Become the ultimate weapon. Fight to the end in the war that started it all. Wield an arsenal of lethal, high-tech weaponry and change form from robot to vehicle at any time as you battle through the living, metallic world of Cybertron.
User reviews: Very Positive (653 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 22, 2010

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"A heartfelt and genuine tribute to Transformers, made by people who give a damn. A great action romp with some fantastic nostalgic callbacks."

About This Game

Become the ultimate weapon. Fight to the end in the war that started it all. Wield an arsenal of lethal, high-tech weaponry and change form from robot to vehicle at any time as you battle through the living, metallic world of Cybertron. Separate Autobot and Decepticon campaigns take you from Autobot and Decepticon cities, to the Energon core of Cybertron, to the outer reaches of the orbital debris while pitting brother against brother and friend against foe. Experience Optimus’ rise to greatness and Megatron’s thirst for destruction. The balance of power between Autobots and Decepticons is in your hands.

Key Features

  • TWO DISTINCT CAMPAIGNS, ONE EPIC STORY
    • Play both the Autobots™ and Decepticons™ campaigns
    • Battle as your favorite Transformers character in this 3rd Person High Action Shooter
  • WAGE WAR ONLINE
    • Deep multiplayer game modes thrust you into a global battle
    • Team up with your friends and battle waves of enemies in Escalation Mode
  • CREATE YOUR OWN TRANFORMERS CHARACTER
    • Choose your character class, vehicle, weapons, attributes, skills, and upgrades
    • Level up and customize your character to fit your playing style
  • 3-PLAYER DROP-IN/DROP-OUT ONLINE CO-OP
    • Team up with your friends and fight through epic campaigns
  • CHANGE FORM FROM ROBOT TO VEHICLE AT ANY TIME
    • Instantly convert from robot to car, jet, tank or truck mode and attack your enemies from any angle

System Requirements

    • OS: XP/Vista/Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8 GHz or AMD Ahtlon 64 x2 Dual-Core 4000+ 2.0 GHz4 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2GB of RAM
    • Graphics: 3D hardware accelerator card required - 100% DirectX® 9.0c-compliant 256 MB video card and drivers*
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c (Included)
    • Hard Drive: 9GB of uncompressed hard disk space (plus 400 MB for the Windows® swap file and 12 KB free for saved games)
    • Sound: 100% DirectX® 9.0c-compliant true 16-bit sound card and drivers
    • Other Requirements: A 100% Windows® XP/Vista/Windows 7-compatible computer system
      Keyboard/Mouse 100% Windows® XP/Vista/Windows 7-compatible mouse, keyboard and drivers
    *Supported Chipsets for Windows® XP/Vista/Windows 7

    &nbsp - All NVIDIA® GeForce® 7900 GT 256 MB RAM and better chipsets (excluding 8400 cards)

    &nbsp - All ATI Radeon™ x1900 256 MB RAM and better chipsets (excluding Radeon HD2400, HD2600, and HD3450)
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
I have been playing this game for only an hour or so, and so far, I love every minute of it. I highly recommend purchasing this game because it is a great way to see the Transformers before they came to Earth. Great perspective from the original 1985 TV show. Love the characters and vehicles that they transform into. No regrets.
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.3 hrs on record
I didn't enjoy it as much as fall of cybertron, but this game is truly brilliance. Explains the lore so if you are not a hardcore fan you can easily catch up. 9/10
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Very pleasently suprised by this game. If you like transformers, you wont be disapointed.
Posted: October 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
not as good as fall of cybertron but still very fun... its one of the best transformers games out there... defenitly worth it if u like blasting and choping robots!!
Posted: October 17
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
34.5 hrs on record
it is awsome i love this game
Posted: September 30
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
34.7 hrs on record
2 words: Pure Fun!
Posted: September 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
36.3 hrs on record
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttttttttttttttt sucks
kiding its awsome
Posted: October 4
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12.1 hrs on record
The first in the Transformers "Cybertron" series, War for Cybertron is a third-person shooter with Transformers gimmicks built into it... and it's awesome. A nostalgia kick for every child of the 80s (or, 90s reruns), it's so packed to the brim with G1 Transformers goodness it's hard to take it all in. High Moon also manages to craft a compelling shooter around all the Transformers stuff, but part of the joyfullness is that you can transform at any time, into a car, or a plane, or a tank, or whatever Shockwave is. Only downsides are that the dual-campaign (Autobots and Decepticons, of course) means that the difficulty curve plateaus somewhat, but otherwise, this is compelling stuff - compelling enough that, admittedly, it made a fan out of me.
Posted: September 26
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54.8 hrs on record
I do think that it is amazing game to play, but I think that it should at least add in DLC packs either sepratly, or add it together. It's because I think that it would change the game play and add more choices to the players if possible.
Posted: October 7
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0.6 hrs on record
playing this game is like being trapped in the biggest ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ scene ever and all the dudes are specular maps. Shouts out to the frameraste and the voice actors who ♥♥♥♥ing OWN those dorky giant robots
Posted: October 7
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26.1 hrs on record
Takes you back to the early days of the Transformers! very good game.
Posted: September 30
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25.4 hrs on record
Though there are still some bugs, this is everything I could ask from a Transformers experience! The environment is immersive and the robots vary from minibots, to massive robots you can drive, fly and wander inside!

