The Terminator: Dawn of Fate

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The Terminator: Dawn of Fate
The Terminator- Dawn of Fate.jpg
Developer(s) Paradigm Entertainment
Publisher(s) Infogrames
Designer(s) Craig Bolin
Composer(s) Bob Daspit
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • NA September 16, 2002
  • EU October 25, 2002
Xbox
  • NA September 18, 2002
  • EU October 25, 2002
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single player

The Terminator: Dawn of Fate (French: The Terminator: Un autre futur) is a video game based on the Terminator film series.

This game is based before and during the events that lead up to Kyle Reese being sent through the time displacement equipment, to protect Sarah Connor. The story introduces players to Skynet models not previously seen and introduces hybrid human/cyborg soldiers created by Skynet. The character of Perry, mentioned in the first Terminator film, appears as a major playable character in the game.

In March 2002, two songs were recorded for the game by industrial metal band Fear Factory, whose members are serious fans of the Terminator franchise. This would be the band's final work before temporarily breaking up that same month.[1] Songs include "Full Metal Contact," "Terminate," and "Hi-Tech Hate" from the album Obsolete.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS2) 55.54%[2]
(Xbox) 55.51%[3]
Metacritic (PS2) 58/100[4]
(Xbox) 53/100[5]
Review scores
Publication Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly 4.83/10[6]
Game Informer 6/10[7][8]
GamePro (PS2) 3/5 stars[9]
(Xbox) 2/5 stars[10]
GameSpot (Xbox) 6.6/10[11]
(PS2) 6.1/10[12]
GameSpy 2.5/5 stars[13][14]
GameZone (Xbox) 6.7/10[15]
(PS2) 6.1/10[16]
IGN (PS2) 5.6/10[17]
(Xbox) 5.3/10[18]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 2.5/5 stars[19]
Entertainment Weekly C−[20]
Maxim 8/10[21]

The game was met with mixed reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it 55.54% and 58 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version,[2][4] and 55.51% and 53 out of 100 for the Xbox version.[3][5]

Maxim gave it a score of eight out of ten and said that the game "dispenses with T2’s cyborg-boy love plot, so you can focus on blasting titanium drones into nuts and bolts."[21] However, Entertainment Weekly gave it a C− and stated that the game "could have been a conspiratorial mind-bender like The Thing; instead, it's a pretty, empty third-person shooter (which, like Superman [Shadow of Apokolips], suffers from a slipshod control interface and horrible camera placement)."[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wiederhorn, Jon. "Fear Factory Shutting Down". MTV.com (March 7, 2002). Retrieved July 16, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate Critic Reviews for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate Critic Reviews for Xbox". Metacritic. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ EGM Staff (November 2002). "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate (Xbox)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (161): 304. 
  7. ^ Reiner, Andrew (October 2002). "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate (PS2)". Game Informer (114): 84. Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ Brogger, Kristian (October 2002). "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate (Xbox)". Game Informer (114): 91. Archived from the original on January 21, 2008. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ Dr. Zombie (September 18, 2002). "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  10. ^ Pong Sifu (September 18, 2002). "Terminator: Dawn of Fate Review for Xbox on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 8, 2005. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  11. ^ MacDonald, Ryan (October 14, 2002). "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ MacDonald, Ryan (September 19, 2002). "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  13. ^ Ham, Tom (October 2, 2002). "GameSpy: Terminator: Dawn of Fate (PS2)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on November 2, 2005. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  14. ^ Ham, Tom (October 2, 2002). "GameSpy: Terminator: Dawn of Fate (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on May 20, 2007. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  15. ^ Zacarias, Eduardo (October 11, 2002). "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate Review - Xbox". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 3, 2008. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  16. ^ Valentino, Nick (October 12, 2002). "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on May 27, 2009. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  17. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (September 18, 2002). "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  18. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (September 19, 2002). "Terminator: Dawn of Fate (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  19. ^ Kennedy, Sam (December 2002). "The Terminator: Dawn of Fate". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 174. Archived from the original on June 15, 2004. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  20. ^ a b Bernardin, Marc (October 4, 2002). "Superficial (Terminator: Dawn of Fate; Superman: Shadow of Apokolips)". Entertainment Weekly (675-676): 157. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  21. ^ a b Porter, Alex (September 20, 2002). "Terminator: Dawn of Fate". Maxim. Archived from the original on October 2, 2002. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 

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