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.
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.
Excerpt: The team at Propaganda Games, the whole lot of 'em, have some serious balls. That they would not only resuscitate the brand that encapsulated everything that went wrong with Acclaim but would keep almost everything about it, from multiplayer to the frugal use of checkpoints, completely old-school...