Terminator Genisys: Revolution is coming to theaters July 1st, but what caught our attention about this movie was the ability to pre-register the accompanying Android game in the Play Store. If you did so, then you may have already received a notification informing you of what I'm about to say—Terminator Genisys: Revolution (the game) is now available for download.
This is a game by Glu Mobile, which could be enough to put you on edge. There will be in-app purchases. There will be in-game currency. At some point, the publisher hopes you will spend money on its free game.
But we've gotten used to the song and dance by this point. What matters is whether Terminator Genisys: Revolution is worth your time. The trailer makes it look impressive, and while I've only spent a few moments playing the game, I can say that the visuals deliver. Gunfire and explosions provide enough titillation to be satisfying.
That said, this is a simple cover-based shooter. You don't run around and navigate levels, which isn't immediately clear from the trailer. You pop out from behind cover and pop off enemies as they approach. It's a fun concept, but you can get the same gameplay in Epoch, an original series that isn't trying to milk you with a movie tie-in.
If you must download something to get you pumped for the movie, well, enjoy. Downloading the game before June 4th will get you a grenade, rocket, battery, and med-kit for free.