Transformers games have been hit or miss in recent years, with some adaptations flying or and others falling short, but Platinum Games’ Transformers: Devastation looks to be the most true-to-form Transformers game ever made. Is there more than meets the eye with this colourful action romp? We checked out the critics’ views to find out:
Gametrailers – 7/10
“Combat is fast, fluid, and flashy. Fans of Platinum’s earlier works like Bayonetta or Metal Gear Rising will immediately feel the similarities. Just don’t expect the same level of depth.”
Push Square – 8/10
“Transformers Devastation is a great example of how to take a licensed property and turn it into a quality title. While the game is a little on the short side, it’s strong from start to finish.”
Destructoid – 8.5/10
“I’m not even sure if there are G1 fans out there anymore. It shouldn’t be a deciding factor when picking up Transformers: Devastation though, as it’s a great action romp by any right. Just be ready to deal with a few nitpicky issues.”
Metro – 8/10
“The best Transformers game so far but, more importantly, a hugely entertaining and original action game that is one of the most uniquely entertaining releases of the year.”
Gamesradar – 7/10
This is Bayonetta dressed up in robot clothes, which is a Very Good Thing. Brilliantly playable, and full of Transformers fan-service, only its brevity and simplistic level design let it down.
The Jimquisition – 8/10
“Nevertheless, it does its most important job right- it’s fun. A hell of a lot of fun. It doesn’t take itself seriously, yet it does pay major respect to a series many of us grew up adoring.”
Polygon – 6.5/10
Transformers Devastation succeeds as fan service by shoving the things it does poorly far enough into the periphery they’re hard to see while pretending to be a robot punching other robots.
Gaming Age – 9/10
Platinum never ceases to amaze me, and thankfully Transformers: Devastation continues to prove why Platinum Games is the best action genre developer in the business today.