A world where time has no meaning - and evil knows no bounds. Torn from a world long gone, the time traveling warrior Turok has found himself thrust into a savage land torn by conflict.
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Very Positive (58 reviews) - 96% of the 58 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overwhelmingly Positive (809 reviews) - 96% of the 809 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 30, 1997

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June 20

Small update is available now.

Hello everyone,

A small update for Turok is now available. It should resolve the crashing experienced in the Mac OS when encountering the first "Purlin" monster in the game.

The error wasn't causing the Windows version to crash but we fixed it anyway!

Thank you for your patience while we tracked the problem down.

Night Dive Studios.

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February 23

Mac OS X Version and Update #3 is now available

Hello Turok fans.

We are happy to announce that the Mac OS X version of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is now available for purchase!

Not only does the Mac version come with the latest update (Update #3) but we're putting out that same update for Windows too!

Here are the patch notes:

  • Music system now uses SDL_Mixer (addresses a lot of issues and bugs with the current music playback thread)
  • Fixing a bug for flying insects making sounds while regenerating
  • Fix for respawning on levels that's not tied to hubs
  • Fix critical heap corruption error when loading the splash screen
  • Prevent crash if walking into secret sector but map isn't tied to a hub
  • Collision tweaks and optimizations. Ensure objects stay inside sectors and somewhat improved wall radius collision detection.
  • Default to default RHI shader during material initialization. Prevents random crashes from occurring.
  • Setting up system for workshop support and user mods.
In other news, we have been very busy behind the scenes getting the editor and workshop support available to you guys to play around with and create your own stuff. It should be available very soon.

If you encounter any problems with the Mac OS X build, be sure to leave us a note describing the problem in this forum thread and we'll look into it.


Thanks for the continued support!

Night Dive Studios.

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About This Game

Turok is back and no dinosaur is safe! When it was first released in 1997, Turok introduced gamers to a world teeming with cunning enemies, traps, puzzles and deadly weapons all within a vast 3D environment ready to explore. Now the classic game has been restored and enhanced with a new visual engine and exciting new features to sink your teeth into!

New features include:

  • Support for high resolutions, and widescreen
  • Improved gameplay and level design
  • OpenGL for video backend to provide portability and support for vertical sync
  • Dynamic lighting, bloom, FXAA, enhanced water effects, lights shafts and more
  • Ability to freely rebind all keyboard, mouse, and gamepad inputs
  • Steam Achievements

The Lost Land...

A world where time has no meaning - and evil knows no bounds. Torn from a world long gone, the time traveling warrior Turok has found himself thrust into a savage land torn by conflict. An evil overlord known as 'The Campaigner' seeks to shred the fabric of time and rule the universe using an ancient artifact known as 'The Chronoscepter'. The Chronoscepter was shattered thousands of years ago in an effort to keep it from falling into evil hands. The Campaigner has constructed a massive focusing array which he plans to use to magnify and pervert the power of the Chronoscepter in order to shatter the barriers between the ages and rule the universe. Turok has vowed to find the eight pieces of the Chronoscepter spread throughout the Lost Land and put an end to The Campaigner's evil plot...

To learn more you must enter the world of Turok

  • Completely 3-D Virtual World
    Run, jump, climb in any direction in a fully 3D world, with the ability to independently look and aim your weapons up, down, or sideways.
  • Intelligent Enemies Programmed for Ferocity
    Variable aggression profiles make each enemy behave uniquely.
  • 14 Monstrous High-tech Weapons
    From the Grenade Launcher, Plasma Pulse Rifle and Alien Weapon, to the Quad Rocket Launcher and, the mother of all guns, the Atomic Fusion Cannon!
  • Advanced Interactive Backgrounds with Particle Technology
    Cobwebs sway. Bubbles form rings on the water's surface. Bullets ricochet. Trees explode into flames and crash to the ground. Waterfalls boil with foam.
  • Bionically Engineered Dinosaurs
    Razor-toothed Raptors. Artillery-packing Triceratops. Alien Infantry and a Laser-Guided T-Rex. Following your every move with head-tracking technology.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
    • Processor: Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 787 Express or equivalent supporting OpenGL 2.1 Core
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7800/7900/8600 series, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 2600/3600 or X1800/X1900 series supporting OpenGL 2.1 Core
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    • Processor: Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 787 Express or equivalent supporting OpenGL 2.1 Core
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7800/7900/8600 series, ATI/AMD Radeon HD 2600/3600 or X1800/X1900 series supporting OpenGL 2.1 Core
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
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Very Positive (58 reviews)
Overwhelmingly Positive (809 reviews)
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( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This is a really tough game, I liked the action in this game. Though there were some moments further in the game where it questions you "Are the developers on crack when they are making this?" lol.

