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Turok: Evolution

Critic Score User Score
Windows
41
3.4
GameCube
69
2.8
PlayStation 2
63
2.6
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Description

In this prequel to the previous Turok games, you are Tal'Set, the saviour of natives of the River Village in the Lost Lands, who must confront the evil Lord Tyrannus, leader of the reptilian hordes. Tyrannus is bent on a "Holy Mission" to purify the Lost Land through slaughter and misery.

During the fight with your nemesis Captain Tobias Bruckner in 1886 Texas, you were injured and sucked in to the Lost Lands. After recovering in the village, you discover that Tyrannus appoints a new general to his armies –Bruckner. So you begin the war in a land of lush jungles, suspended cities, mysterious temples, reptile armies, and towering dinosaurs.

In the game you can also fly a fully-armed winged Quetzalcoatlus, use the destructible environment – such as trees and massive rocks – to help your weapons, and order your troops to take cover, establish strategic positions, and even surrender.

Screenshots

Turok: Evolution GameCube Presenting.
Turok: Evolution Windows The Anti-Gravity Gun
Turok: Evolution Windows Traps!
Turok: Evolution Windows A surrendered enemy

Alternate Titles

  • "Turok 4" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Dead and Bloated PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5227)
A bad game Xbox The Holy Moly (21)
It does what it does okay, but there's much better available. PlayStation 2 Tibes80 (1495)
He's back again PlayStation 2 Horny-Bullant (56)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) GameCube Oct 04, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Oct 07, 2002 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Nov, 2002 7.75 out of 10 78
Gamesmania.de GameCube Sep 06, 2002 75 out of 100 75
GameZone GameCube Sep 27, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpy Xbox Oct 09, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Peliplaneetta.net PlayStation 2 Sep 16, 2002 70 out of 100 70
PC Action Windows Jan 15, 2004 61 out of 100 61
The Video Game Critic Xbox Dec 20, 2008 C+ 58
Shooterplanet Windows Dec 25, 2003 46 out of 100 46

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Trivia

German version

In Germany, there are two versions of Turok: Evolution, an uncut USK 18 and a cut USK 16 version. The changes:
  • All blood and gore effects were removed.
  • Arrows don't get stuck inside the enemy after his death, but disappear instantly.
  • Enemies don't throw up when hit with a poisoned arrow.
  • Enemies don't get set on fire when hit with the flame thrower.
  • Enemies don't surrender.
  • There are no hanged up corpses in level four.
  • Death cries during the outro sequence were removed.
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Marketing

Acclaim announced a Labour Day contest dedicated to the release date of the game. If a family gives birth to an infant close to 12:01 a.m. on September 1st and names him "Turok" during the next year, the company will give a $10,000 savings bond to the family. The UK version of this marketing event rewarded an Xbox, 500 pounds (about $766) in cash, and all five Turok games. The condition was to legally change the name to "Turok" for a year.

Information also contributed by Felix Knoke.

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