Terminator, The (1990 VG)
The Terminator is a DOS computer first-person shooter game based on the 1984 movie of the same name. Developed and published by Bethesda Softworks in 1990, it was the first officially licensed game based on the Terminator film series, and probably the first open world "sandbox style" game ever produced, predating the first game in the Grand Theft Auto series by 7 years.
The game takes place within a huge (roughly 10 miles by 6 miles) 3D rendered area of central Los Angeles, roughly from Beverly Drive to Central Ave (horizontally), and from Mulholland Drive to National Blvd (vertically). A game map is included in the box for reference. Though the buildings and their placement within the world are quite generic, and highways/overpasses have been mostly removed, the streets and their layout are largely accurate. The game also includes some LA landmarks, such as Dodger Stadium, Griffith Park, and the Silver Lake Reservoir.
It is also the only game adaptation of the movie in which you can choose whether to play as Kyle Reese (default choice in other game adaptations) or the T-800 Terminator.
The following weapons appear in the video game The Terminator:
AMT Hardballer .45 Longslide
Terminator's signature AMT Hardballer Longslide, while not appearing as an in-game weapon is featured heavily in cut-scenes (some of which are original animations produced for the game) and on a game cover.
Probably based on a Beretta 92F, a generic automatic handgun simply dubbed Beretta is a main automatic handgun in the game, which could be stolen or purchased in an assortment of weapon shops all over Los Angeles.
Readily available at the weapons shop is a rather generic revolver, which is a less detailed weapon in the game. It is most likely a stand-in for either the Smith & Wesson Model 15 or the Ruger Security Six, both of which Kyle Reese used in the movie.
The only firearm from the movie which re-appears in a playable portion of the game is a Uzi.
A rather unrealistic choice for Los Angeles in both 1984 (the year in which the game is set) and 1990 (the year in which it was released), the AK-47 is seen readily available in the weapon shop and may be used in-game, although it looks more like the Galil SAR.
Also available is a simplified and still recognizable M-16 rifle.
"General Dynamics RSB-80 plasma gun"
The General Dynamics RSB-80 Plasma Gun used by the Infiltrator Terminator re-appears on the main menu screen of the game.