Excerpt: Oh Terminator, we knew you would be back, though I doubt anyone expected return to the days of Judgment Day. It’s sad that the Terminator universe has never had a video game do it justice, but that didn’t stop GRIN from trying. After surprising many with Wanted: Weapons of Fate, the Swedish company picked up [...] . . .
Excerpt: However, Halcyon may just be playing their cards right. They have hired Stockholm, Sweden-based studio GRIN to develop the game. GRIN is the team responsible for the PC version of Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfigher as well as the resurrection of Capcom's classic Bionic Commando in two flavors, Bionic Commando: Rearmed, (a remake of the original NES classic with updated graphics) and the still in production Bionic Commando (a brand-new adventure in the Bionic Commando...
Excerpt: Videogames based on movie licenses have a well-deserved reputation for being terrible. While there are exceptions -- last year's X-Men Origins: Wolverine comes to mind -- Terminator Salvation isn't going to change anyone's opinion that these games should usually be avoided like a leprous prostitute with a gaping flesh wound. That's not saying Terminator Salvation is horrible, but it has all the characteristics of a licensed game.
Excerpt: Oh Terminator, we knew you would be back, though I doubt anyone expected return to the days of Judgment Day. It’s sad that the Terminator universe has never had a video game do it justice, but that didn’t stop GRIN from trying. After surprising many with . If you heard about Christian Bale’s outburst during filming – odds are he had just finished playing the game.
Excerpt: First, I suppose that I should make a confession: I have never seen a "Terminator" movie. Throughout my entire life, I'd imagine that I've viewed a total of 30 seconds' worth of non-trailer footage. Like many, I also never watched the recent series on Fox television. Though for years I've said "I'll be back" in my irritating attempt at an Arnold Schwarzenegger accent, it's been with the lack of personal knowledge that you might expect from someone comparing breasts to...
Summary: A short and mostly fun 3rd person action game, this one is more for the fans of the Terminator series rather than someone jumping in for the first time. I’d recommend waiting on this one until the price drops significantly, or if you really, really want the quick platinum trophy, rent it first. Even fans may balk at the shortness of the game and the complete lack of any resemblance to Christian Bale in John Conner.
Review : Terminator Salvation for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360
23 June 2009
Conclusion: Since the Terminator series was a TV show I'm sure that there are some diehard Terminator fans out there and they would really like this game. There's a long history of video games based on action movies, some have been very good and some have been not so good. The vast majority of them can be darn right mediocre. If I could sum this game up into one word it would be "meh". Score: 63 Come with me if you want to live!
Excerpt: This summer John Connor and crew blasted their way through waves of mechanical menaces on the silver screen in Terminator: Salvation. Coinciding with its release, Halcyon and GRIN Games have brought together an interquel taking …
PS3/X360 Review - 'Terminator Salvation: The Videogame'
30 May 2009
Summary: Terminator Salvation: The Videogame, developed by GRIN Studios, is a 3rd person action game with concentrated armed combat against all of the Skynet enemies from the film while encountering new enemies specifically designed for the game.