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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 theTurok 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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Score distribution:
  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. As a first release and a re-launch of the Turok franchise, the team should be proud; the action moves at a good clip, it looks great, the sci-fi clichés make us comfortable, and it’s fun.
  3. 75
    Turok is a solid enough shooter that won't wow you the way triple-A titles like "Call of Duty 4" or "Bioshock" will. [Mar 2008, p.85]
  4. 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.
  5. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    70
    If you’ve enjoyed the previous Turok adventures, you can still find something interesting in this game. Besides fighting dinosaurs with a bow and knife, it’s standard routine stuff, including the set, the human enemy AI and the story. [Feb 2008]
  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: 19 out of 40
  2. Negative: 10 out of 40
  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 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. OliverM.
    Feb 2, 2008
    9
    The best Turok yet, and a great multiplayer to boot.
  3. NickB.
    Mar 4, 2008
    9
    Fun. That is all I can say. It might not be as high quality as Call of Duty4 or any of the AAA blockbusters out there but it is definitely Fun. That is all I can say. It might not be as high quality as Call of Duty4 or any of the AAA blockbusters out there but it is definitely just as fun, if not more. Provides some great thrills and pure entertainment as you take down humans and dinosaurs alike. AI does have some problems though. Online is not bad but is nothing revolutionary. Expand
  4. May 21, 2013
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. There's no doubt that Turok can be fun, but ultimately, the feeling of satisfaction that comes with slitting a raptor's throat or pulling off a headshot with your bow is lost in the shuffle of swarming enemies, less than stellar visuals and a story that disappears. Expand
  5. Jul 31, 2014
    6
    This was my first FPS, and it was incredible when I first played it. However, as I got more games, and I played more and more, my tastesThis was my first FPS, and it was incredible when I first played it. However, as I got more games, and I played more and more, my tastes changed. I then reunited my self with the game. Long story short: IT IS MEH. It is not amazing, nor is it terrible. It is ok. It was too dependent on multiplayer, but featured an entertaining campaign. It is worth a playthrough, but not much more. Expand
  6. May 26, 2013
    4
    I really wanted to like this game. I really, REALLY wanted to like it. to play another game where your enemies are dinosaurs sounded awesomeI really wanted to like this game. I really, REALLY wanted to like it. to play another game where your enemies are dinosaurs sounded awesome to me, but this game manages to fail at what it does. first off, the story, while interesting, is pretty bland. the Turok series has more of a sci-fi approach this time, which would be cool if this concept wasn't constantly milked in most FPS games. the gameplay isn't that good either. the control for the game makes playing the game a bit confusing, and this game has tons and tons of difficulty spikes. this is mainly because one of your enemies in Turok is military soldiers. MILITARY SOLDIERS in a TUROK game. these enemies appear more often than dinosaurs, and it really drains the fun of killing dinosaurs that Turok games should have. The music for the game isn't that good. nothing in the soundtrack stands out, and I find myself always forgetting these tunes. the graphics are passable. all environments are pretty, and the character models look nice. my only complaint is that the dinosaurs look a bit too glaring, especially raptors, which look like plastic at times. As mentioned before, this game has numerous difficulty spikes, even on the easiest difficulty. this game will kick you in the butt if you're not prepared, as numerous parts of the game involve fighting too many enemies at once, or getting shot at from all angles. If one thing is good about the game, it's the voice acting. the voice acting, while not suberb, does a decent job at this game. the voices fit for each character, especially Turok. In the end, Turok is not that great of a game. its story is bland, the gameplay is a shut off thanks to there being military factions, and its difficulty spikes make Turok not an enjoyable game. Expand
  7. TheJ.
    Feb 14, 2008
    1
    Boring story badly told and not that nice to look at. Steer clear.

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