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War for Cybertron

Official box art for the game

War for Cybertron takes place in the Aligned continuity family.

Transformers: War for Cybertron is a video game franchise for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, and DS (divided into Autobot and Decepticons). The game was developed by High Moon Studios, using on the Unreal Engine which is also used by the Gears of War franchise, and was published by Activision Blizzard.


Note: this only applies to the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC consoles

Single Player / Co-op

The game is a over the shoulder, third person shooter that allows the player a choice of one of three canon characters at the start of each of the 10 chapters. The 10 chapters are divided evenly between Autobot and Decepticon, with the Decepticon missions coming first chronologically in the story, and each faction has one flying mission each. Players can transform freely between both modes (no triple changers are included, though there is in the sequel), and in something of a deviation from established canon, all have weapons in both modes. Each character has "cool down" special abilities in both vehicle and robot mode that is always available and automatically recharges (such as dashing, hovering, and ramming in vehicle mode) as well as "Energon abilities" that are powered up by collecting Energon shards from defeated enemies and breakable containers in game. These include, among others, energy shields and shockwaves. Characters can fire a variety of projectile and beam weapons, jump and double jump (double jump activates feet rockets), and perform a melee attack. Powerups found in game include new ranged weapons, grenades, extra energy and ammo, and special Energon powerups that act as a separate power supply. All told there are 13 different guns, 4 different grenade types, and 2 turret heavy weapons in game, including Starscream's classic null ray, as well as Optimus Prime's classic Ion Blaster and Megatron's Fusion Cannon.

All single player missions are also available for play as an online co-op, with up to three players at a time. In co-op mode, players still choose one of the three canon characters for each mission.


The multiplayer modes feature character creation and customization, and several gameplay modes, including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Conquest (similar to Star Wars: Battlefront's Conquest mode), different takes on Capture the Flag, and Power Struggle. You can unlock new abilities and upgrades/power-ups.

Multiplayer classes include:

  • Scout - Four units of health, transform into cars, abilities include Decoy Trap, Mark Target, Dash and Cloak. Made for hit-and-run tactics as well as sniping. They are the smallest in robot mode, and run at about the same speed as scientists.
  • Scientist - Three units of health, transform into jets, abilities include Shockwave, Sentry Spawn, Drain, and Disguise. Made for giving support to other players and assassination. About as tall as leaders, and run about as fast as scouts.
  • Leader - Five units of health, transform into trucks or "rigs". Abilities include Shield, Disruption, Warcry, and Molecular Bomb. Made for leading other players into battle. The tallest type, these run more slowly than scouts and scientists.
  • Soldier - Six units of health, transform into tanks. Abilities include Omega Missile, Whirlwind, Ammo Beacon, Energon Sling and Hover. Made for dealing damage, about as tall as leaders, and are the slowest at running.


Escalation mode is here 1~4 players defend against waves of decepticons, and buying weapons before each wave starts. This mode is very simaliar to Call of Duty's 'Nazi Zombies'. It is also simaliar to the Team Fortress 2's 'Mann Vs Machine' the co-op for mode for the game but up to six players.


Neutron Assault Rifle


  • Damage - 17
  • Rate of Fire - .095
  • Clip - 32
  • Ammo - 224
  • Reload - 1.5s
  • Range - Medium

Null Ray


  • Damage - 200(SP) / 170(MP)
  • Rate of Fire - 1.25
  • Clip - 4
  • Ammo - 20(SP) / 18(MP)
  • Reload - 2.5s
  • Range - Long
  • Special - 10x Scope

Photon Burst Rifle


  • Damage - 29(x3)
  • Rate of Fire - .3
  • Clip - 24
  • Ammo - 144
  • Reload - 1.5s
  • Range - Medium / Long
  • Special - 2x Scope

Ion Blaster


  • Damage - 12(SP) / 14(MP)
  • Rate of Fire - .065
  • Clip - 50
  • Ammo - 300
  • Reload - 1.5s
  • Range - Close
  • Special - Optimus Only

Energon Battle Pistol


  • Damage - 95(SP) / 85(MP)
  • Rate of Fire - .5
  • Clip - 8
  • Ammo - 40(SP) / 24(MP)
  • Reload - 1.5s
  • Range - Medium / Long
  • Special - 5x Scope

