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  • Summary: The Dinosaur Hunter Returns

    Having defeated the Campaigner, Turok throws the Chronocepter into a waiting volcano to destroy it. Unfortunately the blast awakens an even deadlier force - The Primagen. Once again Turok is tasked with restoring peace to the land and stopping the Primagen from
    The Dinosaur Hunter Returns

    Having defeated the Campaigner, Turok throws the Chronocepter into a waiting volcano to destroy it. Unfortunately the blast awakens an even deadlier force - The Primagen. Once again Turok is tasked with restoring peace to the land and stopping the Primagen from merging Earth with the nether world.

    Fight your way through 35 different types of enemies with bouncing bellies, blinking eyes, stretching tentacles and snapping jaws. From Prehistoric Raptors, to evolved Flesh Eaters, to your final battle with the Mother of all beasts you'll want to defeat all of them!
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. NF Magazine
    Oct 26, 2020
    80
    Nightdive's doing great work bringing the past back into the present. [Issue #48 – September/October 2020, p. 24]
  2. 70
    Is Turok 2 better than Dinosaur Hunter? I don’t know if I’d call it better, but it’s certainly different. Personally, I prefer the original game but I appreciate how different this sequel is, even if I’m not a huge fan of every single point of divergence. Certainly, the level design leaves something to be desired, and while Turok wields a healthy armament by game’s end, there’s a cruel practicality to virtually every weapon. The Cerebral Bore is great, but it’s a one-enemy gun. Dinosaur Hunter had the Particle Accelerator and Fusion Cannon, both of which wiped out entire landscapes of enemies. This may be a consideration for Turok 2’s more closed, corridor-heavy environments, which is another thing I don’t love about it. However, the enemy designs and overall uniqueness of the environments really is special.
  3. Sep 16, 2019
    70
    Most of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil’s problems simply lie with the passage of time. If you are willing to overlook some of those issues, such as the outdated visuals and level design, what you will find is a fun and thrilling trip down memory lane to one of the Nintendo 64’s best first-person shooters. The lack of multiplayer, while not essential, hurts the overall package.
  4. Aug 12, 2019
    60
    It’s a testament to the quality of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil and the great enhancements made by Nightdive Studios that this remaster is still an essential chapter of FPS history – more so than its rough-around-the-edges predecessor. Every gun still feels incredible, every level still looks unique in its design and the bosses and enemies are still a riot to hunt down and slay. But the bizarre amputation of the game’s multiplayer modes renders the Switch version painfully incomplete. Until support for multiplayer is patched in or addressed in some shape or form, we’re forced to give this N64 classic a score it doesn’t deserve.
  5. Aug 20, 2019
    60
    While there are absolutely zero excuses for the missing multiplayer, I suspect Turok 2 might still draw a bit of a nostalgic audience on Nintendo Switch. Having a smoother, fogless experience (no $30 Expansion Pak needed) with modern touches like gyroscopic controls and a wealth of player options does help. But this game is uneven and dated, and it shows. Add in the cut multiplayer – I can’t stress that enough – and it makes Turok 2 just a so-so release on the Nintendo Switch.
  6. Sep 25, 2019
    50
    Turok 2: Seeds of Evil is a classic Nintendo 64 FPS that perfectly enraptures the charm of its era. Certain design decisions struggle to translate well to the modern times, however, rendering the act of shooting dinos feel fun in some areas but obtuse in others.
  7. 20
    So this is a very short review, but since the developer doesn't have enough respect for players or the source material to include a core part of the original experience, I'm going to show them as much respect in return.

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Nov 9, 2020
    7
    Man this game is a mixed bag... Some parts, stood the test of time and some aged horribly. Graphics are what they are, it's an early 3D gameMan this game is a mixed bag... Some parts, stood the test of time and some aged horribly. Graphics are what they are, it's an early 3D game with just a fresh coat of paint. I enjoy increased resolution, extended draw distance and FOV which makes the game much more playable. Also refreshed controls are a welcome addition. Shooting is very enjoyable, this is the part that endured the flow of time. Movement is fluid, guns are punchy (enhanced by the HD rumble) and enemies spill a ton of blood. Gyro controls are on point (I suggest cranking them to maximum). But the thing that threw me off was exploration... Man those levels are convoluted! It's very easy to miss objectives and map is not very helpful. Online guides help, but I rather spend time playing the game, than studying them. So unfortunately I stopped playing at the end of level 2 and moved over to another game. If I was a kid back in the 90's it would probably be one of 2 or 3 games my mom bought me this year and I would play the crap out of it. But I'm an adult, I have all the money in the world to buy whatever games i want, but little time to play them. So I would rather spend this precious time progressing the story, than running the same corridor for the 5th time, while studying maps and YouTube walkthroughs. Sorry Turok... you are not an experience suited for me. Still I think this is a very good remaster and consider my brief experience with the game quite enjoyable. For a discounted price of 9$ I got equivalent of two or three evenings of good old boomer shooter vibes. Expand
  2. Aug 9, 2019
    3
    Good game but missing the multiplayer aspect (which was some of the most fun in the game)