Become the ultimate weapon. Fight to the end in the war that started it all. Wield an arsenal of lethal, high-tech weaponry and change form from robot to vehicle at any time as you battle through the living, metallic world of Cybertron.
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Release Date: Jun 22, 2010

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Become the ultimate weapon. Fight to the end in the war that started it all. Wield an arsenal of lethal, high-tech weaponry and change form from robot to vehicle at any time as you battle through the living, metallic world of Cybertron. Separate Autobot and Decepticon campaigns take you from Autobot and Decepticon cities, to the Energon core of Cybertron, to the outer reaches of the orbital debris while pitting brother against brother and friend against foe. Experience Optimus’ rise to greatness and Megatron’s thirst for destruction. The balance of power between Autobots and Decepticons is in your hands.

Key Features

    • Play both the Autobots™ and Decepticons™ campaigns
    • Battle as your favorite Transformers character in this 3rd Person High Action Shooter
    • Deep multiplayer game modes thrust you into a global battle
    • Team up with your friends and battle waves of enemies in Escalation Mode
    • Choose your character class, vehicle, weapons, attributes, skills, and upgrades
    • Level up and customize your character to fit your playing style
    • Team up with your friends and fight through epic campaigns
    • Instantly convert from robot to car, jet, tank or truck mode and attack your enemies from any angle

System Requirements

    • OS: XP/Vista/Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8 GHz or AMD Ahtlon 64 x2 Dual-Core 4000+ 2.0 GHz4 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2GB of RAM
    • Graphics: 3D hardware accelerator card required - 100% DirectX® 9.0c-compliant 256 MB video card and drivers*
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c (Included)
    • Hard Drive: 9GB of uncompressed hard disk space (plus 400 MB for the Windows® swap file and 12 KB free for saved games)
    • Sound: 100% DirectX® 9.0c-compliant true 16-bit sound card and drivers
    • Other Requirements: A 100% Windows® XP/Vista/Windows 7-compatible computer system
      Keyboard/Mouse 100% Windows® XP/Vista/Windows 7-compatible mouse, keyboard and drivers
    *Supported Chipsets for Windows® XP/Vista/Windows 7

    &nbsp - All NVIDIA® GeForce® 7900 GT 256 MB RAM and better chipsets (excluding 8400 cards)

    &nbsp - All ATI Radeon™ x1900 256 MB RAM and better chipsets (excluding Radeon HD2400, HD2600, and HD3450)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
This is what a Transformers movie could be like if we can somehow rescue the IP from the clutches of Michael Bay. And you even get to play a few scenes in it!

Ok, snideness aside, what you have here is a decent, solid 3rd person shooter, a bit shallow on the tactical side but then again, rather stingy with the ammo for a pure relaxing glue-the-mouse-button-down zero-skill bang fest. The difficulty settings are sensible, easy does mean "you can let your 5 year old kid who is a huge Transformers fan play it and he'll make it", while hard does indeed cause a lot of headaches. Mostly 'cause the controls don't really allow a lot of tactical maneuvering and damage avoidance.

That's maybe also my biggest problem with the game. There isn't really much "skill" involved. And the basic material was really offering a lot of options in this area. There could be some moves where you could transform from robot to vehicle and back for some sweet actions, you could probably, I don't know, climb on walls, run down the wall, transform in mid air, kick up the speed, go over a ramp, transform in mid air again and grasp on a ledge ...

That WOULD be awesome.

Not going to happen, though. Transforming is a rather tedious and static process, don't expect to use that as part of a tactical move. You can drive, which is fast but limited in maneuverability, or you can walk as a robot, which gives you more precision over your movements but makes you slower.

So what's left is a decent 3rd person shooter. Nothing great, nothing fancy, but certainly something everyone who grew up with Transformers will want to play. The story is quite predictable (so it fits perfectly with the old Transformers cartoons) but very well told, the voice acting is, well, not great but most of the time at least decent (again, fits perfectly with the old cartoons), with the usual overacting of the minor characters (again, like the cartoons). The only thing missing is the cheesy intro.
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1 of 11 people (9%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Bought this for Multiplayer

Servers won't connect.
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137 of 143 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
46.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
This is one of the most gratifying things about being an older gamer: when fans of popular franchises grow up and get jobs in the video game industry. A lot of uncharitable things can be said for media culture's habit of remaking, rebooting and rehashing old stories, but when it's done from the heart like Transformers: War for Cybertron plainly is, the result is very often a damn good time. See Joss Whedon's "Avengers" or Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" movies: both are exuberant love letters to their source material and it shows.

