Terminator: Resistance is ranked in the 11th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

Avoid
Nov 18, 2019

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

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IGN
Top Critic
4 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2019

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

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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65 / 100
Dec 13, 2021

Terminator: Resistance shows a bunch of potential, even if it doesn't always meet it. I was happily surprised with deeper than expected progression, and great dialogue and relationship building. But playing the game I feel stuck in the past, with visuals from yesteryear meeting good but standard gunplay. The worst part is watching the newest piece, the Annihilation Line DLC, take a step back. The Wolfenstein series does better in this sub-genre, but Terminator: Resistance is still a lot of fun to play, which says something about where it could go if Teyon gets another shot.

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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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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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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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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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Dave Aubrey
Top Critic
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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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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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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