This is a single player experience for all terminator fans using the unreal engine III by Epic Games. set in the year 2029 you are placed in the boots a of soldier serving for humankind against the ruthless army of machines. The final campaign will feature nine chapters of a roller coaster ride, inspired by James Cameron's masterpiece franchise.

Confront the many killing machines at skynet's disposal including the HK aerial, the HK tank, the mini HK, and the legendary T800 with an arsenal of futuristic plasma weapons.

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A playable alpha demo is available now for download to the ModDB community. I have to thank you ModDB, once again, for the support, and you have my apologies for the release being a day late. but please keep in mind that this demo, while playable, is still an early work in progress, but this will not be the only alpha demo. there will be more to come in the next few months.

Posted by Narlyteeth on Jul 18th, 2010


Once again, ModDB, I'm extremely thankful for the support I've been getting. I believe you guys helped me with your feedback to push what was once a little mod for a game that hardly anyone owns, to something with much greater potential. The move from a mod to Indie not dramatical increased the number of watchers, but also wouldn't be if it wasn't for Epic Games inc. releasing the Unreal Development Kit, in my opinion the most powerful toolkit for creating games in the industry, for no cost. So I have major respect for Epic.

And I'm very sorry for not being able to release the demo on time due to technical difficulties, but at the same time, I'm actually quite surprise of how patient you guys where. I was honestly expecting angry messages and comments by now. This is my first time releasing a stand alone game (finished or not), so I am still a bit noobish at stuff like this.

Now I've only tested this specific demo/installment on my machine. I'm pretty confident that it should work on your machines too. As for now there is no true system requirements, let me warn you people ahead of time that this game is not light what so ever. I'm actually quite fortunate to have a Geforce GTX 280 and an AMD phenom II cpu on my machine which runs my game great. For those who have mid-ranged hardware ((GTX 240 - 8600GTS)(dual-core cpu)), I recommend that you run the game at a 800x600 resolution. There really is no other settings for this game at the moment other than changing the resolution.

The purpose of this demo is for proof of concept. That means it's really more like a tech-demo than anything. While this is the first demo for the game, it's certainly not the last. Expect another demo for this game to be released some time in the fall. Other things you should expect from the update would be more enemy types, more weapons, and the level to be extended.


So I really hope you guys will enjoy this demo. If you are having any technical problems with it, please send me a PM, or leave a comment on the mod page.

Enjoy your summer.

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NCC-1701 Jul 19 2010 says:

WOW, I just finished watching the 2nd Terminator movie for the first time (I know I am a but behind) and this is INCREDIBLE. I can not play it yet, but I will be able to as soon as my new system arrives. I have to disagree with the complaints people have made, by looking at the trailer I think you acheived a perfect balance of realism, accuracy to the movie, and necessary elements for gameplay (like HUD and the glowing weapons) I hate having to hunt around on the ground for weapons so I think you did an excelent Job.

btw, what 3D modelling program do you use. And how big is the team developing this?

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NuclearBanane Jul 21 2010 replied:

You havn't played it yet. And the trailer only shows that it's very disorienting and a "Cluster F*** ".
Do not be hype by this as it's better as a trailer then a game. So far.

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Maxivz Jul 19 2010 says:

THis is awomse, cant wait to try it, downlading now

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kyleNR Jul 19 2010 says:

horray you released it

just wonderin though, do you plan on adding a coop mode?
cause i think that would be kickass!
downloading now

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Domo01 Jul 19 2010 says:

that trailer better be actual gameplay....

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cryptoarbiter Jul 19 2010 says:

i cant wait till the full one is released :D
when the full version is released do i then have to pay something?

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Spuzaw Jul 19 2010 says:

My main problems with the demo:
1) The Field of View VERY low. It actually was making me sick to the stomach.
2) There is a slight lag with the mouse movement.

Other than those two things it is really great. I can't wait to see how things turn out. Keep up the great work!

