Five of the Best Transformers Games | The Best Transformers Video Games
I keep paying money looking for the best Transformers games. I’ve played practically every Transformers game there is, so I feel pretty qualified that these are five of the best Transformers video games you’re likely to ever play.
Transformers Beast Wars (GBC, 1999)
Not the only Japan-exclusive Transformers game (surprise), Beast Wars on the GBC stands out for a few reasons: 1) It’s one of two standalone Transformers fighting games ever, 2) It’s one of only three games based on the Beast Wars continuity and 3) It’s the best Transformers game from last Century. I have no idea what the text means but it’s a good 2D fighting game and it has Lio Convoy in it, and he’s a sweet Transformer toy.
Transformers Devastation (PS3, PS3, XB360, XBONE, PC, 2015)
Transformers Devastation is a typical Platinum Games brawler. Best screen-filling boss fights, a super slick combo system and frenetic action that doesn’t let up until the end. The cel-shaded art style faithfully renders the Transformers straight off the acetate of the old 80s cartoon. Objectively, nothing is 100% brilliant with Transformers Devastation, but thankfully the game story is over before anything starts to truly grate on you. Reuniting the original voice cast was a master stroke and adding Grimlock as a playable character is guaranteed to make me happy.
Transformers Prime: The Game (Wii, WiiU, 2012)
The Transformers: Prime show was awesome. The tie-in Transformers game was also good. The short, Autobot-only game campaign completely captures the essence of the TV show by recreating the bot designs and bringing in the full voice cast (I love you Jeffrey Combs). Transformers Prime: The Game essentially acts as a feature-length lost-episode of Transformers Prime. A must for fans of the show and probably The best Transformers game on any Nintendo platform.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (PS3, XB360, PC, 2012)
In terms of game play, the Transformers Cybertron games offer nothing new. Typical run-and-gun action, a 10-or-so-hour campaign and some pretty bland scenery. But what Fall of Cybertron does best, it does fantastically well. GREAT character designs. The variety of characters and game play styles is on-point, throw in some awesome set pieces and being able to play as GRIMLOCK and you’re onto a winner. Plus the Multiplayer gaming is really fun and you can still find lobbies for it. The Transformers Cybertron games are prequels to the Transformers: Prime and Robots in Disguise TV shows, making up the “Aligned Continuity”; so if you like those shows then absolutely give this game a go.
Transformers (PS2, Melbourne House / Atari, 2004)
To me, this game obviously qualifies as the best Transformers game. Choose from one of three Autobots and fight Decepticons all across Earth. Transformers 2004 ties into the Armada cartoon and toyline and introduces the Mini-Cons – tiny robots that when “power-linked” to larger Transformers, unlock new abilities and weapon modes. For the time, the graphics are out of this world and the gameplay transitioning between robot and vehicle modes is near-perfect. Difficulty balance is spot on, the story is pretty decent and the Mini-Con gimmick adds tons of replay value. I started re-playing this game for this video and I’m going to continue pushing for 100% completion.
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