Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a video game based on the film of the same name, released on Playstation 2 and Xbox. It is a first-person shooter with elements of hand to hand combat in third person perspective. A version was released for the Game Boy Advance on November 18, 2003, as an isometric shooter. A puzzle game was also released for mobile phones. The game was also going to be launched for GameCube but was canceled for that console. Both the PS2/Xbox and GBA versions received mostly negative reviews, with the PS2/Xbox version being more poorly received than than the GBA game.
The game was followed by Terminator 3: The Redemption in 2004, another game based on the third film, which received mixed but mostly superior reviews in return.
Game Boy Advance version
The GBA version is an isometric shooter. The player is a Terminator, completing missions and destroying the machines. The Terminator is equipped with a variety of weapons and explosives. Hints and access cards can be received from humans.
When the player takes damage, the Terminator's endoskeleton becomes more visible.
The game has a password system for entering codes. Bonus codes can be obtained from completing missions.
Differences between the film and video game
- Different to the Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines film, future John Connor was terminated by T-850 by surprise after it successfully intrude Tech-Com headquarter.