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  • Summary: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, the videogame, will capitalize on every aspect of the feature film's popularity, from a mind-bending plot that closely follows the movie's script to the first ever appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger's likeness and voice in a videogame. [Atari]
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 15 out of 21
  1. Just another first person shooter. It’s not a bad game, but it’s not a great game either. As far as first-person shooters go, this one seems to be a bit lackluster.
  2. 6 / 7 / 6 / 6 - 25 [Vol 788; 23 Jan 2004]
  3. Playing T3 was a joyless experience, and only our loyalty to the Big Man kept us playing.
  4. If the game developers had improved the overall graphics, added multiplayer or online multiplayer game modes, AND rewrote the entire script, then I might suggest renting this game. Sadly though, I must tell you to avoid it at all costs.
  5. Feels like a rushed hack-job of a game, with just barely enough cohesive action to keep it from completely falling apart at the seams.
  6. T3's first-person shooting stages are plagued by poor controls, terrible level designs, brain-dead enemies, and just plain ugly graphics. [Feb 2004, p.106]
  7. But the saddest part has to be the staggering number of people who worked on this thing, including some well-respected developers. Just check the credits from the manual. I’m not counting them all, but that’s about 400 names.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. JonoN.
    Dec 5, 2003
    9
    It's a great game i dont know why it gets so much bashings.
  2. KB
    Nov 15, 2003
    9
    It's cool, i wish the alternate screen was a little easier on the eyes though. All the info it shows is cool, but i can't look at It's cool, i wish the alternate screen was a little easier on the eyes though. All the info it shows is cool, but i can't look at red throughout the whole game, maybe if it was more like the normal view. Expand
  3. It'sOkayMan
    Dec 12, 2003
    5
    It's a o.k game...The movie was awesome tho...and the trailer 4 this game also looked pretty good..But it was pretty disappointing for It's a o.k game...The movie was awesome tho...and the trailer 4 this game also looked pretty good..But it was pretty disappointing for me. And it wasn't so bad either so i'll give it a 5. Expand
  4. Jun 14, 2011
    2
    During the time, the FPS genre didn't have to much importance, many games tried and other ( not to many) were able to be in top, ex:Halo, soDuring the time, the FPS genre didn't have to much importance, many games tried and other ( not to many) were able to be in top, ex:Halo, so this licensed game lacks the concept, and fails to be at least a decent game. The most laughable thing in this crap is that it also has fighting levels or genre on it, thats idiotic. So yeah as Arnold said, don't lose your head, unless you wanna be terminated. Expand
  5. Sep 6, 2011
    2
    What an awful game this is. Its gameplay isn't executed that well, the controls aren't good, the graphics are awful and it lacks the conceptWhat an awful game this is. Its gameplay isn't executed that well, the controls aren't good, the graphics are awful and it lacks the concept of the film. Another thing that makes this game are the fighting levels, these parts are terrible and choppy; this fails to be a good game for the least part of it. Even Centipede and Space Invaders being added extras couldn't save this garbage. Expand
  6. TomR.
    Dec 3, 2003
    1
    This Game Looked so Great When I First Saw It On The Trailer Then iplayed It And This Game Was Awful Ican't Even Start Besides Being So This Game Looked so Great When I First Saw It On The Trailer Then iplayed It And This Game Was Awful Ican't Even Start Besides Being So Short The Gameplay Graphics Looked Awful The Story was All mixed up The Fighting Gameplay Sucked A** This Game Is A 0 But I'm In a Good Mood So I Gave It A 1. Expand
  7. SJ
    Aug 2, 2004
    0
    Arrrrrrrrrrrgh what an awful game... God bless 10 day return policies!

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