The story is respectful of its roots while expanding on concepts that have only been touched on previously in the series and comics.

Additionally it makes for a great cooperative experience, something that is lacking in its sequel.
Posted: October 1
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6.1 hrs on record
Really fun! Have a ton of hours playing this game on my PS3, not sure if anyone still plays the multiplayer on this version or if they have all migrated to FOC but an all around great game.
Posted: October 1
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8.6 hrs on record
You have to find ammo, on their home planet, and it's scarce.

You want to fly? Short ceilings and cramped spaces.
Posted: October 2
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8.6 hrs on record
9/10

Big freaking robots fighting big freaking robots. Enough is said.
Both robot & vehicle mode are equally fun to play, the storyline is intriguing & captive. What more can be said?
Posted: September 30
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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Transformers: War for Cybertron is an exciting game which allows you to experience the time before the films as one of three Decepticons or Autobots. You take part as an important member of Decepticons or Autobots and have to destroy a lot of Transformers shooting at them or hitting them with your melee weapon.Thankfully, War for Cybertron impresses with an excellent single-player campaign with full co-op support, the included Horde-alike Escalation mode, and surprisingly deep and inventive online multiplayer component.After years of uninspired movie-licensed games, we finally get to run, fly and drive around with the Transformers and be happy about it. The lacking AI and unvaried fighting sections kill some of the fun, but the game does have a lot of redeeming factors and with a second player you'll feel right at home.A little bit more polish could have made this game a blockbuster title.
Posted: May 4
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26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Transformers: War for Cybertron is a non-stop TPS action from start to finish.
The game tells the story of the civil war between the Autobots and Decepticions, which will eventually lead to the Autobot exile in the Fall of Cybertron sequel.
The campaign is split into 2 segments: 5 Decepticion missions and 5 Autobot missions.
Between each stage you have the option to choose 1 of the 3 character classes: Soldier, Scientist and Scout, each with its' strengths and weaknesses.
The story features quite a lot of the iconic robots from the Transformers universe: Megatron, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream, Omega Supreme, Trypticon.... just to name a few, but the line-up is quite large.

The game is well optimized, it runs smooth on max settings, however the FPS is limited to 30, which might turn some people off.

Overall War for Cybertron is a great TPS action game, which is highly recommended if you like Transformers or just great TPS games in general!

PROS:
- Good looking visuals.
- Solid, responsive controls.
- Good atmosphere.
- Non-stop action.
- Decent story.
- Solid PC port: looks good and runs well, though the FPS is capped at 30.

CONS:
- 30 FPS limit.
Posted: May 17
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Megatron Simulator 2014
12.7/10, would Heil Megatron again.
Posted: July 21
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
A well exectued worthy Transformers game ! Good graphics, cool enviroments and awesome Transformer action!
8/10
Posted: May 8
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
I'm huge Transformers fan and before recommending War for Cybertron let's talk a bit about Transformers. The best Transformers show ever is Beast Wars. Nothing is even close. If Hasbro didn't interfere it could be perfect show. G1 is only "great" because of nostalgia. It was nothing more than commercial for toys in the form of cartoon – season 2 episodes are pure commercials, you can watch them in random order because they are not connected in any way! Why I mention this?

Well, WfC is mix of BW and G1. It has very good storytelling and focus on handful number of Transformers just like BW, but in terms of actual story and presentation it's heavily influenced by G1. According to Hasbro, the game is part of the same aligned continuity family as Exodus novel and Prime cartoon (joke show), except in reality there are big differencies.

First, it's a must to install the latest PhysX driver otherwise game won't even start!
Use SweetFX to drastically enchance graphics.

Pros
+ excellent story
+ no Bay s.it
+ Transformers mostly look and are characterised like G1 counterparts
+ you can always choose between three Transformers before every mission and every one of them has unique specials
+ in every mission you are accompanied by two other Transformers
+ QTEs are almost non-existing

Cons
- game is locked in 30 fps (it can be unlocked)
- graphics is a bit dated (SweetFX fix it)
- both campaigns are mostly carbon copy in terms of enemies and missions
- level 8 defending Omega Supreme is impossible on medium difficulty after 75% recharging because Decepticons just easily kill Ratchet and than you
- no Steamworks integration: it's a shame because 360/PS3 version has 51 achievements/trophies! Really devs?
- MP is expectedly mostly dead, but there are few players in the evening

All in all, High Moon Studios did good job. Must buy for every Transformers fan.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Posted: July 8
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