Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
We Often Wonder what Acclaim was thinking when it came up with a game starring an American Indian, plasma rifles and cybernetically-enhanced dinosaurs. Any shooter in which you gun down robotic T-Rexes with an explosive bow and arrow is either absolute genius or madder than the singing tramp who lives on the corner of my road. Thankfully, Turok is both genius and mad.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is a frantic prehistoric blaster with an arsenal of unique weapons, and also houses some of the most frustrating jump-puzzles in the history of gaining. We revisited the game to see if the jumping sections were as irritatingly difficult as we remember. Two broken keyboards and a police caution later, we've decided that some sections of Turok are best left to memory.
The game was originally conceived on the Nintendo 64, but like most first-person shooters worth mentioning, it eventually made its way over to the PC in late 1997 The pixellated gore abundantly scattered around Turok may look tame by today's standards, but back in the late '90s it had Daily Mail housewives sprinting for their petition pens and some stores even refused to carry the gaine.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter's unsullied, no-nonsense approach to Jurassic first-person shooting makes it highly regarded as the best game in the fledging series, with later sequels sinking into a pit of depravity. It's not as technically thrilling as the original Quake, but we're just pleased to finally do some shooting outside of a space marine shell.
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Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode