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Terminator, The (1990 VG)
The Terminator is a DOS computer first-person shooter game based on the 1984 movie of the same name. Developed and published by Bethesda Softworks in 1990, it was the first officially licensed game based on the Terminator film series, and probably the first open world "sandbox style" game ever produced, predating the first game in the Grand Theft Auto series by 7 years.
The game takes place within a huge (roughly 10 miles by 6 miles) 3D rendered area of central Los Angeles, roughly from Beverly Drive to Central Ave (horizontally), and from Mulholland Drive to National Blvd (vertically). A game map is included in the box for reference. Though the buildings and their placement within the world are quite generic, and highways/overpasses have been mostly removed, the streets and their layout are largely accurate. The game also includes some LA landmarks, such as Dodger Stadium, Griffith Park, and the Silver Lake Reservoir.
It is also the only game adaptation of the movie in which you can choose whether to play as Kyle Reese (default choice in other game adaptations) or the T-800 Terminator.
The following weapons appear in the video game The Terminator:
AMT Hardballer .45 Longslide
The T-800 Terminator's signature AMT Hardballer Longslide, while not appearing as an in-game weapon, it is featured heavily in cutscenes (some of which are original animations produced for the game) and on a cover for the game.
Probably based on a Beretta 92F, a generic semi-automatic handgun simply dubbed "Beretta" is a main automatic handgun in the game, which could be stolen or purchased in an assortment of weapon shops all over Los Angeles.
Readily available at the weapons shop is a rather generic revolver, which is a less detailed weapon in-game. It is most likely a stand-in for either the Smith & Wesson Model 15 or the Ruger Security Six, both of which Kyle Reese handled in the movie. The revolver slightly resembles the overall shape of a Single Action Army.
The only firearm from the movie which reappears in a playable portion of the game is an Uzi, under the name of "Uzi 9mm".
A rather unrealistic choice for Los Angeles in both 1984 (the year in which the game is set) and 1990 (the year in which it was released), the AK-47 is seen readily available in the weapon shop and may be used in-game, although it looks more like the Galil SAR with wooden furniture.
Also available is a simplified and still recognizable M16 rifle.
An M60 without a bipod is a usable machine gun in the game. It can be stolen from a weapons cache in an army depot, which is apparently easy to break into and loot.
"General Dynamics RBS-80"
The General Dynamics RBS-80 used by the Infiltrator Terminator reappears on the main menu screen of the game.