Review by DarkGenesis88

"Turok: The series that rose..and then fell"

In 1996 the Nintendo 64 was released, longley awaited consmuers flocked to this console expecting launch titles like "Goldeneye","Turok" and "Mortal Kombat 3" would appear right away. Well before Nintendo could finish these games and get them out, Nintendo relied on poor arcade ports.

In early 1997, Acclaim Entertaiment finished their long awaited FPS Turok. But due to the Nintendo 64's bad reputation to start with..most people shunned this game. But when you picked up that controller and pressed start learned the control's instantly.

Here is my review...of Turok: The Dinosaur Hunter(N64).


When Turok was first released it boasted some seriously good graphics for it's time. In a world that saw Duke Nukem 3D's graphics to be cutting edge, Turok's flat polygon surfaces on the gun textures and wall details worked very well and was just insane to look at and the game was in the end a beautiful eye sore. Sometimes you wish you could just wonder around the whole game instead of fighting dinosaurs.

The water textures and blood animations were very very VERY well done. The Game Play was a whole different story.


As I stated before, when you picked up that N64 controller..the controls came to you faster than a message from God. In a Pre-Goldeneye world..the game play was just great and made people keep playing more and more of this game.

It's over all replay value is pretty moderate. It does leave you wishing for more..and Turok 2 makes up for it. However with Turok 2's Objective based game play instead of the free-roam ass whoop was poorly recieved and sometimes critized as the second worst behind Turok 3.


For the sound effects, they are some of the funniest things you will ever hear. Hearing your enemy fly 50 feet in the air screaming like he was hit by a bus, just brings laughter to anyone.

The music is not memorable but it keeps your heart racing. The best music however comes straight from the underwater parts of the game.

Final Rating

This game started the FPS genre on a good foot for the Nintendo 64 and pushed the console's limits, and for a console that was competeing with the Sony Playstation and Sega Shi...I mean Saturn, it projected an image for the N64 that said "GET N..OR GET OUT".

The Nintendo 64's best classic and pretty much the best game ever made.

Turok: The Dinosaur Hunter( For The Nintendo 64) gets a perfect 10/10 in the heart of a true gamer,

Now only if they could fix the problems with Turok 08'

Reviewer's Rating:   5.0 - Flawless

Originally Posted: 11/13/08

Game Release: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (US, 02/28/97)

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