Energon Repair Ray


  • Damage - 55
  • Rate of Fire - .1
  • Clip - 100
  • Ammo - 400
  • Reload - 2.5s
  • Range - Close
  • Special - Ally Heal

Fusion Cannon


  • Damage - 125(SP) / 95(MP)
  • Rate of Fire - .8(SP) / .75(MP)
  • Clip - 20
  • Ammo -100(SP) / 100(MP)
  • Reload - 2.5s
  • Range - Medium / Long
  • Special - Megatron Only

EMP Shotgun


  • Damage - 169
  • Rate of Fire - .5
  • Clip - 2
  • Ammo - 20
  • Reload - 2.5s
  • Range - Short / Close

Plasma Cannon


  • Damage - 125/200/350(SP) / 115/140/180(MP)
  • Rate of Fire - .75/2/3.5
  • Clip - 100
  • Ammo - 600(SP) / 500(MP)
  • Reload - 2.5s
  • Range - Medium / Long
  • Special - Chargeable

Magma Frag Launcher


  • Damage - 250(SP) / 145(MP
  • Rate of Fire - 1.1
  • Clip - 3
  • Ammo - 15(SP) / 12(MP)
  • Reload - 2.5s
  • Range - Medium
  • Special - Sticky + Manually Detonated

Scatter Blaster


  • Damage - 104
  • Rate of Fire - .4
  • Clip - 6
  • Ammo - 36
  • Reload - 2.5s
  • Range - Close

Thermo Rocket Launcher


  • Damage - 185(SP) / 135(MP)
  • Rate of Fire - 1.25(SP) / 1.2(MP)
  • Clip - 4
  • Ammo - 16(SP) / 12(MP)
  • Reload - 2.5s
  • Range - Medium / Long
  • Special - Vehicle Lock-on



  • Damage - 30
  • Rate of Fire - .4 -> .09
  • Clip - 60
  • Ammo - 300
  • Reload - 2.5s
  • Range - Medium
  • Special - RoF Warm up

Ion Displacer - Turret


  • Damage - 30(SP) / 25(MP)
  • Rate of Fire - .065
  • Clip - 300
  • Ammo - N/A
  • Reload - N/A
  • Range - Medium / Long

Nucleon Shock Cannon - Turret


  • Damage - 400
  • Rate of Fire - 1.75
  • Clip - 10
  • Ammo - N/A
  • Reload - N/A
  • Range - Medium / Long

Flak Grenade


  • Damage - 450(SP) / 325(MP)
  • Radius - 200
  • Ammo - 3 / 1

Thermo Mine


  • Damage - 250(SP) / 140(MP)
  • Radius - N/A
  • Ammo - 3 / 1

EMP Grenade


  • Special - Blind and Slow

Energon Grenade


  • Special - Heal


Scout Abilities

  • Decoy Trap- Sets out a fake pickup that damages enemies when they touch it.
  • Dash- Rocket powered jump in the direction the player is moving.
  • Cloak- Turns the player invisible for a period of time, or until they are hit or they attack.
  • Mark Target- Marks an enemy with an EMP tag that weakens the armor and lets him show up on an ally's radar.

Soldier Abilities

  • Hover- Lifts the player into the air and increase their weapon damage and accuracy for a short time. (NOTE: you can't move very fast when using it)
  • Whirlwind- The player holds out their melee weapon and spin around at the waist for a period of time, this ability is extremely usefully for taking out multiple players in a small area and for destroying cloakers and swarming spiders.
  • Ammo Beacon- Deploys an ammo pack with a hub beacon, allies get more ammo and increased damage and accuracy when near it. Also, an upgraded version spawns a turret when stood near long enough
  • Energon Sling- Disables a target's abilities for the duration of the ability.
  • Omega Missile- Deploys a mini nuke that can be controlled by the character.

Scientist Abilities

  • Shockwave- Creates a radial pulse that damages and pushes away enemies in the area.
  • Spawn Sentry- Creates an attack drone that fights with you until destroyed. (Note that it can be healed by the Energon Repair Ray.)
  • Drain- Leeches away the enemy's health while increasing yours.
  • Disguise- Changes your colour scheme to the opposite team to ambush them unexpectedly.

