Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (2012)
"Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" is the sequel to the 2011 "Transformers: War for Cybertron," and directly follows the events of that game as the Autobots struggle to defeat their Decepticon foes in a war for their home planet of Cybertron.
"Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" is a direct continuation of "Transformers: War for Cybertron." Giant robotic life forms known as Transformers are at civil war. Two factions, the Autobots and the Decepticons, vie for control of their home world, Cybertron. The events of the previous game have left the planet unable to sustain life, and the Autobots, desperate to ensure the continued existence of the Transformer race, seek to flee the planet. The Decepticons, still bent on domination, will stop at nothing to assure that the Autobots either submit to the Decepticons or are eliminated. Fall of Cybertron depicts the final battle between the two robot factions, which results in the desolation of their home world, forcing the Autobots to seek refuge in our galaxy, the Milky Way.
"Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" begins on the Ark, the spacecraft the Autobots use to flee their dying homeworld of Cybertron. On their journey, the Decepticons attack. Optimus engages Megatron directly on the outer surface of the Ark. Bumblebee scrambles to his aid and finds Optimus just as Megatron is about to deliver a fatal blow. He dives in front of the shot, taking the hit for Optimus. The story then flashes back to six days earlier.
The Autobots defend the docked Ark from Decepticon forces. Optimus realizes they have broken through Grimlock's post after unsuccessfully trying to contact him. Optimus leaves to help Ironhide and his forces defend the Ark. Jazz and Cliffjumper are sent to investigate, and while eliminating enemy tanks, Optimus's turret suddenly deactivates. As he leaves to repair it the room transforms around him, leading him to a brightly lit chamber where he activates the city-sized Transformer Metroplex. The titan disables two Decepticon cannons but is shot point-blank by a third. Starscream and the Combaticons capture Optimus soon after and bring him before Megatron. As Megatron prepares to execute Optimus, Metroplex arrives and pummels him into the ground. Having lost Megatron, Starscream claims leadership of the Decepticons and orders a retreat.
Meanwhile, Jazz and Cliffjumper arrive at the Sea of Rust to locate Grimlock and his Lightning Strike Coalition Force. They find an enormous tower in a lake of energon firing a bright beam into Cybertron's orbit. They find Shockwave at the scene and discover it is a Space Bridge. Shockwave escapes the ensuing confrontation, and Cliffjumper becomes trapped, leaving Jazz to fight off the incoming Insecticons. Cliffjumper overloads the tower, and he and Jazz are saved from the Tower's explosion by Sideswipe. They report back to Optimus.
Shortly after the Autobots salvage energon from the tower, Starscream and his Combaticons arrive to reclaim it. Onslaught, the Decepticon team's leader, briefs them on a plan to ambush the Autobot transport carrying the energon. ...