Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 63 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  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. Overall, Turok is a great addition to the Xbox 360 library and stands as the best game to arrive on the console so far in this early part of 2008.
  3. A highly entertaining dinosaur killing game that suffers from witless human enemies and a sparse checkpoint system. The few interior parts are horribly ugly and boring, but luckily most of the game happens outside in lush rainforests. [Feb 2008]
  4. It doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel, but working within its accepted elements it does a great job of dumping you in the jungle and making you feel like you’re fighting for your life.
  5. As mentioned above, Turok isn't perfect (decent but not great human opponents, too few checkpoints, sometimes repetitive waves of enemies) but if the prospect of man-versus-dinosaur appealed to you, then Turok doesn't disappoint.
  6. When the gameplay is playing to its strengths – three faction combat, survival-hunting element, spooky jungle terrain – it is thoroughly enjoyable. Only occasionally does it slip into the old-school generic FPS territory which should, like the game’s reptilian protagonists, be well and truly extinct by now.
  7. Turok has a lot going for it in the next-generation, more than it did in the last generation with Turok: Evolution.
  8. As a first release and a re-launch of the Turok franchise, the team should be proud; the action moves at a good clip, it looks great, the sci-fi clichés make us comfortable, and it’s fun.
  9. As it stands, Turok is a good game, that should be taken at face value, because if you are expecting the next Halo or COD 4, then you might be a little disappointed.
  10. Turok may not be original, or genre-bending, but it is a great deal of fun. It's the classic summer movie syndrome: sure, it won't win the Oscar, but it's still a movie worth seeing.
  11. A good game, but there is definite room for improvement. It is a good jumping off point for a potential sequel.
  12. Turok’s return from death isn’t exactly a monumental occasion, but it’s not all that bad either. The new Turok is pretty average as FPSs go, but there’s definitely potential for a sequel if the developers innovate a little.
  13. It pales in comparison to last year’s brilliant first person shooters but by no means is a bad game. A definite must try.
  14. The addition of dinos to this often generic genre of gaming is refreshing. And whether you're blasting them to bits, planting arrows in their eyes or slitting their scaly throats, you'll never tire of your next man-versus-beast brawl.
  15. 75
    Turok is a solid enough shooter that won't wow you the way triple-A titles like "Call of Duty 4" or "Bioshock" will. [Mar 2008, p.85]
  16. Turok’s reinvention comes out with a positive balance. Those who are able to overlook the clichéd setting and the B movie side of things will enjoy an interesting and capable FPS, far from ground-breaking, but with some good moments.
  17. Turok is fairly solid technically, very compelling via its good storytelling and proper direction and somewhat interesting gameplay-wise with its mixture of human/dino enemies and stealth/traditional combat. Turok, however, is still a bit too familiar and cookie cutter to compete with the big boys of the FPS genre.
  18. 75
    There is plenty of fun to be had here, especially in the online modes. If you were a fan of the original series than Turok is a must buy. For anyone with an interest in the genre Turok is a prime example of how to make a safe and solid experience.
  19. Unfortunately, this first-person shooter revived from the N64 title doesn’t live up to the status of the original hit.
  20. The new and improved Turok is easily the best since it left its roots on the Nintendo 64. Even though the title takes great liberties with some of the lore it manages to retain its integrity while at the same time delivering on a completely over the top albeit predictable experience.
  21. The game is much better than what I expected it to be, but the flaws cannot be overlooked.
  22. Neatly presented to the gamer, with aesthetically pleasing menus and a generally tidy, easily accessible interface throughout. Over-sensitive controls are a major letdown.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 112 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 37
  2. Negative: 8 out of 37
  1. May 26, 2013
    4
    I really wanted to like this game. I really, REALLY wanted to like it. to play another game where your enemies are dinosaurs sounded awesomeI really wanted to like this game. I really, REALLY wanted to like it. to play another game where your enemies are dinosaurs sounded awesome to me, but this game manages to fail at what it does. first off, the story, while interesting, is pretty bland. the Turok series has more of a sci-fi approach this time, which would be cool if this concept wasn't constantly milked in most FPS games. the gameplay isn't that good either. the control for the game makes playing the game a bit confusing, and this game has tons and tons of difficulty spikes. this is mainly because one of your enemies in Turok is military soldiers. MILITARY SOLDIERS in a TUROK game. these enemies appear more often than dinosaurs, and it really drains the fun of killing dinosaurs that Turok games should have. The music for the game isn't that good. nothing in the soundtrack stands out, and I find myself always forgetting these tunes. the graphics are passable. all environments are pretty, and the character models look nice. my only complaint is that the dinosaurs look a bit too glaring, especially raptors, which look like plastic at times. As mentioned before, this game has numerous difficulty spikes, even on the easiest difficulty. this game will kick you in the butt if you're not prepared, as numerous parts of the game involve fighting too many enemies at once, or getting shot at from all angles. If one thing is good about the game, it's the voice acting. the voice acting, while not suberb, does a decent job at this game. the voices fit for each character, especially Turok. In the end, Turok is not that great of a game. its story is bland, the gameplay is a shut off thanks to there being military factions, and its difficulty spikes make Turok not an enjoyable game. Full Review »
  2. May 21, 2013
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. There's no doubt that Turok can be fun, but ultimately, the feeling of satisfaction that comes with slitting a raptor's throat or pulling off a headshot with your bow is lost in the shuffle of swarming enemies, less than stellar visuals and a story that disappears. Full Review »
  3. Mar 21, 2013
    7
    Turok is a great game. But every game has its ups and its downs. Turok succeeds in the enemy's. Compared to Call of Duty's enemy's these guysTurok is a great game. But every game has its ups and its downs. Turok succeeds in the enemy's. Compared to Call of Duty's enemy's these guys are smart. They rock at killing you. Which brings me to a low point for the game. Difficulty. The final boss is greatly overpowered, most raptors will knock you off your feet which will allow other dinosaurs to kill you easy. That's another low point. Most of the game is spent getting thrown down on to the floor. In the case of most of the dinosaurs (minus the T-Rex) getting up is no worry. But when your fighting the Human opposition, and they knock you down, its very hard not to just die. AI for the enemy's is brilliant! AI for the allies is wretched. Enemy's can easily outsmart and kill you. Allies attempt to kill the enemy but fail. One of the instances that I'm talking about is when one soldier who was with me was shooting a group of humans. He had a mini-gun and I was observing him shoot the soldiers. It felt like that mini-gun was shooting BB Pellets. Another problem is the Missions. Most of them say "Follow but if you watch that soldier he will simply stand there and look at you. Following doesn't really work for this game. Overall it was okay game but not amazing at the same time. Full Review »