Tork: Prehistoric Punk Xbox

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  • Summary: Not even time can stand in the way of Tork. This cave boy must travel through time to find those responsible for kidnapping his father and destroying his village. Not your ordinary hero, Tork can change into three spirit animals: a yeti, an armadillo, or a flying squirrel. As Tork, you mustNot even time can stand in the way of Tork. This cave boy must travel through time to find those responsible for kidnapping his father and destroying his village. Not your ordinary hero, Tork can change into three spirit animals: a yeti, an armadillo, or a flying squirrel. As Tork, you must face dinosaurs, gargoyles, robots, and more as you fight your way from the Stone Age to the Age of Fantastical Machines. Dodge avalanches, volcanoes, and machines in a variety of fantastic environments. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Play Magazine
    88
    One of the prettiest games ever and wall-to-wall arcade fun. [Jan 2005, p.58]
  2. There's no shame at all in putting out a solid effort like this. The only "bad" thing that could be said about it is that it's not revolutionary.
  3. Perfect for the younger set.
  4. Eye candy, but not much beyond that.
  5. Cheat Code Central
    60
    This won't appeal to the hardcore but younger gamers will love the look and feel of this easy to pick up and play, visually appealling game. Just watch out for the tough spots!
  6. 58
    Clocking in at under ten hours, Tork is short. With all of its problems there is no reason to play it twice. There are mini-games, but they are nothing to go back for either.
  7. 40
    The theory of evolution may not apply to Tork as a character, but it should darn well apply to video games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Gem
    Jan 19, 2005
    9
    Excellent platformer, worth 9 if you like the genre it's a non sense to give a bad rating to an excellent game just because youExcellent platformer, worth 9 if you like the genre it's a non sense to give a bad rating to an excellent game just because you don't like the genre! Tork one of the best platformers. Collapse
  2. BlueFalcon
    Feb 6, 2005
    4
    Platforming is my fav genre, but this one is way too bare bones, even for a discounted game. In the limited selection of platformers on xbox, Platforming is my fav genre, but this one is way too bare bones, even for a discounted game. In the limited selection of platformers on xbox, this is among the worst that I've tried. It's not that it's unplayable or anything. The problem is that nothing in it impresses. How Play magazine can call it "one of the prettiest games ever", is simply ridiculous. The enemies repeat over and over. The environments are simple, bland, and don't have a lot going on in them. And the graphics look like they could be pulled off on the ps1. Mostly this game just disappoints. Tork originally looked like it would be among the xbox's best, but then it's development went into hibernation for literally years. It looks like they brought it out to finish the project as cheap as possible. The results show. Expand