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Published on July 19th, 2009 | by simeon


Transformers:Revenge of the Fallen Game Review

Games based on films often fail to win over gamers as they tend to be a simple retelling of the film, and in many cases come across as rushed titles that were hurried through development in order to meet the release date of the film.

Thankfully Trasnformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a rare exception to the norm. The game offers a much more structured gameplay experience than the previous game and allows players to play as either the heroic Autobots or the evil Decepticons in missions that both follow the events of the movie and are unique to the game.
The weaponry a player can deploy is impressive as everything from missiles, energy weapons, melee weapons, chain guns, and more can be deployed into the battle. Of course the game is not only about action as players can transform into a variety of vehicles which include trucks, choppers, planes, and sports cars. The ability to transform on the fly is a great addition to the mix, as it is great to be able to use this as a strategic move to rapidly avoid dangers, and then place yourself in the thick of the battle.

As players complete missions, they will gain points that allow them to upgrade their weapons and unit to better accomplish the missions. Weapons and targeting are also improved and offer a secondary mode. Each character also has a unique ability so aside from adding a new mix to the game, increases the replay and strategy value as not only are their many options for players, but the game also has downloadable and unlockable content.

The real joy for me aside from the great action and boss battles was the much needed inclusion of a multiplay mode to the game. Gamers can now enjoy a mixture of options such as locally and online, co-op and versus modes which allow Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch and new modes like ‘One Shall Stand’ where players must take out the other side’s leader as well as , ‘Control Points’ where teams compete to control strategic points. For many this alone would be enough, but the game also features a mode called ‘Battle for the Shards’ which like capture the flag requires players to capture and hold pieces of the Allspark.

The only issue I had was with the controls as they did take a bit to learn and that the missions can seem a bit familiar after the first few times through.

Graphically the game is solid and the sound and voice acting is top notch and uses some of the talent from the film which aside from the great gameplay makes this one of the best gaming adaptations from a film, and tons of fun.

4 stars out of 5.


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