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This page is about the 1992 video game, for the 2010 comic series, see The Terminator: 2029.

The Terminator: 2029
THE TERMINATOR 2029
Developer(s) Bethesda Softworks
Publisher(s) Bethesda Softworks
Platform(s) DOS
Release date(s) 1992
Genre(s) Grid-based first-person shooter
Mode(s) Single player
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Cover art of the Deluxe CD Edition

The Terminator- 2029 Deluxe CD Edition Back Cover

Game box reverse side

The Terminator 2029 3

Terminator: 2029 was a DOS First-Person-Shooter game developed and published by Bethesda Softworks in 1992. Based on the film series the player assumes the role of a member of John Connor's Special Operations Group. The objective of the game is to destroy Skynet. Although the game is played from a first-person perspective, gameplay is restricted to four directions as turning spins the player around by 90 degrees. Though lacking the smooth-scrolling movement of modern FPSs, the game was generally well received; mostly due to the fact that it put the player (whose name was customizable) right in the action of The War Against The Machines. An extra add-on mission pack with new levels and enemies, titled Operation Scour, was also released. The Deluxe CD version is slightly different from the original diskette version; it has fully voiced dialog and different music. In the diskette version, the player can use their own custom callsign as well as their name.

Specs

Terminator: 2029 featured 16-bit graphics. Resolution was 640x480 with 256 colors. Cutscenes shown in the game were of fairly good quality, and the player/NPC interaction screens were notable for the time. The final cutscene, if the game is completed, features the destruction of Skynet itself; which in this game exists as a satellite in orbit around Earth.

Control

The player uses the arrow keys to move around in a grid-like fashion (non-scrolling, as in a standard FPS). The cross-hairs were moved using the mouse, with the left button being the trigger.

Enemies

Model # Name Series Designation
CSM 050 Sentinel D-100 Defensive installation
CSM 100 Seeker A-100 Hunter/killer
CSM 101 Terminator T-800 Infiltration
CSM 101-E Terminator T-801 Heavy combat
CSM 200 Javelin/Walker G-500 Close assault
CSM 300 Dragon A-1000 Hunter/killer
CSM 400 Scorpion A-2000 Air assault/support
CSM 450 Manta A-3000 Heavy assault hunter/killer
CSM 500 Eradicator G-1000 Heavy assault
CSM 1000 Guardian  ? Protection

NPCs

The player may also face other Resistance fighters during gameplay. These NPCs looked exactly like the infiltrators and it was up to the player to decide whether or not to attack them. Infiltrators usually made themselves known once your back was turned, and would fire on the player. The player is penalized for killing a fellow soldier.

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