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One of the several games based on the eponymous movie. The player controls the T-800 terminator, a cyborg from the future, who travels to the year 1995 to protect John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance against machines, from being killed by another terminator, the highly advanced model T-1000.

This adaptation of the movie is essentially a side-scrolling action game, with both melee combat and shooting; there are also driving sequences between the side-scrolling levels, which mainly consists of avoiding pursuers and safely arriving to the next destination. T-800's default weapon is a pistol, but he can later acquire other weapons such as a shotgun, a mini-gun, etc. The "good terminator" can also use kicks and punches to dispose of the enemies. As in the movie, T-1000 appears frequently and must be fought and incapacitated, but can not be permanently killed until the ending part.

Another objective the player must complete is collecting various robotic parts that could lead to a construction of a new terminator. These parts must be sought out and destroyed, to make this new technique impossible.


T2: Terminator 2 - Judgment Day Genesis Level 1 task
T2: Terminator 2 - Judgment Day Genesis Oh dear
T2: Terminator 2 - Judgment Day Genesis Bar's kitchen
T2: Terminator 2 - Judgment Day Genesis On bike

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T2: Terminator 2 - Judgment Day Magazine Advertisement Back cover

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Power Play Mar, 1993 70 out of 100 70
The Video Game Critic Mar 24, 2013 C+ 58 Apr 24, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Sega Force Jan, 1994 26 out of 100 26
Mean Machines Jan, 1994 15 out of 100 15


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kcar181- (530) added T2: Terminator 2 - Judgment Day (Genesis) on Nov 26, 2005
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