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Terminator: Rampage is Bethesda's third 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.


The Terminator: Rampage DOS so you were sent back to Cyberdyne to finish Meta-Node tyranny...
The Terminator: Rampage DOS Say there, Mr. Executive. What's with the gun?
The Terminator: Rampage DOS Cripes! He's a Terminator!
The Terminator: Rampage DOS Lines of text describe the plot...

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User Reviews

A technically amazing game with interesting ideas that falls flat on execution. Rekoil (30) 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

Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Feb, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1994 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1994 10 out of 12 83
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
PC Joker Dec, 1993 52 out of 100 52
Score Feb, 1994 45 out of 100 45
Just Games Retro Oct 14, 2009 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1994 Unscored Unscored


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CD Version

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

Cover Art

As with The Terminator 2029, Bethesda licensed art from Dark Horse Comics for the game's cover. In this case, Simon Bisley's cover art from issue #1 of 1991's The Terminator: The Enemy Within.


The game's intro makes reference to Cyberdyne's facility in "the Cheyenne Mountains", however no such place exists.Cheyenne Mountain is a single place that exists within the Rocky Mountain Range near Colorado Springs, Colorado in the United States. As of this writing in 2010, it is occupied by the United States' Military NORAD organization, and even was in 1984 when this game takes place. Though the fictional Cyberdyne is supposed to have military ties...

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Zovni (10629) added The Terminator: Rampage (DOS) on Oct 18, 2000