Xbox One Review: Teminator: Resistance

Terminator Salvation?

This story takes place in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, nearly 30 years after Judgement Day, and stars a brand-new hero in the Terminator universe, Jacob Rivers, a soldier in the Resistance led by John Connor. Despite the fact that Jacob is just a lowly private, he’ll soon discover that he’s been specifically targeted by the latest threat from Skynet and marked for termination! Skynet may be destined to lose the war, but at what cost to Jacob? Experience the events leading up to the decisive final battle for the fate of mankind in the war against the machines!

Let’s face it, the Terminator games have never been all that great. The last one was a generic third person shooter and was over in about 2-3 hours, while the films since T2 have also ranged from meh to terrible (I have yet to see Dark Fate so will reserve judgement) so I was sceptical when I heard that a Terminator FPS was coming from the team of Rambo: The Video Game, which is considered one of the worst games of this generation. But have they learned their lesson? Let’s render Judgement Day on this latest outing…

Considering the track record of developer Teyon, Terminator: Resistance is a fairly decent entry into the Terminator series. Having said that, it’s still a highly mediocre shooter that lacks any originality and feels more like a “by the numbers” approach, much like the Terminatror Salvation game. It lacks charm and is dated in comparison to other shooters on the market. It doesn’t help either with it’s dated visuals and cheesy voice-acting.

The Verdict

Terminator Resistance shows promise that Teyon can redeem themselves from the horrors of Rambo: The Video Game, but that only stretches so far with a game that lacks ambition or originality and is dated in terms of gameplay and visuals. It’s not a terrible shooter, it’s just not a very enjoyable one.

Score: 6.0