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Transformers: Devastation trailer is retro, vibrant and fun

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In one minute and 29 seconds, Platinum Games have managed to pretty much erase Michael Bay's awful Transformers films from my mind. I'm unlikely to ever play their latest fast-paced beat-'em-up, but it's wonderful to see the Transformers once again depicted as the colourful, silly cartoon robot people we knew them as in the 1980s.

See Optimus Prime and friends have some big robo-scraps with their deadly enemies the Autobots in the above trailer, then wonder to yourself whether Platinum's game will be any better (opens in new tab) than The Legend of Korra. Transformers: Devastation (opens in new tab) is out later this year.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.