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GF Rating
4.6

4219 ratings

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Abysmal

posted by Coldsolace (YORKTOWN, VA) Jun 6, 2009

Member since Jun 2009

79 out of 84 gamers (94%) found this review helpful

A horrifying excuse for a full priced game, I must echo the previous reviewer - I have sympathy for the poor schmuck who shelled out $60 for this steamer. A buddy and I blew through it in around 3.5 hours after which I couldn't stuff it back in the mailbox quickly enough.

In hindsight, 3.5 hours is even a stretch considering a good 15-20 minutes (or so it seemed) consisted of laughably lip synced cut scenes.

The core game play itself wasn't exactly a deal breaker, although several aspects are flawed. I believe it would've been much worse had I gone it alone - co-op makes any game more enjoyable IMO. The targeting/aiming system was rather unresponsive and sluggish, as was the frame rate, which dropped dramatically on some occasions. Considering the dated look of the Wanted engine, this is unacceptable. And apparently at this stage in the war the machines lack a sense of originality, as there are only 3-4 basic types of enemies you'll face on a regular basis, minus a couple of set piece battles.

Like Wanted, one of the fews things TS has going for it is its cover system. It is, however, unpolished and lacks the crispness and fluidity found in Gears of War. The audio is neither here nor there... the rifles and launchers sound as they should, nothing more. The soundtrack decently accompanies the adventure and blends the terminator theme well, but again, nothing that particularly stands out.

Overall I would not recommend this game to anyone, even if you are a die hard Terminator fan. It adds virtually nothing to the story while providing little enjoyment. By the time you do start getting into it, the credits roll. Combined with incessant cut scenes and the increasingly irritating loading screen, and there's not much left to salvage with this one.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Terminator: Salvation

posted by CraigR (New Rochelle, NY) Jun 9, 2009

Member since Jan 2008

42 out of 45 gamers (93%) found this review helpful

Well all I can say is, thankfully we have gamefly!! This in my humble opinion has to be one of THE worst 3rd person Movie games in the history of games!! Not only did I beat it in a mere 2 hrs and 50 min's but the loading is horrible.

If your looking for a quick 720 Gamer Points(Play on easy!) or a full 1000 Gamer Score (Play on Hard!) then RENT this game, heck you can have back in one day!! I ashamed at GRIN the same company that made Bionic Commando (Which has issues!). This looks and plays like it was made in a months time! What a disappointment!

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Feel bad for anyone that paid $60

posted by Eddi7117 (SHELTON, CT) May 21, 2009

Member since Oct 2008

81 out of 91 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

Ok, this is about a half a game. Its an insult that the makers would try and get $60 for this. 11 acheivements, 5-6 hours of play and no Live!
First the game starts with about 5 game maker logos before we ever get to the menu. What will be next, trailers before the game? When we finally get to the game you find the controls consist of Aim, Shoot, Cover. Thats it. A 4 year old can master it. Loading times after you die and between levels seem much longer than usual, and thru the whole game you have "A" to Cover" constantly stated across the middle of the screen. I guess the makers thought we would forget the difficult controller scheme that they need to tell use to press "A" to crouch behind the rock the entire game. I do like the cover system though. Other than that the graphics are pretty good, the bombed out surroundings look very nice. There's only about 4 types of enemies you'll fight and there's an awful lot of cutscenes to make up for the short game. Very little replay potential...Overall a 5.

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