Leader Abilities

  • Warcry- Boosts the damage of you and everyone around you.
  • Barrier- Creates a force field that absorbs blaster fire but lets characters pass through.
  • Moleculon Bomb- Reduces movement speed of enemies and damages them
  • Disruptor- Locks enemy into vehicle mode and keeps them from changing form for a short time.

Playable Multiplayer Character Chassis


  • Bumblebee
  • Sideswipe
  • Arcee (Beat Autobot Campaign)
  • Jazz (Xbox and Play Station DLC only)
  • Barricade
  • Breakdown
  • Dead End (Xbox and Play Station DLC only)


  • Silverbolt
  • Air Raid
  • Jetfire
  • Starscream
  • Skywarp (DS,PC, Mod Only)
  • Thundercracker (PC, Mod Only)
  • Slipstream (Beat Decepticon Campaign)
  • Shockwave (Xbox and Play Station DLC, DS Beat Arena Decepticon mod)


  • Optimus Prime
  • Ironhide
  • Ratchet
  • Zeta Prime (PC Mod, and Xbox and Play Station DLC only)
  • Soundwave
  • Onslaught


  • Warpath
  • Scattershot (Xbox and Play Station DLC only)
  • Brawl
  • Megatron
  • Demolisher (Xbox and Play Station DLC only)

NOTE: Skywarp and Thundercracker are no different than Starscream except for their transformations and poses, and are available in Escalation with their normal paint jobs.


Main Article: Escalation (WFC)

Escalation is the third form of game play in War For Cybertron. 2-4 Players take iconic characters and battle through progressively harder waves of enemies (Much like Gears of War's Horde Mode, Call of Duty's Zombie mode and Halo's Firefight and Team Fortress 2's Mann Vs Machine with the difference of 6 players). There is a gold trophy you unlock your completing wave 15. Each characters has their own unique abilities set, but all characters start with the Neutron Assault Rifle. For each kill you get more points, obviously the person with the most at the end wins, but you can spend your points on health, ammo, other weapons, new rooms (which will have new things to buy in them), and various upgrades. Each map has a different enemy output and items available. Each map is also either an Autobot or Decepticon map. Make no mistake, Escalation demands good team work.


Name - Abilities - Class

Zeta Prime - Ammo Beacon & Warcry - Leader

Scattershot - Guided Missile & Barrier - Soldier

Air Raid - Whirlwind & Cloaking - Scout

Bumblebee - Shockwave & Dash - Scout

Ironhide - Whirlwind & Dash - Soldier

Jetfire - Spawn Sentry & Hover - Scientist

Optimus Prime - Warcry & Dash - Leader

Ratchet - Spawn Sentry & Barrier - Scientist

Sideswipe - Whirlwind & Dash - Soldier

Silverbolt - Shockwave & Barrier - Scout

Warpath - Shockwave & Barrier - Soldier

Arcee - Shockwave & Cloaking - Soldier

Jazz - Molecular Bomb & Barrier - Scout


Name - Abilities - Class

Onslaught - Guided Missile & Dash - Leader

Demolisher - Whirlwind & Ammo Beacon - Soldier

Deadend - Whirlwind & Cloaking - Scout

Slipstream - Shockwave & Cloaking - Scientist

Shockwave - Shockwave & Hover - Scientist

Thundercracker - Spawn Sentry & Dash -Scientist

Skywarp - Whirlwind & Cloaking - Scout

Starscream - Shockwave & Hover - Soldier

Barricade - Shockwave & Barrier - Scout

Brawl - Whirlwind & Dash - Soldier

Breakdown - Shockwave & Dash - Scout

Soundwave - Spawn Sentry & Barrier - Scientist

Megatron - Drain & Hover - Leader

Downloadable content

On the Xbox website there is a listing for a character and map pack #1. It includes two new multiplayer maps, Havoc and Fortress, two new Escalation maps, Forsaken (Autobots) and District (Decepticons). There will also be new characters, Scattershot, Onslaught, and the Pre-order characters(Shockwave, Demolishor, and Jazz). You can play those characters in Escalation mode, and you can play their chassis in regular multiplayer. The trailer for the DLC was released on July 21. The trailer also gives a release date of the DLC: July 27. According to it will be $10.00/£7.99 on the Playstation Store and 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live. A Second DLC pack; Characters and map pack #2, was released on the 7th of September, containing three new multiplayer maps: Horizon, Sector and Metropolis, two Escalation maps: Static(Decepticons) and Pulse(Autobots) and two new multiplayer characters, a playable leader class Zeta Prime for Autobots and the Scout Dead End for Decepticons. No announcements about a PC version of the DLC, but there is a Mod that gets you Zeta Prime, Thundercracker and Skywarp for Multiplayer/Escalation.


