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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

MobyRank MobyScore
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 Windows say hello to ur death my friend
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Windows The mother of all leaper lizards
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Windows This dinosaur can take many rockets before it dies
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 This is not a dinosaur, but I can kill them... Just do it.

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* (37809)
Turok is full of silly spectacles Nintendo 64 Kadath Bird (706)
A console fps that rocks?? Yep. And it's made by Acclaim too!! Windows Zovni (9360)
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
PGNx Media Nintendo 64 Aug 07, 2003 9.6 out of 10 96
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Electric Playground Nintendo 64 Mar 19, 1997 9 out of 10 90
IGN Nintendo 64 Mar 11, 1997 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Jeux Windows Nov, 1997 84 out of 100 84
Retrogaming History Nintendo 64 Apr 17, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Windows Dec 23, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nintendo 64 Aug 15, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania Windows 1997 65 out of 100 65

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Neat! 3 DANIEL HAWKS ! (1910)
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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