Percentile Rank

Terminator: Resistance is ranked in the 12th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 45 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

56

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 45 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Avoid
Avoid
Nov 18, 2019

Generic and boring, Terminator: Resistance's only redeeming feature is its fan service.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 18, 2019

In all the time I played, nothing really of any interest poked its head up from behind cover.

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Chicas Gamers
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 15, 2019

I have found it to be a good game that, without being pretentious, entertains and offers a varied gameplay so that it does not seem repetitive. The story is very well adapted to the universe of the first two Terminator movies and it is very interesting. Don't expect the game of the year, but a title that fulfills the main function of a video game: to entertain and amuse. For anyone who is a fan of movies, especially those with James Cameron in the credits, I would dare to say that he is a must have if he is a gamer in addition to being a movie buff.

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Scored Reviews

Rely On Horror
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2020

There's no fate but what you make for yourself in this newest Terminator game from Teyon -- Terminator: Resistance, and we've got some thoughts on it!

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 25, 2019

For unsightly graphics Terminator: Resistance hides a great project that offers nonlinearity, well-prescribed plot, interesting characters and a really great atmosphere of the gloomy future. Of course, the lack of budget is very noticeable in the animation and physics, but you really feel that the game is made with love.

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Noisy Pixel
8 / 10.0
Noisy Pixel
Tiago Rocha
8 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2019

Terminator: Resistance is perhaps one of the best Terminator games, if not the very best, filled with fan-service and intense scenarios that aim to please hardcore fans and at the same time, anyone who cares for a great First-Person Shooter action game.

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Thumb Culture
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2019

I really enjoyed playing Terminator: Resistance. I am a huge fan of the Terminator series and I was extremely keen on playing this. I must admit, there isn’t much to say in terms of things that were difficult or that annoyed me during my time in Terminator: Resistance. There was one thing the fact you couldn’t jump over fences, or climb up walls which did irritate me, but that’s it. I particular liked one mission where your in a hospital, where you had to stealthily sneak around all the t800s without getting caught, and there were quite a few of them. It was hard, and it felt I was trying not to breath just to try and be that extra quiet, because getting caught resulted in pure annihilation. I wish the first half of the game had MORE of a Terminator feel though, because if you take away the machines you see, then you wouldn’t know what game your playing. The 2nd half of the game was really good, the closer you got to the ending the better it got. I was kind of sad when I did complete it mind. I really loved the interaction with John Connor, I felt it was great having a distant relationship with the iconic character that all us fans love, I just wish Arnie was in Terminator: Resistance too (ha wishful thinking). This is a must play for all Terminator fans!!! Terminator: Resistance receives the Thumb Culture Gold Award

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33bits
80 / 100
80 / 100
Dec 10, 2019

Terminator Resistance is a surprise in many ways, and a pleasant surprise. It sees the light in parallel with the new canonical installment in the cinema but it travels in opposite ways. Although the film establishes a new future that has not satisfied the majority, many of whom believe that it works better as an action film than as a installment of the saga, Terminator Resistance by contrast brings us into that future announced in the first installments, and although it works as an independent game to the setting, it works much better as a Terminator game giving it a plus of enjoyment for all lovers of the saga.

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Leadergamer
Nov 28, 2019

Can tell that this isn't a perfect one but I am also definitely sure that they will do a lot better in their next games.

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GRYOnline.pl
7.5 / 10.0
GRYOnline.pl
Michał Pajda

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2019

After the abberration that Rambo: The Video Game was, Teyon delivered Terminator: Resistance – not just a "cool game" in and of itself, but also the best Skynet-themed game to date. Destroying terminators is really satisfying and I’m certain that this game will be one of the biggest surprises of 2019 to some shooter lovers out there .

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2019

Terminator: Resistance is not perfect - not by a long shot. The AI is almost catastrophically dumb for the most part and the array of pseudo open-world systems that it borrows would appear to be done better elsewhere. However, Terminator: Resistance also succeeds by being the first licensed title in a long time to properly craft an effective and emotional homage to a movie franchise that has deserved much better. Though faint praise, Terminator: Resistance is the best Terminator game in an age and one of the most enjoyable guilty pleasures of the year.

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SECTOR.sk
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2019

This is good Terminator game, but there should be better graphics, longer story and multiplayer.

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GamePro
65 / 100
65 / 100
Nov 18, 2019

A typical licensed title with quirks and sluggish game elements that can stay afloat thanks to some emotional moments.

