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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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.
  • Five playable AUTOBOTS: Wreak havoc on the DECEPTICONS as OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, SIDESWIPE, WHEELJACK and GRIMLOCK.
  • 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

    Minimum:
    • 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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BitVyper
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Slick action game that wholeheartedly embraces the style and characterizations of the 80s toon. Combat is fluid, with a nice combo system that makes use of transforming. Equipment management feels a bit needless, since you're mostly just upgrading the same weapons forever, but there is some skill/stat twinkage you can do with it if that's your thing.

The top down missions are completely stupid though. That's my only real complaint.
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DarkFlameApprentice
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game is surprisingly incredible. The gameplay and controls are very smooth and satisfying. The graphic style, storyline, 80s metal soundtrack, and most of the original english voices from the cartoon come together for the Transformers game we've all deserved since we were kids. Even if you aren't familiar with the franchise this game is genuinely good. At least give it a try, you won't regret it!
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Atomic Wedgie™
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
The best review ever right here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Nf7Wme78w

timeless.
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Rega
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Pros:
- Transformers
- 1980s style
- Not Michael Bay
- Badass music
- Nostalgia
- Your favorite characters

Cons:
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Technoir
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Mindless Fun, worth getting for the artstyle alone, really takes you back to when you were a kid watching cartoons, except now, you're part of it.
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Rantmachine
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
As a huge fan of the original series of transformers this game is great the art is spot on and the voices of the main characters being the original voices (other that wheeljack) really make it. The game play is fun. There are little glitches however tehy seem to be outside of the actual gameplay. This is probably the best transformers I have ever played.
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Officer Bananas
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great action game even if you don't care about transformers.
Yeah it's like five hours long but it has a ton of replayability and HOLY CRAP is it a steal at $12.50
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Batmun
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
More than meets the eye


Transformers Devastation comes as the next entry in the Transformers game series after a less than than stellar end to the Cybertron series with 2014's so-so Transformers Rise Of The Dark Spark.

Devastation however does not have anything to do with the Cybertron games but is in fact a video game homage to the 80's Transformers cartoon with a similar look, tone and feel to the original series. Even actors such as Peter Cullen and Frank Welker return to reprise their roles as Optimus Prime and Megatron once again.

Developed by Platinum Games, known for their high quality hack and slashers such as Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising, Devastation is yet another game from the company that can be classed as a hack and slash title, although Transformers has a vastly different feel to it than its contemporaries due to it's admittedly rather campy source material. I am aware neither Bayonetta or MGR took themselves too seriously but Transformers ups the ante as it knows it should be as cheesy and ridiculous as possible so the entire game has a burst of cel-shaded colour and imagination not seen often in games of this generation and this really helps it in standing out from the crowd.

The game lets you control five Transformers, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack and Grimlock. Each character plays slighly differently from each other and each of them attack in a variety of ways.

Gameplay involves, as always with Platinum's titles, fast-paced action where quick button inputs let you reign hell upon your enemies. A cool element of this game is that the transformer you choose to play as can transform into a car to make the action even swifter for smooth traversal through the game's environments. It helps break up the combat with an element not found in other Platinum titles.

Enemies include your standard grunts, insect-like robots, a giant hammer-wielding robot that can break you down easily if you aren't careful, especially when there are more than one, and there are a few Devastators to fight in arena-like boss battles, which are highly enjoyable.

The run-time of Devastation is about 4-5 hours so it's far from the longest game from Platinum, but it does have a lot of replay value as earning new weapons through the game's loot finding system grants you more power to help you take on harder difficulties as well as the fact the game rewards you for playing through it with each Transformer for even more replayability.

To sum things up, Transformers Devastation comes highly recommended for fans of Platinum's other hack and slash titles, for fans of the original 80's Transformers series as it does it's source material justice in both looks and tone, and really, just fans of over the top action games in general as this game is incredibly polished and just stupidly entertaining from a gameplay perspective.

AUTOBOTS, ROLLOUT!
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FoxQM
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Has a strange framerate lock that occasionally locks itself to 59fps creating an occasional stutter, in a fast paced action game, that's definitely something you don't want.
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Mark447
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
BUY IT NOW
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
55 of 69 people (80%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Basically Bayonetta with Transformers. I have no idea how else to describe this game.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
More than meets the eye


Transformers Devastation comes as the next entry in the Transformers game series after a less than than stellar end to the Cybertron series with 2014's so-so Transformers Rise Of The Dark Spark.

Devastation however does not have anything to do with the Cybertron games but is in fact a video game homage to the 80's Transformers cartoon with a similar look, tone and feel to the original series. Even actors such as Peter Cullen and Frank Welker return to reprise their roles as Optimus Prime and Megatron once again.

