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 (890 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
50 of 56 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Giant robots. With guns. Coop. They turn into things. That also have guns.
10/10
Better than the movie.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
It's not only one of the best Transformers games out there, it's also one hell of an action game, with a unique theme, varied gameplay and lots of cool mechanics not present in other third person shooters. Though the story and execution are not be as epic as the sequel - Fall of Cybertron - the overall gameplay is still thoroughly enjoyable and well paced. WfC also offers a bit better vehicle sections than FoC, and way better and more challenging boss fights. Not to mention, being able to select one of three characters available for a specific chapter is definitely a plus.

People familiar with the Transformers will immediatelly appreciate the amazing animations and the artstyle faithful to Generation One, but the overall graphics are impressive on their own. One drawback I can think of in that regard is that it can be too dark/brown at times, with enemies being hard to distinguish from the rest of the environment. As for the audio, let's just say it's almost flawless, featuring some great music tracks, quite powerful sound effects, and an amazing voiceover, with numerous actors reprising their roles as familiar robots from the original show.

Still, even though the PC port is very much playable, it's quite lacking in many respects. From unrebindable controls, 30fps lock, minimal graphics options, to a complete lack of DLC, and multiplayer being full of cheaters. That aside though, it's still an awesome shooter, worth playing despite these drawbacks for the story campaign alone.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
WARNING: THIS GAME DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO CUSTOMIZE KEYS
Apart from that big no-no, the unspeakable act of releasing a game for the PC without unmappable keys, it's a kick-♥♥♥ game.

When it comes to video games, the Transformers franchise has never ceased to disappoint me. Almost every Transformer video game that I've given a try were either terrible or mediocre at best.

This game however seems to have gotten it right. My initial reactions to it where along the line of: “This is what the movies should've been about” and “They let you do everything you see them do in the G1 cartoon...” That being: Transforming in mid-air, blasting stuff out of existence whilst spewing cheesy one-liners and exchanging campy dialogue.

Cybertron never looked so good. It really looks like an alien living or sentient mechanical world. Everything moves, like a gargantuan three dimensional mechanical puzzle and one of the thing I really liked is how the robots blend in with their environment. Enemies can be hard to spot, because they are part of this alien mechanical world and their appearance acts as a “natural” camouflage. This makes them feel like they really belong.

Music and sound effects are beyond reproach (in that there is nothing annoying). It has a cinematic score and everything sounds Transformerish. From the clunky metallic footsteps, the 'splosions to the robotic screams and that “Transforming sound” we all love so much.

The nicest thing about this game is that “Transforming is not a gimmick”. In all the Transformers games I've given a try, this is usually the biggest letdown. There is no point to transforming.
In this game however, you have areas where you obviously have to change into vehicle mode because speed is of the essence. Or some areas where you can't progress unless you switch to airplane mode. But in regular combat areas, I've noticed that you actually benefit from changing into vehicle or airplane mode, because then you not only have access to your vehicle/airplane weapons (which are sometimes more powerful or are guided), but you can get to cover faster, you're harder to hit and/or you can reach items faster then when you're on foot. Enemies also transform, they'll move faster in vehicle mode or they'll be airborne...they'll use different weapons...which requires you to adopt a slightly different tactic there as well.

The biggest letdown however in the PC version of this game, is that you cannot rebind the keys. If you're playing this with mouse and keyboard the way I do, you'll have to change to a US keyboard layout, and probably use a mouse that allows you to map keyboard keys. If you're left-handed, you'll probably want to use some kind of key remapper software. Why they released this game for the PC without rebindable keys is beyond me. It might be a first world problem, but it's kind of annoying because my keyboard layout keeps changing on me when I'm not in the game...

Apart from the lack of key-binding (yes, I like rubbing it in), I was immediately sold on this game a few minutes into it. Being a Transformers fan as a kid probably helped a lot, because the developers really “stuck to the lore and style” of the old Transformers sagas. If you like fast-paced third person shooters that don't bother with some kind of “cover mechanic”, you might like this game even when you're not into the whole Transformers thing.

PS: I'm not a fan of the Bay movies. I do like the design of the robots though, and the elaborate style of transformation, which this game seems to have burrowed from the Bay movies, but that's just about it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
84.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Great game, great animation, great multiplayer, great voice acting, great explosions that weren't made by Michael Bay!

10/10, would buy again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Pros:
-Gen 1 Transformers
-Epic story taking place on Cybertron
-Solid third-person gunplay
-Transformation to/from vehicle form is done well
-Voice acting
-Character choices (at the start of each level)

Cons:
-Not a fan of mouse+keyboard control scheme (360 controller much better)
-Graphics are kind of dull (sequel has much more vibrant color)
-Levels aren't particularly focused on the character you control
-Multiplayer is dead
-Lack of Replayability
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