- Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10
- Offline: 35 (875 )
- Online: 6 (125 )
- Approximate amount of time to 1000 : 8-10 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1+ (1 full, then replaying missions)
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Glitched achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? Yes
- Does difficulty affect achievements? N/A
This game is based on the movie of the same name. There are no collectibles and the game is straightforward. It has two single player campaigns (Autobots and Decepticons), which are the same story from different sides. Most of the achievements are earned by playing through the game, but are not necessarily story related. They require you to earn medals by getting certain times on missions. The entire game is based around these times.
There is a multiplayer mode which you can get most of the achievements through player matches by yourself. No achievement requires Ranked matches, but a few like the viral do require other players.
The cheats do disable achievements and saving.
Playthrough each campaign going for the Platinum times. Pay attention to the Unlockables though as you will want to unlock the characters as soon as possible. They are a huge help in getting better times. For example, the first Decepticon Shanghai mission you use Sideways. To unlock all the Shanghai characters you have to get 10 head shots with Sideways. Work on this first, then just restart the mission and go for the best time. You will now be able to use all characters for the other 5 Shanghai missions.
When you beat the campaign you can then go back and work on any unlocks you have not finished and try to get Platinums. By doing this at the end after completing the game you will have the characters unlocked as well as purchased more upgrades, which help your times. You will continue to earn energon working towards Platinum, but if you get all Platinums and don't have enough for "Do the Math" or haven't purchased all upgrades "Power to the People" continue to replay the final mission as it gives you the biggest payout in the shortest amount of time.
These steps are the same for both Autobot and Decepticon Campaigns, and the Decepticon can be slightly easier for Platinums, but also requires you to earn more energon and kill more enemies.
I am separating these out, but they can be done at any time. Most can be done by yourself in a private match on Control Point gametype, but all can be done in a player match or ranked match. You will have to find someone with the viral though to unlock that achievement.