The First Five Minutes Of The Newly-Remastered Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

One of the greatest games to ever grace the Nintendo 64 has returned in the form of a 1080p PC remaster of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. It's just as ridiculous as I remember it, only now it's bigger.

Released on both the Nintendo 64 and PC back in 1997, Iguana Entertainment's comic book based first-person shooter was perfect for its time. Fast movement, scary creatures, platforming elements that you just don't get anymore in first-person games — it was just the best.

Night Dive Studios, who are also working on a remaster of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (bring on the Cerebral Bore!), upped the visuals to widescreen 1080p, allied an ugly filter to the text and seem to have called it a day. The action is intact, the sounds are compressed as hell. All we're missing is some fog to obscure everything to make it just right.

Does it hold up? Well, I spent more time laughing as I played through the game than being scared, which I distinctly remember from my first play through of the game some 18 years ago. Still, it's a good kind of laughter — the kind that signifies I'm still having a blast playing this 18 years later.

The First Five is the first five minutes of a game with light commentary. Once the five minutes are up, so's the video.


    I'm cool with Kotaku linking to store page. Not too sure how I feel about a link that automatically puts a game in my shopping cart, though.

    It adds it to the cart if you clicked on the buy on steam part of the image, the Turok bit links to the store page. It's only moderately stupid.

    *supposed to be a reply to brancha*

    Last edited 20/12/15 1:39 pm

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