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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

Based on the movie, you play as the Terminator that is programmed by Skynet to destroy mankind before John Connor can reprogram a Terminator to send back in time to protect his younger self.


Antoine Charreyron


James Cameron (characters), Gale Anne Hurd (characters)

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Credited cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... The Terminator (voice)
Poppi Monroe ... Kate Brewster (voice)
Claire Danes ... Kate Brewster (archive footage)
Nick Stahl ... John Connor (voice)
Kristanna Loken ... T-X (archive footage)
David Andrews ... Robert Brewster (archive footage)
Billy Brown ... Additional Voices (voice)
Pat Fraley ... Additional Voices (voice)
Doug Gochman ... Additional Voices (voice)
Nicholas Guest ... Additional Voices (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Phil Lamarr)
Wendy Schenker ... Additional Voices (voice)
Steve Susskind ... Additional Voices (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Barrow ... Sexy bar girl


Based on the movie, you play as the Terminator that is programmed by Skynet to destroy mankind before John Connor can reprogram a Terminator to send back in time to protect his younger self.

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Release Date:

25 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terminator 3: War of the Machines See more »

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DTS | Dolby Digital


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At the cemetery, the hearse loses a right side hub cap twice, but when it gets to the road, there is only one hub cap missing. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening Atari logo forms out of a puddle of liquid metal. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD release of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a slightly edited version of the film as originally shown in theaters. Trimmed from the movie is a quick quip from a fire fighter in which one fireman ribs another that he must not be lifting enough weights, or words to that effect, after the first man failed to lift the T-850, to which the fire fighter in question gives an exasperated look. The second moment happened at the end of John's nightmare in which he sees a battalion of T-850s amble over a hill of rubble only to be finally spotted by one of the metal monsters and stared down dead-on. That moment of the T-850 , staring at John went on for approximately another two or three seconds as shown in cinemas. Lastly, Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-850 no longer spins the carousel of sunglasses at the convenience store as he did in the original theatrical presentation; instead the film makes a cut as soon as he spies and approaches the case. See more »


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Better than I thought
20 March 2004 | by BinaryCode1001See all my reviews

I've seen a review for this game in Game Informer Magazine, and saw that they gave this game an unearthly 5.75/10 score, which turned me away from this game, since I normally listen to their opinions. I rented out this game anyway just last night, and boy, was I in for a surprise.

This game was actually better than such a score. The mag gave Dawn of Fate a higher score, and that was WORSER than this! T3 was very well-done in my opinion, and is probably the greatest Atari achievement to date. The graphics are spectacular, and the sound is bearable (the Terminator theme song is also here, which adds to the sound goodness). Even though gameplay is SAID to be frustrating, once you start getting into it, you will not have a problem at all. Speaking of the gameplay, the environments are interactive, but don't expect everything to blow wide open upon smacking it with a Micro Rocket Launcher. Also, if you press the Select button, you can go into the T-850's famous Infrared Vision mode, allowing you to see just what a Terminator would see. I'm only on the first few levels of the game, but it's already looking very nice. Also, if you play through the game enough, you will be able to unlock two classic Atari games, "Centipede" and "Missile Command." They can be unlocked through cheat passwords, but you can also find their arcade consoles lying around some levels (so far I've only found the Missile Command game).

The disc also includes a demo of T3: Redemption, and upcoming Terminator game. From what I've played on the demo, Redemption looks VERY good enjoyable, which is actually a level where you get to play as the T-850 (this time in 3rd-Person view) and track-shoot your way through, allowing you to fire your weapon and control the vehicle at the same time, also being able to acquire new vehicles to commandeer (even enemy vehicles!). It seems as though Atari is going to further places with the Terminator than one would expect.

One more thing: I take back what I said about this game in my Operation: Surma review. I played O:S BEFORE playing this game, and I was just running off with what I've been told about this game.

T3: Rise of the Machines--7.25/10 T3: Redemption Demo--8/10

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