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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 112 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 112
  2. Negative: 19 out of 112

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  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 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.I 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. Expand
  2. TheJ.
    Feb 14, 2008
    1
    Boring story badly told and not that nice to look at. Steer clear.
  3. march
    Mar 25, 2008
    1
    God this game is awful, the developers should be stoned or maybe hanged from the neck until dead this game should have stayed in the stone age nothing about it is redeeming it looks like a high end xbox original maybe worse stay away from it I think we finally have a contended for worse game ever its neck and neck between turock and vampire rain.
  4. MangoPork
    May 15, 2008
    2
    This game killed my inner child. Why? Because This is not Turok. It's Call Of Halo. Yet Another great franchise ruined by pseudo-tactical gameplay and no new (or old) ideas. Turok lost his soul, weaponry, and his indian heritage. The only good feature in this game are the top quality dinosaurs. The developers of this game should have just re-released the original "Dinosaur Hunter" This game killed my inner child. Why? Because This is not Turok. It's Call Of Halo. Yet Another great franchise ruined by pseudo-tactical gameplay and no new (or old) ideas. Turok lost his soul, weaponry, and his indian heritage. The only good feature in this game are the top quality dinosaurs. The developers of this game should have just re-released the original "Dinosaur Hunter" with updated graphics and online multiplayer. What a travesty. The trend of Militarizing shooters needs to die. Expand
  5. AnonymousMC
    Jan 24, 2008
    4
    First thing you will notice is how horrible small the field of view is. It feels as if your zoomed in and can't tell what's going on around. This coupled with the lack of decent lighting make it a confusing and awkward experience. Have not seen UE3 look worse than in this cookie cutter cash-in. BTW Turok is now some neo-military mercenary instead of a native american, so whyFirst thing you will notice is how horrible small the field of view is. It feels as if your zoomed in and can't tell what's going on around. This coupled with the lack of decent lighting make it a confusing and awkward experience. Have not seen UE3 look worse than in this cookie cutter cash-in. BTW Turok is now some neo-military mercenary instead of a native american, so why even use the license? Expand
  6. TedB.
    Feb 13, 2008
    3
    Stupid AI, extremely week weapons, just a game that wished to be great and ended up to be almost terrible.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Feb 5, 2008
    2
    Turok should have stayed extinct. This game is unoriginal, short, and just all around boring.
  8. BobP
    May 17, 2008
    4
    Exceptional production values and immersion completely cripped by horrible AI and story and direction. The atmosphere is great, then your 'friendly' AI runs right in your line of fire and stands and stares at you as you try and aim around him to kill a guy *shooting at you*. You find yourself in a tense showdown with a giant dino only to have 'get over here' played Exceptional production values and immersion completely cripped by horrible AI and story and direction. The atmosphere is great, then your 'friendly' AI runs right in your line of fire and stands and stares at you as you try and aim around him to kill a guy *shooting at you*. You find yourself in a tense showdown with a giant dino only to have 'get over here' played over the radio every 5-10 seconds. The situations you are in and the gameplay are really good, and if the game only focused on that instead of trying to inject a worthless story, it would be worth getting. Expand
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. A hardcore, old-school shooter. In many ways, it feels like the "Ninja Gaiden" of shooters, so if that sounds appealing to you, you'll probably love it more than we did. But if you're looking for a more modern experience, something from the current crop of shooter stars like "BioShock" and "Call of Duty 4," the frustrating bosses and save system will seem positively prehistoric. [Feb 2008, p.46]
  3. 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]