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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
35
2.1
Xbox
36
0.0
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Description

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is based on the movie of the same name, but with an extended story line. In 2032, the player is the T-850 model 101 Terminator, operating under Skynet control. He is captured and reprogrammed by Kate Brewster to help the human resistance, in addition to being ordered to cross the destroyed battlefields of Los Angeles and Hollywood and take over the Skynet base. Once the base is under their control, Brewster sends the Terminator back in time to protect her younger self and John Connor from the T-X, the technologically advanced female Terminator and Skynet's most lethal killing machine. The Terminator teams up with John and Kate in the present day on their mission to stop Skynet from starting World War III.

The game is a first-person shooter combined with hand to hand combat. The first-person mode features the Terminator Point of View (POV), showing the infrared heads-up information display seen in the movies.

Screenshots

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines PlayStation 2 Menu screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Terminator 3: Rebellion der Maschinen" -- German title
  • "Terminator 3: Le Soulèvement des Machines" -- French title
  • "Terminator 3: Le macchine ribelli" -- Italian title
  • "O Exterminador Do Futuro 3" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

The game is Ok, I guess. PlayStation 2 TwoDividedByZero (149)

The Press Says

Gaming Target Xbox Dec 17, 2003 4.8 out of 10 48
Digital Entertainment News (den) Xbox Feb 14, 2004 4.5 out of 10 45
Playstation Illustrated PlayStation 2 2003 40 out of 100 40
4Players.de Xbox Dec 18, 2003 38 out of 100 38
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Dec 18, 2003 38 out of 100 38
GameSpot Xbox Nov 18, 2003 3.7 out of 10 37
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Dec 20, 2003 35 out of 100 35
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) PlayStation 2 Dec 16, 2003 1 out of 10 10
Game Shark Xbox Dec 09, 2003 F 0
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Dec, 2003 F 0

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Trivia

Cancelled version

A GameCube version was announced, but was ultimately cancelled.

Development

According to Art Director Mark Soderwall, they crafted Schwarzenegger's model from his real measures. Afterwards they tweaked a few thing to make him look more Terminator like, e.g. a bigger chest. In their approval meeting they takes with Schwarzenegger and his manager. While the manager had problems with every detail they changed, Schwarzenegger was very relaxed about the looks. His only suggestion was to make the chest even wider.

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