Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Review
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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Box Art
System: PC, PS3*, Xbox 360
Dev: High Moon
Pub: Activision
Release: August 21, 2012
Players: 1 (2+ Online)
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Animated Blood, Violence

Each level feels absolutely huge compared to your already huge robot characters. I have to give props to the graphics engine here. Rendering a huge mechanical world is not an easy feet, but Fall of Cybertron really does make it come alive.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Screenshot

Unfortunately, one much-loved aspect of War for Cybertron is missing: the co-op campaign. The story's linear, character-driven design doesn't really give room for a co-op campaign to be implemented. Competitive multiplayer is still present, complete with customizable loadouts, multiple different game modes, and the defensive Escalation mode, but, at the time of this writing, the servers were kind of barren. Still, these will probably fill up in the next few days with players looking to customize their own personal transforming robots.

All in all, the game feels as if it were built around its story, which is something you don't get from many action games these days, much less Transformers games. Rarely do tie-in games like this do right by their stories, but Fall of Cybertron actually is enjoyable for its plot.

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Fall of Cybertron is a game you should pick up if you are in love with the Transformers storyline. It's better than its predecessor in pretty much all areas except flexibility. But this is okay. The lack of flexibility actually gives the game more of an identity. This isn't just a generic action game with Transformers in it; this actually feels like a "Transformers Game" a feat that not even War for Cybertron managed to pull off. It's a must-have for any Transformers fan, and while it probably won't convert any newcomers to the franchise, it will still provide some innovative fun for even casual fans of Optimus Prime and crew.

By
Angelo M. D'Argenio
Contributing Writer
Date: August 21, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.9
Graphics
Cyberton has never looked better.
3.8
Control
Giant robots are still pretty clunky to handle, but overall the game is fun to play.
3.8
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The original voice actor for Prime is back again!
4.1
Play Value
This game easily excels just due to its awesome story.
3.9
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron allows you to go head-to-head as Autobots and Decepticons with its multi-player online mode.
  • Create your own personalized character and weaponry with the most advanced and in-depth customization ever before seen in a Transformers video game.
  • Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey through a wide range of missions and massive environments designed around each character's unique abilities.
  • Fight through both sides of the Transformers' most epic battles leading to their legendary exodus from their home world.
  • With the stakes higher than ever before, you play as a variety of Transformers, including Grimlock's nearly indestructible T-Rex form and the legendary Combaticons forming into the colossal Bruticus.


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