Title Terminator 2: Judgment Day Game Type General Action Company Ocean Players 1 HD Installable Yes (With Patch) Compatibility All (With Patch) Submission Adrian Simpson Profiled Reviewer Review Sometimes you have to wonder who would buy a game based on the box that it is in or on some well-known brand name. Slap WWF Wrestlemania on a game and you can pretty much guarantee that it will be a big success for the publisher, no matter what the quality of the game is. Ocean certainly found that out when they released two sub-standard WWF games. The idea is the same for film licences. It seems that most people will decide to buy a game if it is based on a well-known film, than, for example, reading carefully considered reviews or trying a demo. Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of two games based on the excellent film, Terminator 2 (the other being Terminator 2: The Arcade Game, an Operation Wolf-style shoot-'em-up). It is standard film licence material - that is a series of sub-games, based on certain scenes of the film. Quite why the software team decided to split the effort across sub-games, rather than concentrating on one whole game is beyond me. Maybe it is because it was the normal thing to do. Whatever the reasons behind the game are, we are left with a pretty mediocre game. The first beat-'em-up section is frankly abysmal and is a battle between the old and the new Terminator in a corridor. Instead of feeling like the powerful battle that it should, you seem to poke your opponent, and cause little damage. You can also fire a weapon at the other Terminator. After the slow-motion, beat'-em-up 'action' of the first level, this game improves slightly with a racing section. You race a moped and see the level from the top-down, trying to outrun the Terminator's truck and avoid obstacles. After this level, it's back to the dross, with a tedious moving pieces, puzzle section. The authors have succeeded in one thing and that is making a game just like the cybernetic Terminator - without life or soul.