingwaz
4.8 hrs
Posted: October 14
TL;DR: Great game imo. If you're a big G1 Transformers fan and Platinum Games fan, probably worth it for you. If you're only one of those things, maybe wait for a sale.

I was always a fan of Transformers when I was younger, and that never really changed, but I didn't really get into the newer itterations of it as time went on. The original has always been my favorite, and this game seems like such a love letter to that generation of Transformers.

First off, this is a Platinum Games game. For those of you not familiar with Platinum Games, that means that this is a fairly short (4-5 hours for one playthrough), heavy action game that focuses on combos and combat. Think Bayonetta and Vanquished. If that's something you like (I know I do), then you'll probably like this. You can also get some replay out of this game, as you can play as 5 different characters throughout the game and replay the chapters of the game. I will say that for Devasation the combat seems, at least as far as Platinum Games usually go, the combat seems to require less complex knowledge of the intricacies and how they work to really do somet things. I'm not saying that as a bad thing, but there's perhaps not as deep a level of complexity as something like Vanquish, which when you really got into it enabled you to do some absolutely crazy stuff. The combat is still fun though, but you run the risk of getting yourself into a rut if you find something that works and don't really expand or evolve.

So, let's talk about the actual things people might be unsure about with recent Transformers games. I own and have at least played part of both Fall of and War for Cybertron. While they seem like alright games, they never really grabbed me and I eventually just stopped playing them part way through. I went into Devastation with the idea of "this could be awesome." That was quickly changed to "HOLY ♥♥♥♥ THIS IS AWESOME!" when I saw that they had gotten all of the original voice actors, been true to the original art style and general tone of the G1 show, and been really true to the characters. If you're a fan of G1, you'll probably love this game for that alone.

Overall, Devastation is a great game imo. If you're a big fan of G1 Transformers and games with the aforementioned combat style, you'll probably love it as well. The biggest issue people might have with it is its short play time while still costing 50$. So, if you think you'll be playing through it more than once, and you like what it is, It'll probably be worth it for you. If you're maybe only looking for one playthrough or you're just a fan of G1 Transformers or just the gameplay style, maybe wait for it to hit a 50% sale.
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[FC&N] Ince Castle (Shadow)
62.5 hrs
Posted: October 14
This, by far, is one of my personal favorite games. Fun, action packed, exciting, an over all joy to play. Of course it has a few issues, with short story for a video game, but honestly it felt like a new episode of G1. Over all I've played this game over and over again. You actually feel like a vehicle hitting another vehicle with shere action packed finece. I absolutely reccomend this game to others.
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7.3 hrs
Posted: October 13
This game is great and I'm glad I finally got the chance to play it. The art style is amazing and the fighting system is great. There were a few frustrating moments with some control issues but other than that it was an awesome time. Highly recommend it for any Transformers fan.
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Mr Gomez
11.5 hrs
Posted: October 12
Transform and Rollout! Original voice acters, Gen One Transformers, what more do you want??!
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AJ Archer
22.2 hrs
Posted: October 11
This game is all sorts of Nostalgia. It's that saturday morning cartoon from when I was growing up but in a way I can control.

I love it. Even if people say that it's short and you can finish it in under 5 hours (which is true) the point is to play it over and over again with each character and in different settings.

Transformers G1 fans, buy it!
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