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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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  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
    Terminator: Resistance provides a quite enjoyable experience as long as you're not a too demanding fan of the famous franchise and post apo universe ready to overlook a certain amount of issues.
  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. Jun 29, 2020
    10
    tl;dr: a actually good terminator game, wtf.

    there is something special with the terminator franchise for kids born in the late 80ies, who
    tl;dr: a actually good terminator game, wtf.

    there is something special with the terminator franchise for kids born in the late 80ies, who grew up with the movies on vhs. something all the movies since T2 failed to capture...until now.

    As I sat there as a kid, watching the short future war sequence, I always wanted there to be...more.

    Sadly, it took more than 20 years to deliver. But as I started the game, and heard the still awesome soundtrack, it finally arrived. It's hard to describe how I felt inside, once I had to hide from the first T800, with that pumping machine drone sound in the background and with a completely useless weapon in my hand.

    Later in the game, you reach a resistance hideout and it looked so...right. I instantly started to look for a burning tv set...and I found it...I was finally there....*tears up*

    Still, if you want to be really honest, this is a just-above-mediocre oldschool shooter. The KI isn't good, and the animations of the non-terminator npcs look quite clunky, but I don't care. This is what I always wanted, since Kyle Reese told me about the dogs.

    7/10 for pure gameplay
    11/10 for any oldschool terminator fan.
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  2. Mar 21, 2021
    10
    Очень шикарная игра! Атмосфера, музло, звуки плазмо-импульсной винтовки, сюжет - все идеально. Я вообще не понимаю, почему журналисты хейтятОчень шикарная игра! Атмосфера, музло, звуки плазмо-импульсной винтовки, сюжет - все идеально. Я вообще не понимаю, почему журналисты хейтят эту игру, ведь это одна из самых интересных игр. Рекомендую! Expand
  3. Jan 17, 2020
    10
    If you’re a Terminator fan, then this is a must , enough said. Just have fun. and support these developers.
  4. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    If you enjoy Terminator 1 and 2 movie this is your game. This is that sort of games where the ambientation, the story and the feeling are theIf you enjoy Terminator 1 and 2 movie this is your game. This is that sort of games where the ambientation, the story and the feeling are the main protagonist.
    NO this is not AAA studio game is more like an indie, so do not expect greats voice acting or animation. So one that this is settled down you will realize that this game is awesome.
    So.. Long story short this is a big franchise game made by a small studio that managed a great result, totally recommend.
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  5. Jun 6, 2020
    8
    i gave it a 8/10. i would have given it a 8.5/10 if i had the choice. at first it seemed a little dull. but with the weapon choices, storyi gave it a 8/10. i would have given it a 8.5/10 if i had the choice. at first it seemed a little dull. but with the weapon choices, story line and battle it was really fun. i hope they make another one. they could have made it longer. but for $40 you can't go wrong. I buy almost all shooter games and this was a lot of fun. better than most shooter games. the 55 rating by the critics is way off. they are usually about 20 points over the general public rating (if you remove the decimal point). you won't be disappointed if you get it. Expand
  6. 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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  7. 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

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