What you need to know
- Terminator: Resistance is a first-person shooter for Xbox One and other platforms.
- It's a single-player game set in the Terminator universe.
- It follows the Future War scenario as shown in only a few films.
- You can preorder the game for $60 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
Updated November 4, 2019: Reef Entertainment confirmed that the game is Xbox One X Enhanced.
A few weeks ago, Reef Entertainment revealed that it was working on a Terminator game called Terminator: Resistance. Many expected it to be a generic multiplayer experience, but it's actually a story-driven, single-player, first-person shooter. According to the developer, Terminator: Resistance lets you experience the events leading up to the decisive final battle for the fate of mankind in the war against the machines.
There are a few different gameplay options. You can always go in guns blazing, or adopt a sneaky approach where you hack Skynet's defenses. You can level up your skills and explore a post-apocalyptic world for scrap. It's unclear if this features a semi-open-world structure, but it'll be interesting to see when the game launches on December 10.
The other misconception was that Terminator: Resistance was just a small game, but it turns out it's quite an expansive experience. The price is also $60, priced right alongside other AAA shooters. If you love the Terminator franchise and can't wait to get your hands on the title, you can preorder it right now through the Microsoft Store.
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Terminator: Resistance is a first-person shooter set during the Future War scenario that was only glimpsed in the iconic films. The machines are destined to lose, but at what cost?
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
December 10? I see that date on Amazon.com, but the local Microsoft Online Store has a release date of 22 November, and the online store I normally purchase my physical games from has a release date of 15 November. Weird.
Terminator games never seem to really hit it off very well. They always seem to just come off as generic and bland. I mean there have been some alright shooters, and some of the sidescrollers were decent back in the day, but they were never anything special. You know what market they really missed out on? The survival horror genre. How amazing would it have been a decade ago to have an Amnesia-esque Terminator game where you were Sarah Connor trying to flee the unstoppable killing machine.
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