If you have fond memories of the 1980s iteration of The Transformers cartoon up to and including the 1986 movie, High Moon Studios' first TF outing is a high-octane shot of finely-tuned nostalgia. From the minute you start up one of the game's two single-player campaigns (one for the Decepticons, and one for the Autobots - just for story's sake, I recommend you play them in that order, although the game gives you the option to choose), you will feel like a kid again, plopped in front of the TV after school watching the Autobots smash the bolts out of some Decepticreeps. Peter Cullen voices Optimus for the umpteenth time and hits it out of the park of course, and while he is, I believe, the only voice actor present from the original series, the rest of the talent is excellent and written in exactly the same style as the old cartoons. So you get the familiar banter of Megatron/Starscream, Megatron/Soundwave (the original bromance), Soundwave/everyone, Starscream/Skywarp/Thundercracker, Optimus/Ironhide, Bumblebee/everyone, but also some not-so-familiar characters like Air Raid & Warpath, both of which are hilariously scripted and voiced and really feel like they could be right out of the show. The story is a straight prequel of the cartoon: Cybertron is a war-torn mechanical planet, the Decepticons want to grab all the power they can, the Autobots kinda don't want them to, someone gets a little too Dr. Strangelove on things and oops, we have to leave the planet because we broke it. You're not gonna get Spec Ops: The Line or Bioshock Infinite out of this -- it's robots beating the crap out of each other, innit? But it is a pitch-perfect story with a delicious topping of fanboyism and if you're the target audience even a tiny bit, you'll love it.

So what about the game itself? Well... I hesitate to say too much because my inner kid loves the theme-park-ness to pieces, but it is unfortunately a rather average third-person shooter. That's not to say it's badly done, it's not. Technically it's spot-on, it looks good and plays well, but does it do anything new? Not really. It should have a cover system, it doesn't. You can transform into whatever vehicle your chosen robot is, which is awesome, but it doesn't really matter other than stretches of levels where it's either transform or run a lot (and you run slow, but okay, you weigh ten tons). The controls for vehicle mode are kind of frustrating (game devs: no one enjoys driving with a mouse. It was new and weird in Borderlands, it's old and annoying now. It really is. Stop doing it) and it's disappointing that you don't get a greater sense of speed when you're in "boost mode". The guns sound great, but they could have more variety. The world certainly looks like Cybertron, which again: awesome, however all the metal-on-metal-with-the-occasional-sky motif can be a little boring. But Cybertron is basically Coruscant with less trees, so I'm not sure what else they were supposed to do. There's not a lot in the way of exploration, either for collectibles (there are some, but they very much feel like an afterthought) or just because, and it can't be called anything but a very linear experience. But that's more or less okay since it really tries to be an extended episode of the cartoon, and in that, it succeeds. Hugely. But... all of that does sadly mean that in my opinion if you have little to no desire in watching a bunch of robots shoot each other while making snarky comments, you will probably not miss much by giving this game a pass. There are much better shooters if that's what you want.

But if you are a Transformers fan at all, grab this. Grab it grab it grab it. It's fantastic, and I can't wait to play Fall of Cybertron.

(Quick note on multiplayer (and a quick note is all it is since I have no experience with it): it's supposed to be good. Fall of Cybertron is supposed to be even better. That's it! There are plenty of other reviews for the multiplayer side and the consensus is, again, "good". "Fun", even. I don't know what else to tell you.)
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114 of 122 people (93%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
To be honest, I have actually written a pretty long review-ey type thing talking about the many things this game did right and whatnot but halfway along the way, it didn't seem persuasive enough to recommend people to play the game.

