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An 8-bit movie license that didn't go to waste? Believe it. DarkBubble (376) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.7
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Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Overall User Score (16 votes) 2.7

Critic Reviews

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Well I did enjoy playing T2 on the NES. It's nothing new or innovative, in fact, it's for the most part just a fairly straightforward platform shoot/beat 'em up, but a reasonably enjoyable one at that. Graphically the game is reminiscent of Star Wars, which is also reviewed this issue, with some very high quality sprites and excellent animation throughout. I was also pleasantly surprised by the sound, which includes some great tunes but, sadly, no version of the T2 title track. While the beat em up fare becomes a tad repetitive, you find yourself wanting to get a bit further with each game, which is no bad thing. Don't expect whistles and bells from T2 because you could be disappointed to find that that's not what is on offer. Just approach it as a no-nonsense, slightly inaccurate (Arnie was in the nude at the start of the film, but he's fully clothed In the game!) movie tie-in and you'll get a fair amount of pleasure from it.
The attention to detail here is nice, with both the pause/level start screens seen in the red hue of the Terminator’s perspective, and upon death the screen distorts with TV “snow.” Fans of the movie will get more mileage out of the experience for sure, but it’s not without its positive merits.
Video Games (Jun, 1992)
Die Präsentation ist zwar hübsch und Grafik, Sound und das Drumherum sind liebevoll und ganz und gar nicht fließbandmäßig gemacht, vom Spielprinzip und Inhalt ist das jedoch nicht zu behaupten... Insgesamt kann ich das Spiel nur sehr hartnäckigen Arniefans empfehlen, wobei auch die sich ihre Zähne am gesalzenen Schwierigkeitsgrad ausbeißen werden.
neXGam (2002)
Um die ganze Sache eben abzurunden – Lizenzspiel = Schrott! Ljn’s Terminator 2 = Megaschrott! Ich habe als Fan des Filmes während jeder Spielminute nur den Kopf geschüttelt, weil einfach wirklich nichts an Terminator 2 für NES gut war. Doch wie der Zufall es so wollte, konnte ich letztlich doch noch einen Nutzen für die Cardridge finden: Kurz nach dem Kauf von Terminator 2 ging mein geliebter Klopapierhalter nach langen Jahren zu Bruch, den ich dann spontan durch ein Lizenzprodukt der etwas anderen Art ersetzte. Hierbei muss ich wirklich sagen, dass die ausgegebenen 100 DM gut angelegt waren, denn so freue ich mich jedes Mal erneut, wenn mich Arnold nach dem Gang vom Beckenrand anlacht.
0 (Oct, 2013)
Ugh. I just want to be the Terminator and shoot people and protect John Connor and be awesome. No bomb gathering, no “better not hit a gate” mentality. If Terminator 2 just ripped off Contra, it’d be a worthy complement to the film instead of a humdinger of a suck.
Game Zero (Aug, 1992)
With a story that follows the movie's plot, T2 is a fun game to watch. However the play quality is not as good as it could have been because the collision counter is very inaccurate. If you can overcome this handicap, however, then try this game.
The Video Game Critic (May 27, 2016)
In the next stage you're supposed to blow up Cyberdyne Systems by collecting and depositing barrels. I toiled through this stage for an hour before finally giving up. Had a Terminator been watching me review this excruciatingly poor game, I'd imagine he'd say "I know why you cry, but it's something I can never do."