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Turok: Evolution

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
70
1.9
Windows
40
3.4
GameCube
69
2.8
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Description

In this prequel to the previous Turok games, you are Tal'Set, the saviour of natives of the River Village in the Lost Lands, who must confront the evil Lord Tyrannus, leader of the reptilian hordes. Tyrannus is bent on a "Holy Mission" to purify the Lost Land through slaughter and misery.

During the fight with your nemesis Captain Tobias Bruckner in 1886 Texas, you were injured and sucked in to the Lost Lands. After recovering in the village, you discover that Tyrannus appoints a new general to his armies –Bruckner. So you begin the war in a land of lush jungles, suspended cities, mysterious temples, reptile armies, and towering dinosaurs.

In the game you can also fly a fully-armed winged Quetzalcoatlus, use the destructible environment – such as trees and massive rocks – to help your weapons, and order your troops to take cover, establish strategic positions, and even surrender.

Screenshots

Turok: Evolution GameCube Waterfall and big dinos.
Turok: Evolution GameCube Finally dispatched them both.
Turok: Evolution GameCube Title screen.
Turok: Evolution GameCube Guards protecting the exit.

Alternate Titles

  • "Turok 4" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Dead and Bloated PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5234)
A bad game Xbox The Holy Moly (21)
It does what it does okay, but there's much better available. PlayStation 2 Tibes80 (1495)
He's back again PlayStation 2 Horny-Bullant (56)

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Xbox Sep, 2002 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) GameCube Oct 04, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Xbox Sep 18, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play.tm PlayStation 2 Oct 28, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Netjak GameCube Sep 02, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Game Over Online Xbox Oct 31, 2002 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot GameCube Sep 05, 2002 7.3 out of 10 73
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 03, 2002 6.3 out of 10 63
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Sep 14, 2002 5 out of 10 50
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2003 48 out of 100 48

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Trivia

German version

In Germany, there are two versions of Turok: Evolution, an uncut USK 18 and a cut USK 16 version. The changes:
  • All blood and gore effects were removed.
  • Arrows don't get stuck inside the enemy after his death, but disappear instantly.
  • Enemies don't throw up when hit with a poisoned arrow.
  • Enemies don't get set on fire when hit with the flame thrower.
  • Enemies don't surrender.
  • There are no hanged up corpses in level four.
  • Death cries during the outro sequence were removed.
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Marketing

Acclaim announced a Labour Day contest dedicated to the release date of the game. If a family gives birth to an infant close to 12:01 a.m. on September 1st and names him "Turok" during the next year, the company will give a $10,000 savings bond to the family. The UK version of this marketing event rewarded an Xbox, 500 pounds (about $766) in cash, and all five Turok games. The condition was to legally change the name to "Turok" for a year.

Information also contributed by Felix Knoke.

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