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68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. 71
    Quickly surmised, it's attractive, intense, and challenging, and for more dedicated gamers who looking to give their thumbs a workout despite a linear pathway, The Redemption is definitely worth a look.
  2. 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.
  3. If you love the film you’ll want to take the trip.
  4. Manages to restore some dignity into the franchise with one of the most playable Arnold-as-a-machine-style videogames.
  5. 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]
  6. 60
    If nothing else, the 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.
  7. Each character is strikingly similar in appearance to the movie actors.
  8. The film came out a year ago and we’ve already endured one tragic game offering. This one is far better than that mess (which admittedly isn’t saying very much) and despite its fundamental flaws, the game delivers some decent fun.
  9. The type of game you and a friend will rent, get home with, open up, start playing and both say “This is awesome” simultaneously. Unfortunately a half hour later you will both want to play something else because your fun level has just plummeted nose first into the ground.
  10. 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.
  11. It is great to see at least one respectable Terminator game. It is not the best game out there, but it is the best Terminator game the fans of the franchise have ever seen.
  12. 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.
  13. It feels like you're constantly going through the same motions - although there are some really cool sequences. [Oct 2004, p.75]
  14. Collectively, the infuriating missions and maddening difficulty swings prove to be overwhelming, sucking away what little fun there is. [Nov 2004, p.136]
  15. Terminator 3: The Redemption is more interested in being a playable movie than a real game. There's little to no choice for players, who just have to sit back and shoot everything.
  16. Just as T3 was a juvenile-friendly selection of set pieces pulled wholesale from previous Terminator movies, The Redemption feels like cobbled together moments from the videogame archive with a Terminator spin.
  17. Fans of the movie will enjoy the very detailed storyline invested into the game, and others will find the game to be quite challenging. It would make for a great rental for anyone looking for a nice difficult third person action game.
  18. Blasting is fun, the game looks great, and the front end is on brand. But the difficulty will you reeling. [Nov 2004, p.132]
  19. Much more varied action would have helped immensely. [Nov 2004, p.92]
  20. 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.
  21. While the game itself is short, the levels are pretty long; and there are no checkpoints at all! This is a massive pet peeve of mine.
  22. Quite enjoyable although nothing particularly innovative.
  23. And its a sad day when the best part of your "game" is the CG and movie clips. They're getting closer, but a great Terminator game is still not here yet.
  24. Nothing that will be memorable and lasting, but definitely fun for a while.
  25. The levels are so big and detailed that it's a wonder they don't bring your console to a crashing halt.
  26. 71
    The best Terminator game yet, but its arcade-style gameplay, extreme difficulty and minor flaws let it down a bit.
  27. It packs a lot of variety and is well worth a look and at its budget price it becomes a must have for Terminator fans.
  28. 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.
  29. One area which is great about the game however is the ability to play co-operative multiplayer on the same console.

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