Best Transformers TV Series

Please do not put the Japanese Series or Bayformers for this list is only for the cartoons (the movies weren't bad, but the main actors were just annoying).

The Top Ten

1 Prime

Dear all readers of this comment,

TFP will always be my favorite (followed closely by Transformers G1 and then TFA) because the humans in TFP are not completely annoying as all get out like in every other transformers cartoon and movie there ever was (well okay, besides all of the humans in the g1 series, Siri’s father, and the “This is why I hate machines!” guy).

The second thing is that ALL of the autobots and decepticons are all very likable in these three cartoons (well okay, except for the big chinned harasser Sentinel Prime in TFA).

The third thing is that these three cartoons all have an actual plot in them unlike most other Transformers cartoons and movies there ever was.

So yeah, there you guys have it. The top three transformers cartoons that I like.

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Imhotep

This show is, put simply, the best Transformers show of all time. The action was amazing, the story was astonishingly well-written, the characters were interesting and fleshed out, and the CGI looked great too! Unfortunately, my cousin is a G1 fanboy and refuses to give any other Transformers show a legitimate chance simply because they're not what he grew up with. That really sucks, because his nostalgia is keeping him from seeing that this show is what every Transformers fans deserve.

I actually prefer more that only If all the Transformers are mostly half-Generation 1 and half-Live action film Looking, also with the Witwickys, Optimus Prime always wanted some Super-modes (similar to his DOTM counterpart), also Ultra-Magnus (during Beast Hunters series), more Arms Minicons, Megatron would have became Galvatron with some Dark-Energon power, Spider-Like Decepticon (Arachnid) and Japanese-character references should be omitted for the moments, also It would surpassed Transformers Animated, to have Season 4 as a finale.

The Prime series was time well spent and I enjoyed every minute of it. The story was written and carried out incredibly with my favorite characters brought to life. The only thing I dislike is that even though I finished the series and watched the following movie, I still wanted more. Especially with Knockout's possible redemption arc.

2 G1

I love the original show of transformers it's favorite eighties cartoon show and optimus prime was always and still my favorite transformer I believe he is the fan favorite he is a brave warrior he can use a blaster and an axe and he is the true leader of the autobots and I hope that there will be comic books of a crossover of transformers and star wars in some of the pages optimus prime c3-po and r2-d2 would go on a mission and c3-po would call optimus prime master optimus he also team up with the clone troopers and fight the battle droids and general grievous since I have some comic books that's a crossover of transformers and g.I. joe it always deserves a come back

I just have to say, generation 1 of the transformers was just amazing. It had lots of good features: a strong story, good characters, and the writers working beyond the material given to them. This show was downright genius. It really is the greatest transformers cartoon ever.

Great story. The characters change some die some just stop appearing. There are many creative ideas and so many characters to pick I can hardly choose a favorite

This series had the largest amount of characters and character deaths, this made the battles seem like real battles, not just random encounters where the Autobots never die.

3 Animated

Transformers Prime remains my favorite show to this day, but the Animated comes to a close second. It's fun and has amazing characters. I honestly love what they changed from what one might be used to within the franchise. Things such as Optimus not being the leader, but rather Ultra Magnus. They made a new story out of one told many times before and I loved exploring that world.

It was fun, but took itself seriously when it was needed, giving the Autobots more character development then they ever had before, and an interesting "Human" character who actually contributes to the plot. As well as some of the best Decepticons in Transformers history. Plus it took the best aspects of previous shows mythology and combined it into something fresh and interesting.

This is definitely recommended, and it's worth watching. This is a great series and brings back memories. Awesome characters and story. However, even if it seems awesome, it actually is only a small fragment of the entire transformers. This makes the T.V. series even better.

A really great series, and stands shoulder to shoulder with Prime, and one of the worthy contenders for the top slot. If you like lighthearted, go Animated. If you like darker, go Prime.

4 Beast Wars

Beast wars, once you get over the CGI, was amazing, It managed to have only one character who could be annoying ( I don't know any other T. F show that could say that! ) After the first season, which was not brilliant, and they brought in thirteen episodes a season it felt like a contained epic, with the same plot always lurking in the shadows. It was also much more moving than most transformers shows, who didn't pity Transmutate? Or fear Rampage? Or look up to Dinobot? (He was the best). Plus, it had the greatest incarnation of MEGATRON EVER!
A good show with a great cast that wasn't afraid to kill off the heroes.

This series got it right by not including humans in the series other than the occasional cave person. The show is supposed to be about the war between the Transformers and not about the stupid humans they run into along the way. Character development was great and it made me actually care about the Transformers more than just caring which one looked the coolest. The CGI was great for its time and while it's a bit dated now, it's still a very watchable show.

