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: 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...
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 .
Summary: Considering that it's published by Touchstone, an interactive arm of Disney, it's not surprising that Turok comes across like it was based on a screenplay. This new Turok game is the first in the franchise in six years, and it feels like a reboot in many ways. Gone are the time-traveling aspects of the previous games, and in its stead is a sci-fi story that involves a ship crashing on an alien world inhabited by dinosaurs.
Pros: You get to battle dinosaurs, Great voice cast, Killing a T-rex with a knife
Cons: Set-piece battles go on for far too long, Few checkpoint saves add to frustration, Human opponents aren't dinosaurs
Excerpt: It’s hard to believe it’s been 11 years since Turok made his foggy video game debut in Turok: Dinosaur Hunter for the N64. When Acclaim died the franchise seemingly died with it, but it’s been resurrected by Touchstone for the 360 and PlayStation 3. Did this fossilized hunter learn some new tricks? About the only thing this Turok has in common with the prior games is that the lead character is Native American and there are dinosaurs to kill.
Conclusion: It does make a difference. And when you realise that these scaly and glistening monsters are hidden about some convincingly designed alien forests ready to spring and chomp your throat out, you know that your afternoon’s gaming will not be entirely unenjoyable. Now don’t get me wrong, Turok is no visual powerhouse. The graphics vary from some quite detailed distance geometry to jaggy and bland textures close up.
Pros: Using the springy bow is highly savoury, The alien forest planet feels atmospheric to explore, Macho and violent!, Some decent fire fights, You often need to think about which weapon to use, YOU GET TO KILL DINOSAURS!!!
Cons: Some pop up and slowdown, Generic and unoriginal characters, weapons and locations, Mixed bag graphics, Soft impact weapon sounds, Low rent storyline