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Turok

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
64
3.7
Windows
62
3.3
Xbox 360
67
1.9
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Description

Turok is a first-person shooter game set in the near future. There is no relationship with the previous games or the storyline from the comic books. The protagonist is Joseph Turok, a former member of Wolf Pack (the enemy in this game), but now a member of Whiskey Company. The mission that led to the events of the game was simple: find Roland Kane (leader of Wolf Pack, and Turok's former mentor) and bring him back to Earth. However, things turned ugly, as the ship was hit by a missile and crashed on the back-water planet. Even worse, it becomes apparent that scientists from the Mendel Gruman Corporation have been terra-forming the planet for accelerated evolution, resulting in dinosaurs hunting Turok, his allies, and his enemy. Joseph Turok's mission is to survive at all costs.

Gameplay is about surviving in dangerous environments with both human soldiers and dinosaurs. The dinosaurs can be used as a tool to eliminate soldiers by luring them. All weapons have secondary functions such as a flares to lure dinos. Turok can also choose a stealthy approach with arrows and his trusty knife, in the form of brutal kills. Online multiplayer is also featured, with all the weapons from the single-player game, and some maps have dinos and giant scorpions. The gameplay modes include classics like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and all-new modes borrowed from objective-based war games, such as Assault Capture the flag, and co-op missions. They all have a little twist to them, such as CTF putting a lure on the "flag carrier" that draws dinos to the player.

Screenshots

Turok Windows A good dino is a dead dino.
Turok Windows Industrial environment
Turok Windows The classic knife
Turok Windows Spaceship entering the planet's orbit.

Alternate Titles

  • "Турок" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Turok, or: "How to make a generic FPS and apply a license to it." Xbox 360 AkibaTechno (228)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic PlayStation 3 Mar 01, 2008 B+ 83
Extreme Gamer PlayStation 3 Feb 11, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Mar 20, 2008 7.4 out of 10 74
GameCell UK PlayStation 3 Feb, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven PlayStation 3 Feb 01, 2008 69 out of 100 69
GamingTrend PlayStation 3 Feb, 2008 404 out of 600 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Xbox 360 Mar, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation 3 Mar, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Factornews Xbox 360 Feb 17, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Gamekult Windows May 22, 2008 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

In the German gaming magazine GameStar (issue 04/2009) Turok was named as one of the "10 Most Terrible Sequels". It has nothing to do with its predecessors and is more concerned with its knife animations than with challenging fights. It also suffers from being a loveless console port with horrible handling.

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