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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

Critic Score User Score
Nintendo 64
83
3.7
Windows
76
3.6
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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 Title screen / Main menu.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 A jumping puzzle.  I hope you like them, because there are lots.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 The knife is more effective than you'd think.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 From the intro: Turok draws his bow

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 Nintendo 64 *Katakis* (37871)
Turok is full of silly spectacles Nintendo 64 Kadath Bird (761)
A console fps that rocks?? Yep. And it's made by Acclaim too!! Windows Zovni (9332)
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

Gaming Age Nintendo 64 Sep 19, 2004 89 out of 100 89
IGN Nintendo 64 Mar 11, 1997 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Windows Oct, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Retro Spirit Games Nintendo 64 Aug 06, 2013 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nintendo 64 Aug 15, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Retrogaming History Nintendo 64 Apr 17, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GameLemon Nintendo 64 Dec 07, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nintendo 64 Mar, 1997 6.9 out of 10 69
Gamesmania.de Windows 1997 65 out of 100 65

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Neat! 3 DANIEL HAWKS ! (1896)
Sep 05, 2010

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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