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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 Lining up a bow shot.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 Many areas have ambient life like this deer.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Windows The ancient city
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Windows The mother of all leaper lizards

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

No first-person shooters featured dinosaurs ... until now Nintendo 64 *Katakis* (38327)
Turok is full of silly spectacles Nintendo 64 Kaddy B. (758)
A console fps that rocks?? Yep. And it's made by Acclaim too!! Windows Zovni (9305)
At least a few hours of fun Windows Jackson Schwipp (20)
A Basic N64 Action Game Nintendo 64 Matt Neuteboom (941)
This game is a lot of fun! Nintendo 64 Ben Fahy (73)
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is just plain fun! Nintendo 64 Ian Dawson (10)

Critic Reviews

Bravo Screenfun Nintendo 64 Mar, 1997 1 out of 6 100
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Nintendo 64 Oct, 1997 95 out of 100 95
X64 Nintendo 64 Oct, 1997 91 out of 100 91
Nintendojo Nintendo 64 May 26, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Edge Nintendo 64 Feb, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Electric Playground Nintendo 64 Mar 19, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec 30, 1997 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker Windows Oct, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The DOS Spirit Windows Dec 11, 2008 3 out of 6 50

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Trivia

Port of the award winning N64 title, which was the first 1st person shooter on the now famous console.

Iguana, who were owned by Acclaim at the time, developed the original Turok. A year or so later, Acclaim merged Iguana and Probe, one of the other developers owned by Acclaim, into one single developers house, Acclaim Inc.

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