Terminator: Resistance was released on November 14, 2019 by Reef Entertainment. The game was developed by Teyon. Terminator: Resistance, is a first-person shooter set during the ‘Future War’ scenario that was only glimpsed at in the iconic films, The Terminator’ and ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day. 

This is a good Terminator game and the post-apocalyptic world of the Terminator movies can be a great setting for video games in general. Terminator Resistance does a fine job recreating this world and the game is very immersive. The machines are an intimidating enemy and there are plenty of different types to deal with.

Terminator: Resistance is set in a post-apocalyptic 2028 and 2029 Los Angeles. Players take on the role of Jacob Rivers, a soldier from the Resistance led by John Connor against Skynet’s robotic killing machines. The game features multiple possible endings giving it some replay value.

In November 2020, a free update included a new game mode called Infiltrator mode, allowing players to play as a T-800 infiltrator as it clears scavenger, resistance and Tech-Com patrols and hold-outs to locate an officer of the Resistance known as Daniel Ramirez


  • Run and gun or sneak and hack through Skynet’s defences!
  • Level up your skills and explore a post-apocalyptic world for scraps to trade and craft!
  • Interact with a motley group of survivors and change their fates!

Dated graphics, unsettling facial animations, inferior day lighting and simplistic gunplay are evidence of a limited budget. It takes some time to have the story pique your interest and it starts off like a very generic movie game that feels like it will be mediocre at best. Still the game’s story does grow on the player.

The game is not open world, it’s more like Homefront: The Revolution type of semi-open world or close to the Metro Exodus game world.


Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 or better
CPUIntel i3-4260 or better
Memory8 GB or more
Hard Drive Space32 GB
Graphics HardwareGTX 1050 or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required

The game uses the Unreal 4 engine.