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  • Summary: Turok is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter set on a dark, mysterious planet in the future. Players take on the role of Joseph Turok, a former black ops commando, now part of an elite special forces squad, known as Whiskey Company, which is on a mission to take down a war criminal –Turok is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter set on a dark, mysterious planet in the future. Players take on the role of Joseph Turok, a former black ops commando, now part of an elite special forces squad, known as Whiskey Company, which is on a mission to take down a war criminal – Turok’s former mentor, Roland Kane. Set on a planet inhabited by Kane and his Mendel-Gruman Corporation soldiers, Turok must use his elite military training to elude Kane’s well-trained army and the ravenous, unpredictable dinosaurs, huge insects and other massive creatures that populate the environment. [Touchstone] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. A good start that quickly falls off into a discombobulated mess of the story’s true purpose but is successful in constantly delivering hordes of baddies to tear apart.
  2. Ultimately, Turok is the kind of game which you either like very much, or you hate and uninstall it after the first 10 minutes.
  3. The human A.I. aren't all that intelligent, but what they lack in brains they make up for in resilience.
  4. 65
    Turok is a decent game with obvious flaws. Its first steps as a reborn franchise are decent ones, though it's difficult to recommend over so many other titles on the PC market.
  5. PC Zone UK
    61
    It's terribly inconsistent and feels like a shooter from the last century. [Aug 2008, p.74]
  6. Years ago Turok was an instant hit on game consoles. But today on PC things are different. The controls are probably the worst of all console-to-PC conversions and not editable. It's not possible to save the game freely and save points are so rare, it almost feels like the developers want you to give up. Turok fails in level design and game controls, but we've played it until the end because it tells an interesting story.
  7. PC Gamer UK
    57
    Mediocre and dismally uninspired. [July 2008, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. MikeD.
    May 11, 2008
    10
    Excellent game play I received grand satisfaction for slitting as many dinosaur throats as I could... The story line is sketchy but who Excellent game play I received grand satisfaction for slitting as many dinosaur throats as I could... The story line is sketchy but who really cares when you get to kill dinosaurs. Expand
  2. Jan 2, 2015
    9
    I personally enjoyed this game. Very interesting setup: jungle and dinosaurs. And sniping with the bow and arrows is excellent! Graphics wasI personally enjoyed this game. Very interesting setup: jungle and dinosaurs. And sniping with the bow and arrows is excellent! Graphics was also good for that time. Expand
  3. Jul 13, 2016
    8
    I personally enjoyed this game. Very interesting setup: jungle and dinosaurs. And sniping with the bow and arrows is excellent! Graphics wasI personally enjoyed this game. Very interesting setup: jungle and dinosaurs. And sniping with the bow and arrows is excellent! Graphics was also good for that time. Expand
  4. Apr 17, 2020
    6
    Динозавры, лук, будущее - что еще надо для хорошего трэш-бургера? Сюжет не запомнится.Динозавры, лук, будущее - что еще надо для хорошего трэш-бургера? Сюжет не запомнится.
  5. Mar 13, 2022
    6
    PC version in 2022 is playable but with some small technical problems, like to small FOV (can be fixed, but this will brake other things).PC version in 2022 is playable but with some small technical problems, like to small FOV (can be fixed, but this will brake other things). There was no glitches or critical bugs. Hope for remaster, it will be awesome.

    Visual design and graphics is OK. Very similar to mid 2000's FPS games (FarCry, Doom3, Quake4 etc.)
    Weapons gameplay is nice, enemies not super smart (can stand in a middle of nowhere for a 5 seconds before find a cover).
    Level design is too linear.
    And final boss is .. meh.
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  6. Jan 26, 2017
    4
    It was a flawed and very average shooter right up till the end when the retarded developers decided to frustrate the player like hell with theIt was a flawed and very average shooter right up till the end when the retarded developers decided to frustrate the player like hell with the most irritating, annoying and down right abysmal boss fight i've ever experienced in a video game. I can see many people smashing their mouses, keyboards, monitors and stuff who have anger issues in irritating games. Its really that horrible of a boss fight.

    A simple thing as a sprint function would've helped the game big time since the dino enemies are moving very fast while youre literally crawling at granny speed without being able to run. And dont even try to defend it by saying thats how old shcool FPS works, ITS CLEARLY IS AND FEELS LIKE A PS3, X360 ERA CONSOLE FPS, just with a stupid developer not being able to implement a sprinting fuction. Enemy AI is also horribly balanced which have pin point accuracy no matter the situation. Lots and lots of cheap deaths also happen. Check point system is horrible. Big reliance on stupid QTEs and key mashing segments. Everything is overly scripted and game feels way too linear without giving player much freedom. One maybe good thing i can say that they got the dinos right, theyre animated really well and sound convincing aswell, their modeling is also very well done.

    Story and characters could be aswell non existant since story is plain simply awful filled with every possible cliche and characters are so boring and uninpsired that it hurts, except Turok himself, he's kinda cool and feels like a proper bad ass. Also the environments and level design are dull and uninspired.

    Horrible use of Turok IP and terribly wasted potential on cool premise that this game at first sem't to be.

    Oh and yes PC port has issues aswell with textures on modeling turning pitch black and stuttering here and there, but atleast its 60 fps almost all the way through.

    Here's hoping someone in future will do Turok game right.
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  7. Jun 13, 2012
    4
    Killing dinosaurs sounds great. When you kill them with knife looks awesome 1st time and 2nd time, but 100. time too boring, scripted knifeKilling dinosaurs sounds great. When you kill them with knife looks awesome 1st time and 2nd time, but 100. time too boring, scripted knife kills in third person view is sucks. The checkpoint system very bad, the AI is cheating, very hard to kill them. The graphics are not good. The game is linear. Expand

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