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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Transformers: Battlegrounds (2020) 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.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Transformers: Battlegrounds 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Strategy game with Sequencing elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 2-player online game. 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.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: 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.

BenefitsBenefits

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 Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.

Account Rating

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

CostsCosts

Transformers: Battlegrounds usually costs £19.99.
 

Transformers: Battlegrounds

Steam Store PC £19.99
XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: 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 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/10/2020

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1 (2 online)

Genres: Fighting, Strategy and Sequencing

Accessibility: 29 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Outright Games (@Outright_Games)


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