  • A Prime Problem (10 points): Complete Defend Iacon on any difficulty.
  • The Last Prime (10 points): Complete Kaon Prison Break on any difficulty.
  • You Got the Touch (10 points): Complete To the Core on any difficulty.
  • The War Within (10 points): Complete Aerial Assault on any difficulty.
  • The Harder They Fall (10 points): Complete One Shall Stand on any difficulty.
  • Paging Ratchet (15 points): Revive 5 Autobot soldiers in Defend Iacon.
  • Beak Breaker (15 points): Shoot the 3 Hidden Laserbeaks throughout Kaon Prison Break.
  • Slugfest (15 points): Save the Slug before it is executed in To the Core.
  • Powerglide Performer (15 points): Fly through the coolant tunnels in 23 seconds in Aerial Assault.
  • First We Crack the Shell... (15 points): Get smashed by Trypticon's hand as he falls into the energon goo in One Shall Stand.
  • Autobot Recruit (15 points): Autobot Campaign Complete (Easy).
  • Autobot Commander (30 points): Autobot Campaign Complete (Medium).
  • Autobot Prime (45 points): Autobot Campaign Complete (Hard).
  • Dark Awakening (10 points): Complete Dark Energon on any difficulty.
  • Starscream's Brigade (10 points): Complete Fuel of War on any difficulty.
  • The Fall of Iacon (10 points): Complete Iacon Destroyed on any difficulty.
  • The Secret of Omega Supreme (10 points): Complete Death of Hope on any difficulty.
  • Victory is Mine (10 points): Complete The Final Guardian on any difficulty.
  • Your Lucky Day (15 points): Kill all but 1 of the neutral prisoners in Dark Energon.
  • Thief in the Night (15 points): Find and disable all security trip-wire switches in Fuel of War.
  • Chaos Bringer (15 points): Destroy the moons surrounding a Cybertron model in the Stellar Galleries in Iacon Destroyed.
  • MotorMaster! (15 points): Race across the Chasm Bridge in 33 seconds in Death of Hope.
  • Devastator! (15 points): Destroy all cover in the arena in The Final Guardian.
  • Decepticon Grunt (15 points): Decepticon Campaign Complete (Easy).
  • Decepticon Seeker (30 points): Decepticon Campaign Complete (Medium).
  • Decepticon Warlord (45 points): Decepticon Campaign Complete (Hard).
  • Till All Are One (30 points): Complete both Campaigns (Any Difficulty).
  • Brute-a-kiss! (15 points): Ignite a Brute's back 5 times in Campaign or Escalation.
  • Footloose and Fancy Free (15 points): Destroy a Jet Soldier's foot thruster 5 times in Campaign or Escalation.
  • That's No Mirage (15 points): Headshot a Cloaker when it is invisible in Campaign or Escalation.
  • Targetmaster! (15 points): Kill 2 Snipers in 5 seconds in Campaign.
  • There Are Parts Everywhere (15 points): Multi-Kill 3 car soldiers at once using an explosive weapon in Campaign or Escalation.
  • Blast-arachnia! (15 points): Destroy 100 Spiders in Campaign or Escalation.
  • Fire in the Sky (15 points): Melee-kill a Jet Vehicle in the air in Campaign or Escalation.
  • Friends to the End (15 points): Finish any level in Co-Op.
  • Unlikely Allies (15 points): Finish any level in Competitive Co-Op.
  • More Than Meets the Eye (15 points): Earn a 1st Place MVP award in any Multiplayer mode.
  • You Got Spark, Kid (5 points): Reach level 5 in any single class in Multiplayer.
  • Spike's BFF (15 points): Reach level 25 in any single class in Multiplayer.
  • The Kup's Half Full (25 points): Reach a combined class level of 50 in Multiplayer.
  • Only the Strong Survive (50 points): Reach a combined class level of 75 in Multiplayer.
  • Top of the Scrap Heap (75 points): Reach a combined class level of 100 in Multiplayer.
  • Prime Directive (30 points): Unlock Prime Mode.
  • Powermaster! (30 points): Spend 25,000 Power points in Escalation mode.
  • Heavy Metal War (50 points): Complete the 15th wave in Escalation.
  • Scavenger Would Be Proud! (25 points): Destroy all hidden Autobot symbols in the Decepticon Campaign.
  • Grimlock, Smash! (25 points): Destroy all hidden Decepticon symbols in the Autobot Campaign.
  • Action Master (15 points): Get 10 kills with a single detached turret in any mode.
  • Wait! I Still Function! (30 points): Get 3 kills while downed in a Co-Op Campaign or Escalation mode.
  • Ramhorn (15 points): Ram-kill against an enemy who is stunned by an EMP grenade in Campaign or Multiplayer.

