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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.


Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 Angry dino
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Nintendo 64 An angry dino
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Windows With this weapon you can freeze the enemy and make the explode
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Windows The ancient city

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Alternate Titles

  • "時空戦士テュロック" -- Japanese spelling
  • "恐龙猎人" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Turok: Łowca Dinozaurów" -- Polish title
  • "Turok: Cazador de Dinosaurios" -- Spanish title
  • "Tokisora Senshi Turok" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

No first-person shooters featured dinosaurs ... until now Nintendo 64 Katakis | カタキス (42781)
Turok is full of silly spectacles Nintendo 64 Kaddy B. (796)
A console fps that rocks?? Yep. And it's made by Acclaim too!! Windows Zovni (10627)
At least a few hours of fun Windows Jackson Schwipp (20)
A Basic N64 Action Game Nintendo 64 Matt Neuteboom (989)
This game is a lot of fun! Nintendo 64 Ben Fahy (94)
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is just plain fun! Nintendo 64 Ian Dawson (10)

Critic Reviews

Bravo Screenfun Nintendo 64 Mar, 1997 1 out of 6 100
Electric Playground Nintendo 64 Mar 19, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Super Power Nintendo 64 Jul, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec 31, 1997 87 out of 100 87
Meristation Windows Mar 22, 1998 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 84 out of 100 84
Retro Spirit Games Nintendo 64 Aug 06, 2013 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
GameSpot Windows Dec 23, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Abandoned Times Magazine Windows Oct, 2011 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Nintendo 64 Feb 27, 2008 C 50


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Console Firsts

Was the first 1st-person shooter on the console. It was also the first third-party release for the Nintendo 64.

German Censorship

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

Japanese Title

The Japanese title translates to Space-time Soldier Turok in English.

Memory Card Goof

In the United Kingdom, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was the first N64 game released there to require an expansion memory-card in order to save your in-game progress. The only problem was, Nintendo had not yet made their official memory-cards available for retail sale in the UK. Scrambling to meet market immediate market demand, third-party accessory manufacturers were able to swoop in and fill the gap. A notable misstep by Nintendo which could have tanked the release of Turok for the UK.


The soundtrack has only five original tracks from the game. There are also four official remixes included as a bonus. The soundtrack was released in 1997.
  1. Technosaur Radio Edit
  2. Deep Jungle Mix
  3. Tyranosaur Club Edit
  4. Rokozor
  5. The Jungle
  6. Boss Encounter
  7. The Treetops
  8. Lava Land
  9. Campanier Boss Encounter
Songs from 1-4 are official remixes, and songs from 5-9 are general tracks from the in the game. The whole soundtrack runs just under 40 minutes.

Turok Origins

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter 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.

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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