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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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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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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
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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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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8.9 hrs on record
To be honest, I have actually written a pretty long review-ey type thing talking about the many things this game did right and whatnot but halfway along the way, it didn't seem persuasive enough to recommend people to play the game.

So instead, I'm just gonna list 30 awesome things/moments I can think of off the top of my head as to why you should get this game and play the heck out of it:

1. It has Transformers
2. It is amazing
3. It uses a lot of G1 influences meaning all the characters are their loveable and awesome selves, just as you remember them as a kid
4. The robots have all been redesigned with a modern look but still manages to capture the essence of the cartoons
5. Peter Cullen
6. The gameplay is awesome
7. The transformations are seemless
8. The shooting is incredibly satisfying
9. The voice acting is god damn great
10. Megatron is so gar, you can't help but follow him
11. Optimus Prime is as gar as Megatron
12. The world building and the atmosphere in this game is so effective that you do actually feel like you're in a war in a dying planet filled with robots
13. You fight a boss so big and so powerful that you have to enter himself, disable him from the inside, escape his inside before he crushes you as he transforms, plummet from space to the planet below WHILE fighting the boss and then watch him crash land like a comet into the ground...
14. AND THEN fight him again cuz he's such a badass and that crash land was apparently just a 't'is but a scratch' situation before you can finally take down this behemoth
15. Incredible boss fights not limited to the one above
16. Scenery Porn (especially if you like metal-themed environments)
17. Memorable Characters
18. Bumblebee is voiced by Lelouch vi Brittania
19. Multiplayer Co-op
20. Catchphrases, One-liners, War Banters and Transformer Jargon are all music to your ears as you play
21. Did I mention the voice acting is great?
22. The voice acting is friggin' great
23. You can fly
24. You can drive
25. You can shoot stuff
26. You can shoot stuff while flying
27. You can shoot stuff while driving
28. You can shoot stuff while flying, transform to a robot and proceed to shoot more stuff, transform into a jet and zoom past the baddies and into a sniping point, turn around, shoot stuff, transform and shoot stuff with your sniping weapon :D
29. You can shoot stuff while driving, ram into the enemies, shoot stuff while reversing, transform and shoot them in the face, run up to them and melee them in the face, transform and drive away :D
30. This game made me realise how incredibly bad the Bayformers were.
Posted: October 25
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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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