Differences Between Versions

  • The PC version lacks achievements, and will most likely not have Downloadable Content.
  • The Wii version has a different title, Transformers: Cybertron Adventures, and is an on rails shooter.
  • The DS Version lets you change characters on the fly, but you only have a choice of two Transformers per mission.
  • However, in the DS version, you have access to 11 characters exclusive to it (and also Jazz and Shockwave)
  • Though Optimus is shown with a neutron assault rifle on the front side, it is not his primary weapon in the game.


Spoiler jazz

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

  • This section covers the PC, PS3, and XBox version of the story. The DS version and Cybertron Adventures for the Wii follows a slightly different story and mission layout.
  • War For Cybertron is a complete retelling of the ascent of Optimus Prime to Autobot leader, and the reasons behind the departure of Cybertron's population from the planet. It's divided into 10 chapters, five for Decepticon and five for Autobot, and meant to be played Decepticon chapters first, but the game allows players to start on either the first Decepticon or first Autobot chapter.

Decepticon Chapters

The game begins with Megatron in a warship that looks much like the Nemesis attacking an orbital research station commanded by Starscream. He is searching for Dark Energon, a near legendary variant of energon that is supposed to have the potential for great power, other than destroying and corrupting everything it touches. Megatron gives orders to ram the station, after a small bit of rational debate with his crew, and gameplay begins in the crashed wreckage as Megatron, Brawl, and Barricade attempt to survive and capture the station. Eventually they do, but not before getting a stern talking to from Jetfire. When Megatron finally defeats Starscream, and shows he can control the Dark Energon without getting turned to robo-bacon bits, Starscream betrays his friend and offers to throw in with the Decepticon forces, taking a few familiar friends with him. You the player also get to mercilessly execute a whole slagload of Autobot POWs. Megatron approves when you do.

Starscream buys his life with the promise of an Energon bridge that will allow transport of the Dark Energon to the planet below. The next chapter is the Decepticon flying mission, as Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp search for the Energon bridge and take down an Autobot capital ship acting as a shield generator.

The next missions deal with the search for the Omega Key, which will grant access to Cybertron's core (and looks familiar), an all out assault on Iacon, and the defeat and killing of Autobot leader Zeta Prime. However, it turns out that the Omega Key is actually only a locator device for the actual key, which turns out to be much bigger. And, well, as the game puts it, the Omega Key is angry. So angry, in fact, that it takes the end of Chapter IV and all of Chapter V to put him down.

Autobot Chapters


It begins with the ruins of Iacon and the rumors of Zeta Prime's death. Optimus (not yet a Prime) and Ratchet meet up with a surprisingly deadly courier named Bumblebee who happens to be looking for him. Optimus assumes temporary command of the Autobot forces and tries to rally the defenses of the city. In the succeeding missions Optimus and his team gotten themselves taken as prisoners to get to Kaon—capital of the Decepticons—to search for Zeta Prime. After they were captured, they were sent to execution but Air Raid saved them, in the nick of time, by destroying the executioners. After Air Raid sent Optimus and his team to the service ducts to escape, some Decepticons captured him. As the team was going to the lower levels to find Zeta Prime, they freed the Autobot prisoners and Air Raid. After they went to the lower levels, they found Zeta Prime's body powering a giant machine, all being administered by Soundwave. After the Autobots battled Soundwave's minions, they brought Zeta Prime's body back to the Council Of Elders. Optimus (who has been quite reluctant to do so until now) is appointed the new Prime. After this, they searched and rescued and repaired Omega Supreme who was defeated by Megatron and then tortured by the Decepticons. Optimus and his team descend into the Core of Cybertron to try to reverse the corruption of the Dark Energon. But the corruption was so severe that nothing could be done. The core itself told them that the only way that the damage can be completely repaired is by shutting down the planet for millions of years. As in result of that, the core gives Optimus Prime a small piece of it's Spark, and that becomes the Matrix of Leadership.



