Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (video game)

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Terminator 3- Rise of the Machines (video game).jpg
Developer(s) Black Ops Entertainment
Shiny Entertainment
Taniko (GBA)
Publisher(s) Atari
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Mobile phones
Release date(s) NA August 13, 2003 (Mobile)

NA November 11, 2003 (PS2/Xbox)
NA November 18, 2003 (GBA)
EU 20031128November 28, 2003
JP January 22, 2004 (PS2)

Genre(s) First-person shooter, Shoot 'em up, Action, Puzzle
Mode(s) Single player
4 player multiplayer (GBA)
Distribution CD,DVD,Cartridge

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a first-person shooter video game, based on the film of the same name, with elements of hand to hand combat in third-person perspective. It was developed by Black Ops, with additional development by Shiny Entertainment,[1] and published by Atari for PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2003. An isometric shooter version was released for the Game Boy Advance on November 18, 2003. A puzzle game was also released for mobile phones. The game was also going to be launched for GameCube, but was eventually canceled.

The video game follows the movie's basic story faithfully. Despite this, there are some inconsistencies in the game's cutscenes. For example, the Terminator is seen driving the RV (this leads into some "future" levels) and next he is driving the veterinarian van again.

The game utilized both the likeness and the voices of the movie cast. Arnold Schwarzenegger claimed he very rarely voices characters in videogames but he felt the game did the movie justice.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (GBA) 49.06%[2]
(Xbox) 41.06%[3]
(PS2) 39.17%[4]
Metacritic (GBA) 50/100[5]
(PS2) 38/100[6]
(Xbox) 35/100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly 3/10[8]
Eurogamer 1/10[9]
Famitsu 25/40[10]
Game Informer (GBA) 7.5/10[11]
(PS2) 5.75/10[12]
GamePro 2.5/5 stars[13]
Game Revolution F[14]
GameSpot (GBA) 4.8/10[15]
3.7/10[16]
GameSpy 1/5 stars[17][18][19]
GameZone (GBA) 5/10[20]
(Xbox) 4.5/10[21]
(PS2) 4/10[22]
IGN (GBA) 6.5/10[23]
3.5/10[24]
Nintendo Power 3.4/5[25]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 1.5/5 stars[26]
Official Xbox Magazine 4.6/10[27]

The game was met with mostly negative reviews upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 39.17% and 38 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version,[4][6] 41.06% and 35 out of 100 for the Xbox version,[3][7] and 49.06% and 50 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version.[2][5]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Critic Reviews for Game Boy Advance". Metacritic. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Critic Reviews for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Critic Reviews for Xbox". Metacritic. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ EGM Staff (February 2004). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines". Electronic Gaming Monthly (176): 106. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ Reed, Kristan (December 3, 2003). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Review (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (PS2)". Famitsu 788. January 23, 2004. 
  11. ^ "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (GBA)". Game Informer (130): 114. February 2004. Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  12. ^ Reiner, Andrew (January 2004). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (PS2)". Game Informer (129): 135. Archived from the original on March 28, 2008. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  13. ^ Rice Burner (December 4, 2003). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Review for Xbox on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 19, 2005. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  14. ^ Duke-inator (December 2003). "T3: Rise of the Machines Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  15. ^ Navarro, Alex (December 18, 2003). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Review (GBA)". GameSpot. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  16. ^ Navarro, Alex (November 18, 2003). "Terminator 3: Review". GameSpot. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  17. ^ Freeman, Matthew (November 29, 2003). "GameSpy: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  18. ^ Freeman, Matthew (November 29, 2003). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on April 5, 2005. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  19. ^ Gibson, Jon (January 23, 2004). "GameSpy: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (GBA)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on September 9, 2005. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  20. ^ Wrentmore, John (December 27, 2003). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - GBA - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  21. ^ Knutson, Michael (November 25, 2003). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  22. ^ Bedigian, Louis (November 23, 2003). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  23. ^ Tierney, Adam (May 7, 2004). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  24. ^ Nix, Marc (December 5, 2003). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines". IGN. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines". Nintendo Power 178: 121. March 2004. 
  26. ^ "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 104. February 2004. 
  27. ^ "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines". Official Xbox Magazine: 82. February 2004. 

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