The Terminator video games tangled the timelines like the cables nesting behind your monitor. And most were about as much fun to deal with, console chores taking up time you could have been using on fun video games. But just like the movies there were a couple of good ones. We also look at the spectacularly bad ones, and a few so advanced you’d swear they’d been sent back in time to derail our ability to kill computerised enemies.
Check out the Strange History of Terminator Games to learn how T-800s traveled into the history of Skyrim, how a single SEGA CD game didn’t suck, how the SNES simulated the real risks of time travel, and how pinball perfectly presented the entire concept of the series. My only regret is that we couldn’t include Terminator 2: Judgement Day – Chess Wars. Possibly because the title would have taken up half the word count.