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Transformers: Battlegrounds Review
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Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 13 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Rich Adams and Jo Robertson.


Transformers: Battlegrounds is a strategy game that's accessible for a range of abilities. It offers a robot-themed XCOM style game for younger players.

You control the Autobots in the main campaign; Bumblebee, Windblade, Grimlock and Optimus Prime. Each robot has unique skills that can be used to your advantage. Windblade, for example, can knock enemies back and send them hurtling into the nearest solid object for heavy damage.

Each turn you get a certain number of Action Points that allow you to move and attack. As you progress you fill up the Ultimate meter, which lets you trigger an even bigger attack. You need to change your approach for different missions that range from objective capturing, rescues or all out battles. You need to use the varying environments to your advantage too. Take cover in desert sandstorms, avoid Cyberton's Energon storms, and battle foes in city streets.

For younger players and fans of the series this is a lot of fun without getting overly confusing. With this, the game unlocks steadily more missions and abilities to keep them engaged. It's also a good scale for youngsters.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds

Release Date: 23/10/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Strategy

Developer: Outright Games (@Outright_Games)


Duration: This game will take between 7 hours and 8 hours to complete. You can get through the whole game in 7-8 hours, but still have lots to do in the different modes.
Players: You can play this with 2 players online. There's local multiplayer team up mode where you can test the strategic skills of other family members with games like Capture the Flag, Horde, Last Stand and more.


Transformers: Battlegrounds usually costs £34.99 to £44.99.

Transformers: Battlegrounds

Transformers: Battlegrounds Digital Deluxe Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £44.99

Transformers: Battlegrounds: Digital Deluxe Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £44.99
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online. You can purchase items in the game that give you different outfits:
  • Energon Autobot Skin Pack
  • Gold Autobot Skin Pack
  • Neon Autobot Skin Pack
  • Battle Autobot Skin Pack

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7+ for violence.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

In the US, ESRB state: ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence

Skill Rating

8-12 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Transformers: Battlegrounds Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Outright_Games) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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