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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Photo: Acitivision

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Publisher: Acitivision
System: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

Last year's Transformers game, Dark of the Moon, was a real letdown for fans that were hoping to see a sequel to the far more successful War for Cybertron (2010). Thankfully, Fall of Cybertron answers the call with a fast-paced third-person shooter that will appeal to both Transformers fans and gamers looking for a good bit of action.

Fall of Cybertron features 13 levels that are designed around specific playable Autobot and Decepticon characters. You'll of course get to wield the likes of Optimus Prime, Megatron, Soundwave, Jazz and Bumblebee, but also fan favorites Bruticus and Grimlock. Each level is tailored to the abilities of a character, so the tradeoff is better scripted set pieces but very linear level design.

Because of the rich source material the game has a solid plot, but more importantly it's a lot of fun and is backed with good graphics are a nice variety of terrain. Weapon upgrades are littered throughout each level, so there's plenty of ways to blast your way through. Fall of Cybertron doesn't have co-op campaign, but you won't miss it between a great escalation mode where you have to survive endless waves of opponents and a decent array of other multiplayer modes.

Score: 9 out of 10

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