Terminator Resistance Enhanced Review (PlayStation 5)

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 ‘T2: JUDGMENT DAY. The machines are destined to lose, but at what cost? Welcome to our Terminator Resistance Enhanced review.

Terminator Resistance Enhanced Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 19.89GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Four difficulties-easy, normal, hard, and extreme.
  • Three controllers preset.
  • Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • Graphics-gamma correction, film grain, chromatic aberration, and motion blur.
  • Two game modes-campaign and Infiltrator.
  • Action shooter gameplay.
  • Fast loading times.
  • First-person perspective.
  • Detection indicator changes color based on the noises you make.
  • Tutorial tips pop up.
  • Multiple choice interactions where the characters remember your choices.
  • Autosaves regularly.
  • Loot corpses for materials and ammo.
  • Interactive points of interest will show a circle.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Crafting table-use materials to make items and ammo. As you craft items you earn exp and leveling up will unlock new recipes.
  • Lock picking-left stick to move the pick and right stick to turn the lock. The lock will shake when it’s wrong and you can snap the lock pick.
  • Main quests and optional side quests.
  • Minimap also shows icons for loot, points of interest and mission markers, and enemies.
  • Earn EXP and level up to get points to put into a skill tree like explosives and gunplay.
  • Save game terminals.
  • Weapon wheel for quick weapon swapping.
  • When leaving an area the game will tell you what objectives you will leave behind.
  • Trade points act like shops where you can buy and sell items.
  • A hacking mini-game is where you move from left to right, avoiding the firewalls. You get a mod way checkpoint and the number of attempts you get is dependant on your hacking skill.

Terminator Resistance Enhanced Review Cons:

  • Can’t skip cutscenes.
  • Ugly textures in places.
  • Slow mundane opening.
  • Doesn’t tell you when you have leveled up or if you have unspent skill points.
  • Cold menus.
  • Very linear with little to no deviation.
  • Terminator Resistance Enhanced still gets a bit of slowdown with screen tearing in places.
  • You can’t just do a hard lock pick attempt, you have to rank it up before you can even try.
  • Can get very dark in places.
  • Very small writing is an issue when looking at objectives.
  • Ultravision is not that good and when turned on you cannot run.
  • Got stuck in the scenery more often than I would have liked.
  • After a short time, ammo is not a thing as you have so much of it.
  • A lot of downtime between action points.
  • Bland dark color scheme.

Terminator Resistance Enhanced:

Official game website.

Developer: Teyon.

Publisher: Reef Entertainment.

Store links:

Steam.

PlayStation 5.

Xbox.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.4/10

Summary

Terminator Resistance is an action shooter game that boasts crafting, looting, and shooting gameplay combined with an extensive skill tree. After finishing the game I found Terminator Resistance to be a bland mediocre shooter. Even the basics were victim with the movement feeling Sluggish at all times, slow reload/heal animations along with below-par shooting. I mean the colors didn’t help either with a lot of greys and blacks, the explosions however look brilliant and are a true high point. Aside from that, the looting is quite basic with you collecting many materials and combining them at crafting tables to make better guns or ammo, more options open up as you level up. Speaking of which, leveling up is fine with you getting exp for everything from shooting to crafting. That part is fine, level up and skill points to put into the extensive skill tree but the issue here is you do not get a good notification that you have leveled up! It’s crazy as later on you really need the skills to get kills. Being a Terminator game you expect a solid story, whilst not quite at a blockbuster level it is totally fine and keeps it all moving along. Pacing is another sticking point with a lot of fighting in a section to an even longer time just walking around the maps and picking up materials, it’s stop-start constantly and it can be hard at times to stay on target and actually carry on playing. Overall I didn’t have as much fun as I would have imagined I would have, it’s not a fast-paced arcade shooter, it’s a slow-paced inconsistent basic shooter with occasional high points but suffers from fundamental issues.

Jim Smale

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