Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is a video game in the Transformers video game series. It is a prequel to Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The gameplay is similar to that of the Cybertron series, a third-person shooter with over 40 characters. The 3DS version is instead a turn-based RPG. The combat itself uses 3D rendered models, whereas the overworld uses 2D sprites.
The game got poor reviews upon launch, including a 4/10 from both IGN and GameSpot, and a 5/10 from the Official Xbox Magazine. IGN said that the game was "frustrating" with "dull design" and a "confusing story".