This game happens to be for now, the only Transformers video game that I really liked, more than the ones based on the movie, because they were mediocre, but the worst one was Revenge of the Fallen. The game was released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, however, the Nintendo Wii's version was titled Cybertron Adventures, released on that same date.
Plot. Before their conflict on Earth, it all started on Cybertron. The Transformers were engaged in a savage civil war against each other in their homeworld. The two factions that fight against each other are the Autobots and the Decepticons. The Decepticons are led by their ruthless leader Megatron, and the Autobots are led by Zeta Prime. When Zeta Prime dies in battle, an inexperienced leader named Optimus, must now lead the remaining Autobot forces against Megatron, who wants to corrupt the planet with Dark Energon.
Each campaign level gives players a choice of selecting one of three Transformers. Players can play in campaign either solo or cooperatively via online multiplayer, and players can enter and leave the game at anytime. But if played solo, the game's AI controls the remaining characters. This game also offers a multiplayer mode, and can play in several modes such as Deathmatch, Conquest, Team Deathmatch, and so on.
Concept. Transformers: War for Cybertron is divided in two stories. The first five chapters of the game is where the Decepticon story begins, with Megatron and others on their evil mission to corrupt Cybertron with Dark Energon, and the last five chapters consists of the Autobots fighting against the evil faction. Players can either choose to play in order of chapters or not.
Development. WFC was announced on December 16, 2009, and released six months later on June 22, 2010, with the PAL region release following three days later. Before the game was released, a demo was on June 10, 2010. Same day as my birthday when I bought my PS3.
Audio. The game's music was composed by Tyler Bates, who is known for composing in movies such as Dawn of the Dead (2004), 300, Watchmen and so on. Also, the game's theme Til' All Are One was performed by Stan Bush, who also was part of the soundtrack of Transformers: The Movie (1986), and that was totally smart of the developers to bring him back. Stan Bush is remembered for his songs in the movie such as Dare and You Got the Touch. Peter Cullen once again returns in his legendary role as Optimus Prime. Other voice actors include, Fred Tatasciore as Megatron, Kari Wahlgren as Arcee, Liam O'Brien as Air Raid, Johnny Yong Bosch as Bumblebee and so on.
Tips and Strategies. In some places you have to be careful since this game can be difficult at times despite you choosing the easiest one. Some bosses such as Omega Supreme and Trypticon are not very easy to beat. Fighting Omega Supreme the first time, consists of using the turrets to shoot at him, but his beam attack can instantly wipe you out. The second round is like 50% harder. But Trypticon, that guy is no joke in the Autobot storyline.
Rantings. The spiders were a constant annoyance in both storylines, and also the final boss battles. The final boss I hated most was Trypticon, because of his constant launch of missiles and Dark Energon. Also, I believe that some Autobots such as Arcee deserved to be in the Campaign mode. I actually wanted to see Grimlock, but luckily he'll be in Fall of Cybertron.
Good Aspects. This game has many great qualities besides graphics. The storyline was very well written, and also it was great to know how the war between Autobots and Decepticons began, before their war reached to Earth. Both campaign and multiplayer give this game a moderately high replay value, and making it a must. This game has made an improvement over past Transformers video games.
Overall. Transformers: WFC is a great game, and a must have for those who want a better Transformers game that is better than the mediocre ones based on Animated and the three live-action movies. This game is more than meets the eye, and the final score I give this game is a 9 out of 10. Til all are one.
Play Hard Gamers!