Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Williams, 1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Total rating

This game got 706 approved ratings and currently scores 7.785 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #59 in the Pinside Ranking.


Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.854

Artwork: 7.75

Sounds/Music: 7.473

Other Aspects: 7.914

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“I feel the hugely open playing field is one giant ball drain at times. Overall not a bad machine, however, I will gravitate to anything else in an arcade before playing this one.”

“love it cant get enought of it.”

“Good entry level pin, If you get hooked on pins this will eventually leave your collection.Although affordability make this a keeper for those on a budget.”

“My second pin and a good one. I love the theme and it's a fun, fast game with good flow. Not a keeper for me in my really small collection but I'd like to have it back some day.”

  • Piparoo has owned this game in the past.

  • “Theme, artwork and Arnold's callouts really carries the game. When set up properly it can be a typical Steve Ritchie fast game. Cannon shot and Super Jackpot is great.”

  • bridgeman has owned this game in the past.

  • “Fun game but it gets repetitive after a while.”

  • clg has owned this game in the past.

  • “A fun game, but become essentially a game of rinse and repeat, with the primary goal of starting the one multiball as much as possible. Would prefer some more variety.”

    “This is the first machine that I owned and have had it for two years. Thought about selling it when I bought Dredd and STTNG because it was not as flash. Poor T2 sat there for about 3 month patiently for me to return and I did and now I love the big fellow again. It is a classic that I will keep for a long time. It is pure pinball. Fast and dumb. Classic Steve Ritchie machine. You can pick them up for under 3K in Australia.”

  • gapmaster currently owns this game.
  • 1 Pinsider starred this rating review

  • “Really simple game to step up to as a beginner. Extremely satisfying left and right alternating ramp shot as you move towards "payback"

    Its easy to love a pin with Arnie sound bites”

  • Sup3rdaddy has owned this game in the past.

  • “A fun game I have great memories of playing back in the day. Now that I've rediscovered pinball, I still find this machine a ton of fun. It's seemingly straight forward yet still allows a nice variety of scoring approaches with good risk-reward choices to be made.”

    “I can't believe T2 isn't ranked higher, I think it's a great game. It's not the deepest but it is still a lot of fun, great flow and the cannon and multiball mode are awesome. T2 makes a great theme with real voice by Arnold, too bad they didn't include the original theme song.”

    “I just bought this game and I can't stop playing it.It is a total blastIt won't be leaving my collection!!”

  • Elevatorman currently owns this game.

  • “A Steve Ritchie classic!!! How can one give the first game designed with a DMD a bad rating. T2 is a true breakthrough in pinball. A must have for a collection!!!!”

  • achtungboyy currently owns this game.

  • “Great fast gameplay and the cannon never gets old, its Terminator 2 whats not to like.”


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    “Can't believe this piny isn't rated higher than this really really good game and will stand the test of time due to its theme .”

    “Fun game good flow super jackpot is really cool.lots of fun .I had one with fire damage and it added to the judgement day theme lol”

  • Snowyetti has owned this game in the past.

  • “T2 is a fun game. I have owned mine for about a year now and I still love it. The trill of trying to get a super jackpot and then another and another doesnt get old. I do wish some one would come out with new rules though....add some variation to the skull shot. Would also be nice to have more movie clip type animations. Another video mode with the semi chasing the dirt bike would be SWEEEET.”

  • Chitownpinball currently owns this game.

  • “The only challenge from this machine is to beat your high score. This is done through ramp shots and skilled play during multiball, which is a blast to start and to play. Other than that, T2 doesn't take a whole lot of skill to play, which is why it can be enjoyed by anybody.”

    “Had a nice HUO example of this game and just couldn't get into it. The layout is great, but the game just lacks on the gameplay front. I feel like you just constantly are shooting into the skull. It feels like a system 11 game with a DMD. This game would've really been enhanced had there been some modes or other goals to shoot for other than alternating ramps and the skull.

    The theme is done really well and the art and lighting is a complete package. The backglass and PF art are really nice and I think this game really looks sharp. I just wish it played as well as it looks.”

  • fattdirk has owned this game in the past.

  • “Steve Ritchie is Steve Ritchie...:) first pinball with dmd display”

    “strong connection to a top movie and a collectible on top of a great machine”

  • champs currently owns this game.

  • “My first pinball love. This is a very fun game with tons of flow. Not the deepest of rulesets but plenty to do for the average player. Friends and family love it and I can't see it leaving the collection

    Great Flow, love the ramps and loop shots.
    Easy to follow rules make it fun for begginers.
    Theme, at least to me it's rad.

    Not lots of depth. I could see how this machine might get old unless you like the theme or flow.
    The game music - you will either like it or hate it.


  • JosiahCox has owned this game in the past.

  • “This was a game I enjoyed playing a lot as a kid. When revisiting it as an adult, it wasn't as fun as I had remembered. Although it has a few cool ramps and toys, and the cool Terminator theme, the rule set and fun factor seemed to be lacking. I didn't feel as though I needed to come back for more after each game. I kept playing, hoping it would, but it never happened. Fun to play at the arcade, wouldn't want to own one.”

    “T2 is a pioneer game. Great theme that everyone likes. Was really good for its time, but like TAF is showing its age compared with newer Stern titles like Tron & AC/DC. It was the first game to really start the "fan" layout that would be copied many times over and done better later on (AFM & MM). It has the first video mode in pinball which is cool. The gun on the playfield is ok, but again has been done better on later machines like STTNG. Landmark game for DMD era, but average compared to the great stuff that followed.”

  • 3 Pinsiders starred this rating review

  • “A Steve Richie masterpiece.”

  • Pinball3000 currently owns this game.

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