Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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This game received 613 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.815 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #93 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.864

Artwork: 7.777

Sounds/Music: 7.447

Other Aspects: 7.963

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34 days ago
Visually awing when it came out and still today. Lacking gameplay and shots variety. I was bored within a few games. The cannon was pretty cool when I was a kid, now not so much, but this was a really fantastic game years ago.
45 days ago
I’m quite pleased by this pin, I simply love it. From the second you launch the ball through the gun it’s a blast. Even the way the ball enters the playfield is fun, video mode is retro unique. The pop bumpers are crazy loud and fast. I didn’t think I would have this for long but it’s a keeper.
54 days ago
Great game. Fun gameplay but can be a hard machine to maintain. Real collectors ifem now
77 days ago
Greatest game of the early 90s!
89 days ago
T2 is a fast paced Steve Ritchie game that keeps you coming back for more. It's known for featuring Arnold in its callouts and the extremely fun ball cannon. I am happy to have it in my collection.
4 months ago
They missed the mark sooooo badly on this theme.

Kinda sucks bc there was so much they could have done, but.... It's not in there.

The game is fun to shoot. Ramps are cool. The terminator head does nothing except serve as a target which is lame and disappointing. The shoot the shot is cool. Skill shot can win a tournament if you get all 3.

But eh. I wish there was more in the game from the movie. It's just not there. And it's a very average pin. Fun to get on and shoot, but doesn't really bring ya back.

Edit after playing it more on site it is a fun game. Theming still lacks but it's a pin you can groove and learn the scoring to score easily. The gun is cool.
4 months ago
A very satisfying game to shoot, with the perfect balance of ramps, lanes and targets. Great audio and art package but a bit too light and jolly for the theme.

Played it many times and always have fun.

Old, but certainly not obsolete.
5 months ago
Owned a T2 in the past. Absolutely love the theme and the callouts from Arnold. The ball cannon was completely unique for its time and still is to this day somewhat. Sadly the gameplay is basic and hitting the left and right ramps get repetitive. Like many pins from this time the depth is lacking, but its still fun as hell!
5 months ago
For me, T2 is well underrated. Arnold's voice and the game-gimmicks make this a very entertaining pinball machine!
5 months ago
I own this machine and I used to think it was boring to play. Not many short shots or tunnels. When playing, I kept making the same long shots to the terminator head and ramps. After a while though, I got used to the game and it became addictive. I became an expert shot with the gun and I kept having long terms at multiball, which was fun. Not the best game but it is fun and I am glad it made the top 50 games!
6 months ago
Brings me back to the old nickel games growing up, played this a lot. Fun game to grow up to.
7 months ago
The Ms Pacman of Pinball. Sure there are better games but this is a Classic i can always play a few games on. Great flow
7 months ago
Fun game, the theme is classic. Easy to use and great to have in your collection. The gun trigger is a cool addition
8 months ago
My first pinball machine, I used to play it a lot as a child in arcades, I like interactivity with the dmd, the cannon that throws the ball, has two beautiful ramps, and the disturbing terminator face drives me crazy, fantastic theme! .. ....... Cons: the game remains very focused on the game of cannon
8 months ago
Love this game. Very simple and basic rule set. Beginners can pick up on it immediately. With over 15k made, parts are super easy to fine
10 months ago
First game to really mod on our part. LED's, lighted Hunter-Killer ship, Plasma ball, Lighted Eyes, etc. Board work, re-built flippers, a few new coils and this one came back to life. Another game that probably won't leave the collection.
10 months ago
T2 was the first game designed with a DMD and also a cannon, better still it has Arnie doing the callouts. It's a simple fan layout so easy to play and the ruleset is not deep but yet rewarding none the less with skull / cannon jackpot and super jackpot, combo'ing ramps for payback time, as well as the chase loop and escape route. It was a hugely popular back in the day and so is a sentimental favourite for many people and draws a crowd when friends are over.

This was my first pin and will be hard to sell
11 months ago
This is one of my favorite games ever as a kid. Going to the 7-11 and playing it for hours. I played it again a couple of months ago and the love did not return. The new games are so much better than this one. Love the game and memories, but it is not a new JP or Dead Pool for sure.
11 months ago
A pretty standard Williams layout and artwork design for the era. Plays well, but is pretty tough. Still a decent game though.
11 months ago
Always remember this game for arnold and the gun launcher.
11 months ago
Great pinball! Steve Ritchie revolutionizes pinball once again!
1 year ago
Ramps, wireforms, and toys, oh my! Lots of 90s fun packed into this game. You've gotta love the call outs too.
1 year ago
- fast layout with nice flow and ramp shots
- cannon toy (aiming and hitting super jackpot is very rewarding)
- nice video mode
- easy to understand rules
- always good for a fast game in between

-might get old quick in a small collection
-DMD animations are very basic (one of or the first game released using the DMD)
-sound not too good neither
1 year ago
Wanted to love this pin but just could not get the hang of the wide open playfield !
1 year ago
Owned this game a couple of years now.

The theme is great. In my opinion one of the most iconic pins. I love the fact that Arnie himself does the speech!

The rules are really easy to understand. They are not that deep, but new players understand what to do very fast.

If you're looking for a deep pin, with lots of shots and complex rules, then this is not your game. There is basically two things that you do to get good scores: Shoot the skull, which will start multiball and let you shoot for the jackpot (and super jackpot), and shoot the ramps, alternating between left ramp and right ramp. Shoot them five times each and you'll start Payback Time, where you need to shoot att some diffrent locations on the playfield and get rewarded 5 million points per hit.

That being said, I find myself coming back to it again and again for a quick game of T2.

To summarize. You should get this game of you love the theme and if you are looking for a game that is easy to get into, with fast and uncomplicated gameplay.

If you want deep rulesets and lots of diffrent shots, then T2 is not your game.
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