So instead, I'm just gonna list 30 awesome things/moments I can think of off the top of my head as to why you should get this game and play the heck out of it:

1. It has Transformers
2. It is amazing
3. It uses a lot of G1 influences meaning all the characters are their loveable and awesome selves, just as you remember them as a kid
4. The robots have all been redesigned with a modern look but still manages to capture the essence of the cartoons
5. Peter Cullen
6. The gameplay is awesome
7. The transformations are seemless
8. The shooting is incredibly satisfying
9. The voice acting is god damn great
10. Megatron is so gar, you can't help but follow him
11. Optimus Prime is as gar as Megatron
12. The world building and the atmosphere in this game is so effective that you do actually feel like you're in a war in a dying planet filled with robots
13. You fight a boss so big and so powerful that you have to enter himself, disable him from the inside, escape his inside before he crushes you as he transforms, plummet from space to the planet below WHILE fighting the boss and then watch him crash land like a comet into the ground...
14. AND THEN fight him again cuz he's such a badass and that crash land was apparently just a 't'is but a scratch' situation before you can finally take down this behemoth
15. Incredible boss fights not limited to the one above
16. Scenery Porn (especially if you like metal-themed environments)
17. Memorable Characters
18. Bumblebee is voiced by Lelouch vi Brittania
19. Multiplayer Co-op
20. Catchphrases, One-liners, War Banters and Transformer Jargon are all music to your ears as you play
21. Did I mention the voice acting is great?
22. The voice acting is friggin' great
23. You can fly
24. You can drive
25. You can shoot stuff
26. You can shoot stuff while flying
27. You can shoot stuff while driving
28. You can shoot stuff while flying, transform to a robot and proceed to shoot more stuff, transform into a jet and zoom past the baddies and into a sniping point, turn around, shoot stuff, transform and shoot stuff with your sniping weapon :D
29. You can shoot stuff while driving, ram into the enemies, shoot stuff while reversing, transform and shoot them in the face, run up to them and melee them in the face, transform and drive away :D
30. This game made me realise how incredibly bad the Bayformers were.
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84 of 91 people (92%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
If you are a true Transformers fan, then you will love the game. A neat feature about the game is that there are 10 chapters; the chapters are LONG. The first 5 chapters you will play as the Decepticons and the last 5 chapters, you will play as the Autobots.

A cool thing about War for Cybertron is when you select a chapter, you can decide if you want to be Megatron, Barricade, Star Scream or even Sound Wave and a few others. My all time favorite Decepticon to play, would be Megatron. Megtron's main weapon is a huge cannon, which knocks an autobot down in one hit! Star Scream is also really sweet to play, he is quick and has a deadly weapon.

On the Autobot side, you can play as Optimus Prime! (like we didn't know already lol). He is really cool. His main weapon is a awesome assault weapon. A few characters you can play on the Autobot side, are Optimus, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Jetfire and a few more. Probably my two favorite are Optimus and Ironhide.

The campaign is pretty good. I read the book, "War for Cybertron" a year before I played the actual game. I enjoyed the game because it explained things better than the book. There were only a few things I didn't like; one was when you played as the Decepticons, the Autobots sometimes acted like bad guys when they shouldn't. For exmaple - autobot "I am going to destroy you!!". That seems like something Megatron would say. lol.

The graphics are pretty decent. The only downfall to the game, which is biggest issue for me, is that it's capped at 30fps so you won't be able to go past that (unless you download programs which I don't recommend). Since it's capped, it's best to keep the settings on low so it will run smoothly. There are times that my PC stuttered because of the 30 cap and it's not because my PC isn't good. My PC can run alll CoD games on High-Extra.

Other than the 30 cap, my next issue is that the last chapter was a little "lame" as for it was similar to the Autobot's campaign. I won't reveal any more info than this as I don't want to ruin it others. :\

As a side note, when I first launched it on Windows 8.1, it wouldn't load. If you expenience this issue, move the Physx file to desktop and launch the game, (it will give an error, after that, put the Physx file back where you found it), then launch it again and it should run.

Overall, good story, fun Decepticons/Autobots characters, decent graphics, = Worth it!
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73 of 77 people (95%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Transformers: War for Cybertron is a good Transformers game. Wrap your brain around that. High Moon Studios clearly cares about the franchise, and went to some lengths to include a large number of popular Transformers, as well as lesser known ones. This game is not related to the Michael Bay movies. Even if the action is a little repetitive, it's a bold move to make a three-player coop, no cover system, third person shooter nowadays. The voice acting is fantastic, and the last couple missions are really awesome. If you like Tranformers, It's a solid A. For everyone else, it's a decent action game.
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79 of 92 people (86%) found this review helpful
54 people found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2015
Giant robots. With guns. Coop. They turn into things. That also have guns.
Better than the movie.
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81 of 101 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
This game has nothing to do with the horrible Michael Bay movies.

