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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (Nintendo 64)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
83
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3.7
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Description

The Earth is separated by an invisible barrier from the Lost Land, a realm in which time has no meaning, and which is inhabited by ferocious dinosaurs and aliens. For many generations, the mantle of Turok has been bestowed upon those who saw the protection of the barrier as their sacred duty. But an evil lord named Campaigner is seeking for an artifact that is capable of destroying the barrier, striving to dominate the entire universe. This artifact, known as the Chronoscepter, was broken into pieces which were then hidden away. Tal'Set, a Native American and the last Turok, must find the scattered pieces of the Chronoscepter, and stop the Campaigner from obtaining them.

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is a first-person shooter with platforming and light puzzle-solving elements. Much of the game is set in outdoor environments, and requires the player to explore them by finding various paths, jumping, swimming, and climbing. The game's most notable enemies are dinosaurs of various sizes, though the levels also include human and demonic enemies, as well as wildlife. The player gradually gains access to thirteen weapons (plus the Chronoscepter, assembling which is the game's main objective); these include a knife, a bow, as well as high-tech firearms such as a rocket launcher and an atomic fusion cannon.

Screenshots

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 The knife is more effective than you'd think.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 A jumping puzzle.  I hope you like them, because there are lots.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 Close combat
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 A lava jumping puzzle.  Goody.

Alternate Titles

  • "恐龙猎人" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Turok: Łowca Dinozaurów" -- Polish title
  • "Tokisora Senshi Turok" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

No first-person shooters featured dinosaurs ... until now *Katakis* (37847) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Turok is full of silly spectacles Kadath Bird (716) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
A Basic N64 Action Game Matt Neuteboom (941) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
This game is a lot of fun! Ben Fahy (73) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is just plain fun! Ian Dawson (10) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

The Press Says

Total! (Germany) Feb, 1997 1 out of 6 100
GamePro (US) Apr, 1997 5 out of 5 100
PGNx Media Aug 07, 2003 9.6 out of 10 96
Edge Feb, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Gamezilla 1997 89 out of 100 89
Gaming Age Sep 19, 2004 89 out of 100 89
Retroage Jan 30, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug 15, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Retrogaming History Apr 17, 2010 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Feb 27, 2008 C 50

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Trivia

Turok is based on a comic book series of the same name, and not the other way around as most people seem to think. The series is published by Acclaim Comics and written by the great Fabian Nicieza.

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