Transformers: The Game
|a game by||Vicarious Visions|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 2|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Arcade Games, Transformers Games|
Transformers: The Game is an exciting third-person action game based on the blockbuster movie, which was in turn based on the classic cartoon series about two warring factions of transforming robots. Like in the films, the game features both the Autobots and Decepticons, the good and evil machines that bring their battle to planet Earth. By combining shooting, melee combat, and exploration, Transformers: The Game tries to bring the big-budget experience of the movies to your nearest gaming console. While it's not a total masterpiece, Transformers: The Game does a decent job with the source material and is pretty fun to play as well!
Main Game Features
- Mix of shooting, driving, and fighting
- Two story campaigns
- Play as nine different Transformers
Transformers: The Game follows the same basic story that was seen in the 2007 film, with the heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons invading the Earth after their home planet is destroyed. Continuing their civil war, the two armies of massive, transforming robots attempt to obtain the AllSpark, a powerful relic that will imbue them with endless power. As expected, the Autobots plan to use the AllSpark for prosperity and good, while the Decepticons will use their newfound power to rule humanity and defeat the Autobots. In an interesting twist, Transformers: The Game has two different story campaigns, one for the Autobots and the other for the Decepticons. Both stories take place at the same time, crossing over occasionally, and have you controlling different members of each Transformers faction. The plot includes memorable scenes from the movie as well as original battles exclusive to the game, so fans of the film will definitely be excited.
Before you start playing Transformers: The Game, you'll have to decide which campaign you want to play first, either the Autobots or Decepticons. Both campaigns have over 15 levels to complete, spread across four linear chapters. In the Autobots campaign, you'll start off in the suburbs as Bumblebee, battling Decepticons as you try to locate Sam Witwicky. If you go with the Decepticons, you'll land in the arid country of Qatar while playing as Blackout, a sleek and deadly Transformer disguised as a helicopter. No matter what campaign you choose, you'll be destroying your surroundings and engaging in large-scale battles against the opposing Transformers.
Transformers: The Game tries to include a bit of everything, starting with an open-area format. Each level plays out in a large region, complete with side quests and collectibles to find. Thanks to your ability to transform into a vehicle, you can drive around and explore each level, playing almost like a racing game. There are various objectives to complete, most of which involve blasting through enemies in third-person action sequences. Similar to other third-person shooters like Gears of War or mech games like Armored Core, you can use your hefty Transformer to engage in ranged and close-quarters combat. By progressing through the game and finding secrets, you can also unlock bonuses like new color schemes, concept art, and more.
While it doesn't redefine the third-person action genre or offer any stunning new gameplay mechanics, Transformers: The Game is entertaining and does a serviceable job of recreating the plot of the film. The lack of multiplayer reduces the replayability of the overall product, but fans of the brand and 2007 movie will enjoy what's available.
With its two main campaigns, unlockable content, and side activities, there's an admirable amount of content in this movie-to-game adaptation. If you're a Transformers fan or just like blowing stuff up and causing chaos, check out Transformers: The Game!
- Impressive visuals
- Satisfying destruction
- Lots of featured Transformers
- Levels can feel repetitive
- Annoying camera
- Driving feels clunky