Chris Watters from Gamespot writes:
"If you've ever wondered why movie tie-in games have such a bad reputation, Terminator Salvation can provide an instructive example. Though this third-person shooter is technically sound, it seems to rely entirely on the presumption that you'll be so jazzed to be playing as characters from the movie that you won't notice how boring and shallow the action is. Most of the game has you jogging from skirmish to skirmish, fighting the same three enemies and using the same cover-and-flank maneuver."
* Post-apocalyptic LA looks suitably ruined
* Interesting cover mechanic.
* Simplistic, repetitive combat
* Only five hours long; full retail price
* So-so visuals hamper cutscenes
* Problematic on-rails sequences
* Doesn't convey any sense of drama or excitement.