So far the game is good, it lacks the story in game. All starts with you playing as Turok and you must collect the keys to unlock the levels, which is the max of 8 levels. Theres also a secret weapon through every level. Find it and you can use it, useful on the final battle.


Great weapons.
massive killing later in the game.
A game where you look for important items in order to progress.
No glitches or bugs except for one which i'll explain later in the bottom.
You play as a Indian tribe using modern weapons, so why not?


Less ammo and health, you have to be very conservative with your health and ammo, you also have lives which can be used for full health when you die. I just wish there can be some mystic water that regenerates health or something but I guess you'll have to play smart in order to beat it.

No autosaves or quick saves, you have to use a golden statue in order to save your game which is throughout the game. It gets pressuring without saving later, but when you do, its a relief. You have to walk at it in order to save your game.

Overall: Its a really good game and I have a blast. Its actually worth a buy.

Glitch/bug: Theres a white flickering light when you start playing and it gets annoying. However, I discovered the solution. Just click this link for instructions as it helped me and I was able to play it perfectly well.


Follow it and you should be able to play.


DO NOT KILL ALL ENEMIES! Not sure if it depends on difficulty (I played hardcore) but some enemies respawn but not all. Just dont kill everyone, use your ammo wisely as I said its low. Very scarce. Some enemies like dinosaurs are not necessary to kill, if you seen some just run away. Dont bother knifing if you know how to not take damage and if you are patient. If any monsters that respawn such as dinosaurs are in your way, kill them but get out of that area quickly before they respawn. Which would mean you waste your ammo for nothing and you'll have a hard time finding refills.

A secret weapon will help you in the final boss battle and the last piece of it will always be at the final boss so no worries, always keep your eyes on any suspicious areas. You'll know when you get it from the key menu in the pause menu. Its that lonely symbol from the other symbols (other symbols are keys btw).

Secret areas exist in this game, so look out for them. It can save your life on crucial situation whenever you are low on health or ammo.

Collect ammo and health wisely, the moment you collect everything, you'll probably wish you didnt when you are low on health and ammo. Leave them alone if you are packed, come back later when you actually do need it.

Lives, dont waste them on something ridiculous. Such as falling to your death, which is a primarily worst thing to waste your life on unless you knew you were going to die anyways. If you do just load a game. If you lose all your lives, its game over. If you have lives, it'll bring you back to life, taking you to the checkpoint or the statue you saved at.

Checkpoints arent saves, so dont turn off your game lol. Turn off after you save, which is from a statue.

Turok is a strong swimmer, so he can go underwater for long amount of time. Enough time for you to search the area. Dont sit there too long though, he can die eventually. But it'll be a very long time. You'll know when the air meter pops up, then you need to get out of there.

The more weapons you collect (without sharing same ammo), the easier the game will be. It starts out rough at start but if you pull it through it gets easier. That I can promise.

Remember to collect ALL the keys, thats the whole point of the game and the way to beat it. You need those keys to unlock levels so you can access them, including the final level.

This is pretty much all I can give. As for glitches/bugs concerns, all I had was the white flickering screen and the link I sent helped me out with the problem. If you are able to play it, have fun.