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Temp Jul 19 2010 says:

Technical POV - looks great
Gameplay POV - not so much. The guns feel really weak and the T800s are such bullet sponges. The movies gave me the impressions that the human plasma cannons were similar to semi-auto rifles. Don't fire nearly as fast as Skynet's stuff but is still very powerful, i.e. would vaporise the part of the exoskeleton it hit.

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badMEDIA Jul 19 2010 says:

GTA IV runs better on my pc than this :( and I really
wanted to play this

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Narlyteeth Author
Narlyteeth Jul 19 2010 replied:

I've told this to everyone with the same problem. don't use nvidia's latest drivers. use the 190.62 drivers.

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badMEDIA Jul 19 2010 replied:

I'm on an ATI driver

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Narlyteeth Author
Narlyteeth Jul 22 2010 replied:

then rollback your ati drivers. this is a known problem with the udk atm. I'm sure epic games are working on the problem

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Sebultura Jul 19 2010 says:

That's cool work you've done here: it feels like a true fan work and the first glimpse into this alpha release makes me think that it'll be a cool experience.

I'm personally very interested as a gamer by this idea of a Terminator mod/game done by fans, because I was previously interested as a developer to make a project such as yours in the past: this didn't happened by lack of time, experience, but I anyway kept all the references I could have find (this included almost all us comics at the time, the movies, all downloads from and a full scale T-800 "Combat" Sideshow bust that was supposed to be my 1st ref for a model :p).

All this to wish you good luck with all the work that need to be achieved & to let you know there's 1 dude more to support the thing :)

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badMEDIA Jul 19 2010 says:

sorry, i didn't mention i have ATI driver,
fps really low no matter what resolution.

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Raphiell Jul 19 2010 says:

i don't wanna rain down on the parade, but first of all, the kickback for the guns was a little crazy (erratic) there was also a lot going on at once, it seemed hard to concentrate on destroying the terminators, the reloads could also be worked on a bit, i say again, i don't wanna sound like a douche, this is just constructive criticism

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vikocho Jul 20 2010 says:

is this the Gears of war mod ?

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LPFreak Jul 20 2010 says:

It's one of the only mods which make me say "Wooooow"...

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Anddos Jul 20 2010 says:

game development costs electrcity , not just you're time

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D3ads Jul 21 2010 says:

Do you think I've got any chance running this on my dinosaur single core 3.2GHZ with 1GB RAM? lol...

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Narlyteeth Author
Narlyteeth Jul 22 2010 replied:

until epic games patches their engine for better performance on the latest drivers.

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klemen1702 Jul 21 2010 says:

LOOKS AWESOME this alpha not playebe has like 4 fps :(

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the*Joker Jul 21 2010 says:

Damn dude, that looks like the Killzone 2 Engine, **** thats nice.

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hulk0 Jul 22 2010 says:

why does this game run so amazingly slow on my good computer?

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SteveUK Jul 22 2010 says:

It's really annoying that I can't use my native resolution from the settings menu (2048x1152)

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ken9764 Jul 23 2010 says:


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fac7orx Jul 23 2010 says:

Very nice mod! It has a very cinematic feel to it. However, the guns feel a bit weak IMO. I didn't exactly get a sense of damage when shooting the terminators. Also, I think the bullets from your machine gun don't do enough damage. I found myself constantly spamming the grenade launcher attachment to compensate. In addition, I think the player needs a bit more health or something. I was kind of dying left and right. Maybe that's just me, but I think it was a bit too difficult.

I just wanted to give you some feedback based on what I experienced since this is an alpha. I realize this was suppose to be more of a tech demo, but it's good to get some criticism for the next version. Anyway, very good job! Keep up the good work :D.

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23-down Jul 24 2010 says:

I just watched your trailer.. It looks really good so far.. But there's still a long way ahead for you guys..

-Voice sounds
-Chopper & plane sounds other ambience sounds
-different weapons
-Improving AI
-Giving more enemy variants like the huge tanks or early terminators, liquid metal Terminators etc
-Some graphic ajustments some explosions didn't looked that good yet

If you call that an Alpha version however then I'm really impressed fantastic work!

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GENeration Jul 25 2010 says:

Lags like a clip show.

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