Terminator 3: The Redemption - Xbox Review

Terminator 3: The Redemption

Terminator 3: The Redemption - Xbox Review

With governor of California , Arnold Schwarzenegger more interested in balancing budgets and banning everything than making another Terminator movie the Terminator fan base is at somewhat of a loss as to how this Sci-fi movie mainstay is to evolve on the silver screen. On the other hand Atari are more than willing to pick up the baton and run. Terminator 3: The Redemption, like the other two Terminator 3 games currently on the market, uses the plot of the T3 movie as its basic background. Unlike its predecessors T3: Rise of the Machines & T3: War of the Machines Atari have added extra plot to their title which I will refrain from telling you about so as not to spoil the surprise.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has returned once again to terminate yet another evil cyborg sent by Skynet to kill John Connor, the future hope of the human race in their war against the machines. You again play as Arnie's model 101 T-800 Terminator, sent back to the past to protect John and save the future and so on…

Terminator 3: The Redemption - Xbox Review

This game is one part third person shooter, one part driving game and one part railed shooter. You will find yourself jumping from one gaming style to another within levels and this helps to keep the excitement levels up high.

The fighting is straight forward, ranging from simple hand to hand combat to various weapons. You can take guns from fallen opponents and put together various combo moves to maximize your impact. You also have the use of the infamous Terminator scan mode – just like in the movies – this is the infrared screen mode that we associate with the films. By killing your enemies you accrue points and these points can be used to power up your terminator in strength, agility, speed and scan vision.

Graphics-wise Terminator 3: The Redemption is very smooth; you will not be seeing any glitches or set building as you romp through the levels & as the battle rages there is lots going on in the background. With so much in the way of great visuals that this game can borrow from the movie you will find that the levels are superbly put together and my only criticism would be that sometimes there is not quite enough detail in the scenery. The cut scenes used to tell the story are also very impressive.

Sound was never going to be a problem. Arnold provides the voice over there is lots of music from the movie present & the in game sounds are well above standard. All this helps you to submerge yourself into the roll of the terminator and can make for some incredibly compelling action.

Overall Terminator 3: The Redemption is by far the best T3 game out there and if you are a fan of the movies you could do much worse shooter-wise than become the 101 T-800 Terminator and save the world.

8 out of 10

Product Features:

•  14 single player levels in a variety of highly detailed, photorealistic environments.

•  Co-op gameplay allowing friends to protect resistance forces on the ground by blasting Skynet opponents from the air.

•  Fight as the Terminator in third-person, adrenaline rush driving action, which takes place in current day Los Angeles and devastated future Los Angeles, as well as alternate future scenarios.

•  Engage in classic Terminator combat – rip out opposing Terminator's power cells and use them as high-powered explosive devices; use dismantled Endoskeleton torsos as shields; pick-up objects in the environment and pummel opponents with them; or simply smash opponents to pieces with metal-bending hand-to-hand moves.

•  Command any vehicle on the battlefield. Leap from vehicle to vehicle and seize control of Sky Net or Tech Com weapons of war.

•  Experience “Terminator Moments,” which reward the player with cool “only Terminator” action shots for executing risky moves or finding short-cuts.

•  Utilise vehicle weapons for enhanced Terminator combat, including Tech Com truck-mounted laser cannons and helicopter-mounted chain guns as well as advanced Sky Net weapons attached to Future Killer robots, tanks and hovercraft.

•  More than 15 minutes of actual movie footage taken straight from the Hollywood blockbuster Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines .




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