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Transformers: Battlegrounds Review

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Posted: 11 weeks ago, last updated 9 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Rich Adams.

OverviewOverview

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

Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 23/10/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Strategy

Developer: @Outright_Games

CommitmentCommitment

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.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. 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
 
You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7+ for violence.

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy 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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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