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The Terminator: Rampage (DOS)

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Terminator: Rampage is Bethesda's fourth Terminator-licensed game, and is a standard first-person corridor crawler.

In Rampage, the corrupt defense system SkyNet again finds itself overrun by the human Resistance, and again manages to send a robot into the past to preserve its future existence. Sent to 1984, this time it is the monstrous "Meta-Node;" a machine explicitly designed for infiltration and construction. Four years after landing, this Meta-Node has managed to completely capture Cyberdyne's Cheyenne Mountain complex and uses the armored bunker to start building a fledgling SkyNet, and legions of Terminator robots to protect it.

The player takes command of a human Resistance commando, sent into the past and directly into the entrance of a machine-controlled Cheyenne Mountain. The player must scour each level, searching for upgraded clearance cards, weapons, ammunition, and health. Meanwhile, the full contingent of SkyNet's modern forces try to stop him, from flying drones and floating mines, to disguised Terminators posing as civilians. The player must locate parts to assemble a prototype "V-TEC" plasma rifle, battle through to the final level of the complex, and destroy the Meta-Node to secure victory for humankind.

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The Terminator: Rampage DOS so target machines, shoot them, and increase your score...
The Terminator: Rampage DOS Post-level stats screen
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User Reviews

A technically amazing game with interesting ideas that falls flat on execution. Rekoil (27) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Could have been really, really good, but turned out below average. Daniel Allen (15) unrated
An original stamped out by doom KELLY FIRNEKAS (5) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
An underlooked 3D Terminator blasting FRAGFEST RoboCop_2029 (9) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

MikroBitti Jan, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Power Unlimited Feb, 1994 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Dec, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Pelit Jan, 1994 70 out of 100 70
High Score Jan, 1994 3 out of 5 60
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1994 49 out of 100 49
Just Games Retro Oct 14, 2009 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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The CD release contains extra cutscenes (like an extended intro), but is otherwise identical to the floppy release.

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Zovni (9360) added The Terminator: Rampage (DOS) on Oct 18, 2000