Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 19 out of 28
  1. This is a game for rent without a shadow of a doubt. The shortness and the general issues with it mean I can’t really recommend anything else.
  2. A great premise poorly executed. We'd hoped for better, and this fails to deliver. [May 2008, p.68]
  3. The glitches and poor level design don’t quite ruin a game that should have been so much more than the sum of its parts. Still, there’s some fun to be had here with a weekend rental.
  4. Overall, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is game which had some fantastic ideas and concepts. Unfortunately, the great ideas did not transform into a solid shooter.
  5. Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is an excellent game idea that doesn’t live up to its potential. Turning Point is filled with dull missions, simplistic artificial intelligence, dated graphics, and a whole pile of over used mojo.
  6. After playing through just a bit of Turning Point, we were completely disappointed. The old feeling to it completely ruined the original concept.
  7. Turning Point's minimalist approach to everything - from its stale levels and sticky controls to its thin plot and absent character development - killed what could've been a really unique and engaging shooter and will disappoint hardcore fans of the genre across the board.
  8. 50
    Shooting Nazis in the streets of three major U.S. cities should be a non-stop thrill ride that has me on the edge of my seat. This game provides the opposite experience.
  9. Turning Point's theme of an alternate reality had some possibilities, but even within this fiction you just end up doing uninspired and overworked shootouts. [Apr 2008, p.63]
  10. The story is there but the execution of the game is a severe let down, Turning Point Fall of Liberty could have been a great game but with so many other FPS games setting such high standards it is left behind.
  11. This alternate-history shooter is proof that an interesting premise can't compensate for boring and broken gameplay.
  12. The gameplay, graphics and multiplayer were all substandard, given today's expectations.
  13. Our worries have been confirmed, and Turning Point turns out as a mediocre FPS, with a lot of problems that shouldn't appear on a so called next-gen game.
  14. Although Turning Point had an interesting storyline, it still ends up being an incredibly limited and generic WWII shooter.
  15. A good story made into a terrible game.
  16. 40
    Poor gameplay, substandard graphics and a lack of vision severely limit its appeal to shooter fans. [Issue#165, p.86]
  17. No, Turning Point has the overall feel of another bad WWII shooter with a fresh--albeit fascinating--coat of paint. Our advice? Turn away. [May 2008, p.86]
  18. Dumb AI, stupidly linear, crap guns... a disaster. [May 2008, p.79]
  19. The opening sequence is one of the most memorable in recent memory but it is almost as if the developers spent all of their creative energy on it leaving the rest of the game to degenerate into a bland, plot-less mess.
  20. Why would you play this when you have the Olympics of shooters on hand in "Call of Duty"? [May 2008, p.103]
  21. Aiming is askew; enemies are dumb and the level design is bland.
  22. It feels a little wrong to be so down on a game that seemed genuinely interesting when it was first announced, but Turning Point is so devoid of the qualities needed in a modern FPS that it's impossible to sugar coat. It's just a very bad game, plain and simple.
  23. The guns are useless. [May 2008, p.112]
  24. With the number of average-to-outstanding FPS titles available on next-gen consoles, there’s absolutely no reason to waste your time with this disaster.
  25. 30
    It also runs poorly, replete with graphical glitches and technical hiccups that make the game feel shoddy and unfinished. At a moment when so many excellent shooters are on the market and thriving in the multiplayer scene, there's very little incentive to endure something like this.
  26. Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is garbage. The game sounds terrible, looks terrible and plays terrible. Everyone who dares playing this mess, must either have a wall in front of his eyes or is being brainwashed by the propagandamachine. Even if you get the game for free in the local supermarket, you are not allowed to accept it. Too bad, because the storyline offers enough opportunity for a good game.
  27. 20
    The game tells its story horribly, your character is both improbable and without any personality, the AI is terrible, the gameplay lackluster, and graphics middling. Even as a budget title, which Turning Point is certainly doomed to become, the game is hardly worth the bother.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 8 out of 10
  1. JonnyC.
    Mar 12, 2008
    If the Nazis really did invade America, the first thing they would do is send the creators of this game to the gas chambers. This game has a great storyline, but it's way too short. Excellent background, but PS2 graphics. I'd rather be playing BLACK for the PS2. Good points: you get to spray bad guys with tommygun fire a la Hickey in "Last Man Standing", and cross-check Nazis in the teeth with their own machine guns, but I can't find too much more. Complaints: 1) Donkey-punching evil Nazis and tossing them out the window is hilarious. However, they make no sound and fall like stuffed crash-test dummies. Boring. Want some fun environmental kills? Buy THE PUNISHER. 2) When I kill someone, I don't want them to levitate in mid-air and hang there. What kind of a screwed-up glitch is that? 3) If a guy's hiding behind a table, and I blast him with a rocket launcher, what kind of material is the table made out of that it absorbs the blast completely and he emerges unscathed? Lousy destructability. 4) Really, really, STUPID AI. A couple of times I walked up to a guy to see if he was dead, and he was just prone, pointing his gun at the wall. 5) I'm guessing the blimps in this game are made out of the same material as the tables, because they are completely resistant to automatic weapons fire. It takes 6 rockets to take them out. On the other hand, I only need 3 rockets to waste a Panzer, or a frigging destroyer. Maybe if the Nazis went to Ikea and strapped dining room tables to the front of their armour, they'd have won this invasion. All in all, an abysmal failure. With games like Resistance, and even Turok, for crying out loud, this shouldn't have made it past the drawing table (no matter how heavily-armoured that table may have been). Full Review »
  2. HunterH.
    Mar 1, 2008
    Perfect example of great concept/poor execution. The game suffers from being heavily scripted, which in of itself isn't always bad, but its just painfully obvious. It also is piss poor graphics, reminding of of Return to Castle Wolfenstein, which must be 5 years old by now at least, and the lack of 1080 output hurts as well. The developers missed out on a GREAT chance to have somewhat open ended street fighting on the streets of American cities, and instead decided to rush out a objective based funnel that probably skipped beta testing. Full Review »
  3. Aug 15, 2012
    One of the worst games I've played game play and graphically..
    But the story was pretty solid..
    I'd only suggest this game if you see it for
    $5 and your just looking for something to do for one afternoon.. Full Review »