I also give this 9/10, despite the glitch/bug but its possible to fix anyways. So its all good.
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Badazga #Goninjas!
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Just a simple pro and contra list:

- Overall, still the awesome game it was on the 64! -> The acctual game (8/10)
- Now you can see much more than in the original - there is less fog -> Port critics
- Steam features like achievements and the community hub! -> Port critics

- The price of 20 bucks! (10 would be awesome)
- Sometimes the game feels laggy... even on my gaming PC
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( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
It's a fun game on the PC...not sure how they expected us to do those jumping puzzles with N64 controllers back in the day.
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( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Highly recommended!
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Bob Saget
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
I loved this game when i was around 11ish and i still do. I do wish you could switch ammo tho for shotgun so you dont have to use explosive shells
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( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Check out my review of this N64 classic here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVb4xG0QLkg
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( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Incredibly fun, fast paced and straightforward. Stop messing around and go hunt dinosaurs, people, tribesmen, bugs, aliens.......

If it moves, hunt it.
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( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Still metal AF.

Now port Turok 2, please and thank you.
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GamerBaron357 #TeamHeavy
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Really good game! Lot to understand at first, but it's so much fun (once you get the hang of it). Love the various types of weapons, human and alien technology.
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( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Put on some Chumbawumba, crack a bottle of Jager, boot up Turok and let your 20's begin all over again!
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Warning, this game holds a lot of Nostalgia for me, as this was my second most played game on my N64 back in the day. (Turok 2 being my most played.) *I still own my copies and they still work.

Turok Dinosaur Hunter was, in my mind, one of the BEST FPS games on the N64. Some would argue that 007 Goldeneye and Perfect Dark were better, but Turok was basically the QUAKE/DOOM of the N64. Fast paced and total devastation to your enemies, which is why I hale this better than 007 and Perfect Dark. The quickness and speed to it and the feel of the weapons made it more fun to me than the others.

It may have only taken me 6 hours to beat this (on Hardcore), but as this game is burned into my memory from playing it so much on the N64, it was easy for me to remember were everything is. I already knew where all the secrets were, all the weapon locations, ultra health, tech armor, keys, etc so I was able to really rush through the game. The game is near identical to the original version, minus the first level.

Close to the beginning of the first level, on your way to get the second key, they had changed an area completely. It had made me stop and think, how much more did they change/add? Well sadly nothing else, but it's still good.

The game consists of traversing 8 levels, of which you run, jump, climb, swim, and shoot everything in sight. Collect 14 weapons to destroy your enemies, and kill the bosses. Exploring the maps to find the level keys, as well as secrets for more weapons/ammo/powerups.

All the original enemies are still there. All 14 destructive weapons are still there. The music that is engraved into my skull is still there. The same sounds, textures, it's all the original stuff! Some people may not like it that it looks outdated, but this is NOT a remaster/reboot. This is just a "upgrade" to make it work on PCs. No new content was really added into it, and nothing has really changed... But honestly they didn't need to change anything!

The plus side is since they smoothed out the graphical settings, it can pretty much run on anything. I boot the game up and it already selected my resolution of 1920x1080 60Hz borderless window, and runs at a smooth 60FPS. This has everything from FXAA Antialiasing, Bloom, Light Scatter, Occlusion Queries, a new water texture with new refractions and reflections system, and a freaking FOV setting!

FOV settings has a few choices. 47.5 (which I think was the original N64 FOV, which makes the game unplayable at this day in age, terrible motion sickness,) 74.0 (your standard console FOV,) 90.0, 110.0 (which is what I played at,) and 120.0.

Another addition to the settings adding a crosshair (which I didn't use), changing the "weapon bobbing" settings, being able to change ALL control imputes, as well as using "Extended Draw Distance" which can greatly change on how the game plays. With the extended draw distance you can see so much more of the world. Hell I didn't even know certain places had roofs on them! Since of the addition of the extended draw distance, the enemies have also been tweaked. They have been made to work with the extended draw distance so they would shoot you from a distance like you would as well, making it fair. This ALSO causes some enemies to shoot you from parts of the map that you would be going to later. It's not a major problem, but can be slightly annoying. If you really want the "Retro" feel on how it played on the N64, turn off the extended draw distance. It gives the game a different feel to it.

All the little tricks/glitches that I used/abused back on the N64 still work in this game, which is great. The strafe running, the platform shortcuts, the quicker way to get down long flights of stairs. The only sad thing is, back in the original versions, you were able to blow up people off the edges and make them fall into the abyss just because it's funny (to understand what I mean, look at the last screenshot on the store page)... Well they took that out. Now when you try to fling an enemy off into the abyss, there is like an invisible wall that stops them and keeps them on the platform. It's not a major problem, just sad that I could not do that anymore.

