A robot named Rodney Copperbottom decides to leave his home at Rivet Town and head to Robot City to realize his dream of working for his childhood hero, Bigweld. He makes a flying robot called Wonderbot out of scrap before he leaves. At the city, he goes to Bigweld's factory, but realizes that Bigweld is mysteriously absent, and finds out that the factory is currently being run by a robot by the name of Phineas T. Ratchet, who hatches an evil plan to create more futuristic robots like himself and destroying old robots made out of scrap. Rodney also meets a gang of colorful outmodes called the Rusties, who are also affected from the change Ratchet has made. A robot named Jack Hammer tells Rodney that there are many scrap parts in the sewers of Robot City and that Rodney can go collect the scrap in order to keep the Rusties alive. After doing so, Rodney and the Rusties go to Bigweld's Mansion to find Bigweld. Bigweld agrees to help Rodney and the Rusties, and sets off with Rodney to stop Ratchet and save all robot-kind.
Based on the animated movie by the same name, you play as Rodney Copperbottom through 12 game levels, from Rivet Town to Robot City, its old sewers, Bigweld Industries, the Chop Shop, Outmode Zone and more. You'll fight the army of robots sent after you by Ratchet with a growing arsenal of weapons and inventions, such as the scrap launcher, electroblast and magnagrip - items that equally serve alternate purposes to help Rodney overcome seemingly impossible obstacles. While exploring the world, you can also collect Trick Chips for Wonderbot to perform special tricks and bonus features that provide a little insight into the making of the game and even control Wonderbot directly. The game also features a large portion where, as Rodney, you will drive a transport pod to race and collect items during heavy traffic on the lightning-fast City Raceways and in the old sewers filled with poisonous acid and fiery contraptions. Will Rodney make it alive through the Chop Shop to confront Ratchet and his Super Sweepers and free the outmoded bots from being molten down?
Robots, designed by Eurocom Entertainment, who also designed Ice Age 2: The Meltdown the following year, is a game for young and old, released for the PC, XBox, Playstation 2 and GameCube. The game also features the voices from several of the cast members of the animated film, such as Stanley Tucci as Mr. Copperbottom, Harland Williams as Lugnut and Jennifer Coolidge as Aunt Fanny. The game was also made for handheld devices, though that release unfortunately received poor reviews.