Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark for PlayStation 4
PS4

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark

Jun 24, 2014

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About this game

Developer: Edge of Reality
Content Rating: Teen

Summary

The game begins in the film continuity with a mysterious purple meteor crashing into Earth. The Autobots reach the crash site and Optimus sees an ancient Cybertronian relic called the Dark Spark, the antithesis to the Matrix of Leadership. Whereas the Matrix grants wisdom, the Dark Spark gives the user the power to bend the universe and its inhabitants to their own will. The Autobots clear out the mercenaries defending the relic, but fail to stop the bounty hunter Lockdown from escaping with the relic. The perspective changes to Cybertron, where Megatron and Optimus give explanations to their factions' current state: the Autobots face their darkest hour, but its the opposite for the Decepticons.

Critic Reviews

18 Reviews
5.48
Ben TarrantJul 01, 2014
Hindered by its desire to deploy alongside Michael Bay’s latest abomination, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark shoots itself in the robotic foot, fumbling with a poor narrative, terrible voice acting, and significantly less polished gunplay than fans of High Moon’s output may be used to. ...It’s not always entirely drab – a bit of mindless blasting is always entertaining in short bursts – but much like the weedy Ultra Magnus, this is still a shadow of the title that it’s trying to replace.
Mikel ReparazJul 01, 2014
...Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark creates two different sets of expectations. Looking at it as a summer-movie game, it feels like a well-intentioned experiment gone awry. And really, given how movie-games so often turn out, it could have been a lot worse As a Cybertron entry however, lackluster design and unremarkable action make Dark Spark a sad disappointment. I can only hope it's meant as a spin-off, and not an indicator of the series' future.
4.90
Dave RuddenJun 27, 2014
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark has a few bright spots; the co-op Escalation mode is enjoyable, and there are cool weapons befitting the bots. But the bland campaign is a slog with uneven difficulty, while vehicle transformations and combat are largely unsatisfying. Without nailing that, you’ve got a bad Transfomers game.

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