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  • Summary: The year is 2027. The machines of Skynet have risen, reaping a bloody harvest of human flesh across the globe. You are a soldier of Tech Com, a ragged team of human resistance fighters intent upon stopping the overwhelming onslaught of cybernetic assassins in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Your ultimate goal is to reach a time travel device in time to send Kyle Reese back to 1984, with the hope of preventing a relentless Terminator model T-800 from murdering Sarah Connor, mother of resistance leader John Connor. If you fail in your mission, the resistance will crumble, and no one will survive the rise of the machines. The fate of humanity lies in your hands. [Infogrames] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. It’s just too bad T:DoF didn’t aspire to be more than something standard.
  2. The gameplay isn't particularly good, though it's decent enough that fans of the film series might as well consider checking out the game.
  3. Hey, we liked the hordes of emotionless cyborgs with nothing better to do than march towards certain destruction, but expect many to tire of the simple AI.
  4. The game itself is just plain sloppy....horrible camera and grippy controls. [Dec 2002, p.40]
  5. 56
    This all-style/little-substance attempt at artistic greatness is saved only because of its convincingly recreated Hollywood atmosphere.
  6. The shifting camera angles almost always lead to confusion. [Dec 2002, p.174]
  7. Sounds are OK and some (repeat, SOME) of the graphics are decent, but Dawn of Fate isn’t worth the gas money disappointed customers will spend rushing back to the store to beg for a refund.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Sep 6, 2011
    4
    This game inspired by the Terminator universe is a generic and mediocre experience overall. First off, the gameplay and camera angles rip off from Devil May Cry, which makes it harder to get in to; the graphics are choppy, the music in the game is dull material from metal artists Fear Factory. It's story is neat, but could of been told better. It is a very simple game to get through, but their are elements that could of been improved. Collapse
  2. Oct 27, 2012
    1
    I like to think of myself as a patient gamer and I have persisted with other frustrating games but this was just too tedious. Poor camera angles and boring repetitive game-play left me very upset at the time of purchase. Expand

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