Leigh Sherval writes: "Unless you count Armada on the PS2, the Transformers franchise hasn’t fared well in videogame form. The most recent efforts, based on the blockbuster movies, have been lacklustre at best despite the huge amount of source material to draw from. War for Cybertron comes from High Moon Studios and, free from the shackles of being a tie in, delivers the game fans have been waiting for.
Transformers: War for Cybertron is a real treat for fans but there is more than enough of a great game here to appeal to those who aren’t. With a sizable campaign experience, addictive cooperative play and a fully featured multiplayer component to boot it represents a great package. If only more developers would understand that intelligent design should come first, rather than relying on a license gimmick to carry the gameplay. There’s already talk of a sequel and I’m sure that anyone who gets their hands on this would welcome one."