Turok Remastered, released for PC and XONE, is a remastered edition of a popular first-person shooter, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, that originally debuted in March 1997 on the Nintendo 64 console, and was ported, several months later, to PC. At launch the title received high acclaim from both critics and players, offering unprecedented quality of graphics combined with open-world environment and realistic, for its time, 3D models of dinosaurs. The new version of the classic was created by the American developer, Night Dive Studios, who had been specializing in remastering classic PC games since 2013.
The idea for the main hero came from the Turok comic book series, published in 1950s by Western Publishing. According to a centuries-long tradition of his people, the protagonist – a native American named Tal Set – serves an honorable duty of protecting Mother Earth from the dangers posed by the inhabitants of the Lost Land. In this primitive world, lying somewhere beyond time, different species fight one another – starting from prehistoric dinosaurs and all the way to aliens from outer space. Turok’s nemesis, the Campaigner, also comes from beyond Earth. He plans to use an army of modified dinosaurs to conquer the entire universe. In order to stop him, Tal Set has to travel across eight worlds, connected to one another with portals, and find the fragments of Chronoscepter – an ancient, very powerful weapon and mankind’s only chance for defeating the evil.
Game mechanics in Turok Remastered are the same as in the original game, combining characteristic features of a classic first-person shooter, like Doom, with exploration elements similar to the first Tomb Raider. Gameplay encompasses traversing fully three-dimensional, semi-open maps in search for the keys to open a portal leading to another world. As you do this, hordes of various dinosaurs get in your way – starting from deadly raptors through agile pterodactyls to a couple of alien races. Turok can make use of several weapons, including knives, bows, pulse rifles, rocket launchers, and even a futuristic nuclear cannon.
Like many games remastered by Night Dive Studios, the PC and XONE version of Turok Remastered is not a remake, per se, but an refurbished version of the late 1997 PC version. Hence, there are no revolutionary changes in the visuals. The developers simply upgraded the game’s resolution and adjusted it to work on modern operating systems.
Game mode: single player
PEGI rating Turok Remastered
Turok Remastered System requirements
PC / Windows
- Dual Core 2.0 GHz
- 1 GB RAM
- graphic card Intel 787 or better
- 800 MB HDD
- Windows 7
- Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz
- graphic card 512 MB RAM GeForce 7800/Radeon HD 2600 or better
- 800 MB HDD
- Windows 7/8/10