Turok Reviews (PlayStation 3)

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The Video Game Critic (Mar 01, 2008)
It took a while for this game to grow on me, but my friends were crazy about Turok from the start. No doubt I'll be getting a lot of flak for not giving this game an A. I don't think it's quite as fun as Halo, but Turok is consistently intense and exciting, and shooter fans will have a hard time putting down their controller.
Lawrence (Mar 04, 2008)
Like Tomb Raider, here’s another series I thought was dead and gone after several recent installments ended up falling flat. The later N64 Turoks and the PS2 attempt ended up being mediocre, so I figured this was its last attempt at being a viable franchise. Thankfully, it can actually be a lot of fun. Granted, it does nothing new at all for the FPS genre. This is, quite simply, a dumb, mindless “popcorn” game, but it does it pretty well. While Turok offers virtually nothing new to the genre, it’s still a carnage-filled shooter that’s fun to sit down and play if you’re burned out on COD4 and Halo 3.
Extreme Gamer (Feb 11, 2008)
When I first played the Turok demo last year, I was a certain Propaganda games had a sure winner on their hands. Turok seemed like it was going to be an early competitor for game of the year, really, how cans you beat taking down monstrous dinosaurs with a combat knife? Unfortunately, this first-person shooter revived from the N64 title doesn’t live up to the status of the original hit. The call to bring the dinosaur hunter Turok back into action daunting task that Propaganda engaged head-on, however a few programming choices cause fun gaming to turn into frustration. Turok is worth a strong rental, however if you’re going to shell out the cash to slit a few danseurs throats remember throwing your controller through your brand new plasma TV is simply not worth it.
Gamer 2.0 (Feb 10, 2008)
So while this Turok may not be of the same quality of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter on the Nintendo 64, but it will leave you will an enjoyable experience. Still, dinosaur throat-slitting can only go so far, and that along with some other cool features isn’t enough to warrant a definitive purchase. It is worth your time, however, so give it a shot if you can.
Jeuxvideo.fr (Jan 30, 2008)
Si dans le fond, Turok n'a rien d'exceptionnel, il possède tout de même une véritable identité qui lui permettra d'accrocher la plupart des fans de FPS. Hormis la difficulté parfois usante et l'absence d'un mode coopération sur la campagne principale, aucun défaut majeur ne vient ternir le tableau. Visuellement attrayant et techniquement alléchant, Turok revient en pleine forme ! Des dinosaures, du sang et une action sans relâche en fond l'une des bonnes surprises de ce début d'année.
Gamesmania.de (Feb 22, 2008)
Turok ist wie die Fortsetzung eines erfolgreichen Hollywood Films: Kann man sich angucken, muss man aber nicht. Dass dem Kampf gegen die Dinos die größte Aufmerksamkeit bei der Entwicklung gewidmet wurde, ist dem Spiel deutlich anzumerken. Und dieser Teil macht auch wirklich Spaß. Leider nimmt der Kampf gegen menschliche Gegner jedoch bestimmt 50% des Spiels ein und hierbei ist Turok mittelmäßig, sowohl grafisch, als auch spielerisch. Nicht mittelmäßig sind jedoch die Speicherpunkte: Die sind einfach nur schlecht. Für Spieler, die eine hohe Frustgrenze haben und Jurassic Park zu ihren Lieblingsfilmen zählen, können wir eine Kaufempfehlung aussprechen. Alle anderen sollten die Anschaffung nochmals überdenken, schließlich kostet ein XBox Spiel mehr als eine Kinokarte.
GameLemon (Feb 04, 2008)
FPS fans who have played the current crop of games will find a fair amount of fun with Turok. It harkens back to the most simple of games with linear maps and simple kill-or-be-killed gameplay. However, there's nothing here to provide this title with the crossover appeal of a game like Bioshock, or the rabid fanbase of Halo. In the end, Turok is best described as a middle of the road FPS with a little 1997 nostalgia thrown in on the side.
UOL Jogos (Feb 08, 2008)
"Turok" reinicia a franquia do zero, prometendo uma história envolvente pontuada por grandes momentos de ação, além de um modo multiplayer repleto de novidades. O jogo consegue cumprir sua tarefa parcialmente: a ação está lá, mas não é suficiente para prender a atenção por si só, ainda mais diante do potencial da história e dos envolvidos na produção, além de alguns problemas chatos. O multiplayer funciona bem e conta com idéias divertidas, mas a pouca variedade de mapas se torna um limitador, problema que felizmente pode ser solucionado via download.
