I’ll admit up front that I’ve never played a Transformers video game before. I was a big Transformers fan back when they first hit shelves in the 80′s , what we now call “G1”, as well as watching the original animated series and reading the Marvel comic, but I haven’t followed Transformers through all of their permutations and variations. I have a passing knowledge of them just from collecting and writing about toys, so I probably know more than the average citizen, but not a hardcore fan. I have seen the first tow Michael Bay films and, like most of the population, was a bigger fan of the first one than the second one. I followed the development of the last Transformers game “Transformers: War for Cyberton” but as of this writing had not had an opportunity to play it. "War for Cybertron" was developed by the same studio as the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon game, with High Moon Studios being the developer and Activision being the distributor. I have it on good authority that "War for Cyberton" is a great game so I do plan on checking it out.
Back in June when Activison’s PR firm reached out to AFi to review the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon game, the G1 fan in me was interested to see what could be done with the boys from Cybertron on next gen consoles. Unfortunately with a personal move, family vacation and Comic Con all happening back to back this review is a bit later than I intended, but the game is still available in stores and the movie is still in the top 10 so better late than never. In this review we will be looking at the Playstation 3 version of the title.