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55 of 65 people (85%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2015
A few reasons to consider whether or not to get this:

1.) Any fan of the original will go nuts for the Nostalgia alone; worth full price.
- Totally awesome and original story with great voice acting.

2.) The combat is beyond insane.
- Runs FAST and flawless while looking gorgeous on ancient hardware (35 fps 1080p 2xAA Core2Duo 2.5GHz. NV:240GTS)

and Number 3:

A perfect 'excuse' / 'valid reason' to get that Garage Door size HD projector and Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround Sound setup you always wanted deep down in your heart. ;D~

A review before me summed it up perfectly:

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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
125.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2014
Transformers: War for Cybertron is an exciting game which allows you to experience the time before the films as one of three Decepticons or Autobots. You take part as an important member of Decepticons or Autobots and have to destroy a lot of Transformers shooting at them or hitting them with your melee weapon.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.After years of uninspired movie-licensed games, we finally get to run, fly and drive around with the Transformers and be happy about it. The lacking AI and unvaried fighting sections kill some of the fun, but the game does have a lot of redeeming factors and with a second player you'll feel right at home.A little bit more polish could have made this game a blockbuster title.
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6.9 hrs
Posted: October 5
I had this game on my xbox 360, but became unable to play it when I upgraded to xbox ONE. I had hoped they would add this game and its sequel to Xbox ONE backwards compatibility, but the updated version of Fall of Cybertron blew that idea out of the water. When I saw this game and Fall on sale, I had to get it. After playing through the first mission again as Megatron, I was reminded of how great this game is! Not only are the combat mechanics awesome with the variety of vehicle mode and robot mode, but the dialogue really brings the characters to life. Megatron oozes overconfidence and can back it up with his Fusion cannon. Needless to say the single player campaign is excellent, despite some small glitches here and there. The multiplayer is also great, although I don't know if there are many people playing it at this point. Definitely worth the buy, especially on sale. I definitely recommend it to any transformers fan and even if you're just a fan of good third person shooters.
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4.7 hrs
Posted: October 5
worth 3$ , the story and co op mode so good
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7.8 hrs
Posted: October 4
As this game's name states, the Transformers go to war over who gets to control Cybertron, their home planet. I would only reccomend this game if you have watched Transformers before. If you haven't, it'll still be fun, but it'll be even better if you've seen Transformers before. This game has alot of Pros and Cons, so I'm just gonna hit the highlights.


1: A Great Shooter/Sci-Fi/Drama Game

2: Has Good Graphics

3: Has Long Levels With Checkpoints In Reasonable Areas


1: Gets Slow And Trippy If Played Too Long (Or That Might Just Be My Tablet)

2: Only Has 10 Levels

You can review the reasons for buying or not buying I have listed here. And overall, I'm giving this game a Thumbs Up.
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saved by grace
12.0 hrs
Posted: September 30
you need to play this if you like transformers. get it on sale. very fun and addictive coop.
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78.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
I want them to upload the dlc....THERE WAS DLC FOR THIS GAME WHERE DO I FIND IT? pm me if you know.

oh yeah btw this game is the bees running shoes.

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1.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
Despite the 2010 year graphics this is still a enjoyable game ! Much action, nice level design, awesome sound !

The camera is of course awful like all console ports and the textures can become tiresome and too much busy in gray colors.
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Ming the Merciless
5.9 hrs
Posted: September 18
This game is abit odd, for one it has these things called TRANSformers??? and they are like robots that turn into metal moving vehicle things? IDEK? This really shows Trans people getting involved in our ever expanding PC culture.? Ugh when will it stop? so apparently these robot things hate each other and fight for some reason or another(♥♥♥♥ knows why). Shouldnt trans people be united? I digress, the graphics are ok? but a little dated, the fps is a whopping 30 ♥♥♥♥ING FRAMES PER SECOND!!!. no way of changing it:))))))))) gameplay is fun aha. recomended if u dont mind seeing the most laggy thing in the land. the characters are pretty good, you have bad trans people and good trans people fighting for sommit? trans peace? who knows its trans people, am i right? Anyways6/10, love it or hate it (like trans people:))))) but yeah the 30 fps is like the most cancerous thing next to pro life.... .just kill it while u can bin it i say.
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Commander Spider
52.4 hrs
Posted: September 16
Best game ever!
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