Developed by Platinum Games, known for their high quality hack and slashers such as Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising, Devastation is yet another game from the company that can be classed as a hack and slash title, although Transformers has a vastly different feel to it than its contemporaries due to it's admittedly rather campy source material. I am aware neither Bayonetta or MGR took themselves too seriously but Transformers ups the ante as it knows it should be as cheesy and ridiculous as possible so the entire game has a burst of cel-shaded colour and imagination not seen often in games of this generation and this really helps it in standing out from the crowd.

The game lets you control five Transformers, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack and Grimlock. Each character plays slighly differently from each other and each of them attack in a variety of ways.

Gameplay involves, as always with Platinum's titles, fast-paced action where quick button inputs let you reign hell upon your enemies. A cool element of this game is that the transformer you choose to play as can transform into a car to make the action even swifter for smooth traversal through the game's environments. It helps break up the combat with an element not found in other Platinum titles.

Enemies include your standard grunts, insect-like robots, a giant hammer-wielding robot that can break you down easily if you aren't careful, especially when there are more than one, and there are a few Devastators to fight in arena-like boss battles, which are highly enjoyable.

The run-time of Devastation is about 4-5 hours so it's far from the longest game from Platinum, but it does have a lot of replay value as earning new weapons through the game's loot finding system grants you more power to help you take on harder difficulties as well as the fact the game rewards you for playing through it with each Transformer for even more replayability.

To sum things up, Transformers Devastation comes highly recommended for fans of Platinum's other hack and slash titles, for fans of the original 80's Transformers series as it does it's source material justice in both looks and tone, and really, just fans of over the top action games in general as this game is incredibly polished and just stupidly entertaining from a gameplay perspective.

AUTOBOTS, ROLLOUT!
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
57.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
controlls are a little wild at first but great game sofar if your a g1 fan or tf fan in general worth a look at.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Great action game even if you don't care about transformers.
Yeah it's like five hours long but it has a ton of replayability and HOLY CRAP is it a steal at $12.50
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Pros:
- Transformers
- 1980s style
- Not Michael Bay
- Badass music
- Nostalgia
- Your favorite characters

Cons:
???
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256 of 291 people (88%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
33.2 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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86 of 89 people (97%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
101.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2015
Reviewing this game is simple.

Want Game of the Year with a gripping story, revolutionary gameplay and hundreds of hours of content? Go buy something else.

Want the video game equivalent of the most sugar-filled but delicious bowl of kids cereal you can find? Buy Transformers Devastation. It's a bowl of Fruity Pepples with a side of a Saturday morning cartoon. And everyting about it is stupid and fun.

Don't believe folks that say it's a 4 hour game. Beating the campaign once (on medium difficulty with one character of five) is 4 hours. If you want to beat it with all the characters, on all the difficulties (the 3 base + 2 hidden harder difficulties), do all 50 challenge modes, craft the best weapons , and get highest rank in everything (SS), it's considerably longer. Probably closer to 100. It's a real grind though. But a fun one.

Basically this game is what you make it. Want a pure diversion... a simple game that is just a joy to play and is nothing if not lovingly done? Play it in short intervals. Want to play this game for many, many hours? You can do that too.

If nothing else, you'll have a game that you can sit down and play for 30 minutes if you're bored or feeling down that will make you grin ear to ear every time with how fun it is. Deep? No. Fun? You'll find few games more fun. Extremely recommended.
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112 of 130 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2015
A game based on the G1 series Transformers made by Platinum Games. So let's start out with the stuff everybody cares about. There is witch time, parry (bayonetta style), dodge offset, and all of your usual platinum combat mechanics. Each weapon has its own stats, some have special effects, others have elemental effects, and they can all be upgraded. Weapons have their own variations as well. Some have the ability to charge light attacks and one in particular can shoot out projectiles. Each character plays different and has their own special attack and ultimate attack. For example, Optimus does an AoE attack with his trailer attached as his special and his ultimate attack is a ground pound which is another AoE attack. The guns automatically lock-on, so it makes shooting easy. You can also blind fire like you would in MGR. Each character is capable of holding four weapons total and has their own attachments and stats.

The stages vary from being open-ended, to morphing rooms, and linear corridors. There's also some sections that take place in special areas, but I won't spoil those. There are also hidden missions if you backtrack or find a special area on the map like Bayonetta or MGR. Think of them as hidden verses. There are a good amount of collectibles as well that you can get by destroying decepticon logos, picking up cards, etc. The upgrade system gives you plenty of reason to explore so you can find rare weapons or just fodder weapons to synthesize. There's also this little mini-game you play with wheeljack where he creates chips that you can attach to upgrade your character. It's entirely RNG-based, so expect some disappointment before getting a godly chip.

