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
Xbox cover version
Developer(s)Black Ops Entertainment[a]
Taniko (GBA)
Publisher(s)Atari, Inc.
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Mobile phones
Release
  • NA: August 13, 2003 (Mobile)
  • NA: November 11, 2003 (PS2/Xbox)
  • NA: November 18, 2003 (GBA)
  • EU: November 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)

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a first-person shooter video game based on the film of the same title, with elements of hand-to-hand combat in third-person perspective. It was developed by Black Ops 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 released for GameCube, but was eventually canceled.

Gameplay[edit]

Plot[edit]

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
AggregatorScore
GameRankings(GBA) 49.06%[1]
(Xbox) 41.06%[2]
(PS2) 39.17%[3]
Metacritic(GBA) 50/100[4]
(PS2) 38/100[5]
(Xbox) 35/100[6]
Review scores
PublicationScore
EGM3/10[7]
Eurogamer1/10[8]
Famitsu25/40[9]
Game Informer(GBA) 7.5/10[10]
(PS2) 5.75/10[11]
GamePro2.5/5 stars[12]
Game RevolutionF[13]
GameSpot(GBA) 4.8/10[14]
3.7/10[15]
GameSpy1/5 stars[16][17][18]
GameZone(GBA) 5/10[19]
(Xbox) 4.5/10[20]
(PS2) 4/10[21]
IGN(GBA) 6.5/10[22]
3.5/10[23]
Nintendo Power3.4/5[24]
OPM (US)1.5/5 stars[25]
OXM (US)4.6/10[26]

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,[3][5] 41.06% and 35 out of 100 for the Xbox version,[2][6] and 49.06% and 50 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version.[1][4]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Critic Reviews for Game Boy Advance". Metacritic. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Critic Reviews for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Critic Reviews for Xbox". Metacritic. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  7. ^ EGM Staff (February 2004). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines". Electronic Gaming Monthly (176): 106. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  8. ^ Reed, Kristan (December 3, 2003). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Review (PS2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  9. ^ "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (PS2)". Famitsu. 788. January 23, 2004.
  10. ^ "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (GBA)". Game Informer (130): 114. February 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-05-28. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ Duke-inator (December 2003). "T3: Rise of the Machines Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  14. ^ Navarro, Alex (December 18, 2003). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Review (GBA)". GameSpot. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  15. ^ Navarro, Alex (November 18, 2003). "Terminator 3: Review". GameSpot. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  16. ^ Freeman, Matthew (November 29, 2003). "GameSpy: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ 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.
  22. ^ Tierney, Adam (May 7, 2004). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  23. ^ Nix, Marc (December 5, 2003). "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines". IGN. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  24. ^ "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines". Nintendo Power. 178: 121. March 2004.
  25. ^ "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 104. February 2004.
  26. ^ "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines". Official Xbox Magazine: 82. February 2004.
  1. ^ Additional work by Shiny Entertainment and Legend Entertainment.

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