Terminator: Resistance

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Terminator: Resistance
Terminator: Resistance cover
Reef Entertainment
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows November 14, 2019
Terminator: Resistance guide on StrategyWiki
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Terminator: Resistance on Wikipedia
The Terminator 1990
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
The Terminator 2029 1992
The Terminator: Rampage 1993
T2: The Arcade Game 1993
Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Chess Wars 1993
The Terminator: Future Shock 1995
The Terminator: SkyNET 1996
Terminator 3: War of the Machines 2003
Terminator: Salvation 2009
Terminator: Resistance 2019

General information

Official Website
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Green Man Gaming
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DRM-free when launched directly from executable.
Humble Store
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DRM-free when launched directly from executable.
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable.[1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Terminator\Content\Movies
  2. Delete or rename Loga.mp4 and UE4.mp4.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Terminator\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/954740/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Terminator\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/954740/pfx/[Note 1]
5 autosave slots (oldest autosave is automatically overwritten to create a new one) + a permanent chapter save at the beginning of each level.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video Settings
Video Settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hor+ gameplay, Vert- cutscenes and centered HUD.[2] See Field of view (FOV).
Hor+ gameplay, Vert- cutscenes, centered HUD and pillarboxed FMVs.[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
70-100°. See Field of view (FOV) for more information.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Called Windowed fullscreen
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Options to choose are Low, Medium, High & Epic.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

A built-in FOV slider was added to the game on March 13, 2020[3] with support to adjust the gameplay FOV between 70-100° (defaults to 70° on 16:9), however cutscene FOV remains locked to 70° unless modded.
Edit GameUserSettings.ini[4]
  1. Open %LOCALAPPDATA%\Terminator\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\GameUserSettings.ini with a text editor.
  2. Find a line starting with FieldOfView= and change its value.
Use the Terminator: Resistance FOV changer[2]
Real-time FOV adjustment.
Affects cutscenes, allowing to compensate for Vert- scaling at 21:9 and wider resolutions but may be undesirable at 16:9.

Depth of field and chromatic aberration[edit]

Disable depth of field and chromatic aberration[5]
  1. In the graphics menu, set "Post-Processing" to medium. This disables chromatic aberration and depth of field while retaining ambient occlusion shadows.
  2. For additional sharpness, motion blur can also be disabled in the graphics menu.

Lens smudges and dirt[edit]

Remove lens smudges/dirt by installing this mod: Disable Lens Dirt effect for Bloom[6]

Input settings[edit]

Mouse & Keyboard Control Settings
Mouse & Keyboard Control Settings
Gamepad Control Settings
Gamepad Control Settings
Microsoft Xbox One Controller Key Bindings
Microsoft Xbox One Controller Key Bindings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Controls for the lockpicking minigame are permanently bound to WASD.[7]
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration. Can't be disabled.
Mouse sensitivity
In Control Settings, under Mouse and Keyboard
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
This feature was added by the developer in patch 1.028. For older versions, see Invert Y-axis.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Can choose from 3 available presets.
Controller sensitivity
In Control Settings, under Gamepad
Controller Y-axis inversion
In Control Settings, under Gamepad
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
In Control Settings, under Gamepad
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Invert Y-axis[edit]

Enable invert mouse Y-Axis[11]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open Input.ini in a text editor.
  3. Add the following:


4. Save and close the file.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music & Voices.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Fan translation.
Brazilian Portuguese

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Vorbis
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4160 3.6 GHz
AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 32 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/954740/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (954740) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:The lost on 2020-11-23
    Tested for DRM by closing Steam and launching directly from Terminator.exe. The game ran without issues and was fully compatible with save games created when previously launched from Steam.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Verified by User:Rose on 2019-12-11
    Tested at the native 2560x1080 and custom 5760x1080 resolutions after update 1.028a.
  3. Steam - Terminator: Resistance - Game Update - Balance, Immersion and Localisation - last accessed on 2020-03-13
  4. Changing FOV in Terminator: Resistance - last accessed on 2019-11-14
  5. (Tip) How to Make Graphics Sharper - last accessed on 2019-12-25
  6. (Discussion) Smudges on Screen? - last accessed on 2020-12-01
  7. About key config - last accessed on 2019-11-14
  8. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2019-11-15
    Verified by testing the game with a Microsoft Xbox One Controller with a USB cable
  9. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2019-10-15
    Verified by testing the game with a Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 V2 Controller with a USB cable
  10. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2019-11-15
    Verified by hot-plugging 2 different controllers
  11. Enable Invert Y-Axis - last accessed on 2019-11-15