Transformers: Fall of Cybertron PC Technical Review

Product: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Company: Activision
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Eric Amidon
Date: August 29th, 2012

Introduction, setup, requirements

While 2010's Transformers: War for Cybertron proved the solid franchise game many fans had been wanting for ages, its PC version was lacking. Developer High Moon Studios was not a studio with a background in PC, it seems, and so Activision smartly outsourced work on new title Transformers: Fall of Cybertron to Mercenary Technology.

Finally recognizing the value PC gamers place in a great port, Activision has been talking up the PC specific features of the game, including enhanced graphics and various optimizations. Read on for a light technical analysis, wherein I examine how Mercenary's work holds up.

Test Setup

  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333 mhZ)
  • Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM
  • Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 12.8, no CAP
  • Resolution: 1680x1050
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1600dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows® XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 8.4GB free space
  • Video Card: GeForce 8800 GT series with 512 MB RAM or ATI Radeon HD 4850 with 512 MB RAM