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  • Summary: Humanity sits on the brink of extinction. The inevitable battle between man and machine has begun. War ravages the land as hardened Tech-Com fighters defend John Connor and others against the mechanized onslaught of the CRS force. This epic cinematic conflict, recreated from the phenomenal Terminator films, places first-person shooter fans at the very center of the uprising. Throughout high-powered multiplayer and single-player missions, combatants fight in apocalyptic landscapes - a decimated downtown Los Angeles, a battered ocean harbor, devastated highways - struggling for survival. Only the strongest will avert catastrophe and save human existence. [Atari] Expand
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 6 out of 6
  1. A sim of Arnie’s election campaign would be more entertaining.
  2. Oh yeah, Terminator 3: War of the Machines also has vehicles! Too bad they suck. [Apr 2004, p.84]
  3. 30
    With an inaccessible multiplayer and a deeply flawed single-player game, there's just not much to like in Terminator 3: War of the Machines. It's a game that feels incomplete and practically abandoned by its publisher.
  4. Playing alone with bots is unbearable - the AI players run into walls and can't aim for squat. [Apr 2004, p.74]
  5. As a team-based shooter with vehicles, the game strives to recapture the magic of "Battlefield 1942" in a sci-fi setting but fails miserably.
  6. If just one copy of Terminator 3 gets bought anywhere in the world, then I have failed as both a game reviewer and a member of the human race...Hollow lifeless dreck.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Dec 22, 2011
    5
    Could have been worse, The gameplay was suppose to be great if only the enemy A.I. (Skynet) was sm art and ain't dumb. Another reason why the gameplay is mediocre is that the multiplayer is well: TERMINATED.
    You can't access it cause of the lousy CD-Key they gave you. So you can only play singleplayer. It's not a bad game, but not a great one either, for me it's just another time-killing game. If you have nothing to do or waiting for someone or waiting for a movie then play it. But I warn you if you buy the game Skynet wins.
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