The animation is pretty bad and I hate that they made optimus an ape and not something majestic and cool like a wolf but I still love this show as much as I did when I was younger (and my favorite is still the tiger bot)

Putting the animation aside, this show is an awesome show that put a great spin on the TF universe and gave some of the greatest characters out of a Transformer franchise (Prime still tops everything), and offers something for everyone to love. The fact that this show directly ties in with G1 is even better. The plot twists and stories were awesome, and keep just about anyone at the edge of their seat

5 Armada

This actually had pretty good character development between the main protagonist and antagonist throughout the entire series. Just when you thought you knew them, they surprised you. Although Optimus wasn't voiced by Peter Cullen, I think the different voice actor actually fit the character better. He was the good, kind, noble and just OP that everyone loves (until Energon, where he's a total jerk), yet he kicks major ass in battle. His design was great. I loved how expressive just the tilt of his head and the intensity of his golden optics could be to show anger and rage that later change to sadness and grief. As for Megatron, I feel sorry for him. He was a brilliant schemer and strategist, but his soldiers were total morons! Yes, I'll give them credit for being hilarious (and Starscream, just for being awesome). Megatron also deserves a bonus just for being an epic badass (he transforms into a huge ass tank) overall, there were just a lot of plot twists that, even if they seemed ...more

It's no Beast Wars, Prime, or Animated, but it stands out as the best of the Unicron trilogy with possibly the best Starscream of any TF, which is not an easy title to get! Worth checking out.

Noble Prime, Badass Megatron, engaging sidekicks and interesting story arcs.
Minicons for added viewing pleasure and cool upgrades. Me likey.

The action was amasing and the transformations was incredible even the tiny ones

6 Cybertron

My first Transforners TV show as well as toyline as I was about 5 or 6 when I watched this show for the first time and my first transformer toy was Cannonball, the repaint of the Deluxe class, Red Alert

This series had a very large and complex plot line that always kept the show interesting.

Great story line and beutiful transformer graphics go JAPAN

Grew up with this one, blew my prepubesent mind

7 Beast Machines

This show was kick ass

After this show came transtech.

me personally, I think this show is better then beast machines

Pretty Much Awful

8 Beast Hunters

Beast hunters does seem different to Prime. Prime was dark already, geez character death in the first episode...but beast hunters had the whole C.Y.L.A.S thing that's just really messed up for a kid's show

This is just third season, nothing completely different. This is technically at number one because it's part of the Prime cartoon.

I kinda liked it but it had bumblebee has its leader which is fine but optimus was not even in the movie for like 30 minutes.

This is season 3 of Prime. So technically everything after here is one rank better. This is technically 1.

9 Rescue Bots

Sure, it was intended for younger fans, but the storylines and characters are worthy enough for older fans.

Not a show for older Transformers fans. Good for kids when they're getting started with the series

It's a kid show of course, with fairly simple animation, but some clever dialog makes it fun.

Even though I was older, I still watched it. The storylines are great on this show.

10 Cyberverse

The series is meh at first, but it gets better with each passing episode!

despite the fact that the show is still going, I choose not to have an opion yet.

The Contenders

11 Victory
12 Transformers: War For Cybertron Siege

loved every second

13 Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Please please pretty please I want starscream feel to belong on the goodside and not be friends with the bounty hunters springload or paralon there not his friends including megatron they make his life miserable. and I want bumblebee and the autobots to apologized and say there sorry to starscream and let starscream to stay on the autobot side and remove the decepticon logos off his wings and put the new autocon on him and he will no longer become a decepticon leader nomore and not anymore and he will say he will give up and quit the decepticons and adandoned the decepticons in the series combiner force in season 3

I want starscream to redeem to bee team and forgive him

In three words: Enjoyable than Prime

At least it's better than prime

14 Transformers: The Headmasters
15 Energon

The embodiment of laziness. Everything in this show looks ugly, and it disregards almost everything from Armada. Pure garbage.

Personaly energon has allways been a fun movie but I wish in every single transformers series they would discountiue the humans they almost just take all the fun out of the movie!

I loved the transformers designs in this show and it was also my first one So nostalgia I guess

May have been a flawed series but the transformers were enjoyable and entertaining!

16 Q-Transformers

Yes there was a show for that, it’s extremely funny. There’s only one episode on YouTube. The rest are only in Japan.

17 Robots in Disguise

Awesome! Simply awesome! May not have had the best plot but it was hilarious and had pretty good animation definitely better than rescue bots, energo and the new robots in disguise show

Despite a rough time in America, Robots In Disguise 2001 is a great show! The transformation sequences were so cool! Especially the one with Omega Prime!

The best history and robots of the transformers, frame my childhood forever!

An anime doesn't seem to fit in with transformers, but oh well

18 Beast Wars: Transformers Beast Wars: Transformers Product Image

Hand down the best transformers serise ever

19 Transformers: Super-God Masterforce

Late 80's series released in Japan, Masterforce had a great story and introduced many new characters. If you are a fan of the older transformers series like G1 and Headmasters, you really should check this out.

The show introduced many new characters like Sixshot, Overlord, Grand Maximus and the pretenders.

20 Transformers Go!

I I never saw the show.

21 Transformers: Power of the Primes
22 Transformers: Combiner Wars
23 Transformers: Titans Return
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