Michael Marr of Capsule Computers writes:
"Most Transformers fans would agree that the last few years have been something of a turbulent time for their franchise. While the quality of the live action movies, their game adaptations and recent cartoons are often described as mediocre and “childhood destroying”, the films were still some of the highest grossing of all time, and toy sales had skyrocketed in popularity. In 2010, game developer High Moon Studios took the series a step in the right direction, with the release of Transformers: War for Cybertron. This title, which explored the origin story of the war on the Transformers home world Cybertron, was received very well by both Transformers fans and hardcore gamers alike. The original, well written story, tightly refined gameplay mechanics and a kick ass sense of nostalgia made it a must have for generation one fans of the series. Given this sudden burst in popularity, it was only a matter of time before a sequel was on the horizon. Fall of Cybertron is that sequel."