• Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 1997
  • Also On: PC
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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 Ratings

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  • Summary: The mantle has been passed. You've become Protector of the Earth. You are now Turok Dinosaur Hunter.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    Turok has more fire power more control over its environment, and more gruesome graphics than other corridor shooters. The rest are Doomed to failure.
  2. This is easily the best first person shooter for any non-computer system to date, and it ranks up there with the best that a high-end PC can offer.
  3. After the smoke clears, and the nuclear radiation fades, Turok: The Dinosaur Hunter is one of the finest games in video game history. It combines every element that makes a good game flawlessly.
  4. Turok is more than just another Doom clone. Turok delivers a complete package of great graphics, outstanding sound, and a fresh premise.
  5. This game has some serious replay. With all the hidden secrets and the pieces of the Chronoscepter (I hope I spelled that right) to find, you'll be playing this game for quite awhile.
  6. The most important thing to realise with Turok is that it's very much a post-Doom, total 3D game. The gameplay balance has had to shift away from mass onslaughts to a slightly more thoughtful variation. For the most part it's an enthralling, if occasionally frustrating atmosphere piece.
  7. Turok has some good points (namely the graphics and weapons) and some bad points (confusing level design and overuse of fog), but the overall game is still fun to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. JakeS.
    Jan 26, 2010
    10
    its the best game i ever played for the n64 i have been playing it fo years till this day finding out new secrets i went to ebay to by a its the best game i ever played for the n64 i have been playing it fo years till this day finding out new secrets i went to ebay to by a system to save last week just for this game i never seen a game better then this Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2017
    10
    I loved this game so much and I am still waiting for a game to capture the same type of atmosphere this game did back in the day with limitedI loved this game so much and I am still waiting for a game to capture the same type of atmosphere this game did back in the day with limited resources. Expand
  3. Turok
    Aug 12, 2004
    9
    The Best dinosaur game ever. Too bad the series has fallen from grace. (Because of the horrible, wretched evolution)
  4. Starfire
    Oct 23, 2007
    9
    Exploring the misty, dinosaur-infested worlds here was an eye-opening experience. It was an unusually mature N64 title, with sudden attacks Exploring the misty, dinosaur-infested worlds here was an eye-opening experience. It was an unusually mature N64 title, with sudden attacks and pounding, rhythmic music; the colours and the sense of moving through vast areas helped as well. It used the N64 in a unique way and showed what was possible when 3rd parties really used the machine well. Expand
  5. Sam
    Apr 4, 2005
    9
    Turok was for me a truely unique and awe-inspiring experience at the time. My Nintendo 64 days would not have been the same without the Turok Turok was for me a truely unique and awe-inspiring experience at the time. My Nintendo 64 days would not have been the same without the Turok series, and the first part (Dinosaur Hunter) still remains the be the best ever Turok, even after all this time. Expand
  6. Jul 30, 2012
    8
    All i have to say is if you want a fun shooter that is adventure and B.C. like.Then this game is really for you and should be on shelves.IfAll i have to say is if you want a fun shooter that is adventure and B.C. like.Then this game is really for you and should be on shelves.If you're not used to the c-buttons being that you move then maybe not.The game has one flaw but other than that this game is awesome! There is no loading time and it is fast paste and adventurous in all means this is a buy! Expand
  7. BenjaminB.
    Apr 2, 2007
    5
    It's a stupid, linear 1st person shooter with a lack of enemy-intelligence.

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#5 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1997