This has been an busy week for the App Store!

Gameloft's Terminator Salvation [App Store] just went up for sale following an already impressive lineup of big name titles released recently. Fans of the Terminator universe should find themselves right at home as they dive in to the action of this third person shooter.

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  • Play as John Connor and Marcus Wright, each having their own strengths and special abilities.
  • 4 different controls that take advantage of the iPhone-specific touch screen and accelerometer to fit any playing style.
  • Counter hordes of 11 different enemies sent by Skynet, including some exclusive models exclusively designed for the iPhone & iPod touch game.
  • 6 weapons from shotgun to surge cannon and grenade launcher.
  • 360 degree view of 3D environments through 8 levels.
  • Play as a T-600 in an unlockable game mode.

Terminator Salvation is a 3D shooter that gives you a 360 degree view and has 8 missions where you play John Connor who is battling alongside Marcus Wright and Kyle Reese.

After sinking my teeth in to this game for a bit, I like what I've seen so far. Terminator Salvation comes packed with a pretty generous aim assist system, which greatly assists in easing the frustrations in playing a game where you control both your movement and aiming on the iPhone. Also featured is a cover system which reminds me a lot of Gears of War. Terminator Salvation is also loaded with plenty of scripted events and cut scenes rendered inside of the game engine that keep the plot flowing.

The game should feel very familiar to those who have played Gameloft's Brothers in Arms which shares a similar (if not same) engine.

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As a huge fan of the Terminator movies (and even the new TV show), I've really been enjoying the game so far.

The game is being heavily discussed in our forums with some detailed impressions already provided. While the game itself seems solid, it's relatively short length seems to be the main criticism. At least one player already completed the game once-through, confirming the originally estimated gameplay time of only 2-3 hours. So, while Terminator fans will likely enjoy the game, the short gameplay time may not justify the $9.99 price for those with a more casual interest.


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App Store Link: Terminator Salvation, $9.99

  • http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk Peej

    Oof! Hell of a price (£5.99 over here in Blighty). Looks like I'm going to break my "Don't spend more than 10 quid in the apps store per week) embargo this week.

  • http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk Peej

    Oof! Hell of a price (£5.99 over here in Blighty). Looks like I'm going to break my "Don't spend more than 10 quid in the apps store per week) embargo this week.

  • Tim

    Same engine? As in graphics engine or engine as in really frustrating controls, unclear objectives, and near impossible to navigate engine?

    Brothers in Arms is a well executed game... but the flaws make it a real pain to play. I have put my copy down for about a month now because I am afraid of throwing my iPhone at a wall in rage while playing.

    I also fear that since gameloft released this particular game we will not see any responses to the legitimate criticisms brought to light by the masses - seeing as they have a poor track record of providing updates that address flaws in their games.

    None-the-less - this looks like a pretty good game, and gameloft releases solid games from the get go. My only complaint is that they could recieve perfect scores from game review sites if they would only provide updates that fix problems that we point out.

    tim

  • Tim

    Same engine? As in graphics engine or engine as in really frustrating controls, unclear objectives, and near impossible to navigate engine?

    Brothers in Arms is a well executed game... but the flaws make it a real pain to play. I have put my copy down for about a month now because I am afraid of throwing my iPhone at a wall in rage while playing.

    I also fear that since gameloft released this particular game we will not see any responses to the legitimate criticisms brought to light by the masses - seeing as they have a poor track record of providing updates that address flaws in their games.

    None-the-less - this looks like a pretty good game, and gameloft releases solid games from the get go. My only complaint is that they could recieve perfect scores from game review sites if they would only provide updates that fix problems that we point out.

    tim

  • http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk Peej

    ...and also if they took a leaf out of Freeverse / NGmoco's book and didn't automatically charged 6 quid for everything, regardless of quality

  • http://www.allaboutthegames.co.uk Peej

    ...and also if they took a leaf out of Freeverse / NGmoco's book and didn't automatically charged 6 quid for everything, regardless of quality

  • Aidan

    omg!!!! why did I just buy assassin's creed? now I'm going to have to break my no more than $30 a month Embargo :P

  • Aidan

    omg!!!! why did I just buy assassin's creed? now I'm going to have to break my no more than $30 a month Embargo :P

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Rocco

    Also purchased about 15 games the last two weeks, need a break. Although this looks fantastic and I like BIA. .....hm.... have to be strong.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Rocco

    Also purchased about 15 games the last two weeks, need a break. Although this looks fantastic and I like BIA. .....hm.... have to be strong.

  • j

    play it...the gfx suck! so slow !! painful

  • j

    play it...the gfx suck! so slow !! painful

  • GodSon

    Gameplay looks awesome but game length is a let down like most movie related games...

  • GodSon

    Gameplay looks awesome but game length is a let down like most movie related games...

  • Chad

    Is there a yell at the set crew mini-game?

    • tajedaa

      nice!

  • Chad

    Is there a yell at the set crew mini-game?

    • tajedaa

      nice!

  • http://www.appmania.webs.com yourofl10

    wow looks really nice. I'll have to get this

  • http://www.appmania.webs.com yourofl10

    wow looks really nice. I'll have to get this

  • Jackson

    Why does that arrow remind me of GTA?

  • Jackson

    Why does that arrow remind me of GTA?

  • http://www.try2innovate.co.cc Abhishek

    Amazing game i play it all the day.

  • http://www.try2innovate.co.cc Abhishek

    Amazing game i play it all the day.