A fun, if a tad unremarkable, modern FPS

User Rating: 7.5 | Turok X360
Few first-person shooter series have a legacy as big as Turok's, and the famed dinosaur hunter's first stab at a current-gen game was largely successful in my mind. Although it is nothing new for any seasoned gamer, I had a pretty great time while playing Turok.

It's worth noting right off the bat that this is extremely different from the Nintendo 64 Turok titles - the platforming sections, key-collecting, and overall open-world feel is gone in favor of a sleek, linear, and modern atmosphere. I think that Turok's charm is lost in translation somehow, and this game feels a lot more like your average Halo clone than anything resembling the N64 titles.

That's not to say this game isn't fun, however; it surely is. Although the save system is occasionally frustrating as hell and the controls feel rather "slippery", the game itself is a ton of fun. It's quite challenging at times without ever feeling unfair, and a few of the boss battles are simply monumental. There are plenty of jaw-dropping portions scattered throughout Turok (with the amazing graphics included) that make it a worthwhile playthrough.

While it's definitely not flawless, and most hardcore gamers will probably flock towards earlier Turok games, this is still a pretty great game in my opinion. Definitely worth the $5 I paid for it - and then some.