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Worth Playing
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2019

Terminator: Resistance is reminiscent of the days when tie-in games were released with practically every action movie. It's playable, but it's forgettable. It's fun to get your chance to shoot Terminators in the face and see John Connor being John Connor (instead of the mess he became in the various sequels), but beyond that, there's not much to recommend it. If you're a die-hard Terminator fan who is eager for a chance to visit the future of the original movies, then it might be worth a go. It's difficult to recommend for anyone else, though.

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3DNews
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2019

This average shooter still managed to become the best Terminator game out there. All thanks to Teyon love and respect to the original films.

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Cerealkillerz
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2019

Terminator: Resistance doesn't go down in history as technical masterpiece, as expected but it still delivers a good portion of entertainment if you can live with a lot of shortcomings. If you are looking for a fast platinum trophy or a short fast paced action shooter experience you can still take a look at this despite the terrible technical implementation.

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Cultured Vultures
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2019

Terminator: Resistance doesn't do much new, and it doesn't do much well, either. It's lagging in almost every department, yet when you put it all together, it's a charming relic that may just surprise you.

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Gamerweb.pl
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2019

Do you remember infamous Rambo: The Video Game that was published in 2014? Maybe you will be suprised but the same creators from Teoyn decided to make a game with another cult classic 80's movies ip. Unlike the previous game, Terminator Resistance is not a rail shooter. Is full fledged semi open game with story set in a future knowned from James Cameron's Terminator 1 and 2. It has own flaws. Story is not engaging and gamapley surely lacks of depth but game as a whole is not that bad. Maybe is also not the best but still playable and quite good if you not have anything to play at the moment or you are huge Terminator fan.

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Wccftech
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2019

Terminator: Resistance is the kind of shooter-meets-RPG hybrid you've seen a dozen times before, and isn't a particularly impressive one. But everything it does, it does well enough to pass. I can't bring myself to hate Terminator: Resistance, I think it's a fun, cheesy game, but I also wouldn't be able to forgive myself if I recommended that anyone bought it at full price.

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Hobby Consolas
60 / 100
60 / 100
Nov 15, 2019

A pretty decent game, at least for what we were expecting, but it doesn't stand out in any aspect. Fans of the Terminator franchise will enjoy the story, characters and setting, but there are similar and better games in the market right now.

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IGN Spain
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2019

Terminator Resistance is a good idea poorly executed. Poor in the visual, it has mechanics that don't surprise despite having good stealth phases and elements from various genres. Its original story and its good atmosphere will please to fans of the franchise, but little else.

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Daily Mirror
Nov 22, 2019

If you're a fan of the Terminator movies, there is some appeal here, even if only a little. There are even a few nods to moments from the films - like the lorry from the chase in Terminator 2 - and the mid 80s / early 90s version of future tech that appears adds to the nostalgia boost. Despite the different endings you can unlock, it's unlikely that you'll go back and replay it unless you really loved the experience.

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GameSpew
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2019

If you’re a fan of the Terminator franchise and are after a single-player experience that lets you faithfully enter its world, you won’t be disappointed with Terminator: Resistance.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 17, 2019

More than just being really easy, Terminator: Resistance is also very short. Even when completing most of the side-quests, expect to negotiate the entire experience in less than 10 hours.

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PushStartPlay
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2019

If you love the franchise as I do, there is some fun to be had in Terminator: Resistance, just go in with low expectations

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The Games Machine
5.7 / 10.0
5.7 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2019

Terminator Resistance is a mediocre title. Gunplay in not so bad, but the game looks old and never offers engaging or exciting moments. Fun for a couple of hours and nothing more.

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Player.it
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2019

Terminator: Resistance fails to save the tie-in production related to the James Cameron saga. Of all the titles released over the years, this is probably one of the best, but it didn't take much. Teyon's video game does not present peaks neither from a narrative point of view nor from a playful one. If we talk about aesthetics then, we hardly reach sufficiency. We are not facing a total disaster, because there is some good mechanics, but it is really too little.

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IGN Italy
5.5 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Top Critic

5.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2019

Terminator: Resistance is an old-school, low budget shooter that does not shine in any of its game mechanics, and offers a weak and uninspired experience, even for long-time Terminator fans.

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Spaziogames
5.4 / 10.0
5.4 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2019

Terminator: Resistance is a simple tie-in, but it doesn't push the boundaries as much other entries in the genre.

