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.
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: 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: 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?
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.
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