Another small problem is sometimes sounds are not playing properly or cut out. It happened very few times but was very annoying to notice it.

From the little problems, it doesn't affect the game. It's still the great game that I grew up playing, and was nice to run down memory lane while murdering everything in sight. This game still a blast to play, and I will always recommend this to everyone to give it a try!

- Same great game that I grew up on
- Fast paced Gunplay
- Smoothed out Graphics
- Same great soundtrack
- Old cheat codes still work (disable achievements)
- Improved Options/Controls fit for PC gamers
- Runs at a smooth 60FPS
- Achievements (only 8)

- Some may not like the old look
- Some minor sound problems
- No Steam Cards
- A little expensive


As a message to the Devs Nightdive Studios, if they happen to read this review, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS GAME! I was so happy to replay this game, and will HAPPILY get the remake of Turok 2 when you release it! Keep up the great work!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Do you love dinosaurs? Did you grow up watching The Land Before Time? Do you feel bad that they went extinct?

Well, don't feel bad - because Turok is here to make sure they go extinct again.

Turok is a fast paced, shoot-em-up 90's style fps set in the land before time.

You don't have to deal with nonsense like a story or inventory management. Why do you care about those things? Turok aint got time for that.

The lands are vast and the fog of war is ever encroaching. Be mindful of your surroundings - you need to find 3 keys in each level in order to advance.

There are a total of 8 giant levels. Be careful with your enemies - you will encounter many
as sholes. If you have cousins that are as sholes, then this should be fairly familiar territory.

Do not delay. Do not stall! Bring the fight to them. If you hesitate, then you will be the one uttering... "clever girl."
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
This game is amazing. I never played this when it debuted on the N64, and I still love it. It gives me the Quake 3/Half Life 1 feel when I play it. The combat is interesting, and the many puzzles and secrets are fun to solve and discover. Some might say that this game is only good for nostalgia value, but as a regular game it's still very fun!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
I don't know if Turok: Dinosaur Hunter will be worth it for someone who doesn't remember this game fondly. I certainly do and ever since this title appeared on the N64 it has captured my imagination. The somewhat strange mix of foreboding, primeval atmosphere, tribal warfare, (cybernetically enhanced) dinosaurs, science-fiction and ultra-violence is amazing and hasn't lost it's charme over the years. Same goes for the simplistic action, if you are like me and enjoy shooters the most when they are all about circle-strafing enemies and firing everything you got at them then you will love Turok.

On top of that it offers an arsenal of really fun, oldschool weaponry - shotguns, assault-rifles and all kinds of alien-tech including a nuke-launcher don't feel particularly realistic by modern standards BUT they are plain fun to use in that oldschool asskicking kind of way that DooM established years ago. Meaning there will be colors and effects happening everywhere as you bring death to everyone and everything crossing your path.

It helps the game that enemy death animations are leaning towards the dramatic and offer a variety of gurgling sounds and blood splattering effects as humans and dinosaurs alike wriggle around in agony. Oh, sweet suffering - how I wish modern games had this kind of deeply satisfiying feedback! The game certainly is a powertrip, but not in that modern self-aware kind of way which is a big plus is my book.

People usually dread Turok for it's annoying jumps - and while it's true that those can be annoying at times, thanks to the MAGNIFICENT new and overhauled controls that game controls PERFECTLY now and infinitely better than on release of the original game (however, the effect is a lot less dramatic if you are used to playing the 3dfx-enhanced port of Turok on Win95). Suddenly it all works out, I had like four misjumps during my 8 hours campaign (while on the N64 I regularly ♥♥♥♥ up even the easy parts). The controls alone make this easily the best version of the game today, but adding a bunch of sexy visual effects and making the game run flawless on modern machines while adding full controller support is a big bonus too.