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God is a Geek
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2019

Terminator Resistance suffers from a chronic lack of charm that can't even be saved by evoking its hallowed source material.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Nov 27, 2019

Had Terminator: Resistance released in 2008 it may have been considered one of the better licensed games of its time, but we've come a long way in ten years. In 2019, with excellent licensed titles becoming more common, Terminator: Resistance is mediocre at best. Fans may like it, but they deserve better. Maybe they'll get that game in an alternate future - who knows - but they certainly didn't today.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Nov 15, 2019

Despite feeling out of date in one too many key areas, Terminator: Resistance manages to serve up a campaign just about worthy enough for those looking to switch their brain off and enjoy some mindless action. Its efforts to heighten the importance of relationships and interactions go a long way to differentiating the experience but held back by technical deficiencies, the vision isn't quite fully realised.

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GamingBolt
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2019

Terminator: Resistance can't seem to distinguish itself from the popular gaming shooter genre. Albeit some side quests and action sequences can keep the action afloat, it's not enough to come back to for this winter season.

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SomHráč.sk
50%
50%
Dec 6, 2019

If someone traveled in time to terminate Terminator: Resistance's development before it started, the world wouldn't be any worse than it is right now. Only one less generic FPS would exist.

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FingerGuns
5 / 10
5 / 10
Nov 28, 2019

Everything is here and had the potential to be proper Terminator cannon being a ‘prequel’ to both films. Instead, we’re left with a game that if it was a colour would be grey. Just there, nothing special, nothing stand out, just part of the colour spectrum, and easily forgotten over brighter colours. (How’s that for an analogy?) however it has its moments and if you can find it for a few quid then it’s probably worth picking up otherwise it’s the perfect game for Xbox Game Pass or PlayStation Now.

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Sirus Gaming
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2019

Terminator Resistance is a mediocre game. This shooter just isn’t satisfying enough to recommend a buy. It has its fun moments and treats the source material well. But if you’re looking for a fun first-person shooter, you’d best look elsewhere. Terminator Resistance is definitely one for the long-time fans. Overall it feels like this game could’ve been better than it was.

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Everyeye.it
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2019

After Rambo The Videogame, the Teyon team tries again with a videogame transposition of the Terminator saga. The result? Not really perfect.

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IGN
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2019

Terminator: Resistance's authentic looks fail to disguise its uninspired design and forgettable action.

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Destructoid
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2019

For a title set far into the future, Terminator: Resistance remains disappointingly locked into the past. With lackluster design, story, dialogue, AI, and combat, Terminator: Resistance is a genre example generations out of time. A full-price game offering a budget-price experience just makes it harder to recommend. No one can accuse Resistance of lacking potential, even ambition, but even the most dedicated Terminator fan should wait on a discount, or perhaps say Hasta la Vista altogether.

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TheSixthAxis
4 / 10
4 / 10
Nov 21, 2019

Turning the Terminator franchise into an enjoyable game experience should be doable, but not on the budget Teyon have tried to do it on. Last-gen issues make this a time traveller that nobody wanted to come back.

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VG247
VG247

Top Critic

Nov 15, 2019

That’s the problem with Terminator Resistance. It’s weak. It’s unambitious. It takes a license and slaps it on a distinctly average game.

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The Digital Fix
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2019

Terminator: Resistance continues the trend of bad Terminator games and is better off being Terminated into the bin. You won't be back to play this one, that's for sure.

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GameGrin
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2019

It resembles more of a remaster of a last-generation videogame than a current-gen title. The story can be cool towards the end for Terminator fans as you see how the first two movies began, but it's not worth the boring gameplay, mediocre visuals, and uninteresting characters.

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Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
3 / 10
Nov 15, 2019

There's the endoskeleton of a good movie adaptation here, but with dire graphics, dull combat, and tedious missions this low budget shooter is very easy to resist.

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Gameblog
2 / 10
2 / 10
Nov 22, 2019

Unlike Rambo: The Video Game, Terminator Resistance does not have this thing more (or less) adding a nice aspect to its nullity. Here, production value has grown, Treyon offering this time a title first thought for those wanting to fall asleep in less than two or designed for time travelers, the title edited by Reef Entertainment seems not only zapped movies after T2 but the evolution of FPS and video game for fifteen years. Nevertheless, by drawing all the same here and there in the ideas to success of the kind, it is a beautiful base of student project which is offered to those eager to hurt themselves.

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