Transformers Movies in Order: The Complete List (Including Animated Series)

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In 1984, Hasbro and Takara Tomy released a toy line that included robots that could transform into vehicles. They were Japanese toys rebranded for the Western market, based on the Diaclone and Microman toy lines. The toy line was named Transformers and it would soon enough become a pillar of modern pop culture, with a series of animated shows, comic books, video games and – subsequently – live-action movies that created one of the most important franchises in the world. It’s no wonder people are wondering how to watch Transformers movies in order and in this article we are bringing you the complete list, including the whole animated series.

The Transformers have been around for more than 35 years and the stories, as well as the characters have changed during that time; sometimes, even drastically. This is why people often have trouble following the different continuities and storylines.

In light of these facts, we have decided to write up a complete watchlist for you so that you know your way around the franchise. We are going to include all the animated series, animated films and live-action films and present them in chronological order when they came out. Along with that, we’re going to give you a suggested watching order for each “generation”, in which the franchise is usually divided.

So, keep reading to find out everything you need to know about watching the Transformers order and enjoy!

Live-action Transformers movies in chronological order

We will first bring you in short the chronological order of all live-action Transformers movies:

Bumblebee (2018)Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2022)Transformers (2007)Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Now, if you want to see in detail, how all Transformers movies and TV shows are sorted chronologically, including animated and live-action, check out our comprehensive guide below.

Transformers Movies in Order

Generation 1 (1984 – 1993)

The original broadcast of The Transformers TV series started in 1984, when the pilot miniseries aired on TV. This is considered to be the official start of Generation 1, the first major “generation” of the franchise. This “generation” produced several TV shows and the cult classic animated feature film that thoroughly shook the franchise from bottom to top. Alongside the main series, an OVA was also released. Generation 1 ended in 1993, when the Generation 2 toy line started hitting stores.

Here is a guide on how to watch the Generation 1 material:

Season 1 (1984)

Note: The episodes are ordered by their production (chronological) dates, and not by their broadcast dates, since they were aired out of order. Also, the 3-episode mini-series, which aired separately, is listed as being part of season 1.

Season 2 (1985-1986)

Note: The episodes are ordered by their production (chronological) dates, and not by their broadcast dates, since they were aired out of order.

Scramble City (1986)

Scramble City is a direct-to-video OVA produced exclusively for the Japanese market in April 1986, which was meant to promote the new “combiner” figures who had been introduced at the end of season 2, and a few other figures from the 1986 product line (like Ultra Magnus, Metroplex and Trypticon) who had not yet appeared in the American cartoon; they did appear in the 1986 movie, but this toy line was not meant to be an introduction of these characters before the movie itself.

Set soon after the end of the second season, the episode focuses on the Autobots’ efforts to construct a new mobile fortress, the titular “Scramble City”, or Autobot City. When the Decepticons learn of this, their combiner robots are deployed to attack, and a battle between them and their Autobot counterparts ensues, focusing on their “Scramble Power” – the interchangeability of the individual limbs – to the extent that at one point, Breakdown of the Stunticons connects to Superion to damage him. At the episode’s conclusion, Scramble City is activated and assumes its robot mode of Metroplex to rout the Decepticons. However, from the ocean depths, the Decepticons’ own city, Trypticon, rises.

Transformers: The Movie (1986)

The epic Transformers movie that came out in 1986 was an important moment for the G1 series. The movie was a bridge between seasons two and three, but was much darker and less kid-friendly than the main animated series. It featured an ensemble voice cast (including the likes of Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy and Eric Idle) and it was sort of a send-off for a lot of the characters featured in seasons 1 and 2 of the animated series (including the likes of Optimus Prime and Megatron). It also introduced a lot of new characters to the franchise, who would become the protagonists of the subsequent seasons.

The story takes place in 2005, twenty years after the events of the TV series’ second season and serves as a bridge to the third season. Decepticon villains are more menacing, killing Ironhide, Ratchet, Prowl, Brawn, Windcharger and Wheeljack without hesitation. Optimus Prime dies following a battle with Megatron.

Later, Megatron is reformed into Galvatron by Unicron, while Skywarp, Thundercracker, Shrapnel, Kickback and Bombshell are reformed as Cyclonus, Scourge and the Sweeps. Starscream is destroyed by Galvatron. Blaster gets four cassettes of his own like Soundwave known as Ramhorn, Steeljaw, Eject and Rewind; however, Soundwave gets a new cassette called Ratbat. At the end of the film, Hot Rod becomes Rodimus Prime and uses the Matrix of leadership to destroy Unicron. He then becomes the new leader of the Autobots.

