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Transformers: The Game (Xbox 360)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.0
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). 3.3
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.9
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 3.0


The Press Says

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72
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.
70
Totally Gaming Network
Overall, Transformers The Game is fun to play in small doses but don’t expect it to capture your attention for hours on end. The game’s cool visual effects, along with the ability to play as both Autobots and Decepticons help detract a bit from the game’s flaws, but not enough to forgive the lack of a multiplayer mode.
70
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.
68
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. Auf der PS3 und der Xbox 360 profitiert es allerdings noch ein wenig vom Technikbonus. Das Spiel sieht einfach sehr gut aus und es macht bei der gebotenen grafischen Qualität durchaus Spaß, durch die Straßen zu stampfen und mit der Umgebung zu interagieren.
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Armchair Empire, The
I said it of Spider-Man 3 and the same can be said of The Transformers. “I’d suggest Activision tap the talents of some of the writers of the comic book to pen a story – or hell, even adapt one of [The Transformers] more classic comic stories – and use that as a basis for a game.” The constraints of the movie license just seem to block the fun (though hearing Peter Cullen and Frank Welker back in their iconic roles as Optimus and Megatron is pretty sweet). Pull the camera back a bit, give us gamers more to do in a story-driven environment, and make the combat system a little more flexible. But those are for a sequel. As is, Transformers is an average game that younger fans of the film should enjoy.
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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.
63
XBox 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.
63
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.
60
TTGamer
Transformers: The Game in most ways is your classic movie based game, rushed out to release in time for the Hollywood movie. The gameplay is very basic with little depth in variation at all when it comes to gameplay mechanics, even across the two major campaigns. If it wasn't for the Decepticon campaign, this game would have been a total disappointment, but as it stands, some brainless action packed fun can be had, just don't expect to get much replay value once you've finished with it.
60
Gamers.at
Als Transformers Fan mit vielen schönen Jugenderinnerungen habe ich mich natürlich nicht nur auf den Film, sondern auch auf das dazugehörige Spiel gefreut. Umso trauriger war es für mich mit anzusehen, wie viele gute Ansätze durch schlimme Patzer zunichte gemacht worden sind. Grafisch kann ich mich ja noch mit dem gebotenen zufrieden geben, auch wenn es nicht mal annähernd für einen Platz an der Sonne reicht, Gamepay-technisch haben meine Kindheitshelden jedoch sicherlich mehr zu bieten und so kann ich Transformers – The Game für Xbox 360 nur jenen bedenkenlos empfehlen, die sich echte Transformers-Freaks nennen, allen anderen lege ich nahe, erstmal Probe zu spielen und dann zu urteilen.
60
Worth Playing
Overall, Transformers: The Game feels like it was rushed out the door to meet the movie release date (which it probably was). There really is a good game in here, but it seems like the developers ran out of time while they were fine-tuning it and had to ship it as-is. It's not terrible by any means, but the horrible driving mechanics, repetitive missions and the horrible timer keep this game from being great.
60
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.
59
Game Freaks 365
Overall, Transformers: The Game possesses the ability to entertain–its open-world gameplay and hundreds of collectible items and unlockable goodies make it a good game to entertain the type of gamer who scoured Vice City and Liberty City for Hidden Packages. It will also entertain younger children who enjoyed the movie, although its difficult missions might prove to be too much for an inexperienced child to handle. And of course, the die-hard fans from the 1980's might just want to feel the rush of transforming from a destructive robot to a super-quick jet–that crowd might also want to take a look.
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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.
51
Xboxdynasty (XD)
Das Spiel ist leichte actionreiche Kost und kann eine kurze Zeit gut unterhalten. Leider scheitert das Spiel aber an der Langzeitmotivation und vor allem an der nicht vorhandenen Story. Multiplayer Spielmodi suchen TRANSFORMERS Fans ebenso vergebens, wie einen Coop-Modus oder andere unterhaltsame Mehrspielermodi. Wer es mal so richtig krachen lassen möchte und den Kinofilm sogar ein fünftes Mal gucken würde, der sollte auch einen Blick beim Spiel riskieren. Alle anderen Actionfans haben auf der Xbox 360 genügend Alternativen.
50
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 based on Transformers Armada -- it's still the best way to wage a battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons.
50
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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Xbox World Australia (XWA)
Transformers: The Game is fine for a weekend rent, and with a few beers the easy achievement points may justify the hire fee. It's harder to recommend it as a purchase, simply because the negatives far outweigh any thrill you might get from playing as Bumblebee or bashing the crap out of paper buildings. Give it a go but don't expect too much.
50
TotalVideoGames (TVG)
Probably a result of the wide range of formats Transformers: The Game has targeted, the game fails to provide any visual treats. Beyond the models, Transformers fails to hide its low-res textures on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 despite an array of masquerading lighting techniques. Capturing the vocal talents of Peter Cullen and Frank Welker in the notorious roles of Optimus Prime and Megatron, Transformers: The Game does at least provide some nostalgic charm for fans of the original TV series. The soundtrack remains faithful to the film and a rare highlight of the game, whilst the sound effects enhance the destructive action of the game.
50
Bit-Tech
For the mass audience and for casual gamers out there with money to burn, Transformers does the job well enough, but for the hardcore gamer or the Transformers enthusiast, Transformers will quickly leave you wanting and, in our opinion, you’d be better off dusting off your old Megatron and Optimus Prime toys and going to play in your own sandbox. And don’t pretend that you don’t still have those toys kept somewhere safe in mint condition - we know you do.
45
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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Play.tm
Given another 6 months or so to actually finish what they started the chances are Traveller's Tales would have come up with a more than decent Transformers game since a lot of the game engine and building blocks are in place; they're just so under developed that it all feels like a mess. Unfortunately, it seems needing to hit the movie's release date meant that what appears to have made it onto shelves is essentially a promising but woefully unfinished game.
30
Gamestyle
That's the thing about Transformers: The Game, while there are bits and pieces of fun here and there, it's overshadowed by the complete and utter rushed and unfinished feel to everything else. It's a harsh reminder that, while good movie tie-in games do happen, most are just slapped together in order to make a quick bag of cash. This game is worth three out of ten at best, mainly due to some of the Decepticon missions and because nostalgia may be clouding Gamestyle's better judgement. Rent it if you really have to, but under no circumstances should you buy it. Though this should not put you off seeing the excellent movie it is based on; if you're lucky, it'll help you forget this travesty ever existed.
20
Power Unlimited
Ik heb de game uiteindelijk uitgespeeld en zelfs de Generation 1 Optimus en Megatron vrijgespeeld, maar mijn hart was zo beschadigd dat het niet meer geheeld kon worden. Ik heb me dan ook verdrietig opgesloten in mijn kamer en heb de echte Transformers game (ja, die van Atari) gespeeld. Het gaat inmiddels weer wat beter met me. Deze game kan zo naar de schroothoop.
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FZ
Så nu har ni svaret, Transformers: The Game lyckas inte bryta förbannelsen som verkar ligga över licensspel. Om det beror på för kort utvecklingstid eller helt sonika på ett unikt ointresse att göra bra spel låter jag vara osagt. Något jag dock inte låter vara osagt är: köp inte detta spel om du inte har idolbilder av Optimus och Blackout på väggarna och redan har sett filmen sju gånger. Eller förresten: köp inte det här spelet, punkt.