Unless you are put off by the mid-nineties graphics or the simple, oldschool gameplay there is very little to dislike about Turok: Dinosaur Hunter in my honest opinion. The limited scope and focus on simple but engaging mechanics are right up my alley. The price is a bit steep - but I grabbed this during summer sale and it was absolutely worth it. Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Classic N64 shooter in all its glory. Tons of platforming and beautiful level design not found in many current gen shooters. Epic boss battles and weapons to unlock.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
this was my first M rated game i ever played, and i played it on the N64, coming back to it, the graphics while dated didnt make me shy away from it since the controls are still well optimized and the gameplay is fast paced and smoother than you'd assume, one of my all time favorite games, while it didnt get same amount of fame that games like quake and unreal tournement got, it certainly lives up to them.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
A straight port of a classic Nintendo 64 game for the new generation.
Everything you remember about this landmark FPS (Next to of course Goldeneye & Perfect Dark) is included.
The graphics have been slighty bumped up from the original version and the fog has been toned down signifcantly.
But the rest of the gameplay remains the same, running at a solid framerate.
Some gamers might think the original Turok has aged poorly, But this PC port does the game justice.
It's an early example of how far we came when it comes to 3D gaming and how much shooters have changed in nearly 20 years.
If you are looking to get some old school FPS action on you, do yourself a favor and try this port out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I LOVED this game when I was a kid, and this is a perfect recreation of it for PC!! Not only does it support ultrawide 21:9 monitors, it has the ability to operate with headtracking hardware (I can't wait to get the TrackIR 5)!! Furthermore, there are many advanced graphics / gameplay options including farther draw distance and weapon bobbing. I remember how hard it was to aim with the N64 controller...but with the mouse, of course we get pin-point accuracy! This game is flawless! If you enjoyed the original, or you just like the feel of retro FPS games, this one belongs in your library! Grab a copy and stop The Campaigner from destroying the fabric of time and space by obtaining the Chronoscepter and save the universe! *** I AM TUROK!!! ***
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Oh boy, I might be blinded by nostalgia on this one, because this was one of the first FPS games I played, and to this day, still one of my favourites.

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is a FPS where you play as Tal Set, a badass native american with weapons ranging from a simple knife, to an explosive bow, to shotguns and rifles, alien weapons, a ♥♥♥♥ing fusion cannon akin of the BFG 9000, and even an ancient weapon with power to destroy the Lost Land, place where the game takes place.

You are trying to stop the Campaigner, an evil cyborg that wants to gather all the pieces of the Chronoscepter (Which you're trying to get) so he can fuse it with a weapon in his fortress to harness it's power and rule over the Lost Land. The Lost Land is some kind of weird place, where you'll find endless pits, jungles, ruins, ancient cities, robot fortresses, and all kinds of stuff like that. It's denizens are poachers, soldiers, dinosaurs, giant worms, killer plants, giant bugs, ape like reptile beasts, demons, aliens, natives, hell, all kind of ♥♥♥♥ is against you in this game. No regenerating lives, in game save points, so you can't abuse quick saves, and limited lives, quite old school.

Now, I played this game back then using the N64 controller, and I was never really a fan of using a joystick in shooters. (Haters gonna hate)
In my opinion, the shooting was kinda hard, and the platforming was a nightmare at time. Yes, I blame this game for my fear of heights, because some of those jumps are merciless, and if you miss, you plummet down the abyss.

Now, this port feels amazing. Even if the graphics are kinda dated, because it was an N64 game, they gave it a few improvements, like water reflections, sun rays, and stuff like that. And I still managed to keep a smooth 60 FPS no mater how much ♥♥♥♥ was moving in my screen. Now, the controls are beautiful. Being able to play this game with a mouse and keyboard made those jumps way easier, and shooting feels way better now. I was able to pull incredibly accurate shots over long distances, something that was quite hard on the N64.

The soundtrack is amazing, still one of my favorites from that era after all of these years. This game is sort of linear, mostly on the first and last levels, but it still forces you to explore every nook and cranny of the map, looking for keys for the next level or Chronoscepter pieces.

The only thing I would kinda dislike about this game is that it's rather short. That, and the base price is kinda high, so I'd recommend waiting for a sale. But yes, maybe it's the nostalgia googles, but I really recommend this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
It plays and feels exactly like the original Turok on N64. I'd totally reccommend it.
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