Terminator Salvation (2009) was the sponsor for WWE Judgment Day (2009). Coincidentally, this was also the title for Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Its video game version, in turn, paid promotional consideration to both WWF and WCW's air-times.

In the game, there is a character named Deckard. Rick Deckard is the protagonist of the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" and its subsequent movie adaptation Blade Runner (1982), from which the movie, which this game is based, drew elements from.

The game takes place in 2016.