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Transformers: War for Cybertron (Xbox 360)

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MobyRank
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 5.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 4.4


The Press Says

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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.
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GamingTrend
Petty grievances shouldn’t detract from the simple truth that “War for Cybertron” is just plain fun. It isn’t deep. It won’t set a new standard for action games. But I had a great time playing and I believe you will too. This is the first Transformers game I’ve been excited about, and having played it I can say that my excitement was validated. Have fun, campers.
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411mania.com
Transformers offers an exciting campaign that is fun by yourself, but a complete blast to play through with friends. Fun multiplayer modes and the always fun Escalation mode. It is pretty clear High Moon knocked this one out of the park.
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XboxAddict
THIS is how you use the Transformers property and make it entertaining while still trying true to the source material while still having the spirit of what made Transformers so great and I enjoyed it from beginning to end.
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Game Chronicles
Transformers: War for Cybertron is not only the best Transformers game next-gen gamers can play, it is also one of the most fulfilling and challenging action-shooters I’ve played in years and a definite purchase, especially if you have any love of the Transformers franchise.
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Gaming Nexus
Transformers: War for Cybertron is a a great tribute and representation of the original, Generation 1 Transformers. Fans of the classic 1980's cartoons and characters will find a lot to love with High Moon Studio's representation of the line here. Those who aren’t familiar with the game will also find something to love in the form of a fast paced and thoroughly enjoyable action game, both online and off. Who says that good games don’t come out in the summer?
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IGN
High Moon has been very good at saying all the right things with War for Cybertron leading up to its arrival in stores, but many licensed titles have talked a great game before falling apart when all was said and done. Thankfully, War for Cybertron impresses with an excellent single-player campaign with full co-op support, the included Horde-alike Escalation mode, and surprisingly deep and inventive online multiplayer component. Transformers: War for Cybertron has taken the magic of playing with plastic and metal toys that turn into cool s**t both alone and with friends and have distilled that into something pretty special. This is a surprise, dark horse contender for best way to spend your time online this summer.
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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.
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Play.tm
As for what was actually made, Transformers: War for Cybertron is a solid but unremarkable effort that occasionally shows glimpses of its true potential. It provides a complete, if a little too short, package of modes and features in a genuinely interesting setting. It just needed a little more spark.
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4Players.de
Das Gute: Der Kampf um Cybertron ist das beste Transformers-Spiel seit Melbourne Houses Geniestreich aus dem Jahr 2004. Da die Filmumsetzungen der letzten Jahre fast durchweg enttäuschten, ist das allerdings kein Kunststück. Sowohl die Kampagne, die optional auch mit drei Spielern kooperativ bestritten werden kann, als auch die Mehrspielermodi mit ihrem an Modern Warfare erinnernden Charakter-Aufstieg wissen zu unterhalten. Zudem hat das Team der High Moon Studios mit Unterstützung von Unreal-Technologie ein zielsicheres Gespür für Artdesign bewiesen, das eine Brücke zwischen der Filmoptik und den klassischen Action-Figuren schlägt. Aber: Um all das genießen zu können, muss man schon ein Fan der sprechenden Riesen-Konservendosen sein. Denn letztlich schlummert unter der Hochglanz-Kulisse nur ein Third-Person-Shooter wie jeder andere. Grundsolide? Ja! Passabel inszeniert? Ja! Technisch sauber? Aber ja! Austauschbar? Natürlich!
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God is a Geek
Considering the lack of decent games associated with the Transformers franchise not much was expected of Transformers: War for Cybertron at GodisaGeek.com. It comes as a surprise then that High Moon Studios have managed to put together a decent game that remains fun despite its flaws. This game will surely put a smile on all Transformer fans faces and provide a fun playthrough for everyone else.
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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.
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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.