"No matter where we go, Cybertron will be with us."

With Cybertron soon to be shutting down, Optimus Prime orders a planetary evacuation. But Megatron unexpectedly begins destroying the evacuation ships out of the sky. Optimus Prime sends Jetfire, Silverbolt, and Air Raid to assault the cannon. But the cannon turns out to be Trypticon. As Trypticon was heading towards Cybertron, Jetfire and his team shot his jetpacks resulting Trypticon to fall to the planets surface. After he crash landed, Optimus, Bumblebee and Ironhide went to the crash site to defeat Trypticon. After they defeated him, Optimus and his crew watches the evacuation proceeding and vowing to fight Megatron. Then it views the construction of a new Ark to take them to the stars.

Technical details

  • Released date
    • United States - June 22, 2010
    • United Kingdom - June 25, 2010
  • Platform: PC / XBOX 360 / PlayStation 3 / Wii / DS


(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Autobots Decepticons

Transformers references

Generation One

(Besides almost all of the characters and their general alt modes)
  • Energon cubes
  • The end credits are filled with visual cues from the cartoon, including a direct homage to the Season 2 opening, and Stan Bush doing the end music. They also hint at an Omega Supreme/Trypticon fight, which would have been AWESOME.
  • Starscream and Jetfire were both scientists and friends.
  • The Seeker's alt mode are very similar to the triangle jet from The Transformers cartoon.
  • The Omega Key is very similar visually and in function to the key to Vector Sigma.
    • Likewise, the sentient core of Cybertron is very similar to Vector Sigma, and if the core creates the Matrix, there's no reason the Matrix couldn't act as a key.
  • Characters' speech patterns
    • Omega Supreme's clipped speech pattern.
    • Soundwave's distorted speech patterns, and general loyalist personality (as opposed to his backstabber personality and ability to speak in complete sentences in the Marvel comics).
    • Warpath's "BAM! POW!" speech pattern.
    • Rumble's rhyming.
    • Frenzy is red and Rumble is blue.
  • Weapons
    • Optimus Prime's Ion Blaster
    • Megatron's Fusion Cannon
    • Starscream's Null Ray
    • Optimus Prime's axe and Megatron's mace could also be seen as updated versions of their cartoon weaponry.
  • Quotes from The Transformers: The Movie
    • "Spare me this mockery of justice" is said by an Autobot POW
    • "One shall stand, one shall fall" are said by Optimus Prime and Megatron in the trailer/opening cinematic
    • Rumble says "First we crack the shell... then we crack the nuts inside!" in the Kaon prison
    • In War for Cybertron: Decepticons, when the player switches between one Decepticon back to Megatron, one of the many comments that Megatron snarls is, "Nobody summons Megatron!"
    • During their descent into Cybertron's core, Optimus, Ironhide and Warpath are saved from a Decepticon ambush by a space slug, in which Ironhide says Bah-weep-Graaaaagnah wheep ni ni bong, the universal greeting used by Kup when he and Hot Rod are confronted by the Allicons in the movie.
  • The idea of Scientists disguising as enemies was probably from him.
Marvel comics
  • Trypticon speaks, is quite articulate, and really likes to break stuff, consistent with his comic personality. He does not, however, throw down with the Dinobots. Maybe in the sequel (If he's still alive). Then again, he's not Ratbat's @#!*% either.
Dreamwave / IDW comics
  • Optimus Prime's alt mode is very similar visually to his War Within redesign
  • Brawl's alt mode is very similar to his War Within version.
  • The endgame of a planetary evacuation due to planetary shutdown (rather than a simple energy shortage, or the planet being knocked out of orbit) is very similar to "Great Shutdown" from Dreamwave and dead Cybertron from IDW.
Botcon / Fun Publications Comics
  • The Wreckers symbol is visible on a number of Autobot buildings
Generation 2
  • Most of the generic Decepticon soldiers have the same face as the Cyberjets.

