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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!

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    * 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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  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Nov 18, 2019
    70
    Terminator Resistance is an old-fashioned game that doesn't take advantage of the Terminator license properly. Still, its story, music and sound effects will serve to bring a smile to the fans of the famous franchise.
  2. Nov 29, 2019
    70
    Terminator: Resistance could be a much better game both graphically and technically in general. Still, it has high doses of fun.
  3. Nov 15, 2019
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Dec 17, 2019
    60
    The Terminator branding is mostly relegated towards the setting and a couple of characters; sadly not a single actor from the series lends their likeness or voice to add any authenticity. One of the few infiltration Terminators seen is designed as a generic looking muscle guy who looks and sounds nothing like Arnold Schwarzenegger despite his outfit being an obvious homage to the first film. Without Terminator aesthetics, this would have been a forgettable and generic action game. More than just being really easy, Terminator: Resistance is also very short. Even when completing most of the side-quests, expect to negotiate the entire experience in less than 10 hours.
  5. Nov 24, 2019
    56
    Despite these misgivings though, I had a fairly enjoyable time with Terminator: Resistance. Sure, its mechanics, looks and technical aspects all feel as though the last 10 years of progression in gaming didn’t happen, but as a straight shooting FPS it does a passable job of entertaining. The campaign over stays it’s welcome, but along the way there are some quite likeable characters that make the journey more bearable. It would have been nice to have the death bringing army of machines feel more of a genuine threat rather than a pop up gallery; if the tension in that early scene could’ve been maintained we might have had something quite special on our hands here. As it is, we have a pretty bog standard shooter that feels a decade too late to the party.
  6. Nov 26, 2019
    50
    Terminator: Resistance on Xbox One does nothing to create an identity for itself. Much like the machines in the game, the whole campaign feels manufactured using resources from other games that did it better – five years ago.
  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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  1. Dec 11, 2019
    10
    The game is surprisingly good! I am glad that I was not guided by so-called 'professional' reviews, but by the voices of other players becauseThe game is surprisingly good! I am glad that I was not guided by so-called 'professional' reviews, but by the voices of other players because it seems that the taste of reviewers and players is getting more and more different.
    The game has a brilliant atmosphere, also the graphics is quite decent (I've seen both Xbox One X and PS4 Pro version). Night missions look great and scarry (very nice lighting and fire effects - just like in the movies). You can feel the atmosphere of fear all the time, a mission in the hospital, where we have to sneak between Terminator patrols, without having a weapon that could damage them, is great! I also like the story - better than any Terminator movie after the second part. I hope this game will be successful enough to make the next part. I have waited so many years for a game like this in the Terminator universe and I hope that there will be more of them now.
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  2. Jan 17, 2020
    10
    If you’re a Terminator fan, then this is a must , enough said. Just have fun. and support these developers.
  3. Jan 21, 2020
    10
    If you enjoy Terminator 1 and 2 you'll enjoy this game. I feel that if this game was released on either Xbox 360 or PS3 it would've doneIf you enjoy Terminator 1 and 2 you'll enjoy this game. I feel that if this game was released on either Xbox 360 or PS3 it would've done extremely well. You need to go into this game with an open mind. What helps me is to think of the game as an HD remake of a good Terminator game that would've been released on Xbox 360 or PS3. I decided to purchase my game at full price to help support the development team behind this game. I believe that if they had a larger budget they could've produced something more next-gen feeling. I hope this game gets enough support to allow this developer more resources to create the best next-gen Terminator game. Expand
  4. Dec 27, 2019
    8
    I will never say this is the best game I've ever played. But it is nowhere near the worst.

    The music, the sounds, the look everything
    I will never say this is the best game I've ever played. But it is nowhere near the worst.

    The music, the sounds, the look everything immerses you in the Terminator universe. And while it isn't up to some games standards in terms of graphics and visuals. It does a good enough job for them.

    Playing this game does truly hit something in the hearts of Terminator fans.
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  5. Dec 11, 2019
    7
    Terminator Resistance takes place about thirty years after the Last Judgment, in the midst of a war against the machines whose two first filmsTerminator Resistance takes place about thirty years after the Last Judgment, in the midst of a war against the machines whose two first films of the saga we are quickly talking about. We find ourselves in the shoes of Jacob Rivers, a resistance soldier led by John Connor in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Machines control the streets and few people are able to survive the tyranny of Skynet, forcing the few survivors to meet and try to organize the response at the instigation of some soldiers who still believe. With its neat atmosphere and close to the movies, this is the only good thing that we recognize at Terminator Resistance. The result is not really convincing. We are thrown into fairly open levels in which we have the opportunity to complete quests and secondary objectives while making sure to get rid of the robots that hang around the city or on the contrary to dodge them taking advantage of the stupidity of AI for to hide. You will also be able to use decoys to distract from the kind of four-legged vacuums that wake up to electrocute you if you get too close to them ... And you'll have fun, too, by hacking the enemy cannons, it's always better than facing them with live ammunition! Terminator Resistance is a good game, which holds the road according to us, but on the other hand displays a strong price at its release. This is not given for a game that will be completed quickly (about 12 hours for the main adventure) and, while still interesting, does not bring much more than what currently exists on the shelves for the Xbox One already despite being a huge fan of the Terminator series. Expand