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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
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  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. May 17, 2021
    10
    If you a fan of Terminator this is the game you have been waiting for, with some caviats.
    I realy dug this game, we dont get many horror games
    If you a fan of Terminator this is the game you have been waiting for, with some caviats.
    I realy dug this game, we dont get many horror games with a good combat focus anymore. This game has elements of Dead Island , RE7 and Alien isolation, in my opinion and mixes aspect from those game very satisfyingly..
    The production value is low unfortunatly, but they still msnage to make the world look artisticly awsome and the characters interesting.
    I had trouble finding how this game performed on consoles.. PS4 its 1080p smooth 60 fps.. Xbox 1X its 4K very unstable at 60 , but fine at 30 and PS5 and PC it runs best.
    I really look foward to this studios next game and
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  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. Jul 16, 2021
    7
    Чертов ковид! Игру-то мы уже давненько так уже закончили, но сволочная болезнь не дала возможности отметиться о прохождении вовремя. КовидлаЧертов ковид! Игру-то мы уже давненько так уже закончили, но сволочная болезнь не дала возможности отметиться о прохождении вовремя. Ковидла потихоньку отступает, а я пытаюсь в общих чертах вспомнить как оно было с Terminator: Resistance. Игра вышла не то чтобы очень давно - в ноябре 2019 году. Разработана она была поляками Teyon, в душе не знаю кто это. И получилось это всё дело не так уж и плохо, если конечно сильно не завышать ожидания от продукта. Тут Вам не Метро и не Far Cry New Dawn, если вспоминать топовые ААА игры, происходящие в суровой постапокалиптической реальности. У поляков всё значительно скромнее, но играть вполне себе можно и со временем даже начинаешь получать удовольствие. Забудьте здесь про красивые дальние прорисовочки ландшафтов, про толково анимированных персонажей, да и чего уж далеко ходить перестрелки здесь не самые увлекательные, и сводятся по большей части к поиску укрытия или щели, через которую вы будете вести огонь по врагам, которые к слову особо интеллектом не блещут, но совсем наглеть конечно не стоит и выход в открытый бой, как правило, сказывается болезненно, ибо с подвижностью у нашего персонажа не всё так гладко. Локации здесь делятся на прорывные экшеновые в духе колды, достаточно убогие и скучные, и на территории с небольшими картами, а вот тут вот всё поинтереснее, ибо прорываемся в сумраке развалин, которые контролируются всевозможными терминаторами, и не абы какими а всё по канону серии. Арсенал нашего протагониста не самый богатый, огнестрельный так и вовсе с весьма ограниченным действием, а вот бластеры это прямо отдушина с тем самым классическим «пиу-пиу». Очень неплохо продумана их прокачка за счёт подбора чипов. Порадовал хитромудрый нож, моментально убивающий т-800 при стелс-атаке, жаль их не очень много в принципе, в хабе прямо на расхват, а среди лута дефицитная позиция. Сюжет хитро вплетен как приквел к Терминатор 1. Не самый, прямо скажем, забористый, но держит в легком напряжении и то ладно. Местами есть даже моральный выбор, из чего явно следуют несколько концовок происходящего. Из босс-файтов порадовал бой с Танком, действительно было увлекательно. Финальному же бою игры как-то явно не хватило эпичности как и не хватало Terminator:Resistance вцелом, хотя та самая мелодия на все времена подкинула так немного уголька настольгического в топку. В общем и целом скажу, что не жалею о потраченном времени, но хотелось бы в следующий раз увидеть выход на более качественный уровень финального продукта, а так весьма сносно. Expand

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