Terminator 2 Video Games Revisited – Sci-Fi Horror Game Review

It’s time for a new episode of our video game-focused video series Playing with Fear, and in this one we’re looking back at two of the games that were inspired by director James Cameron‘s 1991 classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day (watch it HERE). Specifically, in the video embedded above we’re digging into the 8-bit Terminator 2 video game that was released for the NES (and then ported over to Sega Game Gear and Master System) and the 16-bit video game that was released for the Super NES and Sega Genesis. To find out what we had to say about them, click play!

Both of these Terminator 2 video games were side-scrolling action games where the player took control of a T-800 Terminator. The 8-bit version had five levels (although you could only play the motorcycle level on the Nintendo), while the 16-bit version had levels that took place at eight different locations from the movie.

The only Terminator 2 game I ever played was the arcade version, so this episode of Playing with Fear is teaching me about games I never got to experience.

Episodes in the Playing with Fear series take  

a look at the most impactful, successful, and scariest video games throughout the history of the medium and deciding if they’re still worth playing today.

Playing with Fear is Written and Narrated by Andrew Hatfield, Edited by Tyler Nichols, Produced by John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Are you a fan of these Terminator 2 video games? Share your thoughts on them in the comments section below.

A couple of the previous episodes of Playing with Fear can be seen below. To see more, and to take a look at the other video series we have to offer, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.