There's 50 challenges you can play post-game which are unlocked by playing the game. I also unlocked some by playing the challenges themselves. They're what you would expect from challenges. Beat enemies/bosses and do you best. The better grade you get, the better the reward. The challenges reward you with weapons and the grades go up to SS. Don't worry, the rewards stack, so you don't have to get specific grades.

The story is bla bla bla MEGATRON! bla bla bla OPTIMUS! bla bla bla Save the world.

It felt like the majority of the game you were fighting bosses which I am totally okay with. Hearing (some) of the original VAs fight it out to rockin' music was fantastic.

It took me 4 hours to beat on my first playthrough on normal. So if you're a "one and done" type of gamer with character action games, it's probably not worth the $50 to you. If you like to replay your games, wants to beat it with multiple characters, do all the missions, etc. It is very much worth the price tag. Either way, it's always quality over quantity for me and I feel I got my money's worth with this game.

P.S. I don't know about the skins, but I managed to obtain one of the pre-order weapons via a loot crate. So don't worry about missing out on those.
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74 of 82 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
If you are into G1 Transformers, get this (might want to wait for a sale, though). Look at the screenshots, view the trailer - Platinum Games ♥♥♥♥ing nailed the G1 style. It could hardly be truer to the source material - crazy good stuff.

The game is basically a beat'em up with a MAJOR grinding component.

The beat'em up has all the elements of earlier Platinum Titles: dodges, parries, slowmotion and counterattacks after successful evades. New elements have been added to accomodate the fact that Autobots can transform into cars - basically, you can race around (to charge up an uppercut that punches right through defenses like shields) or add an extra transformation attack to a successful combo. Takes a few tries to get used to it, but becomes second nature fast.

Combat is fun, suffers from a really crappy camera though and tends to be really chaotic at times - when the battle-action pulls out all the stops the screen EXPLODES in color and effects - it's ridiculously awesome looking but doesn't help with careful dodging / parries / whatever. This can be frustrating if you go for maximum ranking and top score (and here's the catch - you WILL do that at some point, otherwise you won't be spending much time with Transformers: Devastation).

What sucks, in my opinion, is the entire crafting / looting / roleplaying-aspect of the game that adds DREADFUL GRIND to Transformers: Devastation. Sure, that stuff waters down a game that is essentially 4 hours long and adds REPLAY VALUE or some ♥♥♥♥ - but WHY IS THAT NECESSARY? See, I am a-okay with a deep game that wants you to play it on max-difficulty for score and ranks. What I am not okay with is random weapon drops that can be merged, weird "perk"-chips that you get by basically winning them in a quicktime-event lottery and 5 or 6 different stats that you can raise through battle but also alter them by directly paying ingame-money for it. The real downside of this is that high stats and high-level weapons trivialize actual combat-skills. Really dislike this and hope that their upcoming Turtles game will scale this back to early Bayonetta-levels. In the end you don't play so much for mastery, but for grabbing enough cash to afford X. A design decision I do not agree with.

Talking about earlier Platinum Games, I also find the whole "staging" of the story in Transformers: Devastation to be somewhat lacking. It's pretty close to the TV show but it lacks the "epicness" of a game like "Fall of Cybertron" (just thinking about Metroplex heeding the call of the last Prime *goosebumps*) which I find weird since Platinum has shown time and time again that they know EVERYTHING about over the top-badassery turned videogame but decided to tone it down here - the storymode just doesn't feel as awesome and mindblowing as it could have been. Also cliffhanger-ending. Meh.

Let's sum it up - the game is good, the fighting is fun, the action ridiculous, the presentation is top-notch and jaw-dropping gorgeous almost all the time. It's flawed though and I am really no fan of the grind-aspect (your mileage may vary) and the campaign feels like it's missing something to make it really memorable. Good stuff and worth (some of) it's money, but not as incredible as I had hoped it would be.
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53 of 58 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
Short review with all you need to know:

The good :
- Made by PlatinumGames
- Fluid combat
- Transforming is the most natural thing ever, best implemintation in any Transformers game
- Graphics look like you're watching the 80's cartoon
- Voices from the original 80's cartoon
- Plenty of room for replayability and mastery

The bad :
- The camera, you need to control it manually 99% of the time
- Rank in combat can be hevily influenced by your character's weapons and stats, all which can be leveled up
- The camera again, there will be plenty of times where you'll get attack by something that was off screen
- Leveling up weapons is tedious
- The camera yet again, you will find yourself in a situation where the camera doesn't let you see anything

Conclusion :
After Bayonetta, I expected a much better camera from PlatinumGames/
Gameplay is still rock solid.
If you like games like Legend of Korra, Bayonetta, or anything where you have to dodge in combat, this game is very good.
If you are a fan of the old G1 Transformers, this game is a must have.
If you aren't a fan but still enjoy watching big robots beat the mesh out of each other, then you'll still enjoy it.
You can eventually adjust to manually moving the camera for 99% of situations.
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