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.
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Release Date: Jun 22, 2010

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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

    • Play both the Autobots™ and Decepticons™ campaigns
    • Battle as your favorite Transformers character in this 3rd Person High Action Shooter
    • Deep multiplayer game modes thrust you into a global battle
    • Team up with your friends and battle waves of enemies in Escalation Mode
    • Choose your character class, vehicle, weapons, attributes, skills, and upgrades
    • Level up and customize your character to fit your playing style
    • Team up with your friends and fight through epic campaigns
    • 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
79 of 86 people (92%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
If you are a true Transformers fan, then you will love the game. A neat feature about the game is that there are 10 chapters; the chapters are LONG. The first 5 chapters you will play as the Decepticons and the last 5 chapters, you will play as the Autobots.

A cool thing about War for Cybertron is when you select a chapter, you can decide if you want to be Megatron, Barricade, Star Scream or even Sound Wave and a few others. My all time favorite Decepticon to play, would be Megatron. Megtron's main weapon is a huge cannon, which knocks an autobot down in one hit! Star Scream is also really sweet to play, he is quick and has a deadly weapon.

On the Autobot side, you can play as Optimus Prime! (like we didn't know already lol). He is really cool. His main weapon is a awesome assault weapon. A few characters you can play on the Autobot side, are Optimus, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Jetfire and a few more. Probably my two favorite are Optimus and Ironhide.

The campaign is pretty good. I read the book, "War for Cybertron" a year before I played the actual game. I enjoyed the game because it explained things better than the book. There were only a few things I didn't like; one was when you played as the Decepticons, the Autobots sometimes acted like bad guys when they shouldn't. For exmaple - autobot "I am going to destroy you!!". That seems like something Megatron would say. lol.

The graphics are pretty decent. The only downfall to the game, which is biggest issue for me, is that it's capped at 30fps so you won't be able to go past that (unless you download programs which I don't recommend). Since it's capped, it's best to keep the settings on low so it will run smoothly. There are times that my PC stuttered because of the 30 cap and it's not because my PC isn't good. My PC can run alll CoD games on High-Extra.

Other than the 30 cap, my next issue is that the last chapter was a little "lame" as for it was similar to the Autobot's campaign. I won't reveal any more info than this as I don't want to ruin it others. :\

As a side note, when I first launched it on Windows 8.1, it wouldn't load. If you expenience this issue, move the Physx file to desktop and launch the game, (it will give an error, after that, put the Physx file back where you found it), then launch it again and it should run.

Overall, good story, fun Decepticons/Autobots characters, decent graphics, = Worth it!
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Transformers: War for Cybertron is a 3rd Person Action Shooter. The Cybertronian Civil War takes a turn when Megatron and his Decepticons get hold of an ancient power source, just as a new Autobot leader emerges to face him.

Pros: The story, although linear, is solid with great voice acting and writing, as you walk the grounds of Cybertron facilities, prisons and cities in a 10-chapter campaign that has you battling in squads of iconic characters from the series. Each chapter will have you choose from three characters with different class, weapons and vehicle form, a selection that varies with each chapter. Transforming is an essential part of combat, as robot form allows you to jump, do special moves and carry up to two weapons, while vehicle mode allows faster movement and alternative weapon. Graphics are pretty good, textures being higher resolution in-game than in cut scenes, while sound effects feel genuine to Transformers.

Cons: Besides being able to transform, combat is nothing special, as there is no cover system beyond moving your character behind an obstacle, and weapons go from generic machine gun to generic shotgun, generic missile launcher, generic sniper, and anything in between. You might think melee combat would be an alternative, but in fact it feels worst as each melee strike takes a few seconds to complete, meaning you'll avoid using it at all in tougher fights unless the enemy AI happens to come within range. The characters, enemies, obstacles and backgrounds all have the same aesthetic and look, making it hard to know what's what in the heat of a firefight. As for the campaign length, well, let's just say they could've been longer seeing the only replay value lies with what's left of the multiplayer community.

Verdict: ★★★★☆ - Next on your list!

This isn't the Arkham Asylum of Transformers, but it's no doubt the best we'll get. Hasbro has certified it as an official canon prequel to the Transformers, so it's pretty awesome for a fan to see how Starscream came to join the Decepticon, how Optimus became a Prime, and what caused Cybertron to require evacuation. While non-fans may find this game to be a plain 3rd Person Shooter, I still strongly recommend it!

This was just my opinion.

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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Great game great story pretty cool cutscenes. this is true transformers (aka No Humans, No Earth, No Micheal Bay)
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35 of 43 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
Play as the Autobots and Decepticons in this action-packed 14 hour TPS game.
+ Huge bosses/explosions
+ Good fanservice for TF fans
- 30FPS default
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Ok, I just finished this game. I loved it. I am a transformers nerd (No doubt about that) and this game (I think anyways) tends to be very underrated. I recommend it to anyone who likes/loves transformers, sometimes it seems like there's a lot happening on the screen at any one time but that is part of why I love this game. The dialog (especially Thundercracker and Skywarp) can is very entertaning, but it's not constantly jokes-and-puns, so it's not overbearing. Anywho, I love this game, if you like Transformers and thirdperson shooter games, you probably will too!
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