Turok - PS3

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Also for: PC, Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D First-person Genre:
Shoot 'Em Up
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Propaganda Soft. Co.: Disney Interactive
Publishers: Disney Interactive (GB)
Released: 8 Feb 2008 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 18+, BBFC 15
Connectivity: Network Features, Network Players
Accessories: Hard Disk Drive


An ex-member of Wolf Pack, the most ruthless Black Ops squad around, Joseph Turok is charged with capturing and detaining his former colleague and mentor Roland Kane from his fortress on a backwater planet. Trouble is, this planet has been genetically altered, and after Turok's ship is shot down on approaching the planet, he has to use every ounce of nous and bravery to evade the armies of highly-trained soldiers in the first place. The massive insects and myriad ravenous dinosaurs have to be dealt with too!

Sure enough, Turok for 2008 comes with a single-player option dubbed Story Mode, but the game also boasts fantastic online multiplayer features with a selection of modes and maps for between 2 and 16 players. There are 10 multiplayer maps in all, including seven competitive maps and three cooperative-specific missions. Competitive multiplayer modes include Capture the Flag, Assault-style Capture the Flag, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and War Games, a special objective-based game mode. Turok's co-op feature allows up to four players to team up online in maps inspired by the single-player story but designed specifically for the co-op mode. Unique to Turok, and like the game's single-player campaign, the multiplayer modes include dinosaurs and large insects, which may attack any player and can be lured to attack opponents.

The game is powered by the much-admired Unreal Technology software, thus making it a first-person shooter with great pedigree and no little style. It may be light on the bad language, and not too bloody and gory, but there's plenty of ultraviolence on offer in Turok. If you harbour a dislike for dinosaurs, genuinely smart soldiers and huge insects, fall in line with 2008's Turok.