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Transformers War for Cybertron

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Game Reviewed: Transformers War for Cybertron
Publisher: Activision
Developer: High Moon Studios
Reviewer: Matthew Scott
Platform: PS3 (also on Xbox 360 & PC)
Category: Third Person Action
ESRB Rating: T
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Game Description:

Transformers War for Cybertron is a third person action game that tells the story of the war that led up to the Transformers having to leave Cybertron before they came to Earth based on the Generation-1 Transformers. The game is divided up into 10 chapters. In the first 5 chapters the player will play as the Decepticons (the bad guys) and in the second 5 chapters the player will play as the Autobots (the good guys). Each level is played from a third person point of view in which the player will have to progress through the level by fighting and destroying other Transformers. Each level also ends with a boss encounter. Fans of Generation-1 Transformers will almost definitely enjoy taking part in the story where the player will be able to as the game puts it “Fight to the End in the War that Started it all.”

There is also a Multiplayer and Co-op mode. The Co-op mode allows for up to three people to play through the story co-operatively. Multiplayer allows for players to take part in some intense online battles. As of this writing the different multiplayer modes include Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch: in which players see how many opponents they can destroy. Conquest: which places three nodes on the map that players have to try and capture to get points. Code of Power: which is a variation of Capture the Flag, except in this case, the flag is also a giant powerful melee weapon. Last is a mode called Countdown to Extinction, in which a bomb is placed in the center of the map. Each team must try to capture the bomb and place it in the other team’s base at which point the other team has to try and disarm the bomb before it goes off.

What Parents Need to Know

Violence

For a player to progress through a level, the player will have to fight and destroy many Transformers. There are different types of weapons that can be used including guns, grenades, and energy axes/swords. When a Transformer is destroyed, most of the time they burst into energy bits and disappear.

There is one scene where you witness some Autobots being executed in a prison.

Language

There is not any bad language in this game.

Sexual Content

There is not any sexual content in this game.

Spiritual Content

At one point in the game, the leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime, says “Thank Primus!” This would be the Transformer equivalent to saying “Thank God!” as Primus is the creator of the Transformers.

Reviewer’s Thoughts

There were parts of this game I absolutely loved. I have been a fan of Transformers ever since I was in 4th grade almost 25 years ago. This game brought back some fond memories of my childhood. There were other parts of this game, however, that I found to be very frustrating as I would die a half dozen times before I could figure out how to pass the area I was in. Overall, however, if you are a fan of Transformers, especially Generation-1, this is a Transformers game you will most likely be very pleased with.



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