• 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
  1. If you already have "Perfect Dark" and want something a little less cerebral, take a look at Turok 3.
  2. Easily the best in the series and one of the best first-person shooters on the system.
  3. Murky, poorly defined graphics, an atrocious frame rate and terrible level design culminate to produce a title almost completely lacking in entertainment value whatsoever. Avoid like the black death.
  4. Easily the most straightforward and action-packed Turok yet, "Shadow of Oblivion" corrects the mistakes of previous games, making for a fun-filled and exciting journey through places not seen before in the series.
  5. 80
    With tons of multiplayer options, cool new technological levels, and two slightly different characters to try, the new "Turok" should offer enough to keep you busy when you're tired of "Perfect Dark."
  6. 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.
  7. "Turok 3" isn't the most beautiful or detailed addition to the series, but it plays the smoothest.
  8. It might still have that infamous bumpy frame rate, but basically the game is a great amount of fun, and ranks up there with "Perfect Dark" and "GoldenEye" in terms of best first person shooters on the machine.
  9. Simply put, this is the best Turok game yet and second only to "Perfect Dark" as a first person shooter.
  10. A shining example of excellent game design...Plus, it sets new standards for blood spilling in a single sitting.
  11. Multiplayer is just as frenetic as always, including 8 modes from the classic Monkey Tag to Capture the Flag.
  12. 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.
  13. 78
    It is leagues beyond its predecessors and I found myself fully engrossed in it. Its sharp graphics, diverse weapons and level design, and high replay value make it a very strong title despite its weak AI and frustrating moments.
  14. It offers a different experience than "Perfect Dark" and "TWINE" and Turok 3 is worth a look.
  15. 82
    It's still a decent blast in it's own right, just that it had potential to really excel and be top of it's class so it's a tad disappointing to see it falling short of that.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 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 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.