Summary: Turok is your average FPS. There isn’t anything addictive or impressive about it at all, yet there isn’t anything that makes it a rough experience. It’s just what you’d expect out of any everyday shooter on the market (If you’re a vegetarian, this game also isn’t for you.
Pros: Stealth kills will keep you playing, Dialogue is half-decent, Online co-op for what it's worth
Cons: Storyline disappears halfway through, Cinematic quality is absurd, Textures need alot of work
Excerpt: As far as aging franchises go, Turok is right up there. Having started out on the Nintendo 64, Turok's early games proved to be popular with critics and gamers, in no small part for the then rather spectacular graphics. But things went wrong. After Turok 2 the games seemed to get progressively worse, with the last game, Turok Evolution, pretty much nailing the coffin shut.
Excerpt: I'll be the first to admit that I didn't like the "new" Turok all that much. Even with the dinosaurs, bow and Native American protagonist, it just didn't feel like the Turok I remembered. In a sense, it was a bit like the arguments made against Marvel's "Ultimate" Universe - if you're going to do something similar, but not exactly similar, why bother with the reccognized name at all?
Excerpt: Sometimes, it just doesn't pay to be Joseph Turok. Once a criminal, he was eventually fashioned into a member of the military organization termed 'Wolf Pack.' Under the leadership of a talented soldier named Roland Kane, Turok went from a tough-as-nails goon... to something more. Then everything went wrong. Kane betrayed the group he'd mentored and fled to a planet on the galaxy's fringe. That sort of behavior just can't be tolerated.
Excerpt: If many of you around the world heard a loud voice yelling "Oh, for the love of God! Come on and die already!" then please accept my apologies for that and the cursing that followed. You see, I was playing Turok and becoming more and more frustrated with the intensely harsh AI. The new release from Propaganda Games has me wondering if the development team over there has an unbridled dislike of us gamers, and that perhaps they are taking out their anger by dropping us in...
Excerpt: Summary [6.5 out of 10] Turok is a perfect example of a next-gen game almost being good, with close-minded, repetitive and sometimes punishing try-die-and-try-again game design dragging down some of the impressive technical accomplishments.
Conclusion: Turok may not end up on any top ten lists at the end of the year, but it offers solid gameplay, and the best knife kills in town. It’s not on the level of Halo 3 or COD4, but it will make you forget some of the past awful Turok games from last generation’s consoles. After watching a Jurassic Park or Rambo flick, this is the game to play. Check out our Xbox 360 review of Turok .