Season 3 (1986-1987)

Note: The episodes are ordered by their production (chronological) dates, and not by their broadcast dates, since they were aired out of order.

Season 4 (1987)

Japanese Transformers (1987-1990)

Initially, Takara, the Japanese producers of the Transformers toyline, imported the American Transformers animated series from 1985 to 1986. When the series came to an end with the three-part miniseries “The Rebirth” in 1987, however, Takara decided to continue the series themselves, declining to import The Rebirth and instead created a full-length 35-episode spin-off series, Transformers: The Headmasters (two additional clips episodes were produced after the fact for direct-to-video release). Two additional series – Super-God Masterforce and Victory – were also produced, with the Japanese series concluding with the Zone OVA in 1990.

The Headmasters (1987-1988)

Supplanting The Rebirth’s position in Japanese continuity, The Headmasters occurred one year after “The Return of Optimus Prime” (the two-episode mini-arc from season three), introducing the title characters to the Transformers universe in a different way. Whereas in western fiction, the Headmasters result from the merging of a Transformer with an organic alien being from the planet Nebulos, the Headmasters of the Japanese series are a group of small Cybertronians who departed the planet millions of years ago and crash-landed on the inhospitable planet Master. To survive its harsh climate, a select few Cybertronians constructed larger bodies called “Transtectors”, to which they connected as the heads.

Here is the watching order:

Super-God Masterforce (1988-1989)

With the conclusion of the U.S. Transformers cartoon series in 1987, Japan produced their first exclusive anime series, Transformers: The Headmasters, which carried out the story concepts begun in The Transformers: The Movie. With the completion of that series, the Decepticons had finally been forced off Earth, and the stage was set for the beginning of Super-God Masterforce.

Although nominally occurring in the same continuity as the previous Transformers series, there was a very obvious effort on head writer Masumi Kaneda’s part to make Masterforce a “fresh start” as a mecha story, introducing an entirely new cast of characters from scratch, rather than using any of the previous ones. To this end, although the toys are mostly the same in both Japan and the West (barring some different color schemes), the characters which they represent are vastly different—most prominently, Powermaster Optimus Prime’s counterpart is Ginrai, a human trucker who combines with a Transtector (a non-sentient Transformer body, a concept lifted from Headmasters) to become a Transformer himself, the same applies to the other Powermasters’ counterparts; the Godmasters. This has led to some continuity errors and quirts, but Super-God Masterforce was generally a success in the Japanese market. Now, let us see the watching order for this series:

Victory (1989)

With the Japanese series moving further and further away from the stylistic roots of the American series, Victory represented this divergence at its greatest. The visual style of Victory is derived heavily from the anime of the time, with the transformations of the robots being treated as more monumental, presented through more dynamic and lengthy stock footage. Still frame effects and re-used animation were used wherever possible to compensate for high levels of animation compared to the previous series, possibly due to budget cuts at the time.

Despite his apparent death in The Transformers: The Movie, Wheeljack returned during the death of God Ginrai/Birth of Victory Leo saga, along with Perceptor from the original series, with God Ginrai and Minerva from Transformers: Super-God Masterforce returning too.

Here’s the watching order for the last full G1 series:

Zone (1990)

Transformers: Zone is a Japanese OVA released in 1990 as the ultimate conclusion of the Japanese G1 series. It came out a year after Victory and was intended to be another animated series, but was reduced to a 30-minute OVA due to poor toy sales.

Following on from Victory, the mysterious three-faced insectoid being, Violenjiger, dispatches the nine “Great Decepticon Generals”—Devastator, Menasor, Bruticus, Trypticon, Predaking, Abominus, King Poseidon, Overlord and BlackZarak—to acquire “Zone Energy”, destroying the planet Feminia to obtain the world’s store and in search of the powerful Zodiac.

Caught in the destruction of the planet, Star Saber is rescued by Dai Atlas, who then repels an attack by the Decepticons on Earth, and is appointed the new Autobot commander at the conclusion of the episode, following a battle with the Decepticons and unlocking the power of the Zodiac that was found on Earth.

Generation 2 (1993 – 1995)

Generation 2 started with a 1993 toy line based on the G1 toys and would soon succeed the famous debut generation. Despite the toys adding a lot of new characters during the evolution of G2, Generation 2 never actually escaped the influence of G1 and was always considered just a weak reinterpretation of its more famous predecessor.

