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Transformers: War for Cybertron (Windows)

74
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.3
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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100
GameGavel.com
At the end of the day I can’t find a reason for someone to not want to own this game, and I can’t say that I won’t revisit it from time to time just because smashing a Decepticon in the face with an energy axe is not something I get to do enough. I know it took me a long time to get here, but this game does for Transformers what Arkham Asylum did for Batman titles. It has secured a videogame future for the franchise. Just like Batman, it’s not perfect, but it’s very damn close, and I can’t imagine wanting more than that as a first entry. If you do, you’re pretty disillusioned… after all, it’s just a game based on a cartoon and some action figures.
80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
War for Cybertron is a lot better than previous Transformers games might lead you to believe; it’s almost worth the price for all the multiplayer modes alone, if only it were easier to find players online. The voice work is outstanding; the actors who have not voiced a Transformer before did their best to imitate the voices from the original cartoon. The single-player campaign is not as long as I would like, but cooperative mode provides an incentive to replay it, and it puts you into the roles of most of the major Autobots and Decepticons from the Transformers series…which is what you really wanted, right?
80
GamersGlobal
Transformers - War For Cybertron erfindet das Rad nicht neu, aber es zeigt eindrucksvoll, was für ein großer Gewinn schon ein einziges kleines, richtig umgesetztes Feature für ein Spiel sein kann. Das Transformieren der Roboter ist super umgesetzt und sorgt besonders im Multiplayer-Part für sehr temporeiche Gefechte. Und die Kampagne, die man auch im Koop erleben kann, ist nach ihrem schwachem Anfang ab Mission 2 und bis zum Ende ein einziges Action-Feuerwerk mit mehreren sehr denkwürdigen Momenten. Fans können deswegen mehr oder weniger blind zugreifen. Und wer noch kein Fan ist, der wird es beim Spielen vielleicht schneller, als er denkt. Kurzum: Transformers - War For Cybertron ist Popcorn-Gaming in Reinkultur. Und das ist ganz klar als Kompliment zu verstehen.
78
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Ondanks de minpunten is War for Cybertron een uitdagend en spetterend schietfeest, ook voor niet-Transformers-fans.
75
ComputerGames.ro
Is War for Cybertron worth it? The answer is yes, but with some minuses, because there are plenty of problems ruining a nicely done story and the thrilling multiplayer is killed by technical hick-ups that shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Perhaps Activision and High Moon will patch at least the too obvious problems, but you might not want to hold your breath until then.
75
GameStar (Germany)
ich habe zwar früher auch die Transformer-Serie angeschaut, ich bin aber noch lange kein Fan. Deshalb hatte ich oft das Gefühl, dass der Zauber von Kampf um Cybertron an mir vorbeigeht. Insbesondere, weil ich nicht jeden Transformer kenne, mich entsprechend nicht über jeden Auftritt eines bekannten Robogesichts freuen kann und nicht gleich in Ehrfucht erstarre, wenn jemand murmelt "Dunkles Energon!" Immerhin: Das Spiel ist kein Schrott wie die Vorgänger, sondern ein kurzweiliger Actionspaß.
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PC Games (Germany)
Ich bin begeistert! Nicht dass Kampf um Cybertron ein Überflieger wäre. Aber selbst Menschen, die mit dem Transformers-Stoff nicht viel anfangen können, verbringen hier actionreiche und unterhaltsame Stunden. Mir jedenfalls ging es so. Zwar finde ich die eintönige Umgebung nach einer Zeit ähnlich spannend wie eine Bundestagsdebatte, aber die Action stimmt. Vor allem der Mehrspielermodus mit seinem Levelaufstiegs­system fesselt mich für Stunden.
65
GameSpot
Even towering robots have difficulty hiding the many problems present in Transformers: War for Cybertron. The campaign is an arduous affair that is poorly paced and lacks variety. The only noteworthy element is being able to transform at a moment's notice, but even that seems tacked on to the stale shooting mechanics. But there is still fun buried within this game if you look hard enough. Beyond the campaign are enticing cooperative and competitive modes that are easy to lose hours to. Leveling up your Transformer to become a robot master is an addictive experience, and though you'll experience many of the annoyances from the campaign, it's much easier to ignore these issues when you're surrounded by nine other players. If the core gameplay could have matched the well-used license, War for Cybertron would have been something special. But there's still fun to be had for people eager to scratch their nostalgic itch.
65
Jeuxvideo.com
Transformers : La Guerre pour Cybertron fait partie de ces jeux un peu malchanceux dont le potentiel est plombé par des choix de design douteux. Il reste donc un shooter "moyen bien" secondé par un multi sympa, mais plutôt réservé aux fans de la franchise Transformers.
60
Cheat Happens
If you’re a Transformers fan, or just want a 80s flashback, Transformers: War for Cybertron could be a valid way to beat the summer heat for a day, but just don’t expect it to hold your attention for much longer. The campaign is haunted by technical issues, and you’ll need a ton of patience to deal with some of the inconsistencies, but the multiplayer suite, escalation mode in particular should be enough to hold your attention. It could be the best Transformers game yet, but that’s not saying much is it?