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Turok: Evolution is a first-person shooter and the fourth installment in the Turok
franchise. Developed and published by Acclaim Entertainment
it was originally released for the Xbox, Playstation 2 and Gamecube. It was developed by Acclaim's Austin studio
(formerly Iguana Entertainment), and was later developed for the Gameboy Advance
by RFX Interactive
. A port for the PC
arrived in 2003 for the European market.
Critically, the game was met with average to very average reviews. The main complaints were poor A.I.
, a weak storyline, and repetitive game-play. In fact, Electronic Gaming Monthly created the annual Tobias Bruckner Memorial Awards, which honors the worst in video games. Tobias Bruckner
is, of course, dinosaur riding main villain of Turok: Evolution.
The game follows Tal'Set
, a Native American
who is transported to the Lost Land
while fighting Tobias Bruckner. There, he is rescued by Tarkeen, a seer who tells Tal'Set he is the legendary Son of Stone, otherwise known as Turok. From here, Turok must battle his way through the Sleg army to prevent Lord Tyrannus' plan of enslaving the human race.