Terminator 2: Judgment Day

aka: T2: The Arcade Game
Moby ID: 1447
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This is an arcade rail-shooter based on the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Up to two players shoot through future and present levels as robotic killers reprogrammed to serve the human resistance.

Both players wield a machine gun with infinite ammo that lowers its firing rate (overheats) as it is continuously fired. A secondary weapon (missile launchers in the future, shotguns in the present) has limited ammo but deals heavy damage. Powerups inside the game world include secondary weapon ammo and coolant for the machine guns, and are shot to be collected.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day, renamed T2: The Arcade Game for home conversions, features seven levels based on specific scenes or general concepts in the film. The first four levels act as a prelude, as the player guns down waves of metal Terminators across a post-apocalyptic Battlefield, a besieged Human Hideout, and through the security checkpoints of the enemy supercomputer SkyNet. After destroying the computer, players travel back in time to protect John and Sarah Connor, while also destroying every scrap of SkyNet research at the headquarters of its manufacturer. From there, players must fend off the indestructible T-1000 until the final showdown in the Steel Mill.

Assets from the movie are used when possible, such as voice clips from Arnold Schwarzenegger, and close-up digital stills of Robert Patrick for the final battle against the T-1000. The Genesis and SNES versions also support lightguns (the Menacer and Super Scope, respectively).


  • T2ザ・アーケードゲーム - Japanese spelling
  • שליחות קטלנית 2 - Hebrew spelling

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Credits (Arcade version)

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Average score: 70% (based on 50 ratings)


Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 71 ratings with 1 reviews)

When home ports based on the Arcades turn completely awesome!

The Good
The graphics are cool, the music follows almost exactly as the Arcade version, it's fun, challenging, and it supports the SNES Super Scope and the SNES mouse.

The Bad
There should've been an options feature in the game, There's no audio for the game over text saying "I'll be back!", instead it's an original game over theme. When you lose a credit during the game, it doesn't say "Terminated!", it's just the music.

The Bottom Line
I recommend this port to anyone who loves an arcade based game of Terminator 2, this game deserves to be in your SNES collection, if you manage to find this game, I'd check it out! This game has minor flaws, but it stands out!

SNES · by Erik Munoz (6) · 2015



Midway's arcade version of Terminator 2 used digital stills of props and actors from the film set to render the game's Terminator enemies. With the sole exception of the SNES (using scaled-down versions of those original arcade sprites), the console releases had to use redrawn game assets in the spirit of, but not identical to, the art in the arcade.

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Game added by Julian McKenzie.

Arcade added by 666gonzo666. Game Gear added by chirinea. Amiga added by Rebound Boy. SNES added by Goteki45. SEGA Master System added by Katakis | カタキス. Genesis added by Syed GJ. Game Boy added by quizzley7.

Additional contributors: Terok Nor, chirinea, Alaka, Crawly, BurningStickMan.

Game added May 17th, 2000. Last modified November 23rd, 2023.