Beast Wars

  • The Energon spiders found in Cybertron's core look very similar to Transmetal Tarantulas. Also there are Decepticon soldiers that are colored like him.
  • The achievement/trophy "Blast-Arachnia" sounds like Blackarachnia.

Unicron Trilogy

  • Demolishor is the only Armada-original character to appear in War For Cybertron.
  • Hot-Shot still have his main name from Armada, Energon and Cybertron, But he also is in the body-design of G1 Hot-Rod / Rodimus Prime in War For Cybertron.
  • Scattershot from Cybertron is part of the first expansion pack

Live-action films

  • Ratchet's visual design is very Generation One, but his personality and voice-acting is much more in line with his movie presentation, with a vaguely British accent and a much more serious demeanor.
  • In one cut scene, Starscream flies in, grabs a vertical pole as he transforms and then flips on to it similar to his stunt in the first movie except with the addition of a 180 flip.
    • This one also enters in from the opposite direction, the movie flip came in from the left, this one comes from the right.
  • Most of the weapons fit directly into the sockets of the forearm rather than being held, though this could be a reference to Generation 1 where some of the Cybertronians are shown retracting their hands/forearms and replacing them with various tools.

Transformers Animated

  • Omega Supreme is a self contained spaceship, rather than two separate vehicles or a base.
  • Starscream (and the other seekers), while having a general Generation One triangle jet shape, have forward-swept wings like their Transformers Animated versions.
  • In another reference to the Transformers Animated Ultra Magnus, the brutes can create thunder and earthquakes, and even carry what appear to be Magnus Hammers.
  • Optimus Prime carries his axe as a separate weapon, rather than a built in version.
  • Megatron's alt mode and general angular design aesthetic are much more in line with his Cybertronian design in Transformers Animated and Transformers Generation 1 than any other previous Megatron.
  • Ratchet has the same hospital logos on his shoulders like his Animated counterpart.
  • Slipstream is an unlock able character who originated from Animated.
  • As an offensive upgrade for the soldiers and 5 kill streak for the leaders. The Punch of Kill Everything (P.O.K.E.) has been used. Lugnut is jealous.


  • It has been widely acknowledged as the first Transformers video game that was awesome. Other than maybe this one. Certainly better than this one.
    • However, numerous glitches have shown up over time. The top three glitches are: Falling out of the map; Being shoved out of the map while flying; textures of the terrain taking awhile to form; And inescapable areas where one can get stuck inside terrain/objects.
  • Special abilities being cross used by other classes. Some examples are Leaders doing shockwave or performing whirlwind melee's. Scouts using warcry. Scientists using the cloak ability and Soldiers releasing sentries. All of which have been seen happen numerously during multiplayer matches. Some other glitches include using vehicle weapons while in robot form and vice versa.
    • Another criticism is that the game has repetitive gameplay, especially with bosses, Destroyers (really really big tanks), and Brutes being the only enemies requiring a strategic attack. The bosses all have weaknesses, Destroyers need to have the fuel cell on their backs to transform, and Brutes can be easily dispatched by destroying their backpacks.
  • It also manages to reference just about every previous American Transformers incarnation at least once.
  • All the DLC Characters, except Shockwave and Zeta Prime, can be seen in the credits.
  • When Enemy AI transform from vehicle to robot form and vice verse they have a period of invulnerability, which can waste ammo and ruin a game of Escalation.
  • Looking closely at some character's backs it is possible to see faces. For example Optimus has the Autobot logo on his back which opens and closes it's "mouth".
  • The Autobot Scientists are the only group with No DLC buddies available.
  • For some unknown reason, you can suddenly have all of your data deleted. Fantastic.
    • I don't know of what consoles this effects, but it could be a random tracking cookie that could be a high-end one...
  • Rather ironically, Bumblebee calls Starscream a yellow-plated coward after the battle with him.
    • Probably because 'screamers gut is yellow because that is where his cockpit glass goes in robot mode.
  • Aside from Beast Machines this is the only incarnation of the Transformers universe to take place entirely on Cybertron with absolutely no mention of Earth or Humanity.

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Transformers War for Cybertron (The Movie-Full Length) HD

Transformers War for Cybertron (The Movie-Full Length) HD