Terminator 3: The Redemption features several gameplay styles presented from a third-person perspective across 14 levels, which are partially based on the film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, while expanding the film's backstory. The player takes the role of a T-850 Terminator. Several levels are played on foot as the player fights against other Terminators. The player can use various guns against enemies, and can also engage them in hand-to-hand combat. The game also features driving levels which include a variety of different vehicles, including a hearse, a pickup truck, and a police car.