Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark

2014

System
Wii U
Publisher
Activision
Developer
Edge of Reality

4.7

Game Rating

User Ratings: 3

Our Review: 3/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Action
Release Date

Wii U

  • 24th Jun 2014 (USA)
  • 24th Jun 2014 (UK/EU)
Series
Transformers
Official Site
transformersgame.com

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Reviews

  • 84

    Wii U

    Review Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark

    Less than meets the eye

    Whether it's Batman, Gears of War or Zelda, it's always a gamble when a beloved series leaves the developer that created it in favour of a new one. In many of these cases it's because the publisher wants to churn out annual or semi-annual instalments in a profitable franchise, and one studio is not enough to carry this...

About The Game

Serving as a follow-up to both the upcoming live-action film Transformers: Age of Extinction and Activision's Transformers: War for Cybertron and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron titles, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark jumps worlds and factions as it weaves the tale of the hunt for an ancient relic as powerful as the Matrix of Leadership – the Dark Spark.

Players will be able to switch between the heroes of the noble Autobots and the nefarious Decepticons (over 40 playable characters in total) throughout the single-player campaign. Similar to High Moon Studios' Cybertron entries in the highly regarded series, gameplay features nimble, fast-paced running-and-gunning combat paired with traversal and vehicle action across open battlefields for dynamic large-scale conflicts.

Players will also see the return of the fan-favourite multiplayer mode Escalation, which delivers wave-based survival-style gameplay for up to four players online cooperatively. It features upgradeable defence systems, recognisable adversaries from the lore, and an expanded roster of playable characters from past and present.

Additionally, an exciting new levelling system transforms single-player and multiplayer into one unified, persistent character development path. Experience earned in any part of the game unlocks potent awards and tactical loadout choices – including new characters, stronger weapons, special abilities, and consumable bonuses – for use throughout the entire game.