Hasta la vista, baby! There’s a new Terminator game and it’s by Plarium, the same people that brought us Vikings: War of Clans, Solders Inc: Mobile Warfare and Total Domination: Reborn.
Terminator Genisys: Future War is a little different as we don’t normally get a game based on a movie that flopped. Terminator Genisys, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clark, was not the hit Paramount expected, with a total worldwide gross of just $439m. Yet Terminator Genisys: Future War, available on the App Store and Google Play now, is a free-to-play multiplayer mobile strategy game that looks capable of being far more successful than the 2015 movie.
Rise of the Machines
With the option to choose to play as either Skynet or the human resistance, you’ll need to build and develop your base while attacking your enemies and using your tactical skills to form a line of attack that propels you to victory. Once you’ve selected to be either a Resistance Commander or a leader from Skynet’s Core, a brief tutorial will show you the ins and outs of combat and then you’re away constructing and upgrading buildings, conducting research, and assembling an army. There’s little difference between playing as the humans or the robots; you just need to decide if you’re keen on the human race or have more in common with our robot overlords.
There’s constant action, with a huge array of tasks to complete in order to solidify your position and gain the required edge to strike out at your human or machine opposition. In all, there are six different classes of units to take control of in Terminator Genisys: Future War and these range from infantry to siege units. There are 24 different units that can be chosen respectively for each side and these can be used in multiplayer online battles or in epic Clan Player-versus-Player matches, where you’ll unite with allies to defeat your foes. There is a single player mode for you to take on missions that will enable you to win access to special booty and bonuses and there’s also an easy to use crafting system available for creating new weapons.
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Come with me if you want to live!
When playing, you should remember that research is vital as your R&D will get you better troops and combat proficiencies for heading out and crushing the opposition. There are plenty of different rewards to collect in-play and some are secreted around the interface. You’ll need to find and tap them to claim the plunder. You should ensure that you’re running a time-based task at all times, as these don’t require your input but it can take considerable time for the treats to be earned. These can be begun whilst you’re going about your war business and will continue when you’re not logged-in so that, when you return to the game, your spoils are waiting for you.
By tapping on your avatar portrait you’ll find some options that allow you to strengthen your character to become more effective and you’ll sometimes also be able to change your leader in there. Also in the avatar menu, you can spend skill points that you’ll earn through levelling up and these should be spent wisely to make yourself stronger much more rapidly. There are a couple of different sets of skill trees, with one concerned with your base, the other about combat. You get split points for each of them, so don’t agonise about spending all of the points you’ve earned, but you do need to upgrade a skill fully to unlock the next tier of the tree. Finally, you’ll want to join a clan to get even more boosts and resources. As well as the bonuses, it’s simply more of a fun game playing with others.
Great graphics and the usual strategic gameplay we’ve come to expect from Plarium should make Terminator Genisys: Future War a mobile hit. If it were just another strategy war game, people would be less infused, as the market is full of them, but the fact that this one is based on the Terminator movies and has all the elements you’d expect to see from a Skynet war game makes it really compelling gaming.