GameCell UK (Feb, 2008)
All in all, for PS3 owners this is not as polished a piece of sci-fi as Resistance: Fall of Man. Nor is it as cinematic or clever as Call of Duty 4 or The Orange Box. But for fans of shooters who have already gobbled those up and adore dinosaurs and outright machismo it’s really not as bad as you might think. The choice of good first person shooters on the PS3 is still a trifle limited and with leviathans like Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 being some months away it could tie up any wannabee space cadet reptile ripper quite nicely.
Turok's multiplayer offerings are all pretty bland, too. Dinosaurs exist in the online games as well, but they're AI-controlled bots only meant to add some extra randomness to each match. Instead, they offer little more than an extra target to practice on while passing through an area. Multiplayer, like so many other elements of this game, feels well-intentioned but fails to impress.
GameSpot (Feb 11, 2008)
In the end, like many Hollywood blockbusters, Turok doesn't leave much of an impression when you're done with it. It's a game about battling dinosaurs, and though it does a good job at that, there's not much more to it. The nondinosaur sequences are fairly conventional for the genre, and it all makes for a solid but not great game.
IGN (Jan 31, 2008)
There's no doubt that Turok can be fun, but ultimately, the feeling of satisfaction that comes with slitting a raptor's throat or pulling off a headshot with your bow is lost in the shuffle of swarming enemies, less than stellar visuals and a story that disappears. Do I recommend Turok for folks just looking for a game to run through with two shotguns in hand? Yes, but I wouldn't expect to walk away from playing with your mind blown.
4Players.de (Feb 11, 2008)
Ich habe allerdings ein Problem mit blöden Design-Entscheidungen, die ein gutes Spiel in die Mittelmäßigkeit zerren: Ein Indianer mag keinen Schmerz spüren, ich hingegen schon - und der äußert sich in diesem Fall in einem angesichts des schrecklich missratenen Checkpunkt-Systems rasant schrumpfenden Paracetamol-Vorrat. Die Verwundbarkeit während der nicht abbrechbaren Messer-Attacken zählt ebenso dazu wie die hibbelige Steuerung oder die übertriebene Unberechenbarkeit der Saurier, die ihren Teil dazu beitragen, dass der Schwierigkeitsgrad unnötig in die Höhe gekurbelt wird. Ich mag das Messer samt seiner mannigfaltigen Anwendungsmöglichkeiten, ich mag den Bogen, ich mag die vielfältigen Herangehensweisen an die Probleme. Aber ich mag es nicht, eine Stelle zehn Mal spielen zu müssen, weil die Designer der Meinung sind, dass das total viel Spaß macht. Turok, alte Hütte - tu rockst einfach nicht mehr!
All in all, Turok is a relatively fun game, and the dramatic stealth moves are mirrored by the awesome array of weapons and modes of firing. However the initial rush is quickly ruined by a poor damage system, shoddy graphics and overuse of bloom effects making many characters in game glow like the Son of God. The story is sadly lacking in depth and the fact that Turok can run no faster than a small child limits the appeal of combat abilities. If you like mindless shooters then this might be your cup of tea (or dinosaur soup?), otherwise save your money and catch up on the AAA games you missed in 2007.
GamingTrend (Feb, 2008)
Turok is another in a series of reboots, whether we’re talking about games, movies, or TV shows. The thing that sucks is that you really don’t have much of an idea what is going with Turok or the enemy you are fighting against. With the dinosaurs in the game, it could have been a very interesting game that really set itself apart from other shooters. Instead, we get a boring and mostly easy game with a few places that cause controller-throwing frustration. Hopefully Propaganda can warrant a sequel that advances the plot and creates a better overall game. Otherwise Turok stands to become another game that really has a lot of potential but ultimately comes out to be disappointing.
PlayFrance (Feb 07, 2008)
Doté de quelques idées originales, Turok n'en demeure pas moins un FPS très convenu qui risque d'avoir du mal à s'imposer face aux ténors du genre. Les amateurs de la licence peuvent toutefois se laisser tenter sans craindre une déception semblable à celle de Turok : Evolution, et les parties en ligne leur permettront de profiter plus longtemps du titre de Propaganda Games une fois le mode solo bouclé. On reste toutefois déçu par le niveau technique du jeu qui souffre une fois de plus de tearing et de ralentissements que l'on aimerait voir disparaître des productions PS3.
These issues guarantee that Turok isn't going to win any awards, especially considering 07's stellar FPSes. But the unusual premise, solid writing, and varied play make it worth a look.
In conclusion, Turok does not appear to be a bad game at the surface. Indeed, it has a lot of necessary elements of a good game: a decent length, a recognizable character, online multi-player, a fairly well thought out storyline and so on. Yet these advantages are also its weakness. You never grow to care much for Turok (the character, not the game), the online play is uninspiring and the storyline may explain things well enough, it just can't save a game that suffers from poor graphic design, A.I. and monotony. If you expect to relive Turok with the same amount of vigor and excitement that accompanied it in the 90s, you will only be disappointed by this game.
