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  • Summary: Assume the role of John Connor and battle for survival against the far superior forces of Skynet.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 41
  2. Negative: 25 out of 41
  1. The game is certainly a rental for action fans and fans of the movie, but do not buy this unless you have been banned from your local rental place and can find it cheap.
  2. 60
    Terminator Salvation is not a terrible game; in fact the cover mechanic alone makes playing through it quite enjoyable at times. However, there simply is no denying that the entire package feels unfinished. From under a three hour playtime to some truly peculiar omissions, Salvation displays all the symptoms of a rushed movie tie-in.
  3. Flat and boring. Terminator: Salvation fails to earn other, more favorable adjectives. The only bright spot is the soundtrack incorporating Brad Fiedel’s signature theme.
  4. 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.
  5. We've come to expect mediocre games derived from motion pictures, but Terminator Salvation is about as bad as it gets.
  6. 33
    After finishing the disappointingly anticlimactic game, I felt like I just read through a graphic novel side-story, but one that doesn't reveal anything new or interesting. From a technical standpoint, the game is passing, but its narrative, structure, and inattention to detail reveal this game for what it is: Yet another lazy cash-in on a "blockbuster" film.
  7. Terminator Salvation shows the worst face of movie licenses: it's been done too fast to take advantage of the film's release date, it doesn't add any value for the fans, it's full of bugs and every part of the game has a very poor quality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 25 out of 27
  1. nisseM
    May 20, 2009
    9
    It's awesome in co-op. Singleplayer is okay, but just great playing with a friend. Now we're going for it in the hardest setting.
  2. Aug 20, 2013
    4
    terrible game even with co op no variety in weapons at all terrible graphics and no story and it would only take 3 hours to finish doterrible game even with co op no variety in weapons at all terrible graphics and no story and it would only take 3 hours to finish do not play this game Expand
  3. Nov 23, 2013
    3
    I played this game for the fairly easy platinum trophy, and that would be the only reason I would ever recommend this game. Some parts of someI played this game for the fairly easy platinum trophy, and that would be the only reason I would ever recommend this game. Some parts of some missions are based on luck (especially the vehicule-missions), and it's sometimes really frustrating. Story is worthless. Expand
  4. raferaf
    May 20, 2009
    2
    This game sucks!! The minute machines get stuck in walls and my system freezes the game gets an automatic fail. Don't bother even This game sucks!! The minute machines get stuck in walls and my system freezes the game gets an automatic fail. Don't bother even renting this crap. Expand
  5. joshs
    Jun 28, 2009
    0
    this is the worst game i hav played on my ps3 i am ashamed to hav put this crap into my ps3 me and my brother beat the game in three hours yesthis is the worst game i hav played on my ps3 i am ashamed to hav put this crap into my ps3 me and my brother beat the game in three hours yes 3 hour we stared when my mom took my brother to see transformers 2 and beat it as they ere walking through the door on their war back i was going to buy it but instead rented it and i am glad i did there are only 3 different types of enemies if you want to see what its like go to youtube and out in terminator review and that will show you wat im talking about Expand
  6. Sep 25, 2014
    0
    fOR THE sake of your sanity, do not - i repeat do not buy this game. Not even as a gift, please imagine you never saw this page, forget thisfOR THE sake of your sanity, do not - i repeat do not buy this game. Not even as a gift, please imagine you never saw this page, forget this game exists. I wish i could do a Men In Black moment right now just so i know you wont ever have to experience this pain. Expand
  7. GavinGunn
    Oct 7, 2009
    0
    This game is simply awful - Outdated & washed-out graphics, some of the worst level structure I've encountered, rubbish, unsatisfyingThis game is simply awful - Outdated & washed-out graphics, some of the worst level structure I've encountered, rubbish, unsatisfying weapons, un-skippable & boring cutscenes, long loading times, amazingly short levels & riddled with technical flaws. Do yourself a favour & earn trophies by playing fun games - not this terrible dross. Expand

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