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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
83
3.7
Windows
78
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 Windows what a dud
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 This is not a dinosaur, but I can kill them... Just do it.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Windows You, your knife, and a monkey...
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 the knife is a one-hit kill against unarmored humans.

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* (37493)
Turok is full of silly spectacles Nintendo 64 Kadath Bird (619)
A console fps that rocks?? Yep. And it's made by Acclaim too!! Windows Zovni (9384)
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)

The Press Says

Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Feb, 1997 1 out of 6 100
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Nintendo 64 Oct, 1997 95 out of 100 95
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Gamezilla Nintendo 64 1997 89 out of 100 89
Gaming Age Nintendo 64 Sep 19, 2004 89 out of 100 89
PC Jeux Windows Nov, 1997 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Mar 03, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Life Nintendo 64 Aug 03, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
The Video Game Critic Nintendo 64 Feb 27, 2008 C 50

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Neat! 3 DANIEL HAWKS ! (1928)
Sep 05, 2010

Trivia

The German version of the game was censored. All human opponents were replaced by robots - some of them were exclusively modelled for this release, others were just taken from the last level of the game and used throughout all the other levels as well.

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