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Transformers: The Game (Wii)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Wii release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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Game Informer Magazine
In the end, Transformers delivers over-the-top action with wild abandon and leaves most of the more complex elements of good gameplay behind coughing from the dust kicked up by a giant transforming war machine. While each campaign will only last a few hours, it's fun if you can overlook how mindlessly you're slamming those buttons. But, if you're one of those strange unfortunates who have never understood the appeal of gargantuan robots that turn into tanks and tractor trailers, this game certainly isn't going to transform you into a believer.
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Game Informer Magazine
With that said, I can't emphasize enough how much fun it is to throw a haymaker with a mechanical monster. This thrill, which covers the majority of the game, turns Transformers into an enjoyable, albeit shallow, weekend of gaming.
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Gamers.at
Für die großen Heimkonsolen wäre die Wii-Version also meine erste Wahl: technisch ausgeglichen und mit interessantem Steuerungskonzept sollte jeder Transformers-Fan es zumindest einmal probespielen. Auch wenn es ein Spiel mit Filmlizenz ist und definitiv kein Anwärter für "Das Spiel des Jahres".
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Computer Bild Spiele
Eigentlich geht mit diesem Spiel - wie auch mit dem Film - ein lange gehegter Traum für Transformers-Fans in Erfüllung. Endlich können Sie die Helden ihrer Kindheit selber steuerun und das Schicksal der Menschheit in die metallenen Hände nehmen. Oder Sie bekämpfen auf der Suche nach dem Allspark die Autobots mit den abgrundtief bösen Decepticons und ihrem Anführer Megatron. Doch leider bleibt außer Fahren, Transformieren und Ballern nicht viel übrig. So rasen Sie - der Filmhandlung folgend - von einem Einsatzort zum anderen, erledigen eine Aufgabe und dann geht's genauso weiter. Schon nach kurzer Zeit macht sich gepflegte Langeweile breit, weil das Spiel auf Dauer viel zu wenig zu bieten hat. Darüber hinaus haben Sie es in knapp vier Stunden durch, egal, für welche Seite Sie sich entscheiden. Acht Stunden Spielzeit mit sehr wenig Abwechslung sind dann doch etwas mager.
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Nintendo Front
Die anfängliche Befürchtung, es könne sich mal wieder nur um eine halbherzige Umsetzung einer Filmlizenz handeln, hat sich leider erneut bewahrheitet. Es scheint wohl sehr schwer zu sein ein gutes Spiel zu einem guten Film herauszubringen. Dennoch können Fans des Franchise gerne mal einen Blick riskieren, sollten aber nicht soviel Unterhaltung wie im Kino erwarten. Für Zwischendurch und zum schnellen Anheben der eigenen Gamerscores in Ordnung.
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Gamer 2.0
Not much else could really be said about Transformers: The Game. It’s about on par with all other movie licensed games: relatively short, decent graphics, decent gameplay, and not much value to it. It’s a mystery why most movies needs an accompanying game, but seeing as how Transformers is action based there was no way around it. By the end of the game, you may be shouting “Damn you, Michael Bay!” for bringing back Transformers to take your money, so make sure you only rent this title.
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4Players.de
Dieses Jahr stehen Filmumsetzungen unter keinem guten Stern. Daran wird auch Transformers nichts ändern können. Trotz zahlreicher inhaltlicher Stärken wie einer guten Einbindung in die Story des Films bleibt ein äußerst schaler Geschmack zurück. Die Spielmechaniken werden sehr schnell vorhersehbar, sind in sich stark eingeschränkt und wirken nicht bis ins letzte Detail durchgedacht. Es gibt kein Element, in dem Transformers überzeugen kann - wenn man einmal von der vollkommenen Belanglosigkeit absieht, die die gigantischen Roboter sich mit vielen Lizenzspiel-Kollegen der jüngeren Vergangenheit teilen.
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Gamesmania
Transformers - The Game ist ein typisches Spiel zum Film. Es ist nicht wirklich schlecht oder gar unspielbar, aber es macht nichts wirklich gut und hat keine Eigenschaft, welches es einzigartig macht. Mit abwechslungsarmen Missionen, schlechter Spielbalance, einem extrem simplen Kampfsystem, einer drögen Geschichte und einer viel zu kurzen Spielzeit wird es allenfalls fanatische Fans des Transformers-Franchises begeistern.