This was mainly visible in the comics and the short-lived animated series, which aired in 1993 and was actually a re-run of the G1 series, featuring (sometimes even abridged) versions of the G1 episodes, with the only additional sequence being a series of primitive CGI sequences used for the Hasbro toy commercials (making it one of the earliest computer-animated series, predating ReBoot) and an advertisement for the Marvel Comics title. This is how you should watch the Generation 2 material (if you actually care to do it):

Beast Era (1996 – 2000)

Generation 2 passed as if it wasn’t even there, so, in 1996, Hasbro decided to completely revamp the whole Transformers line. The changes were radical. Although the basic premise of the good guys (Maximals) fighting the bad guys (Predacons) stayed the same, everything else was changed, with the Transformers now transforming into animals, rather than vehicles, weapons or other objects. Also, the animated series were made using CG, rather than classical animation. This caused a lot of controversies back then, but the Beast Era of the Transformers history is today lauded by a lot of fans. Several animated series were produced, including one movie, along with comic books and video games.

As for the watching order, here’s how you should watch your Beast Era shows:

Beast Wars: Transformers (1996-1999)

This was the first animated series from the Beast Era; an American-Canadian co-production that ran from 1996 to 1999, consisting of a total of three seasons and 52 episodes. The plot is set in the future, years after the original G1 (and G2) stories and features the battle between the Maximals and the Predacons, who are in reality the Autobots and Decepticons, but in animal form. The series was made using CG animation, becoming the first installment in the franchise to do so. Here is how you should watch it:

Season 1 (1996-1997)

Note: The episodes are ordered by their production (chronological) dates, and not by their broadcast dates, since they were aired out of order.

Season 2 (1997-1998)
Season 3 (1998-1999)

Beast Machines: Transformers (1999-2000)

Beast Machines was a direct sequel to the initial Beast Wars series, with its first season being set soon after season three of the original series. This was likewise an American-Canadian co-production and used the same animation as its predecessor. Like Beast Wars, it was much darker in tone and was aimed at adults, as well as children. Here is the correct watching order for this series:

Season 1 (1999)

Note: The production codes of these episodes are not known, so we’re listing them according to their air date. It is possible that the episodes were not aired in the same order as they were produced.

Season 2 (2000) – Battle for the Spark

Note: The production codes of these episodes are not known, so we’re listing them according to their air date. It is possible that the episodes were not aired in the same order as they were produced.

Japanese Beasts Wars (1998-1999)

Like it happened with the original G1 series, the Japanese decided to produce their own take on the Beasts War series. But, unlike the Japanese G1 adaptations, which were mostly similar to the original American series, these series were completely different. They used classical animation (save for the leaders, who were made using CG animation) and the whole series had a much more kid-friendly tone. A total of two seasons were produced, along with one tie-in movie. Here’s how you should watch them (if you ever get the chance, since they have not been released outside Japan and South Korea):

Beast Wars II: Super Life-Form Transformers (I) (1998)
Beast Wars II: Lio Convoy in Imminent Danger! (1998)

This was actually a short animated movie that was released by Toei as part of the larger Beast Wars Special Super Lifeform Transformers movie, as one of three films within it; the other ones are Clash! Beast Warriors (a clip show that recaps the first season of Beast Wars) and Beast Wars Metals (the Japanese dubbed version of the Beast Wars season 2 episode “Bad Spark”). Based on what we know from the Beast Wars II animated continuity, the movie is set between episodes 32 and 33 of the anime, which is why we have divided our guide like this.

The film revolves around the Maximals, led by Lio Convoy, the Predacons led by Galvatron and a mysterious device that has crashed on Planet Gaia (a future version of Earth), leading to the arrival of Maximal warrior, and the protagonist of the original Beast Wars series, Optimus Primal. Galvatron also uses the device to summon a monster Decepticon called Majin Zarak who threatens to destroy all the Maximals.

