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This Terminator FPS Mod is So Awesome


FPS Terminator, a tentative title I’m assuming, is a gorgeous looking game that, believe it or not, seems to be a Gears of War mod. I’m not terribly knowledgeable in the modding community, but given that Gears of War is a third person game and FPS Terminator is a first person game, I’m wondering just how much tinkering the developers had to do to make it so. Maybe the simple fact that Gears of War uses  the Unreal Engine is enough? Couldn’t say.

Regardless, I will say that this is probably the most impressive, ambitious, and hugely large undertaking I’ve seen for a mod in a long time, and I’m damn excited for it too.

Here’s a description from the developers:

This is a single player experience for all Terminator fans using the Unreal Engine III by Epic Games. Set in the year 2029 you are placed in the boots a of soldier serving humankind against a ruthless army of machines. The final campaign will feature nine chapters, inspired by James Cameron’s masterpiece franchise.

Not terribly detailed, but don’t let that sway you from the mod itself. I wasn’t convinced either until I saw the gameplay video (below).

The mod still does not have a concrete release date with the developer only sticking to his “TBD” acronym. However, the mod has been in development for over a year and, if the gameplay video below is any indication then it seems like the mod is definitely coming together nicely. I can’t wait to see the final product.




FPS Tower Defense: Sanctum Demo

Sanctum_demoCoffee Stain Studios has released a demo for its unique first-person shooter/tower defense hybrid title Sanctum, now available for download to try out.

Players are charged with two tasks to secure the area: Construct a maze of towers, which alone won’t stop the invading armies of foreign monsters, and Upgrading your firearms, getting you into the fight, cleaning up messes by picking off survivors. You become an X-factor in the gameplay and can exploit weak spots in the enemy’s attack.

Developer Coffee Stain Studios is planning on completing a “full version” of the Unreal Engine 3 powered Sanctum, which orginated as an Unreal Tournament 3 mod before switching to Epic’s free UDK that was released last year.

The file is available for download now via as well as on FileShack weighing in at 323 MB. The developer is creating a 2D tower defense iPhone game based on Sanctum as well. We’ll be keeping our good eye on it.