JeuxActu (Feb 12, 2008)
Plutôt que de marcher sur les traces d’Acclaim, Touchstone et Propaganda Games ont donné une nouvelle identité à Turok sur le fond comme sur la forme. Bien que les dinosaures soient toujours de la partie, il faut désormais se coltiner des adversaires humains pour des combats qui peuvent s’avérer techniques si on s’en donne la peine. Malheureusement, le schéma de jeu reste trop classique au même titre que son esthétisme et son moteur graphique. Et ce n’est pas non plus le multijoueur qui tirera son épingle du jeu face aux grosses pointures du jeu en réseau.
Power Unlimited (Mar 05, 2008)
Turok is matig uitgewerkt. De balans is zoek (met name online) en de A.I. van je teammates en/of tegenstanders laat ook te wensen over. Het had zo mooi kunnen zijn maar helaas.
Gamekult (Feb 08, 2008)
Après avoir disparu toutes ces années, la série Turok est de retour avec un épisode plus nerveux et moderne, mais résolument dans la lignée de ses prédécesseurs sur le principe. Porté par l'Unreal Engine qui assure une réalisation assez solide malgré quelques aléas esthétiques, le titre de Propaganda Games propose une aventure très classique et linéaire. Heureusement, la chasse aux dinos dans cette jungle hostile et gigantesque sait se montrer vraiment prenante et flippante grâce à un bon travail sur le level design et surtout l'intervention des dinosaures plus fourbes et violents que jamais. Turok s'en sort donc au final assez honorablement, même s'il reste un cran en dessous des ténors du genre actuellement. A recommander donc aux Rambo de la paléontologie et aux affamés de FPS qui y trouveront une aventure très classique, mais efficace.
Factornews (Feb 17, 2008)
Divertissant malgré de grosses lacunes
GameSpy (Feb 01, 2008)
Turok pissed us off a lot, but ultimately it's a decent shooter with a few elements that are completely awesome and a rampaging difficulty curve. The "stealth" kill animations that play when using the combat knife at close range are excellently satisfying the first ten times you see them, but lose a bit of their luster after you get assaulted by four raptors and get the same forehead-skewering animation four times in a row. Still, when taken in small doses, Turok is brutally and bloodily entertaining. In a way it's almost a casual game, easy to pick up but even easier to put down (and also easy to pick up again once your furious ire has subsided).
JeuxVideoPC.com (Feb 07, 2008)
Turok continue sur sa lancée et nous offre un nouvel épisode moyen, tendant vers le médiocre. La trame et la progression sont ultra classiques et balisées, et seule l’ambiance jungle/dinosaures apporte un peu fraicheur. La difficulté aberrante de certains passages et une jouabilité approximative gâchent une bonne partie du plaisir simple qu’on aurait pu éprouver en égorgeant un Velociraptor. Un FPS standard, maquillé d’une couche de frustration indélébile.
Jeuxvideo.com (Feb 05, 2008)
Mal pensé, le gameplay de Turok se transforme en épreuve stupide et faussement hardcore. La définition d'un jeu exigeant est de donner peu de droit à l'erreur au joueur, pas de le priver carrément de ses chances en intégrant des paramètres parfaitement ingérables. S'il y a un public pour ça, il va s'éclater à se faire sauter sur le dos par un Raptor qui le mettra à mort en deux mouvements. Evidemment, l'ennui, c'est que la cible commerciale de Turok n'est pas franchement celle des hardcore gamers un peu tordus, pour l'instant ils sont toujours occupés par STALKER.
Turok : turak. On n'a pas pu s'empêcher ce mauvais jeu de mots. Mais c'est avant tout pour souligner le fait qu'au delà de la devanture du magasin où vous achetez votre précieux Blu-ray, le charme devrait finir d'opérer dès la mise en route de la console. La litanie des Turok sur PC n'avait pas connu, c'est un euphémisme, que des succès. On est désormais au moins sûr d'une chose en la matière : celle sur PS3 ne commence pas mieux. Et si les developpeurs n'y mettent pas du leur, ce n'est pas ce qui va aider la pauvre petite firme Sony à vendre ses consoles et à faire des bénéfices... Ah dur dur la vie de géant de l'industrie !
Diehard GameFan (Feb 15, 2008)
Do not buy this game. This thing is currently the front runner for my worst game of 2008. You want a game where an Indian fights aliens? Get Prey It’s not very good, but it’s better than this. You want a game involving dinosaurs and space? Get Dino Crisis 3. That game is awful, but it’s still better than Turok. This game has so many issues the only people I can see defending it are the creators, big time fan boys who speak with emotion rather than critical thinking, or reviewers who received swag, ad space and money from Touchstone. This game sucks.