The Annihilation Line DLC for Terminator: Resistance adds a tense and concise few hours of Terminator action that are likely to please fans of the base game.
Terminator: Resistance He has gone on to embody the traits of his titular robotic villain in strange ways, notably the way he never seems to die. First released in 2019 to a mixed response from critics, but finding a home with Terminator fans, the title received an upgraded edition for PS5 in 2021 that brought the game up to current console standards. Now, developer Teyon has released the new Annihilation Line DLC.
Annihilation Line takes place in the middle of the story of Terminator: Resistance, with protagonist Jacob Rivers taking a break from his own post-apocalyptic mission to support an important character from Terminatorthe history. John Connor has given Kyle Reese an essential job, and he brings Rivers on a plan that takes them deep into Skynet territory. Along the way, of course, there are many more Terminators to kill.
The inclusion of Reese as a character may well be enough to attract Terminator fans, but thankfully it’s way better than other DLC packs based on classic Michael Biehn characters. With a log of approximately five hours if the player explores their side missions, Annihilation Line is an excellent addition that takes advantage of what fans of the Terminator franchise enjoyed on the base game.
In part, Annihilation Line succeeds because it is so focused. While the main gameplay of Terminator: Resistance Providing players with open-world areas to search, Annihilation Line is a bit more linear in its approach, with a handful of voluntary side quests that align with the main story. Meanwhile, there are fewer RPG-lite elements within the narrative, and the player’s options are limited to dialogue with the NPCs.
This means that the player can never wander too far, hopping from one action section to another with more open stealth game pockets spliced between them. Since this is a bit more focused on combat than the base game, in which the player mixed gunplay with hacking and stealth mechanics depending on their playstyle, like a limited version of Deus Ex, the combat needed to improve. Fortunately, Annihilation Line feels better in its action than the main game, and Skynet’s creations feel more direct and dangerous this time around.
Fortunately, there is a smorgasbord of resistance misfits taking part in this quest, and Kyle Reese, along with Ferro, Evans, and the player, make a big splash as a dysfunctional foursome. Ferro and Evans are seen very briefly in the original. Terminator movie, although it’s fair to say that Annihilation Line doesn’t do much to contribute much to the characters outside of the typical tropes. Reese also doesn’t draw on much beyond the character template provided by the movie franchise, which feels a bit like a missed opportunity.
Nonetheless, Annihilation Line hits most of the correct plot points for the Terminator series during its runtime. The plot revolves around the larger time travel story of the series, while also covering all the necessary rhythms of the story around the infiltrated robots and the dark future of humanity. unlike most Terminator games (and many video game adaptations in general), Annihilation Line tonally matches its source material, a continued hit from the base game.
Annihilation Line does not solve the problems with Terminator: Resistance, like its slightly clunky overall feel, but fans who overlooked its AAA dullness won’t mind. Instead, the DLC refines what came before and doesn’t have the same amount of glitches that the main game had at launch. As such, for fans of the Terminator series that he enjoyed Endurance, this is certainly something to enjoy.
Terminator: Resistance – Line of Annihilation It is available now for PC and PS5. Jugo Mobile received a PS5 download code for the purposes of this review.