• Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 1997
  • Also On: PC

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    Turok has more fire power more control over its environment, and more gruesome graphics than other corridor shooters. The rest are Doomed to failure.
  2. This is easily the best first person shooter for any non-computer system to date, and it ranks up there with the best that a high-end PC can offer.
  3. After the smoke clears, and the nuclear radiation fades, Turok: The Dinosaur Hunter is one of the finest games in video game history. It combines every element that makes a good game flawlessly.
  4. Turok's flashy stuff notwithstanding, it is the game's incredibly rich and complex level construction and enemy AI that will keep your heart pounding and the sweat beading until the very end.
  5. I was continually surprised by Turok’s near-perfect mood-setting graphical quality -- the outstanding character animation and the cleverly assembled array of transparent weapon effects must be seen to be believed.
  6. 86
    Turok surprises, challenges and pleases, and is full of deep, long-lasting gameplay. A multiplayer mode would have greatly enhanced the game and sometimes extensive fogging can be annoying, but overall, a terrific first-person shooter.
  7. Turok is more than just another Doom clone. Turok delivers a complete package of great graphics, outstanding sound, and a fresh premise.
  8. This game has some serious replay. With all the hidden secrets and the pieces of the Chronoscepter (I hope I spelled that right) to find, you'll be playing this game for quite awhile.
  9. The most important thing to realise with Turok is that it's very much a post-Doom, total 3D game. The gameplay balance has had to shift away from mass onslaughts to a slightly more thoughtful variation. For the most part it's an enthralling, if occasionally frustrating atmosphere piece.
  10. Even considering the flaws, this game is simply a must have for almost any N64 owner. It is polished to near perfection.
  11. Describing the stages in Turok as mere 'levels' doesn't really do them justice - it took us almost two hours to find everything in the first one alone, and they get bigger!
  12. Acclaim's solid first-person shooter is heavy on the fog. It is atmospheric, though. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  13. Turok has some good points (namely the graphics and weapons) and some bad points (confusing level design and overuse of fog), but the overall game is still fun to play.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. JakeS.
    Jan 26, 2010
    its the best game i ever played for the n64 i have been playing it fo years till this day finding out new secrets i went to ebay to by a system to save last week just for this game i never seen a game better then this Full Review »
  2. BenjaminB.
    Apr 2, 2007
    It's a stupid, linear 1st person shooter with a lack of enemy-intelligence.
  3. Sam
    Apr 4, 2005
    Turok was for me a truely unique and awe-inspiring experience at the time. My Nintendo 64 days would not have been the same without the Turok series, and the first part (Dinosaur Hunter) still remains the be the best ever Turok, even after all this time. Full Review »