Beast Wars II: Super Life-Form Transformers (II) (1998-1999)
Super Life-Form Transformers: Beast Wars Neo (1999)

Robots in Disguise (2000 – 2001)

Robots in Disguise (also: RID) was the fourth generation of the franchise, but it was as (un)successful as Generation 2; it was initially named Transformers: Car Robots, but the name was changed ultimately. This Japanese series was initially envisioned as a stand-alone reboot of the series and despite having similar visuals as the G1 series, it was not meant to be connected to it. Still, later on, this was retconned and Robots in Disguise was made part of the Japanese G1 continuity (see above), while remaining separate from the Western Generation 1 continuity. Here is how you should watch it:

Unicron Trilogy (2002 – 2006)

Transformers saw a proper return to its roots in 2002, when the Unicron Trilogy began airing. It was named like that because of the big role Unicron, the franchise’s ultimate villain, played in all of the three animated series that comprise the trilogy. The trilogy was a big success for the franchise, not only because it properly rebooted the original G1 characters, but also because of its dark tone, great narration and great animation.

It was the first American-Japanese co-production of a Transformers series, which explains the heavy anime influence it has. It is usually divided into three parts – Armada, Energon and Cybertron. Despite being a co-production, the series aired in the United States first.

If you want to check it out, you should do it like this:

Transformers: Armada (2002-2003)

Note: The air dates are the dates when the episode debuted, regardless of country. Some of the episodes debuted in the United Kingdom or Canada before they were aired in the United States.

Transformers: Energon (2004)

Note: This series debuted in Japan.

1 This episode was just a clip show.
2 This episode was never aired outside Japan. The reason for the decision is unclear, but according to Heather Ann Puttock of Voicebox, English voices weren’t even recorded for this episode. This is why the American dub of the anime has only 51 episodes.

Transformers: Cybertron (2005)

Note: This series debuted in Japan, but had some interventions when it was broadcast in the West. Namely, the Japanese producers wrote Cybertron as a stand-alone series, rather than a sequel to Energon and the final chapter of the Unicron Trilogy. The Japanese version aired as the producers intended, but the western producers wanted to establish a connection so they changed some of the dialogue throughout the show and added some (very small quantity) additional animation to establish a link. This has no effect on the watching order, though.

Live-action films (2007 – present)

In 2007, Hasbro finally launched a live-action film series based on the Transformers franchise. At the time of writing this article, the series consists of six films – five from the main continuity, and a spin-off/soft reboot film focused on Bumblebee. Initially, the series was quite well-received, mostly due to its use of CG animation in designing the Transformers, their transformations and the action sequences.

It was even nominated for several technical Oscars. Still, the fact that Michael Bay directed the franchise and that the story became more ridiculous with every installment sent the series on a downward spiral from being an Oscar-contender to becoming a Golden Raspberry-winner. The franchise is still active, but with the produces pondering some changes to make it more relevant once again.

As for the best watching order, here it is:

Bumblebee (2018)

Despite being the most recent instalment in the franchise, Bumblebee is chronologically the first one, detailing why and how the Transformers actually arrived on Earth, as shown in the 2007 movie. This is why we think that you should – if you haven’t seen any of the movies – start with this one.

On Cybertron, the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, are on the verge of losing the Great Cybertronian War to their enemies, the Decepticons, who had begun making preparations to leave the planet. The Decepticons led by Shockwave, Soundwave and Starscream ambush them during the evacuation, and Optimus sends a young scout, B-127, to Earth in order to set up a base of operations where the Autobots can regroup.

B-127 reaches Earth alone in 1987, crash-landing in California and disrupting a training exercise being conducted by Sector 7, a secret government agency that monitors extraterrestrial activity on Earth. Sector 7 agent Colonel Jack Burns presumes B-127 to be a hostile invader and attacks, driving B-127 into the forest, where he is then ambushed by the Decepticon Blitzwing. When B-127 refuses to reveal Optimus’ whereabouts, Blitzwing spitefully tears out his voice-box and damages his memory core. B-127 manages to destroy Blitzwing before collapsing from his wounds. Before entering stasis, B-127 scans and transforms into a yellow 1967 Volkswagen Beetle.

Transformers (2007)

When you’re done with Bumblebee, you can start watching the movies in the order they were filmed, since they follow the narrative chronologically from that point; Bumblebee is the only installment that went back in time with its narrative.

High-school student Sam Witwicky buys his first car, who is actually the Autobot Bumblebee. Bumblebee defends Sam and his girlfriend Mikaela Banes from the Decepticon Barricade, before the other Autobots arrive on Earth. They are searching for the Allspark, and the war on Earth heats up as the Decepticons attack a United States military base in Qatar. Sam and Mikaela are taken by the top-secret agency Sector 7 to help stop the Decepticons, but when they learn the agency also intends to destroy the Autobots, they formulate their own plan to save the world.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it’s because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He’s wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam’s mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the Sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam’s parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam’s principal protectors and they have to do everything they can to protect him, and with him – the world.

