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  • Summary: Turok is an epic, story-driven FPS game set on a dark, mysterious planet in the near future. Players take on the role of Joseph Turok, a former Black Ops commando, now part of an elite Special Forces squad on a mission to take down a war criminal on a genetically-altered planet. After the ship is shot down while approaching the planet, Joseph Turok must use his instincts and elite military training to elude an army of well-trained soldiers, and the ravenous, unpredictable creatures that populate the dangerous environment. Joseph Turok’s mission? Survive at all costs. [Touchstone] Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. Even with a weak script, Turok's flexible play mechanics, strong level designs, and high production values make the story mode alone worth the price of admission. [Jan 2008, p.49]
  2. The atmosphere pulls you into the experience thanks to fantastic dinosaurs and great sound, being given the choice between straight-up gunning and stealth is most appreciated (the bow rules!), and the efforts made for accurate momentum physics don't go unnoticed. All of this means the positives outweigh the negatives by a large amount.
  3. Unfortunately, this first-person shooter revived from the N64 title doesn’t live up to the status of the original hit.
  4. Like the mindless Hollywood blockbusters that it emulates, Turok features plenty of dinosaur-hunting action and not too much else.
  5. The thing that sucks is that you really don’t have much of an idea what is going with Turok or the enemy you are fighting against.
  6. Turok is one of those games that has the potential of greatness on the Playstation 3. However even with the potential, you have to capitalize on it, and this is not a game that does that.
  7. Clichéd, generic, bland, boring and infuriating. [Mar 2008, p.120]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Aug 30, 2011
    First off I don't understand why everybody was hating on this game so much. Its actually pretty good for the most part. I admit it had a couple quirks, but nothing that couldn't be overseen.

    The biggest issue I had was the checkpoints, sometimes you'd play for 15-20 minutes just to die and have to start all over, And when you've died 3-4 times you've probably been playing the same section for over an hour.

    Graphics = Pretty good animations on characters and dinos, nothing ground breaking though.

    Playability = Easy to figure out, challenging to finish.

    Sound = Keep an ear out cause you cant always see whats coming for you.

    Difficulty = Hard to make checkpoints at times, but not overwhelming.

    Learning curve = Id say an hour or two, just to get comfortable.

    Value = Maybe not $60 but for $20 its a good buy.

    Overall value = The Turok series has seen a stinker or 2, but this one shows they're on the right track. If you've never played Turok than this is the one to get started on, its the best one so far.
  2. May 22, 2011
    I found the story satisfactory not perfect but standard however the multiplayer for the game was very horrible and unenjoyable. i recommend this game for once through story however i dont suggest the game for long term its one of these games you can only play through once Expand
  3. Mar 28, 2012
    Out in the great sea of first-person-shooters, Turok is a very, very weak effort. The graphics are bog standard, the difficulty is unpredictable and prone to sudden spikes, the human enemy AI is unbelievably bad, the controls feel clunky and the look sensitivity feels like a wet fish slipping through your fingers. With so many great games populating the FPS genre (check out Bioshock or Bulletstorm if you want a descent sci-fi flavored shooter), Turok is really, truly not worth your time or money. Expand

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