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Terminator 3: War of the Machines is a first-person shooter for Windows based on the Terminator series. It was released on November 28, 2003 following the release of the film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. It was made by Hungarian developer Clever's Games and distributed by Atari. The game is set in 2029, when Skynet (robots) and Tech-Com (human) forces are battling for the world. You can join the Skynet terminators, or the human resistance. The multiplayer is provided through GameSpy. It was not well received, and was called a "bad imitation of Battlefield 1942".
Infiltrator: These are Skynet operatives disguised as humans to blend in with Tech-Com forces. They can use any human equipment or weaponry.
T-900 Supply: These terminators carry basic weaponry and can supply ammunition to the T-900 heavy.
T-900 Heavy: These terminators carry heavier weaponry, and are able to signal a flying hunter killer to bombard human bases.
Flyer Killer (FK): These terminators, first seen in the Terminator 3 film, are part of the first generation of terminators, and are therefore available in the present and the future levels. They are small flying terminators that can fire laser cannons or missiles.
Hunter: These are basic infantry soldiers, carrying assault rifles and grenades.
Heavy hunter: These soldiers carry heavier weaponry like rocket launchers or plasma cannons.
Scout: These soldiers carry sniper rifles to pick off terminators.
Supply: These soldiers supply medical equipment and ammunition to the other soldiers.
The game received very little support from either Atari or Clevers. There was not one dedicated online server set up and many people who purchased the game were notified that their CD-KEY was invalid when they tried to join or host a mulitplayer game. Many people considered the full retail version to be a mere 'beta' of what it should have been and it became obvious that its release was rushed to coincide with that of the Terminator 3 DVD. Moreover, more attention had been paid to the Tech-Com side rather than Skynet. This caused many of the online games to be unfair and the vast majority of the players joined the Tech-Com side, outnumbering Skynet.