Assume the role of John Connor, leader of the Resistance against Skynet, in the video-game adaptation of Terminator Salvation, available from Cool-Shop for only £13.98!
Downloaded into a price-comparison, Cool-Shops’ deal for Terminator Salvation emerged the cheapest, with a ten-pound saving! Like the film, the videogame failed to impress, averaging a 49/100 on MetaCritic, with some critics even suggesting you cancel your order!
Terminator Salvation: The Videogame is set between Terminator 3 and 4, focusing on John Connor and the rest of the Resistance’s desperate struggle against the marauding forces of Skynet. Several of the film’s characters feature, and are voiced by their respective actors, but Christian Bale, who portrayed Connor in Salvation, refused to lend his voice or likeness to his videogame counterpart, resulting in a dull, generic hero who merely shares the same name.
Gameplay in Terminator Salvation is standard third-person shooter affair. A variety of robotic enemies, including the iconic T-600s, barrage Connor until he has disposed of them, with pistols, rifles, rocket-launchers and the like. Developers GRIN cited the Artificial Intelligence as a strongpoint of their game, whereas actually your enemies are merely relentless. They demonstrate no particular cunning or strategy, other than occasionally flanking you.
A major problem with Terminator Salvation: The Videogame is its length. It’s simply too short to be sold as a full-price title. As a downloadable game, it may have fared better, but the three to five hour length, coupled with the uninspired design, result in yet another mediocre film adaptation. The rut continues.