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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 Nintendo 64 Making your way across a narrow log bridge
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Windows One of the boss enemies: A hummer jeep
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 Collect items
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 Miniboss fight

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* (37740)
Turok is full of silly spectacles Nintendo 64 Kadath Bird (712)
A console fps that rocks?? Yep. And it's made by Acclaim too!! Windows Zovni (9367)
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
X64 Nintendo 64 Oct, 1997 91 out of 100 91
Edge Nintendo 64 Feb, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Gamezilla Nintendo 64 1997 89 out of 100 89
Mega Score Windows Feb, 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Meristation Windows Mar 22, 1998 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Mar 04, 1997 8.1 out of 10 81
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

Forums

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Neat! 3 DANIEL HAWKS ! (1928)
Sep 05, 2010

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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