Transformers The Game is a series of computer and video-game console games produced by Activision in conjunction with the 2007 live-action film.
The online multiplayer game Battle for the Allspark is essentially an elaborate ad campaign for Transformers The Game... most versions of which do not support multiplayer action (bummer.)
The "main" version of the game is available in the following formats:
- Nintendo Wii
- PlayStation 2
- PlayStation 3
- Xbox 360
- PC DVD-ROM
- Nintendo DS (Autobots)
- Nintendo DS (Decepticons)
This game exists. Apparently there are a lot of playable characters; movieverse characters exclusive to this game who someone really, really needs to document. The game deviates from the movie plot, focusing more on background characters not seen in the movie, including Thundercracker, Shockwave (not a triple changer here. The one-eyed drones are implied to be loyal to him), Hound (a tech specialist) and Trailbreaker (voiced by Steven Blum).
There are actually two games for the DS, Transformers Autobots and Transformers Decepticons. The games have different storylines and environments, but the basic gameplay elements are shared between them. However, the similarities between the two end at altmodes and environments. While Autobots very loosely follows the movie story, Decepticons offers a much more unique twist, focusing on the Decepticons and their attempts at resurrecting Megatron.
As mentioned, this game revolves around the Autobots and their attempts at preventing the destruction of Earth and the resurrection of Lord Megatron, the former military leader of Cybertron. After the battle of Tyger Pax, Create-A-Bot Arrives on Earth, landing in the Las Vegas Casino Strip. After a quick run-down with Ironhide, he teams up with his fellow Autobots to retrieve the AllSpark, searching the quiet (and appropriately named) city of Tranquility, but later heading to the Hoover Dam and even going as far as the Arctic to find the frozen remains of Megatron. All the while, Create-A-Bot must learn what it truly means to be an Autobot.
Similar in setting but unique in portrayal is the flip side of the story, Decepticons. Here, a nearly identical robot has come to Earth at the command of Starscream to find the source of a distress signal from a "lost" Decepticon somewhere in the area. However, Starscream keeps many important pieces of information to himself, including the location of the AllSpark and the identity of the Transformer locked in the icy grip of the Arctic. While this Create-A-Bot has to learn that being a Decepticon means loyalty to Megatron, it also becomes apparent that though they fight for different reasons, the Autobots and Decepticons are aiming for the same goal, namely peace on Cybertron, and also that their senses of honor are not that far off.
- Seth Bleiler - Thundercracker
- Steve Blum - Create-A-Bot, Trailbreaker
- Peter Cullen - Optimus Prime
- Keith David - Barricade
- Megan Fox - Mikaela Banes
- Andrew Kishino - Jazz
- Shia LaBeouf - Sam Witwicky
- Noah Nelson - Blackout
- Erik Passoja - Wheeljack
- Daniel Riordan - Bonecrusher, Shockwave
- Daniel Ross - Starscream, Hound, Mixmaster
- Mark Ryan - Ironhide, Hoist
- David Sobolov - Brawl
- Fred Tatasciore - Ratchet, Sideswipe
- Frank Welker - Megatron
Additional Voices by Stephen Apostolina, Seth Bleiler, Ranjani Brow, David Cowgill, Donald Fullilove, Jackie Gonneau, Thom Kikot, Andrew Kishino, Yuri Lowenthal, Noah Nelson, Erik Passoja, Jessica Pennington, David Sobolov, W.K. Stratton, Pepper Sweeney, Keith Szarabajka, Kari Wahlgren, and Claudette Wells
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