Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Williams, 1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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This game received 530 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.843 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #58 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.868

Artwork: 7.835

Sounds/Music: 7.535

Other Aspects: 7.952

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2 years ago
Super fast game went set up steep great artwork and cab, fun and fast got bored a little quickly
2 years ago
T2 is a fun game decent rules cool toys like the skull and cannon, good artwork, and good music and callouts the only thing I don't like is launching the cannon because I always miss.
2 years ago
Overall a good machine, which definitely represents the movie well.

- nice combination of habitrails and ramps
- pop bumper multipliers
- pop bumpers exposed, nicely visible
- outlane saver is a great addition
- interesting slingshot plastics
- great speech from the movie
- Terminator head is a fantastic element of the playfield

- playfield too simple, not a fan of the artwork
- cabinet artwork could be improved
- overall lack of toys and gimmicks
- only 2 flippers, game could be more interesting with 3 (4 is a bit of overkill on a non-widebody pin)
2 years ago
For Williams 1st DMD pin - its not bad, not deep by any means but that is not what T-2 is about

you pump the ramps and build up to the large points

Multiball is neat in this pin and you use the canon to fire the ball to the lit target

Steve Ritchie does get coined the title "The King of Flow" for nothing

Video mode is also very fitting shooting endoskeletons in the battle field

I have owned 2 and with a wide collection sure, small collection limited space might not have staying but that is just my opinion
2 years ago
Can become repetitive. Fun game but it feel s like it is mastered quickly. If I had more room I probably would have keep it just because I love the terminator movies,
2 years ago
A cool movie Arne themed game..... Good flow.. May get old for some. Excellent video mode..

2 years ago
I know this is a pin-classic. I'd not played much since it came out circa 1992. When I played on location, it was next to an Attack from Mars. I played approximately 40 games on T2, and a mere 20 on AFM, so that was an indicator of what I liked best.

That said, there are some posts that are, in my mind, stupidly placed, and result in STDM's.

I find it fun, but not perfect. For me, the plunge with the gun is bad. I need a proper plunger to control the skill shot.

I dunno...I love that Arnie did the voice-work. I also like some of the art--it is clear the same folk who later did the Shadow did this one.

That's my two-cents.
2 years ago
is a super exciting game holding the person to machine by hazy weather.
love this game and I advise other people to play it.
fantastic game
2 years ago
The machine is not much to look at, actually it is rather ugly. That being said, it is an absolute blast to play. Simple but great layout, fast and furious. The genius of Steve Ritchie really shines through. This pinball doesn't have all that many toys and gadgets but the game flow is absolutely superb. Overall a very enjoyable pinball experience.
2 years ago
...one of the best!
The cannon is one the best gimmicks!...;-)))
...and it is good tuneable.
2 years ago
Good game. Shows it's age into the modern work of pinball though. Needs better lighting too.
2 years ago
This Game should be in top 20. Plays great. Only thing missing is the Modes. As a game it is fast and fun to play. Never get tired of it
2 years ago
Addictive game with a very simple rule set and an open play field. The lure of the attainable but somewhat difficult super jackpot and payback time keep you coming back for more.
2 years ago
For its time a amazing game!!!
2 years ago
This is the game that brought me back to the silver ball It was the first DMD i had ever played and gameplay rang in a new era for pinball.
2 years ago
Love this game,great theme,great art and great sound
2 years ago
have this game for 2 years not bad but boring after few game
2 years ago
2 years ago
T2 is the coolest possible theme but I hate the reliance on the cannon. Multiple cannon shots to start multiball, then when you're in multiball it's cannons for jackpots then cannons for super jackpots. Did I mention cannon standups for skill shot? It breaks up the gameplay way too often, I really hate it. I don't even mind cannons that are less intrusive (AC/DC, STTNG) but the main gimmick on this one really brings it down for me. If you ignore the cannon, it's just combo ramps until payback time. Between the cannon and left orbit that leads to a kickout saucer, I have no idea how this is considered a flow game. Not the worst game in the world but one that gets old fast.
2 years ago
I owned a T2 for close to 10 years before selling. This is one of two machines I have owned and would buy it again. Fast play semi easy rules. Aiming at targets from a gun not flippers. Fun movie theme with Arnold talking to you. Very recomended. Machine holds up well to play.
2 years ago
This was no different than JD or DM. I did not care for it.
2 years ago
Not feeling the love for this one. It's not the worst game I've ever played, but it's not very memorable either.
3 years ago
One of my favorites that I keep going back to. Great layout and flow. Music is fun.
3 years ago
What I enjoy the most about that game is how easy you understand what to do. Progress through the various objectives is easy to gauge. Great flow. The cannon is a really nice - ACDC's cannon is no better. Theme is cool.

While this game is instantly enjoyable, I wonder if it could become boring relatively quickly. Unbalanced scoring. Reaching Multiball is too easy.
3 years ago
This is the first machine i played as a kid and is my favorite machine ever. I found T2 in a laundromat and spend countless quarters on it. I still remember the intensity when i fired it up and heard the music and sounds i was trembling it was so intense. I was hooked for life. I still to this day say "get out" in an arnold voice. This made such a huge impact on my life
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