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Loosely based on the movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and made by Paradigm Entertainment Terminator 3: The Redemption is a single player action adventure game for the Xbox that has also been released for the Playstation 2 and the Gamecube and was released in September 2004. The game is set in the year 2032 and you play as the terminator and the game has footage from the film in some of the cut scenes. The game features Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice and likeness and you play the game in the third person perspective. The game starts of similar to the film and branches of to an alternate story line about half way through the game. The good points of the game is that there is about 14 different levels so plenty of action and gameplay, the graphics and controls are good. The story has been well written and had been made well. The bad points are that at times it can be hard to lock on to the enemy quick enough but this only happens occasionally. Overall a good game that even though has been based on a film is still good and has been well written, the alternate story line is good and has been well written, the action and gameplay is good and if you like action games than this should be a good choice.
I can remember the excitement fast disappearing to disappointment when I first started playing a Terminator game many years ago on my sega mega drive, on that game I did not quite have the level of invincibility that I hoped for and was soon moving on o the next game. Thankfully Im a better game player these days as this latest offering from the Terminator franchise is still a difficult game although far superior to its previous incantations. This is a competent shooter game which sort of follows the storyline of t film, you get to play the role of Arnie sent back in time to protect the rebel leader John from the latest updated versions that the machines have developed. Although primarily a shooter and combat game there is some driving to be done as you make use of vehicles and this does help to give the game a bit of variety. The fighting is pretty predictable as you carry out some button mashing to shoot everything in sight or else you get to mangle steel with some attack moves, I did find the responses a bit slow at times and Arnie is not the fastest character around the screen. Some of the combat scenes are in three d mode with you moving about whilst in others you fire from a fixed position destroying everything that attacks you. The driving sections are probably my favourite and the controls are pretty good but do take a bit of getting used to. There is quite a bit of game play to be had with this game mainly due to the fact that it is quite difficult to play. I certainly found that I had to make a number of attempts at each mission before I could complete them, no first time walk in the park with this game, and it is quite unforgiving at times so get ready to die a lot and get frustrated. Visually the game is pretty good, the settings are as bleak as you would expect and there is a great variety of locations, the driving segments are the best and driving the hearse through the cemetery is loads of fun. The game is very good at recreating the chaos of battle and reminded me of the opening scenes in the first film. Arnie provides the voice for his character and overall the sound quality is good. Like I said the difficulty of the game provides a decent amount of play time and definitely this game is worth checking out if you like shooters although a couple of days rental is not a bad option if you do not want to buy. Available at Amazon for £18.99 new or from £3.99 in the new and used section.