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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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)
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laketown666
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
More people need to cop this ♥♥♥♥!


Multiplayer and campaign is badassssss. This game is basically 3rd person COD but with giant transforming robots. Escalation mode is so ♥♥♥♥ing difficult though.
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YOUAINTSCARMAN
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
The framerate cap is incredibly annoying and makes the game almost unplayable because it bothers me so much. I doubt I will ever complete this game due to this limit. Console ports are killin me
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famrebolledoserrano
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
i love this game its fun the story is interesting
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New Cat Order
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I love this game so much, I love how it creates the feel of the original animated series. The level design is great and overall this game is so much fun :D

Must have if you like transformers!
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dungog warrior 139
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
it is ausome because of all the action in it
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»Da®k Wolf«™
( 62.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Looks like a game more suitable to younger people, but campaign, multiplayer and escalation are still fun. But now it's getting kinda addictive
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Stealthy Tomato #Frontline
( 74.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Love the game, love the characters and love the soundtrack. I normally like playing this game if I really want to. It could be a little hard for some people, but you might get used to it.
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SpaceBuddy
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 10
AWESOME
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labijaowaa
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
heyyy that's pretty good!
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PHANTOM CHAIN'S
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
i like this game
very good for transformers fans !!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Short version: 83%
War for Cybertron tries to be faithful to the core of the TransFormers mythos, but it also manages to tell its own story with a good amount of writing; especially considering that the game itself is just a typical squad-based third-person shooter of above average quality.

Long version:
The developers at High Noon obviously were no strangers to the TransFormers franchise: their game, War for Cybertron, proves this by paying homage to many of the numerous incarnations of these characters, yet still telling its own unique tale.

The core concept is similar to the War Within comic series by Simon Furman: it takes place at the zenith of the civil war fought between the Autobots and Decepticons, where the tide seemingly turns as the Decepticon leader, Megatron gains new powers by taming the dark powers of energon (the lifeblood of these robots); and the only thing that can stand in his way is a newly-elected Autobot Prime, Optimus, and his faithful soldiers.

This story is presented in a co-op third-person shooter format, which in single-player translates to the player controlling one of the three robots and gaining two computer-controlled allies. These allies are immortal, but their contribution mostly stops at being additional targets. Still, this helps in many situations, sometimes leading to a surprising level of strategy. And to make things better, the trios talk a lot, so there is never a dull moment during the levels.

I cannot say gameplay is perfect though. Not counting technical issues like locked frame rate or unchangeable controls, there are design problems like a lack of ammunition, rendering many weapons with small magazines virtually useless. Some parts also feel untested and incredibly unfair, the final boss fights being the most notorious.
With the constant presence of these issues, I can only recommend this otherwise good game for those who are in no shortage of patience—especially if they like to play on higher difficulties.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Transformers : War for Cybertron is a game that only Transformers fans will enjoy the most due to the fanservice. An average gamer will find it a simple 3rd persin shooter only with robots. Overall, it is a great game, though short for my taste and sometimes (Sometimes !!) a little repetitive. Like I said, only transformers fans will find it great
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
AUTOBOTS TRANSFORM AND ROLL OUT :P
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Awesome game ! Pure transformers !!! Best feature is that you can play in co op the entire campaign with a friend or 2 !
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game is cool, i find it to be quite a time-killer. at first, i bought this game for the Xbox 360, but then i also bought it for PC on Steam. I personally recommend you buy this game for a console, but that's just me though. Does this game "impale" the Transformers franchise? No, if you love Transformers and Cybertron, this game is without a doubt for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
I love this game so much, I love how it creates the feel of the original animated series. The level design is great and overall this game is so much fun :D

Must have if you like transformers!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
it is ausome because of all the action in it
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
131 of 137 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
This is one of the most gratifying things about being an older gamer: when fans of popular franchises grow up and get jobs in the video game industry. A lot of uncharitable things can be said for media culture's habit of remaking, rebooting and rehashing old stories, but when it's done from the heart like Transformers: War for Cybertron plainly is, the result is very often a damn good time. See Joss Whedon's "Avengers" or Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" movies: both are exuberant love letters to their source material and it shows.

If you have fond memories of the 1980s iteration of The Transformers cartoon up to and including the 1986 movie, High Moon Studios' first TF outing is a high-octane shot of finely-tuned nostalgia. From the minute you start up one of the game's two single-player campaigns (one for the Decepticons, and one for the Autobots - just for story's sake, I recommend you play them in that order, although the game gives you the option to choose), you will feel like a kid again, plopped in front of the TV after school watching the Autobots smash the bolts out of some Decepticreeps. Peter Cullen voices Optimus for the umpteenth time and hits it out of the park of course, and while he is, I believe, the only voice actor present from the original series, the rest of the talent is excellent and written in exactly the same style as the old cartoons. So you get the familiar banter of Megatron/Starscream, Megatron/Soundwave (the original bromance), Soundwave/everyone, Starscream/Skywarp/Thundercracker, Optimus/Ironhide, Bumblebee/everyone, but also some not-so-familiar characters like Air Raid & Warpath, both of which are hilariously scripted and voiced and really feel like they could be right out of the show. The story is a straight prequel of the cartoon: Cybertron is a war-torn mechanical planet, the Decepticons want to grab all the power they can, the Autobots kinda don't want them to, someone gets a little too Dr. Strangelove on things and oops, we have to leave the planet because we broke it. You're not gonna get Spec Ops: The Line or Bioshock Infinite out of this -- it's robots beating the crap out of each other, innit? But it is a pitch-perfect story with a delicious topping of fanboyism and if you're the target audience even a tiny bit, you'll love it.

So what about the game itself? Well... I hesitate to say too much because my inner kid loves the theme-park-ness to pieces, but it is unfortunately a rather average third-person shooter. That's not to say it's badly done, it's not. Technically it's spot-on, it looks good and plays well, but does it do anything new? Not really. It should have a cover system, it doesn't. You can transform into whatever vehicle your chosen robot is, which is awesome, but it doesn't really matter other than stretches of levels where it's either transform or run a lot (and you run slow, but okay, you weigh ten tons). The controls for vehicle mode are kind of frustrating (game devs: no one enjoys driving with a mouse. It was new and weird in Borderlands, it's old and annoying now. It really is. Stop doing it) and it's disappointing that you don't get a greater sense of speed when you're in "boost mode". The guns sound great, but they could have more variety. The world certainly looks like Cybertron, which again: awesome, however all the metal-on-metal-with-the-occasional-sky motif can be a little boring. But Cybertron is basically Coruscant with less trees, so I'm not sure what else they were supposed to do. There's not a lot in the way of exploration, either for collectibles (there are some, but they very much feel like an afterthought) or just because, and it can't be called anything but a very linear experience. But that's more or less okay since it really tries to be an extended episode of the cartoon, and in that, it succeeds. Hugely. But... all of that does sadly mean that in my opinion if you have little to no desire in watching a bunch of robots shoot each other while making snarky comments, you will probably not miss much by giving this game a pass. There are much better shooters if that's what you want.

But if you are a Transformers fan at all, grab this. Grab it grab it grab it. It's fantastic, and I can't wait to play Fall of Cybertron.

(Quick note on multiplayer (and a quick note is all it is since I have no experience with it): it's supposed to be good. Fall of Cybertron is supposed to be even better. That's it! There are plenty of other reviews for the multiplayer side and the consensus is, again, "good". "Fun", even. I don't know what else to tell you.)
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113 of 121 people (93%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
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.
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