Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Nintendo 64

  • Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2000
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
Buy On
  1. 74
    "Turok 3" features a grotesque, twisted storyline, as opposed to the more toned down storyline that the original "Turok" had, and it almost seems like they were trying too hard to make the game fit in with other first-person shooters.
  2. You could do a lot worse than re-visiting the first two Turoks and forgetting all about this half-hearted and dispiriting finale to what has been one of the best-loved franchises on the N64. A shame.

Awards & Rankings

#20 Most Discussed N64 Game of 2000
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. RolandL.
    Oct 31, 2002
    6
    Lacking!
  2. Apr 21, 2013
    8
    Turok 3 is a genuinely good FPS game which, despite being clearly rushed, manages to improve upon not only Turok 2, but the games it drawsTurok 3 is a genuinely good FPS game which, despite being clearly rushed, manages to improve upon not only Turok 2, but the games it draws influence from, such as Half Life and System Shock 2.

    The graphics are remarkable, the character models and shadow effects in particular standing as some of the best on the N64. The story is well told, the voice acting is well done, and while the combat isn't as fluid as something like Perfect Dark, it is still competent.

    The multiplayer is passable, though no real competitor to Perfect Dark. It has 48 maps, and bots.

    This game is a dark horse, and an unappreciated gem. I am tempted to give it 9 out of 10, but I'll settle for 8 out of 10. The game does have issues, but these don't prevent it being an amazing game.
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  3. George
    Jan 19, 2005
    3
    This is awful. The gameplay is absurd, with the requirement to repeat actions entirely after every death. Virtually unplayable.