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  • Summary: This story takes place in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, nearly 30 years after Judgement Day, and stars a brand new hero in the Terminator universe, Jacob Rivers, a soldier in the Resistance led by John Connor. Despite the fact that Jacob is just a lowly private, he'll soon discover thatThis story takes place in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, nearly 30 years after Judgement Day, and stars a brand new hero in the Terminator universe, Jacob Rivers, a soldier in the Resistance led by John Connor. Despite the fact that Jacob is just a lowly private, he'll soon discover that he's been specifically targeted by the latest threat from Skynet and marked for termination! Skynet may be destined to lose the war, but at what cost to Jacob? Experience the events leading up to the decisive final battle for the fate of mankind in the war against the machines!

    Features:

    * Choose what kind of action hero you want to be! Equip an epic arsenal of weaponry to run and gun or sneak and snipe through sprawling environments! The world isn't as forgiving as it used to be, so you'll need to find resources to help you out. If you can't find what you're looking for, then you better make it yourself.

    * Change the fate of mankind! Protect a motley crew of survivors, each with their own motivations and backstories. The actions you take throughout the game will impact their survival and change the ending you get.

    * Resist against the machines! Fight against a selection of iconic enemies from the films, including the T-800, as well as a host of enemies that are brand new to the Terminator universe!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Nov 18, 2019
    75
    After the abberration that Rambo: The Video Game was, Teyon delivered Terminator: Resistance - not just a "cool game" in and of itself, but also the best Skynet-themed game to date. Destroying terminators is really satisfying and I'm certain that this game will be one of the biggest surprises of 2019 to some shooter lovers out there.
  2. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Apr 8, 2020
    72
    As a shooter, Resistance is rather mediocre. But as a Terminator game, it's great. [Issue#244, p.52]
  3. Dec 23, 2019
    70
    Terminator: Resistance is a scrappy little game with a lot of heart, ambition, and genuinely great design in parts. It definitely could’ve benefited from a more compelling latter half, and the presentation will throw off a lot of people. However, it’s the most accurate interactive translation of the franchise to date, and frankly, a better yarn than many of the films between Judgement Day and Dark Fate.
  4. Nov 18, 2019
    65
    As of now, Terminator: Resistance is no more than a grabber box candidate for fans of the movies or the genre.
  5. Nov 22, 2019
    64
    An unexpected surprise: Even with its old-fashioned visuals and storytelling you‘ll encounter quite a few tense moments in this stealth-charged Sci-Fi-shooter.
  6. Nov 24, 2019
    57
    Terminator Resistance is a mediocre title. Gunplay in not so bad, but the game looks old and never offers engaging or exciting moments. Fun for a couple of hours and nothing more.
  7. Nov 15, 2019
    40
    The most disappointing thing about Terminator: Resistance isn’t merely that it’s bad, it’s that it’s bad and yet it’s probably still the best Terminator game I’ve ever played. If you’re in the mood to mindlessly mow down waves of authentically modelled T-800s to the rhythm of Brad Fiedel’s iconic theme music, then Terminator: Resistance may well be adequate enough. But while there might already be a truly great Terminator game in some alternate universe’s timeline, in this one the wait continues.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 117
  2. Negative: 7 out of 117
  1. Jan 12, 2020
    10
    I'm always wary of a franchise-based game timed to coincide with the release of a feature film, but Terminator: Resistance is actually prettyI'm always wary of a franchise-based game timed to coincide with the release of a feature film, but Terminator: Resistance is actually pretty fun. The gameplay is classic FPS meets Fallout-lite. Much of the game takes a light focus on stealth, as only certain weapons can harm the Terminators, and your fragile bones are easily snapable. But, this all leads up to an outstanding final level that lets you run unleashed and gun down as many T-800s as your heart desires. Expand
  2. ABR
    Dec 13, 2019
    10
    Terminator frahcnise is a part of my cildhood since I watched it on vhs, and this game is like the best game of this year for me. It'sTerminator frahcnise is a part of my cildhood since I watched it on vhs, and this game is like the best game of this year for me. It's something very personal for me and probabably many other people of my age too. OFC critics don't care about feelings game brought to us or they're too young to understand what Terminator Franchise means to some of us.

    If you can support people making games from the heart but not for the hype and money, do it.
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  3. Nov 16, 2019
    10
    As a huge lover of the terminator franchise this game is everything I hoped it would be. The game play is smooth and flows nicely and theAs a huge lover of the terminator franchise this game is everything I hoped it would be. The game play is smooth and flows nicely and the soundtrack is amazing. The graphics are a bit out of date but this is Gold when compared to the previous terminator games that have been released. One of my favourite aspects behind this game is the story-line which allows you to have influence over what happens later in the game. There is also multiple side missions you can complete to build a good reputation with the other story characters. I definitely recommend this game if you are looking for something to kill the time and have fun! So far through what I have played it has been enjoyable and exciting to run through. Expand
  4. Dec 9, 2019
    9
    Great game for fans. Even scary sometimes. The skilltree is fun and the sidequests are entertaining. The game is not overloaded with questsGreat game for fans. Even scary sometimes. The skilltree is fun and the sidequests are entertaining. The game is not overloaded with quests and decisions matter. The graphics are solid mid range. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2019
    8
    ITS ACTUALLY GOOD, DONT BELIEVE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS..

    The graphics are good, it has that Fallout vibe to it and the lighting effects
    ITS ACTUALLY GOOD, DONT BELIEVE THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS..

    The graphics are good, it has that Fallout vibe to it and the lighting effects are spectacular which add an extra layer of depth and immersion. The sound effects are top notch and faithful to the terminator universe. The art style is very faithful to the source material and fans of the first 2 movies will definitely feel home. The game is well optimized and there are hardly any performance issues or bugs which is really surprising for 2019.

    Gameplay is basic, nothing new but it does things right and keeps it fresh all the time. You have a basic RPG system along with stealth and surprisingly these mechanics actually work.

    Voice acting is acceptable.

    Over all it is a respectable package. Hope the developers make more better Terminator games in the future..
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  6. Dec 5, 2019
    8
    I had more fun with this than most AAA games I have played this year who knows what this could of been with a AAA budget
  7. Jan 2, 2021
    0
    I dont know why, but it feels like S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
    Most underrated game of 2019.

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