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Transformers: The Game

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Description

Based on the 2007 movie, Transformers: The Game puts players in the role of either the Autobot or Decepticon factions in an attempt to find the AllSpark, the artifact which gave life to their race. The Autobots intend to protect it for good, while the Decepticons desire its power for evil. The two factions fought their battle on the planet Cybertron, but in an ultimate attempt to protect it, the Autobots hurled the AllSpark into space where it remained hidden on Earth. When the Decepticons discover the location, they want to finish the war on Earth.

Set in a 3D sandbox environment with possibilities to interact and destroy the environment, players can choose between the two teams, each with different story-based goals. These are set on different locations, with primary and secondary quests. The storyline for the heroic Autobots follows the plot and events of the original movie. The storyline for the villainous Decepticons, however, allows the robots to destroy both the planet and more aggressively bring an end to their foes. Players can choose characters such as Optimus Prime or Bumblebee from the list of selectable Autobots, or Megatron and Starscream from the Decepticons.

Shown from a third-person perspective, the robots can switch between a robot and a vehicle/aircraft form, jump, block, dive underground, roll, dodge, use various weapons, and climb buildings. Special actions can be unlocked through the skill tracker. By performing long slides or jumps, symbols in the tracker will light up and provide extras.

Along the way, various collectibles can be found, ranging from promo images and artwork, to playable versions of the original "Generation 1" characters. The general gameplay is identical across the different platforms, but certain features are tied to specific versions.

Screenshots

Transformers: The Game Windows Title screen
Transformers: The Game Windows Under attack
Transformers: The Game Windows Spying sam's house
Transformers: The Game Windows Enter green area and mission will begin

Alternate Titles

  • "Transformers le jeu" -- French title

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User Reviews

Autobots, Transform and run away! Xbox 360 Kartanym (10777)
More than meets the eye? PlayStation 2 Big John WV (25282)

The Press Says

PGNx Media Windows Jun 27, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
GamingTrend PlayStation 2 Jul 02, 2007 454 out of 600 76
Game Informer Magazine Wii Sep, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Jul 29, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Atomic Gamer PlayStation 3 Jul 18, 2007 66 out of 100 66
Computer Bild Spiele Wii Aug 01, 2007 2.77 out of 6 65
Gamer 2.0 Wii Jul 03, 2007 6.3 out of 10 63
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Jun 26, 2007 6 out of 10 60
YouGamers Windows Jul 30, 2007 55 out of 100 55
GameSpy Xbox 360 Jun 26, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

In the US the Windows version is only available at the Target chain of stores.

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Contributed to by Guy Chapman (1744) and Jeanne (75620)