I have to say that Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is the best Transformers game I have ever played. This was the follow up to War for Cybertron and the game set before Rise of the Dark Spark. All three games are good in their own right, but this one here is the best of the three. I am such a huge fan of this game that I have actually been waiting for the folks at Activision to remaster this and the other two games in one collection!
The Dying Days of Cybertron
A huge reason as to why I love this game is the story. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is pretty much based on the G1 Transformers that we all grew up with and this game offers a more “mature” tale based on those characters. It is set during the end of Cybertron with the Decepticons and the Autobots at each other’s throats right until the end.
The storytelling here is just fantastic. Not only does this game boast some amazing cut scenes. It has truly amazing voice acting as they managed to get many of the actors from the TV show to reprise their voice here.
The Pretty Side of War
One thing that Transformers: Fall of Cybertron does incredibly well is bring Cybertron and the Transformers to life. War for Cybertron was already a good-looking game, but this one here just looks so much more detailed. The Transformers themselves look incredible, especially when they transform. Grimlock’s transformation is my personal favorite. The game has quite varied locations with the lab of Shockwave being my favorite area in the game. There is a really impressive section where you can control Bruticus and the game view kind of changes so you see everything from his massive size. Even though is a game that is a few generations old at this point, it still looks fantastic.
More Than Meets The Eye
The gameplay on offer here is tighter than it was in War for Cybertron. Each level has you playing as either an Autobot or a Decepticon with characters having their own chapters. The previous game would give you a choice of a handful of characters for each chapter, but this one does not. This kind of works better as it keeps things more focused this time around. There is way more ammo laying around this time around which makes the gameplay way more fun.
You can transform on the fly in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron which is fun, well all of them can except Grimlock who has to build up a rage meter to do so as he is so powerful when he is a T-Rex. There are some driving sections, but you can also attack in vehicle mode which is really cool. Each character has their own special ability that will be needed to get through various chapters.
War With Friends
One part of the game that I got way hooked on which I did not expect was Escalation Mode. This is a multiplayer mode where you and some other folks’ team up to fight off hordes of enemies. What is cool about this mode is that they give you access to other Transformers to play as. I had a blast with this game mode (even though I will admit it is better in Rise of the Dark Spark) and think it is the best multiplayer mode in a Transformers game by far!
I hand on heart cannot say enough nice things about Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. I have played through this game on the Xbox 360 and PC multiple times and I can see myself playing through this time and time again in the future. It is such a great Transformers game and it also tells a fantastic Transformers story. Still, after all these years this is my favorite Transformers game.
- The best Transformers game ever made
- Lets you play as many different Transformers
- Playing as Grimlock is freaking awesome!
- The game looks and sounds amazing
- The multiplayer is also a great deal of fun
- I will say that Rise of the Dark Spark has a better Escalation Mode
- I want a 4K remaster of this and the other two games NOW!!!!