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Game music of the day: Transformers: War for Cybertron

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July 6, 2010


 

Game: Transformers: War for Cybertron

Song: Til All Are One

Composer: Stan Bush


Above: The full version of Til All Are One by Stan Bush

Transformers: War for Cybertron is a celebration of what makes classic Transformers great, working as fine prequel to the first generation of Transformers toys (known as G1 to fans). Whether it was classic lines from the animated film, such as “first we crack the shell, then we crack the nuts inside,” or just hearing Optimus’ classic voice as he lead the bots to take down Tripticon, it was an amazing tribute to disguised robots, on top of being a great action game. But the best was to come when the credits finally rolled.

Once the game finished, players were treated to “Til All Are One” by the one and only Stan Bush. Bush wrote some of the best songs on the Transformers animated film soundtrack, so it’s only fitting that he bring more of his earnest rock ballads to this game. We just love his passion when singing about, “robotic warriors giv(ing) their all,” and the ‘80s guitars take us back to our childhood when this type of music caused goosebumps. But what’s really great is that it’s a new '80s classic, like a relic of that decade, thawed out in 2010 for our enjoyment, and it fits perfectly with the theme of original film’s classic soundtrack.


Above: And here's how it appears in the game

This “new” song was a reworking of an older hit of Bush’s, the rockin’ “Ground Zero,” only with one million percent more transforming added to it, and it was the theme of BotCon ’97, the big Transformers Convention of that year, so the most hardcore Autobots fans had heard this one before. All in all, it was the perfect closer to the best Transformers game ever. We leave you with the song that put Stan Bush on the map, “The Touch.”


Above: The song that made Stan famous almost 25 years ago

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20 comments

  • BearKiller - July 6, 2010 10:50 p.m.

    Sweet song.
  • KaiokenKid - July 6, 2010 11:22 p.m.

    SO 80s.......SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 80s!!!
  • SumthingStupid - July 6, 2010 11:32 p.m.

    the ending credits of TWFC were awesome I love the whole game
  • LoudestCannon - July 6, 2010 11:39 p.m.

    For my money, "Dare" is a much better song than "The Touch."
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - July 6, 2010 11:50 p.m.

    I like Dare more as well. But the fact this exists warms my heart.
  • Redeater - July 7, 2010 12:48 a.m.

    I have to say I really disliked transformers due to the tired blandness of Cybertron and making Gears of war look like the freakin Carebears cloud city. But damn I love me some Stan Bush. I remember singing dare as a child only I thought it was death instead of dare!
  • MexicAntista - July 7, 2010 2:51 a.m.

    God this is freakin awesome. Another great song for game music of the day.
  • The_Tingler - July 7, 2010 2:58 a.m.

    I love this song too. Dare was indeed better, although I always thought the lyric "you can win if you dare" was "you can't win if you're dead", which I thought was more effective, especially when it was used in the film just as Hot Rod was about to get blasted by Blitzwing (was it Blitzwing?).
  • AlpineGuy - July 7, 2010 4:36 a.m.

    F*** it, I don't care if my entire understanding of Transformers is based off of the Michael Bay movies, I am going on iTunes this very instant to buy this song because it's THAT awesome. Plus, it'd make a good jogging anthem.
  • AngryScotsman - July 7, 2010 8:24 a.m.

    It's just so deliciously literal. "Transformers are robots. They fight in disguise and that's the whole point. GUITAR SOLO."
  • 510BrotherPanda - July 7, 2010 8:31 a.m.

    I was born in the late 80's so I never heard/ was into the power rocking or G1. I do have the G1 Optimus toy, but I was more into Beast wars in my youth. But Beast Wars didn't have this epic guitar shredding!
  • 510BrotherPanda - July 7, 2010 8:35 a.m.

    Oh, and I liked the newer Optimus Prime character model, but disliked the mouth under the faceplate they gave him, the GM licensing and Michael Bay "tits and explosions" direction of the movies. That's alright, right?
  • jorigs12 - July 7, 2010 9:30 a.m.

    Sign up for upcoming PS3 Beta-Tests here: www.playstation.beta.eu.tf
  • philipshaw - July 7, 2010 10:04 a.m.

    Never been that into Transformers but there is no denying how great this music is
  • TheElephantManchurianCandidate - July 7, 2010 10:48 a.m.

    This page is so full of win! Great game and a great soundtrack, loved every minute of it. This was the love letter Trasformers fans were waiting for
  • JayBeat - July 7, 2010 12:06 p.m.

    I can feel the power in the chorus
  • kompressorlogik - July 7, 2010 3:09 p.m.

    As a non-ironic appreciator of cheesy but awesome guitar rock, the full version of Til All Are One just rocks my ass off. I particularly like the electronic-y Stabbing Westward-ish opening bits as well.
  • GrandMoffBubbles - July 7, 2010 5:46 p.m.

    The quality of the music in this game really impressed me. Especially the random Metal shreds that you hear during the levels.
  • FTW - July 8, 2010 2:03 a.m.

    It's cheezetastic!!!
  • HerrFrigger - July 9, 2010 9:36 p.m.

    Fantastic stuff, Transformers and 80's riffs in one track - win.

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