Transformers: The Game is mainly a third-person shooter. All the robots have at least four attack types: a light weapon, a heavy weapon, a melee attack, and the ability to throw objects such as cars, lampposts, trees, etc.
As its title and characters imply, a robot can transform into a vehicle and viceversa, this gives the game some racing elements, as the player must, in some missions, race to certain point within a time limit or before a character of the opposing faction does.
The cities are freely roamable, and there are also side-missions, Energon cubes and Autobot/Decepticon emblems scattered through the city, if accomplished successfully/collected the player can unlock trailers, production photos and unlock color schemes for certain characters.
PS3, Xbox 360, Windows
The PS3, Xbox 360, and Windows versions all have the same features. By completing certain objectives throughout the game G1 versions Optimus Prime and Megatron become available, as well as G1 color schemes for Jazz, Starscream, and Optimus Prime (labeled Robovision Optimus Prime). These options are turned on or off once obtained through the bonus menu, and only appear while playing as the specified character.
The Wii is unlike the other consoles, utilizing a different control scheme for movement and attacks that take advantage of its motion sensing controls. With a control in the left and right hand the player can swipe to imitate attacks or throwing objects and point the Wii Remote at the screen to aim and shoot the gun. The Wii graphics are a lower resolution than the Windows, Xbox 360, and PS3 , though more detailed than the PS2 version.
The PlayStation 2 version of Transformers: The Game has the same gameplay and features like all the other console versions with the only difference being graphics. The PlayStation 2 version has G1 Optimus Prime, Robo-Vision Optimus Prime, G1 Megatron, G1 Jazz Repaint, and G1 Starscream Repaint.