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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: 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 good game, but there is definite room for improvement. It is a good jumping off point for a potential sequel.
  3. 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.
  4. Basically, it's just extremely generic and has that 'safe' feel about its design that suggests that its spent more time with the marketers than it has the artists - but the other side of this coin is that in a functional sense, Turok is dependable.
  5. Without getting too worked up, Turok delivers a solid enough reboot of the dino hunting franchise, even if it will upset some of the brand's more loyal fans.
  6. 65
    No, it's not going to go head-to-head with the onslaught of great FPSes we saw at the end of last year (though its slick, well-designed, robust multiplayer should give it some legs). But the unusual premise, solid writing, and nicely varied play make it worth a look for shooter fans looking for that next fix.
  7. The edgy style, giant boss battles, big guns, and third-person dino-mauling bits certainly show that Propaganda Games have a lot of respect for what the franchise has meant to its fans, but at the same time it seems they either played it too safe or didn't let it sit in the oven long enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 37
  2. Negative: 8 out of 37
  1. SweetP.
    Feb 6, 2008
    10
    bioshock and call of duty 4. call of duty 4 and bioshock. that's i ever read anymore in reviews for new shooters. who else is sick of comparing everything to bioshock and call of duty 4? i love those games, don't get me wrong. but, turok is just as much fun, and just as pretty to me. it's not other games. it's turok. it's wonderful. play it. don't not play it, because you played bioshock and call of duty 4, and they were so awesome that you don't have to play anything else ever again. Expand
  2. BobG.
    Feb 3, 2008
    9
    Great game, good kill moves, NEEDS MORE CO OP MAPS!
  3. StormyC.
    Mar 27, 2008
    9
    A great! game for the xbox 360, if you into late nights wondering if your going to survive or not...the hand to hand combat style at the end is classic!..but the T-Rex's are a bit to ridiculous. Expand
  4. McDermitTheTruth
    Feb 2, 2008
    8
    The game is easily a high 70, GameSpy gave it a 50? Seriously? That's just insulting, They are saying its on the level of Viva Pinate party Animals or Beowulf? Don't listen to that fool that dragged the score down, obviously mental. Expand
  5. Sergenteen
    Feb 17, 2008
    7
    I can see why people like it. I found myself loving it. But between the crappy game play and the lack of story, the blood everywhere just doesn't make up for it. Could have been better. Expand
  6. Jan 3, 2013
    5
    This potential resurrection of the Turok franchise has ultimately turned out to be a dud. Bogged down by a potent **** of linear gameplay, unengaging narrative, and repetitive combat sequences, this new Turok proves to be a forgettable dud. Expand
  7. TheJ.
    Feb 14, 2008
    1
    Boring story badly told and not that nice to look at. Steer clear.

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