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Nintendo Life
The sad fact is that like many games we’ve seen, Transformers is a traditional joypad experience shoehorned into the Wii control system. The abysmal camera and overly complex controls do much to ruin what could have been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It’s not a terrible game by any means, and once you’ve spend a few hours in its company and gotten used to the foibles of the interface then things become more instinctive – not to mention fun – but other failings, such as clichéd mission objectives, ropey CGI cut scenes and floaty physics – come into play, sullying what might have been an exemplary videogame. For the time being, Melbourne House's PS2 title Transformers Armada: Prelude to Energon retains the title of ‘Best Transformers Videogame’.
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Armchair Empire, The
The game does have many moments of fun, and some of the material actually fills in gaps left by the motion picture. It’s great to have the original voice actors here (including Peter “Optimus Prime” Cullen) Overall though, it just Transforms itself into an average movie licensed game.
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GameSpot
Transformers: The Game ultimately delivers a passable, though entirely unremarkable tie-in to the upcoming film. The one thing it nails is the size and feel of these gigantic robots and their ability to cause massive destruction, but that isn't enough to carry the entire game, especially with the burden of the periodic glitches, camera problems, and overly simplistic combat to carry as well. If all you want is to see some nice-looking robots beat each other and the world silly, then throwing down a rental fee on this game isn't a bad way to go. But regardless of your affinity for the film, the franchise at large, or giant robots in general, Transformers: The Game doesn't have enough going for it to make it worth a purchase.
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IGN
Still, Transformers isn't a total wash, and we can see the potential for entertainment. Doing battle, while shallow, is still good for some basic entertainment. The game offers a ton of unlockables, so the average player will unlock something new (even if it’s just a piece of promo art from the Dreamwave comic series) every few minutes, and the scenarios do a decent job of making use of both robot and vehicle modes. A fully-destroyable environment makes for a ton of collateral damage during fights, and nearly any piece of the environment can be picked up and used as weapon should the need arrive. It’s simple, shallow, but still entertaining at times. This may not be the Transformers game we were hoping for, but it has its moments.
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Extreme Gamer
Transformers: The Game isn’t the Transformers game, Transformers fans want. This rendition is the movie-based game treatment similar to Spider-Man and X-Men. Transformers: The Game is an average showing with a lot of potential that was wasted by the limited plot line of the movie, repetitive mission objectives and a faulty game engine. In its heart, Transformers probably wanted to be more than what it is, but in the end the spark doesn’t have enough juice to keep me playing more than a few hours. At the most, Transformers: The Game should be picked up as a rental. If you want to another alternative try Transformers Armada published by Atari in 2004. Now let’s hope for a true 80s revival in game form we have all been waiting for.
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GameSpy
It's hard to recommend Transformers: The Movie on its own merits, but those looking to simply stomp around a city as Optimus Prime will have some fun with it. It has some very noticeable flaws, but none of them were severe enough that I shut the game off in disgust. Instead, I began adapting to them and found myself enjoying the game in spite of the problems. Still, I can't imagine anyone but diehard fans going to these lengths. Everyone else should stick to Atari's game that's based on Transformers Armada -- it's still the best way to wage a battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons.
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Console Obsession
If you’re going to play one Transformers game to get in the mood for the movie, make sure it’s Melbourne House’s hugely enjoyable Transformers rather than this average, cobbled together film licence. Transformers: The game does have its enjoyable moments, but all too often it’s hidden behind glitches and frustrations, lets call it enjoyment in disguise then!
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Deeko
Transformers: The Game is incredibly short, and doing both the Autobots and Decepticons campaign will only take a mere six hours or so to finish. Granted, there are some bonuses to unlock, but outside of the Generation 1 skins, they're not worth messing with. I definitely wouldn't recommend a purchase on this one, and you'd probably be better off renting something else.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Transformers Le Jeu ne tient pas vraiment ses promesses car au-delà de l'aspect défoulant qui nous propose de ravager des villes entières et de courser à toute vitesse des méchas de 10 mètres de haut, on se rend compte que le gameplay pose trop de problèmes pour vivre l'aventure à 100 à l'heure. La difficulté étant de plus fort mal calibrée, il ne restera plus qu'à garder ses euros pour le film de Bay qui s'annonce bien plus jouissif. Switch Off. Réinitilisation en cours.
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NintendoWorldReport
Transformers is not worth slogging through for the average gamer, as it has few redeeming qualities in the gameplay department. There are a few good ideas sent to die here, and the overall premise of the game is great, but it's all mired in technical problems and awful mission design. Fans of the movie will probably enjoy it for a little while, until they run into the first of several nigh-impossible missions. For them I'd recommend a rental, as the game is not very long and has surprisingly poor replay value. The only people who might want to spend hours and hours collecting cubes are the hardcore Transformers geeks, who will surely appreciate all the unlockable minutiae and alternate character skins. You, with the Rodimus Prime t-shirt… ROLL OUT!