Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a third-person shooter game based on the Transformers franchise, developed by Edge of Reality in 2014. It serves as a "multiversal" crossover between the Michael Bay movie Age of Extinction and the games War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron.
The game’s story is centered around the Dark Spark, a powerful relic capable of traveling into other universes. The movie-verse Autobots and Aligned-verse Autobots alike fight to prevent the Dark Spark from being used by the Decepticons.
Why it Sucks
NOTE: PC and console (non-portable) versions only
- The story is quite a wasted potential; it is inconsistent with their source material, and full of plotholes, not to mention continuity errors.
- Bland Transformer designs, making it hard to tell between who is an Autobot and who is a Decepticon, a flaw shared with the Michael Bay movies.
- Poor voice acting safe for Peter Cullen, who reprises his role as Optimus Prime.
- Dull and overly formulaic level design.
- Stiff controls, especially if you’re on vehicle mode.
- Only one multiplayer mode: Escalation, which is basically a co-op survival mode. To make things worse, this mode is absent from the Wii U version.
The game is met with mixed-to-negative reviews from critics. It currently has a score of 43 in Metacritic, from 32 reviews, and is widely considered to be one of the worst Transformers games ever made.