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Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. With a fast and frantic single player with all the trimmings, plus the voice and image of Arnie, I can't complain one bit. And when you've completed the game with a high score there's some decent cheats to unlock that enrich it even more.
  2. Not only is it the best Arnold or Terminator-themed game ever (which isn't saying all that much), but it's also one of the best licensed games around. [Oct 2004, p.127]
  3. 80
    While the hand-to-hand stuff won't win any awards, the deep selection of vehicles (from pickup trucks to high-tech battle tanks) and the frenetic pace of the game more than make up for it.
  4. Definitely one of the best Terminator games since the old coin-op light gun shooter based on 1991's "Judgment Day."
  5. A solid and enjoyable action title with great control and gritty graphics. [Nov 2004, p.131]
  6. The main game though remains a solid arcade experience and for T-800 fanatics this really is the closest you're likely to come at the moment of actually experiencing the excitement of being in a Terminator Movie.
  7. Besides a few ideas that are executed poorly, the gameplay is varied, making it a fun experience. But its biggest problem is amount of gameplay, which is limited.
  8. We're happy to report that it's actually pretty good.
  9. Might not be the definitive Terminator game but because of its variety in gameplay and old-school shooter action, it’s certainly the best one available thus far.
  10. Manages to serve up a nice variety of ways to shoot the hell out of a lot of cyborgs as well as to keep things fresh and interesting throughout its relatively short, but still enjoyable 14 missions.
  11. 71
    With such a limited amount of differences between the experiences regardless of how many times you've beaten it, there's little in this game to keep you coming back for more.
  12. 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 [Vol 841]
  13. The levels are so big and detailed that it's a wonder they don't bring your console to a crashing halt.
  14. A great shoot ‘em up game that allows you to destroy almost everything in your environment and lets you take your frustrations out on hordes of other 101s. Guns, plasma rifles, tanks, helicopters: you name it, you use it.
  15. 60
    If nothing else, this game certainly captures the dumb, single-minded spirit of the films. I'm not a fan of the series, but I did have fun with Redemption, despite its total lack of depth. For a while, that is.
  16. The Redemption is not great. It is not good. But it is sure as shoes better than Atari’s first attempt at doing the license justice, Rise of the Machines, a terrible first-person shooter with more in common with "Fugitive Hunter" than "Halo."
  17. 60
    It’s not innovative or great in any regard, but it does provide plenty of explosions and challenge. It’s also far and away the only decent game to yet come from the franchise.
  18. Antiquated controls combine with a lackluster storytelling technique to create a game that might have been cool five years ago.
  19. It feels like you're constantly going through the same motions - although there are some really cool sequences. [Oct 2004, p.75]
  20. Collectively, the infuriating missions and maddening difficulty swings prove to be overwhelming, sucking away what little fun there is. [Nov 2004, p.136]

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