Zac Elawar of Capsule Computers writes:
"Activision hopes to benefit from the box office smash that is Transformers: Age of Extinction with this sorta-kinda tie-in, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. It may be a 3rd-person shooter in the vein of Transformers: War for Cybertron (2010) and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (2012) before it but, unfortunately, the developers who resurrected the Transformers video game series, High Moon Studios, were not at the helm of this entry; Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark was instead created by Edge of Reality. The outcome? A game on the edge of disaster."