Excerpt: Many years ago Acclaim produced a new game called Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. This game was loved amongst both critics and gamers, mainly because of the beautiful graphics and over the top weaponry. After Acclaim stopped existing the series was believed to be as extinct as a Brontosaurus.
Conclusion: The stealth is fun at some points and some of the action shines but overall the game is just another FPS and is a game you'll want to buy only if it's cheap. Rent it first and if you love it by all means, buy it.
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.
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.
Dinosaurs rescue an otherwise underwhelming shooter.
6 May 2008
Summary: It's impressive how far slitting a dinosaur's neck can go toward saving an otherwise mediocre game from becoming immediate bargain-bin fodder. Without the lumbering lizards, Turok's middling artificial intelligence, spotty difficulty, and average production values would make it a merely functional...
Pros: You exterminate lots and lots of dinosaurs, The dinos are fun to shoot and behave in interesting ways, Knife kills and other fun tricks are tremendously satisfying
Cons: Quicksave feature is broken, Cheap deaths, Problematic artificial intelligence, Underwhelming production values and poor performance
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.
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.
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.