Transformers: Cyber Missions (2010)

Cyber Missions is actually a CG animated web-series set within the live-action universe. It consisted of 13 episodes that followed the Autobots in their continued battles against the Decepticons with the help of the allies in N.E.S.T. The series was set between Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon. Here are the episodes:

Note: The episode order is correct, but due to lacking information about the exact air dates, the original air dates for the episodes might not be correct. Also, Episode 13 is the only one that got an official name.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Picking up two years after the Egypt incident, the Autobots and their human allies discover a lost piece of Cybertronian technology which has been in human possession for several years. It is revealed that the artifact is part of an Autobot spacecraft which has crashed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon and carries a special technology and the legendary Sentinel Prime (Optimus Prime’s old mentor). However, Sam Witwicky discovers a conspiracy by the Decepticons who plot to use it for their own evil purposes. And Optimus Prime finds that they are up against a menace who plans to also use it to enslave humanity in order to restore Cybertron.

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Five years after defeating Sentinel Prime and Megatron in Chicago, the Autobots have gone into hiding after the government deemed all Transformers as threats, and thus, began to hunt them all down. The government have thus replaced the Autobots with their own Transformers using technology from the fallen Transformers. For a reward, Texas mechanic Cade Yeager finds a truck that turns out to be the leader of the Autobots known as Optimus Prime. As the government hunts down all Transformers, Cade and his family are involved in the business between a bounty hunter and Optimus.

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Three years after Optimus Prime left Earth, the Autobots are still a world threat and they are at war with the Decepticons. Cade Yeager finds a Talisman given from a dying Transformer. However, the U.S. Military and the Decepticons find Cade and the Autobots and are now on the run again. Cade meets a Transformer known as Cogman and tells him and Bumblebee to head to London with him. They meet with an English Lord known as Sir Edmund Burton and head to a Cybertronian Knights ship underwater. They encounter Optimus Prime, but he’s now evil and his master is Quintessa. Quintessa’s intention is to collide Cybertron and Earth so Cybertron can begin again. and it’s up to Cade, an English professor known as Vivian Wembley , Sir Edmund Burton, Cogman, Bumblebee and the rest of the Autobots to save the world.

Transformers: Animated (2007 – 2010)

Starting in 2007, Animated was an attempt on Hasbro’s side to completely unify the history of the franchise under a new, kid-friendly dome with modern animation and stories that would draw influence from all the previous iterations, but also the live-action films. The series aired on Cartoon Network and was a mild success for the franchise, airing until 2009. If you want to watch it, we have the proper watching order for you right here:

Season 1 (2007-2008)

Season 2 (2008)

Season 3 (2008)

Season 4 (cancelled)

Interestingly enough, Animated was supposed to have a fourth season that would have focused on the discovery of Energon deposits left by the Allspark across Detroit. The season has a complete episode list and synopses for each of the unproduced episodes, but the show was ultimately canceled. This is what the season would have looked like:

Aligned Universe (2010 – present)

In 2010, the Transformers franchise went through another shakeup, when a new narrative continuity was created with the Prime series. The continuity used modern animation, but drew inspiration from earlier iterations. So far, there have been four animated series (with one still running), an OVA series and an animated movie, which makes this continuity one of the largest and longest-running continuities in the history of the franchise. This is why we have prepared a proper watching order for you:

Transformers: Prime (2010-2013)

Prime was the first series of the Aligned universe. It consists of three seasons and an animated movie, and follows the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime and aided by three human children, in their fights against the evil Decepticons, led by Megatron. The series was critically and commercially successful, winning several awards during its run. This is the complete watching order:

Season 1 (2010-2011)
Season 2 (2012)
Season 3 (2013)
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising (2013)

This TV-movie, which aired in 2013, was the conclusion of the Prime saga, ending the series, but also giving it a new beginning in a way. The plot was set after the Autobots’ victory on Earth, when Unicron returns in possession of Megatron’s body with the intent on destroying Cybertron, forcing Autobots, Decepticons, and Predacons to form an unlikely alliance to counter this threat.

