Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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This game received 625 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.838 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #99 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.892

Artwork: 7.789

Sounds/Music: 7.425

Other Aspects: 7.997

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44 days ago
I was hoping for Arnold "Call-outs" and better theme music
72 days ago
Great fun, simpel but though addictive
3 months ago
I hope to add one to my collection someday when the timing is right
3 months ago
I remember seeing this game in the 90s (the happiest time of my life) at 3D Bowl in Wauconda and at the arcade in the Hickory Hills camp ground in Wisconsin. Great classic playfield layout and some features the first of it's kind. However, notice that No Fear has a similar layout. As though the designer made No Fear in the image that T2 should of been.
4 months ago
I love the move, so naturally was drawn to this machine. Has great staying power, game play is good
4 months ago
Great game
4 months ago
Simple design. Pure and direct game. One of the first Dmd, first by bally William. Great theme. You will enjoy it. I would love it in my game room, though better pinballs have been made since.
5 months ago
As a kid growing up they always had a T2 in the arcade of the hotel we would stay at on vacation. While my parents were downstairs in the casino, I was upstairs in the arcade with my brother playing the pinball machines.

I was (and still am) a die hard Terminator fan and always got a huge kick playing this pin and hearing Arnolds callouts. The game plays fast, flows well and the cannon shots are fun! Classic Steve Richie pin!

It is a fun playing game and If I had more room in my collection, this would be on my list to own.
7 months ago
Classic early DMD game. Simple (rules), fast, great flow. Not recommended as the only pinball machine, but always a good addition in a collection!
9 months ago
All-time classic game
10 months ago
its a really classic pinball machine obviously. not crazy about the gun handle, the metal skull is neat but not really novel. i think its a good execution of the movie in pinball memorabilia and its fun and fast to play with cool images and different stuff going on. the one i was playing felt like the flippers were a little weak maybe it was just that machine.
11 months ago
This was the first pin I ever played in my life. It was at a bowling alley me and my father frequented in the early ‘90s, when it first came out and the movie was at the height of its popularity. As a child, I was mesmerized by the artwork of the main display and side panels, and even Arnold’s voice. It just drew me in and was so appealing to me. I loved this pin then, and still do now. It was thanks in part to T2, that I developed such a love for pinball. As I grew older, I gained a greater appreciation for all the things this particular machine has to offer. I like the playability: The large playing field, the quickness of ramps and chase loop, the fact that this pin doesn’t over-complicate the scoring (aside from the jackpots, pretty much every way to score is laid right out there on the playing surface). Sometimes, for other pins, that limits the fun factor bc it seems like there aren’t many ways to score, but not for this pin. Chances for plenty of multiballs, payback times, and super jackpots always keep me coming back for more. I also love the video mode. Not to mention the gun, cannon, and Terminator head are some of the coolest, fun, and most unique features in the pinball universe, in my opinion. I feel like the placement of the ramps and chase loop are perfect. None of the shots and nothing about this machine feel awkward, forced, or out of place. I feel like it was very well-designed. Playability… sometimes I lose track of time and find myself playing for hours and hours… mostly trying to outdo myself from the last game. When I was putting together my home arcade, T2 was on my shortlist of must-owns, for the sentimental value, and my genuine love for the pin. I tried to stay away from more common pins when it came to ownership, but I had to have this in my collection.
11 months ago
Very simple rule set. Music and callous quickly become annoying. It's OK for a few games but not one to keep playing.
11 months ago
Great nostalgia game. Who can't love Arnie.
1 year ago
I played this one constantly when it game out. They up'd all the prices to 50 cents!

Really fun game when you get a good one going. It's hard to compete with the chaos that the Super Jackpot creates, especially when you think of how old this table is. But it can certainly get and feel repedetive.... especially when you can't get that good one going.
1 year ago
have this game for over 15years and still love it
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Great game. Fun gameplay but can be a hard machine to maintain. Real collectors ifem now
1 year ago
Greatest game of the early 90s!
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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!
1 year ago
For me, T2 is well underrated. Arnold's voice and the game-gimmicks make this a very entertaining pinball machine!
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