Transformers: War for Cybertron is a game that really benefits from great timing. Not to say this is a bad game, oh no, this is probably the best Transformers game you will play. Transformers was released at a time during the summer were there was no competition, the heat from Red Dead Redemption sales was cooling down and the only other release the game competed against was Toy Story 3, and unlike the movie the Toy Story 3 game does not have a huge following.
The best part about Transformers: War for Cybertron is the story, hard to believe, but I did find it interesting to see how Optimus Prime became the Autobot leader, and how Megatron met Starscream, I found the whole story kind of fun and interesting. The gameplay is a standard third person shooter with no cover system, this is how every mission goes, walk into a room kill everyone then go over an hit the switch on the elevator to go to the next room and kill everyone. That is it, that is the gameplay, you can transform into vehicles and kill robots that way as well. One interesting thing that everyone is skipping, in the original Mas Effect everyone hated the long elevator rides in the game, guess what, this game has them too!
The multiplayer is fun, there is co-op and other standard multiplayer options, there were some glitches during this, a lot of lag and hard to get a match going sometimes as well. As far as the single player goes there are five Decepticon missions and five Autobot missions and at the end of each campaign you will fight a giant boss fight. The only let down, there is no fight between Prime and Megatron, as a matter a fact with the exception of Starscream and Soundwave you spend the majority of the time fighting nameless robots.
Transformers: War for Cybertron is a good start but the game is not perfect, it is not to the level of last year’s Batman game, hopefully with a couple of sequels and time they can really polish this franchise up and make something really special.
Transformer fans probably should buy this, everyone else just rent it.