Transformers Go! (2013-2014)

Go! is a Japanese OVA series consisting of ten 13-minute OVA episodes that aired exclusively in Japan. It was the first Japanese Transformers series in eight years and was set within the Prime continuity, but it was a stand-alone series set in Japan. Since it came out before Robots in Disguise, we believe it’s better if you watched it directly after Prime. This is the correct watching order:

Note: The air dates are taken from IMDb. Since the information on there is not always 100% reliable, the exact air dates might not be fully correct. The Japanese Wikipedia lists different dates, but they are related to the DVD editions of each of the OVA episodes.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015-2017)

Despite sharing its name with the series from 2000, Robots in Disguise doesn’t have anything to do with it. Rather, it is a stand-alone sequel to Prime, featuring characters (most of whose voice actors reprise their roles) and storylines mostly self-contained from the events of its predecessor as well as an overall more lighthearted tone. Still, it was set in the same narrative continuity and should, thus, be watched after Prime and the Japanese OVA series. The series consists of three seasons, a miniseries and a series of online shorts, and we have the watching order for you:

Season 1 (2015)

Note: Episodes 1-13 debuted in China.

Online shorts (2015)
Season 2 (2016)

Note: Episodes 7-13 debuted in the United Kingdom.

Miniseries (2016)

Note: The series debuted in Canada.

Season 3 (2017) – Combiner Force

Note: Episodes 1-4 debuted in France; episodes 11-13 and 25-26 debuted in the United Kingdom; episodes 14-17 debuted in Canada.

Transformers: Rescue Bots (2012-2016)

Rescue Bots is a series set within the Aligned Universe, but it has no connection to the previous series, which is why we have listed it here, as a separate entry. It was a more kid-friendly show with different animation and is generally considered to be a less important installment in the franchise. Nevertheless, it is one of the longest Transformers shows. Here is how you should watch it:

Season 1 (2012)
Season 2 (2014)
Season 3 (2014-2015)
Season 4 (2016)

Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (2019-present)

Rescue Bots Academy is a sequel to Rescue Bots, set within the same universe and having the same tone and animation style. It is still running, with the second season being half-finished at the moment of writing this article. The episodes all last 11 minutes. Here is the list:

Season 1 (2019)
Season 2 (2020-present)

Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy (2016 – 2018)

The Prime Wars Trilogy was a three-part web series that chronicled the future of the Transformers after the great war between the Autobots and Decepticons, with the main villain being Megatronus, a.k.a. The Fallen. Despite consisting of only twenty-eight 7-12-minute episodes, the trilogy was well received and is lauded for its animation, story and themes. If you’d care to watch it, here’s how you should do it:

Combiner Wars (2016)

Titans Return (2017-2018)

Power of the Primes (2018)

Transformers: Cyberverse (2018–2020)

Cyberverse was a recent Cartoon Network animated series that ran for a total of three seasons. It was set in its unique continuity with the character designs being mostly inspired by G1 Transformers, but more kid-friendly. The show generally had a much lighter tone and was aiming for a younger audience, unlike the G1 series that inspired it. The watching order is as follows:

Season 1 (2018) – Chapter One

Note: The air dates in the table are the actual debut dates of each episode, regardless of whether they were released online or in some other country before their original U.S. air date.

Season 2 (2019-2020) – Power of the Spark

Season 3 (2020) – Bumblebee: Cyberverse Adventures

Note: Episodes 1-17 were aired in the United Kingdom in February 2020 before they aired in the United States. Episodes 18-26 were simultaneously aired everywhere in the world.

Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy (2019 – present)

The most recent installment in the franchise is the War for Cybertron Trilogy, which is currently airing on Netflix with – at the moment of writing this article – season two (out of three) coming out soon. The trilogy is a fresh take on the origin of the conflict between the Autobots and the Decepticons, but with a different twist to a well-known story.

The series has impressed both critics and fans alike, with Rotten Tomatoes saying: “Visually stunning, surprisingly deep, and still a lot of fun, War for Cybertron: Siege breathes new life into the Transformers franchise.” We can only agree.

As for the watching order (so far), here it is:

Siege (2020)

Earthrise (2020)

The second season – consisting also of 6 episodes – has been announced and is expected to air sometime during 2020.

Kingdom (TBA)

The exact air date of the third season of the War for Cybertron Trilogy is yet to be announced.

Do you need to watch Transformers movies in order?

If we are talking about live-action Transformers movies, you should watch them in order, but you can do it by release date, or chronologically as we have put it at the beginning of this article.

Will there be more Transformers movies?

There will be more Transformers movies. Currently, live-action Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is announced for 2022. If it goes well at the box office, there will certainly be more sequels/prequels.

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