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Transformers: The Game

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
60
3.2
PlayStation 2
57
3.4
Xbox 360
54
3.0
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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 In the middle of battle
Transformers: The Game Windows Loading screen
Transformers: The Game Windows Do not leave mission area or game will end.

Alternate Titles

  • "Transformers le jeu" -- French title

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User Reviews

Autobots, Transform and run away! Xbox 360 Kartanym (10779)
More than meets the eye? PlayStation 2 Big John WV (25282)

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Sep, 2007 7.25 out of 10 72
Computer Bild Spiele PlayStation 3 Aug 01, 2007 2.76 out of 6 65
4Players.de Wii Jul 27, 2007 62 out of 100 62
Gamesmania Wii Aug 08, 2007 61 out of 100 61
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Windows Aug 20, 2007 6.1 out of 10 61
IGN Wii Jun 26, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Jul 24, 2007 5.1 out of 10 51
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 Aug 30, 2007 50 out of 100 50
Bit-Tech Xbox 360 Aug 05, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jul 23, 2007 9 out of 20 45

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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 (1745) and Jeanne (75627)