Character List for Transformers: War for Cybertron video game [update 4]

Update (3):  To see better images of ALL characters in the game, go to this newer blog post.

More and more info has been coming out each month on the upcoming Transformers video game, War for Cybertron.  For starters, the game is set to come out in May of 2010.  As said before, the game centers on the autobot vs. decepticon war on cybertron BEFORE they ever went to earth.  Therefore the characters will not resemble earth vehicles, but rather cybertronian modes.  The characters are greatly inspired by Generation 1 (G1), the original transformers from the 1980’s.  The game will include a separate autobot campaign and decepticon campaign.  Also in the game is multiplayer and online co-op.  It sounds to be the best Transformers game yet (but we’ve heard that before — we’ll see).

The following list of characters is confirmed (and some rumored) to be in the game:

Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Jetfire, Air Raid, Silverbolt, Warpath, Sideswipe, and Arcee.  Omega Supreme is in the game, but not playable.  Jazz is available for Escalation mode by pre-ordering the game from Best Buy.  Zeta Prime will be another non-playable character in the game.

Decepticons: Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Brawl, Skywarp, Thundercracker, Breakdown, Barricade, and Slipstream.  Trypticon (the big dinosaur bot you see in the trailer) is in it but non-playable. [Update 4]  Laserbeak, Rumble, and Frenzy show up too, but not playable.  You play against them.   Shockwave will be playable in Escalation mode to those who pre-order the game from Gamestop, and same goes for Demolishor when pre-ordering from

Below you’ll find pictures of many of these characters as they’ll be seen in the game:

(but you can find pictures of every character at this newer blog post)

Optimus Prime (about to unleash his axe)

Megatron (with his mace)


Starscream (concept drawing)





Omega Supreme



A Toyline has been confirmed to go along with the game.  Toy pictures for Optimus Prime and Megatron can be viewed here and Bumblebee on the cover of Transformers Collectors Club can be viewed here.

The most recent trailer for the game can be viewed below.

Do you feel a must-have classic Transformers character is missing from the above list?  Are you happy with the current list of names?  Surprised by any?  Sound off in the comments section below.

UPDATE: According to this post on, Jetfire, SilverboltAir Raid (aerialbots), and Breakdown (stunticon) are characters in the game.  Omega Supreme is also confirmed.

UPDATE 2: New gameplay video trailer at This brings up more rumored characters, such as Laserbeak, a Quintesson, Sideswipe, Scorponok, and Ultra Magnus.  Only time will tell.


22 Responses

  1. amazing stuff thanx

  2. no cliff jumper?! mirage?! jazz?!?! sunstreaker?! sideswipe?! thundercracker?! skywarp?! rumble?! ravage?! all g1 characters should be in game

    • I believe Thundercracker and Skywarp are rumored to be in the game. Speculation is out there that you can see Sideswipe in one of the vids. I agree that Jazz should be there too.

    • Yes! There should be a Sunstreaker. This is an awesome game still without all the g1 characters, although I love them to death and it would be way better with them in it.

  3. hard to fit in all the characters I guess

  4. Why no Prowl? He is the 2nd in command behind Optimus Prime. Has yet to make any appearance in any game or movie. Big disappointment.

    • I don’t remember Prowl as 2nd in command, but maybe he was in some comics series (IDW?).

      But I agree. Prowl is missing. Maybe he’ll come later in Downloadable content? And unrelated to this video game, Prowl needs to be in the TF3 movie.

  5. does anyone know if the different bonus characters (when you purchase game from different stores) will all be downloadable online (playstation network or for xbox)? so if i purchase from best buy and receive jazz, will shockwave be avaiable later on as a download, or am i never gonna get him unless i buy from gamestop?

    • First of all, Jazz, Shockwave, and Demolishor have been advertised to be only playable in Escalation mode, which is to be like Gears 2 Horde mode or Halo: ODST firefight mode.

      BUT… the one multiplayer trailer shows a scout character that looks to be Jazz’s mold, which seems to indicate that pre-ordering from Best Buy (Jazz) or Gamestop (Shockwave) or Amazon (Demolishor) unlocks the character for both escalation mode and create a transformer option for regular multiplayer.

      It has NOT been announced (as of 6/14) whether these characters will be released as downloadable content in the future. I really hope so. I agree with you that I want Jazz and Shockwave (heck, and Prowl, Rodimus, Ultra Magnus, Blaster, Swindle, and Cyclonus)

  6. you also forgot springer and kup

  7. Hey,… saw on message boards that there’s some video out on the interwebs showing Zeta Prime and Dead End as Escalation Mode playable characters. I don’t know how to unlock those guys.

  8. do the soldiers get more then just the one look for there robots

    • I’m assuming you mean the “soldier class” as opposed to the “leader class”, “scout class”, and “scientist class”. So far there is only one autobot soldier, and that’s Warpath. The decepticons soldiers are Megatron (I guess cause he’s considered a tank) and Brawl. So there’s 2 choices for the decepticon soldier class.

  9. I can’t believe ultra magnus wasn’t in there!But if unicron was in and is also a character that would be awesome.

  10. You know what.Devastator as in the devastator in revenge of the fallen should be in the game too.

    • I think Devastator would have been a great big boss battle to have in the game. Maybe they’ll release DLC with a new autobot level where you fight Devastator and a new decepticon level where you fight Superion or Metroplex. That would be very cool.

  11. I got to admit that trypticon looks tighter than his g1 series.But i may be wrong.

  12. I must say that if all transformer characters were in and were playable.I would be in

  13. OK! Thanks! Found out we are missing


    Any cheats or how to open them, since the game is otherwise complete, would be appreciated. Thanks!

    • As I just posted a reply to your message from my other blog post, you must have the Wii version (or perhaps DS) of this game.

      Dragstrip and Dirge are not in the xbox360 or PS3 version of the game (aside from speculation of the upcoming DLC2).

  14. Maybe you could make changes to the webpage subject title Character List for Transformers: War for Cybertron video game [update 4] JeBr0nie: FYI to more better for your blog post you make. I liked the the writing nevertheless.

  15. The game needs Hot Rod/ Rodimus Prime. He was a bearer of the matrix of leadership for goodness sake. Modern day versions of transformers have forgotten all about this character.

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