Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
Buy On
  1. Unfortunately, it‘s a no-go. Terminator: Salvation lines up right next to hundreds of titles which are supposed to be a worthy game based on a movie – and has no intention of going any further.
  2. I've never played such a boring game as Terminator Salvation: The Videogame. The game is repetitive and the storytelling very shallow. It's a big plus that finishing the game will only take you about three to four hours. Even the very reasonable cover system can't let you enjoy this simple and boring movie game.
  3. As gamers, we are well accustomed to the fate of movie-related games, which is why Salvation is such a disappointment. It has some solid combat, perhaps the best cover-system to date, and the foundation for a captivating plot, but the game lacks any sort of scope.
  4. PC Zone UK
    39
    The game is tedious from start to end. [Sept 2009, p.74]
  5. PC Gamer UK
    38
    Unbelievably repetitive and shallow. [July 2009, p.85]
  6. PC PowerPlay
    30
    None of this is enough to save this game from being anything but the mediocre rubbish big development companies with lucrative movie licenses seem to think we want to play. [Aug 2009, p.60]
  7. Total PC Gaming
    30
    It's too short and too undeveloped. [Issue#22, p.56]
User Score
4.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 13 out of 18
  1. NeilY.
    Jun 15, 2009
    4
    I was misled by the "multiplayer ready" label... It isn't the kind of multiplayer I expected (it's not over a network, and I I was misled by the "multiplayer ready" label... It isn't the kind of multiplayer I expected (it's not over a network, and I couldn't even make it work on my PC anyway). The game was enjoyable enough, and the cover system was nice, but without some multiplayer gaming the high price meant a very expensive but short (4 hours) of gaming. Full Review »
  2. Sep 21, 2015
    2
    This game is worth about $9.99 Can't believe I spent $50 on it! There is no real variation to this game at all. Limited enemy type; limitedThis game is worth about $9.99 Can't believe I spent $50 on it! There is no real variation to this game at all. Limited enemy type; limited weapons; limited controls. It seems obvious that corners were cut in order to meet deadlines while programming this less-than mediocre game. Full Review »
  3. Jun 15, 2012
    5
    The graphics and the sounds are okay. The game is linear and too short, 2-3 hours long. Only 4-5 type of enemies, but the game was good i think.