Good afternoon everyone! I’m back again for another weekend review. This time we have a review of Transformers: Fall of Cyberton, along with the review for it’s guide. We are trying out a new system where we put the guide review in with the game review. If it doesn’t work, we’ll go back to our old separate review system.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a third-person shooter which is based in the Transformers universe. It follows on from Transformers: War for Cybertron (released in 2010). It was developed by High Moon Studios, with Activision taking care of publishing.

BradyGames Guide Review: We also had the pleasure of getting a review copy of the BradyGames guide for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Throughout this review, we will be adding in some of these boxes. They contain review notes about the BradyGames guide and how the guide can help you enhance play.

The game features excellent mechanics. The fast-paced action-packed gameplay featured within the game is stunning and the game has been excellently crafted. Shooting mechanics are brilliant and work fantastically. The guns available in the game are diverse, interesting and each have their own unique strong-point. The range of weapons available works well to keep the game feeling fresh throughout the rather long campaign.

Graphically, the game is astonishing. The world is beautifully designed and the colours look stunning on each of the high quality textures within the game. The robot models each have their own special distinguishing feature and they all look great, High Moon really has done a great job with the game.

The Unreal Engine 3 is put to amazing using within the game. Each explosion, gunshot and grenade is displayed in it’s beautiful, high resolution, colourful bliss. The walls of the world are rendered in such a way that you know as much effort went into them as everything else within the game.

Each robot within the game can transform into a different form. If you need your robot to become a car, you can probably do that. It’s not the same as having a Ferrari, but, it does the job.

The first 40% or so of the campaign can be a bit repetitive and might put some people off… however, once you pass by a particular point within the game, the story gets all shook-up and many new elements of gameplay are introduced with a bang! We don’t really want to spoil too much about the story (it’ll be much more enjoyable for you if you stick away from spoilers), so, I urge you to keep playing until you get complete about 45% of the game, you’ll really start of enjoy it then!

BradyGames Guide: The BradyGames guide for this game is a fantastic assistance when it comes to the campaign. The guide provides detailed specially edited maps which point out key points in the story and the location of the collectibles within the game. The campaign is also explained in detail in the 160+ pages which are dedicated to descriptions, pictures and maps throughout the entire of the campaign!

Now, I think it’s time for me to get on to the multiplayer mode. High Moon Studios went above and beyond their call of duty, not only developing the fantastic campaign, but also including an excellent multiplayer mode, adding further value to the game. The multiplayer mode features a variety of maps available to play on a number of different game modes such as; Escalation, Capture the Flag, Conquest, Team Deathmatch and others. It also offers the ability to customise your character and loadout among other things. I definitely suggest giving it a go!

The multiplayer mode can be very fun to play if you are a fan of the Transformers series and some of the game modes are excellent. With the characters being robots, it really brings something extra to your standard shooter. Most of the weapons available in the campaign are available in the multiplayer mode so you will likely be able to use a weapon you like.

BradyGames Guide: The guide also includes a detailed section on the multiplayer mode, giving helpful instructions and tactics to new players. It also details and maps, modes and guns available in multiplayer and provides an excellent resource to fans of the multiplayer mode. Overall, the guide is a fantastic companion to the game and is another high-quality, affordable option from BradyGames, the number one game guide company (in my opinion).

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron | BradyGames Guide Score: 9/10

As my closing comments, I’d just like to say that this game is a fantastic shooter and brings something different to the over-produced shooter genre. I suggest that both fans of Transformers and fans of shooters try this game, and, if you need something to play, you should give the game a go, you might like it! Here are my closing scores: