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Beast Wars: Transformers

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
49
4.7
Windows
42
3.3

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 4.7
Windows 4 3.3
Combined MobyScore 6 3.7


The Press Says

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65
PlayStationNowGamer
The main criticism of BeastWars would have to be the difficulty. Even on the easy difficulty, you’ll find your transformer constantly getting blown to bits after about 30 seconds. However, once you’ve mastered not getting killed immediately you’ll find BeastWars Transformers quite an enjoyable romp, although its not in the same league as MDK, not by a long shot! Nothing more than average.
64
WindowsPC Action
Fans der gleichnamigen Fernsehserie, die auch schon sämtliche Maximals und Predators als Actionfiguren im Regal stehen haben, werden sich wahrscheinlich mit Begeisterung auf die 32 Missionen dieses 3D-Shoot ‘em Ups stürzen. Alle anderen Spieler dürften in Beast Wars einen 3DShooter unter vielen sehen, dessen einzige große Besonderheit die Transformer-Fähigkeiten der Spielfiguren sind. Grafisch macht das Spiel – abgesehen von den ungelenken Animationen – einen ordentlichen Eindruck, und gerade mit einem Gamepad reagiert auch die Steuerung halbwegs präzise. Ganz unterhaltsam, aber nicht der Oberkracher.
60
PlayStationGamezilla
Beast Wars Transformers is a decent game, but I must admit that I was disappointed. When you have the kind of characters that are as well established as the Transformers are, you find yourself hoping for a really killer game. In the end, it fell short of my rather high expectations. Beast Wars was pretty tough, and even the easy levels are fairly unforgiving. I like the Transformers and was excited about this game when I got it, but in the end, I found myself getting a bit frustrated with the gameplay. Not being able to save a game in the middle of a level was something that I didn't like, and I found myself starting each mission over and over again. It was extremely frustrating. However, if you are a fan of the show -- and like a game that will challenge you -- you might want to give Beast Wars Transformers a try.
51
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Fans der TV-Vorlage können frohlocken: Die Primitivität der Zeichentrickfilme wurde eins zu eins übernommen. Dazu zählen unter anderem die verwegen grobe Übersichtskarte und die einfallslos attackierenden Gegner. Ebenfalls traurig, aber wahr: Die Computergrafik der Serie ist um einiges besser als die des Spiels.
50
WindowsComputer Games Magazine
All-in-all a good game for less experienced adrenal enthusiasts, but one has to wonder if children will actually want to play this entry when more advanced "adult" bloodbaths beckon.
50
PlayStationGameSpot
In general, Beast Wars is a tolerable over-the-shoulder shooter. Aside from targeting issues, control is adequate. Design has some interesting elements but isn't long on detail. Of course, one can't help but think that the game would have been better if it were based on the original "cars, trucks, jets, and tape decks" Transformers series instead of all these silly animals. And hey, how long has it been since you've played a shooting game with onscreen points - that's right, points? There's even a high-score page you can check out. Go figure.
50
PlayStationGame Revolution
Beast Wars was not all I expected it to be. After watching the cartoon, I expected to see the same kind of animation used in the game, but it almost seems as if the game was a knock-off of the real thing. The levels are drawn well, but the robots in beast mode was very disappointing. Combine the average graphics with the slow and unresponsive control and the result is a game not worthy to bear the Transformers name.
48
WindowsPower Play
Es ist sicher nicht einfach, ein tolles Konzept um billiges asiatisches Plastikspielzeug zu basteln, aber mit dem nötigen Aufwand wäre sicher mehr möglich als bei Beast Wars. Die 3D-Landschaften sind weder besonders hübsch noch einfallsreich und das ganze Spielprinzip beschränkt sich auf dröges. zielloses Ballern. Auch die an sich gute Idee, je nach Situation die Gestalt zu wechseln, bleibt in den Kinderschuhen stecken und wird in keiner Weise genutzt, um auch mal das Hirn des Spielers zu fordern.
47
WindowsGameSpot
Despite its shortcomings, Beast Wars is pretty fun to play. The dynamic of continually switching from safe-but-weak beasts to Achilles'-heeled robots makes certain terrain/design elements interesting, and lends itself to a few tactically compelling Catch-22s. Unfortunately, Beast Wars is just out of its league when compared with its contemporaries. Even with accelerated 3D, the game is obviously just a PlayStation port, and compared with the kind of jaw-dropping eye candy that's been coming out lately (like Unreal), the textures seem dead and the animations jerky and lifeless. Then again, how long has it been since you've played a shooting game with onscreen points - that's right, points. There's even a high-score page you can check out. Go figure.
39
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Meine unschöne Polygonfigur ruckelt durch schlampig texturierte Canyons und wird von lästigen Robotern beschossen. Feindliche Transformers sehe ich nirgendwo, und sie wären (in der unbeschleunigten Version) aufgrund der vielen Clipping-Fehler ohnehin nicht zu erkennen. Ich möchte nur wissen, in was ich mich transformieren soll, um der Langeweile dieses Spiels zu entgehen.
36
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Beast Wars Transformers is weer zo'n spel om zeer snel te vergeten. Wat de makers van dit spel bezielt om het op de markt te gooien, weet ik niet. M'n eerste bespreking van een shoot'em up is dan ook meteen een geweldig schot... naast de roos.
23
PlayStationIGN
In the end, Beast Wars Transformers is a frustrating gaming experience that no one should have to go through. Aren't you glad you've got me to take the lashes for you?
22
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Die 32 Missionen sind von sehr einfacher Machart und für erfahrene 3D-Action-Spieler keine echte Herausforderung. Aufgrund des albernen Themas sicher kein Spiel für Erwachsene!
20
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
What's a Maximal beast lord to do? Probably wait a short time for this game to hit the $4.99 discount bin.