Turning Point: Fall of Liberty Xbox 360

Metascore
43

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 44
  2. Negative: 26 out of 44
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  1. This alternate-history shooter is proof that an interesting premise can't compensate for boring and broken gameplay.
  2. 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.
  3. Although Turning Point had an interesting storyline, it still ends up being an incredibly limited and generic WWII shooter.
  4. A good story made into a terrible game.
  5. Sadly, you will battle nearly as many bugs as Nazis through the course of Turning Point. For all the game gets wrong, which marks about ninety-eight percent of the game, they deserve credit for at least writing a solid, heroic ending to the game. The trick is plodding through four to five hours of bad to get to the thirty-seconds of goodness.
  6. A lack of direction within the gameplay and narrative ensures that this is one gamers will overlook like so many before.
  7. 40
    A lackluster first person shooter, the game is not only let down by the disappointingly forgettable story, but the horrendous gameplay.
  8. AceGamez
    40
    So much potential is wasted in poor execution, unfinished code and sloppy graphics that I can only recommend this game if you really have nothing else to play or are simply aching for a new WWII style shooter.
  9. Turning Point is one of the worst Xbox 360 titles I've played, and the only reason anyone should ever play it is if you love to see the worst of the worst, as this title certainly gives atrocities like Bomberman Act Zero and Fusion Frenzy 2 a run for their money.
  10. 35
    It's ugly, it's poorly executed, it's riddled with technical glitches, its A.I. is laughable, it's boring, unoriginal and thoroughly unrewarding.
  11. 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.
  12. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    31
    A terrible, dreary, teidous mess. [June 2008, p.82]
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. If Churchill had died, we might all be speaking German, but at least we wouldn't have to put up with nonsense like this.
  16. Hats off to Spark Unlimited, we really thought that Conflict: Denied Ops would be the worst first-person shooter of the year...but Turning Point: Fall of Liberty snatches that award with both hands.
  17. 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.
  18. Edge Magazine
    30
    While the likes of Call Of Duty 4 and Halo have made console joypads feel snappy and responsive enough to challenge the PC mouse and keyboard, Turning Point has sloppily regressed the cause by a few years. [May 2008, p.93]
  19. games(TM)
    30
    As a catalogue of all the errors you can ever expect to see in a clunky first-person shooter Fall Of Liberty excels. [May 2008, p.120]
  20. X-ONE Magazine UK
    30
    Turning Point falls so short of its potential it makes us shed a tear. [Issue#32, p.82]
  21. The ugly unpolished moments and Looney Tunes character animations are so silly, especially when the dead civilians everywhere are much more depressing than whimsical.
  22. Avoid Turning Point, even if it means running in front of a taxi.
  23. 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.
  24. In many ways Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is playable, but there’s so much unredeemable dross that you should seriously question why you purchased the game when every other FPS on the system is far more deserving of your money.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 25
  2. Negative: 14 out of 25
  1. ColinC
    Feb 13, 2009
    5
    Saw this in the bargain bin for 9.99 so can t complain too much but honestly this looks like a ps1 game. Enemies run into walls and you can Saw this in the bargain bin for 9.99 so can t complain too much but honestly this looks like a ps1 game. Enemies run into walls and you can stand a few feet away and take careful aim while they spray bullets everywhere but at you. In terms of finish it is woefully bad. However, if youre looking for some fairly unchallenging blasting for a few hours and you can get it for under a ten like I did, then its probably worth it but you might have more fun out of a game of cards. Full Review »
  2. NickM.
    Apr 13, 2008
    7
    The developer said that they weren't trying to compete with the fps games that were good, like cod4 or great like crysis. They just The developer said that they weren't trying to compete with the fps games that were good, like cod4 or great like crysis. They just wanted people to have fun, and they got that, its a fun game, not great Full Review »
  3. Feb 18, 2017
    2
    Turning Point Fall Of Liberty is a dreadful FPS that wastes an interesting premise.

    Turning Point's first issue is the the horrible
    Turning Point Fall Of Liberty is a dreadful FPS that wastes an interesting premise.

    Turning Point's first issue is the the horrible shooting mechanics.The guns have absolutely no punch to them.Another big issue here is the unforgivably retarded AI.They are horribly inaccurate and have absolutely no tactical organisation and the game follows all sorts of generic FPS cliches.

    The graphics are terrible but the game's framerate remains stable throughout.The game has load times just like developer Spark Unlimited's other game Legendary that last about 2 minutes after you die.

    The story here has potential,I won't spoil in case you want to play this piece of sh*t for some reason.

    The sound design and soundtrack are awful too.

    Overall,Turning Point Fall Of Liberty has to be one of the worst games for the 360.Avoid this at all costs.
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