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Night Dive Studios is remastering cult classic Turok: Dinosaur Hunter series for PC

By Gabe Carey
Aug 26, 2015
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  1. If you're someone who can appreciate some good ol' fashioned low-poly dinosaur killing, you're in luck, as developer Night Dive Studios has revealed that it's remastering Turok: Dinosaur Hunter as well as its sequel, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, for the PC. For those not in the know, the Turok franchise originated on the Nintendo 64 in 1997, leading it to cult classic status despite poor commercial reception.

    Night Dive Studios is known primarily for porting games, such as System Shock 2 and I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream for compatibility with modern PCs.

    "When Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was first released it was nothing short of revolutionary," proclaimed Stephen Kick, CEO of Night Dive Studios. "To that point, no game had ever offered the combination of graphics and an open world environment that Turok featured. We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring this great franchise back to life and to be able to share these great titles with today's gaming audience."

    After launching nearly two decades ago, it's unclear whether Turok will actually benefit from the high-definition, high frame rate treatment on the PC. Instead, the franchise is more likely due for a complete overhaul more akin to what Square Enix is doing with Final Fantasy VII Remake.

    Unfortunately, the disappointing sales figures of the original Turok releases, as well as the failed 2008 reboot, would suggest otherwise. Nonetheless, you'll be able to grab both Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil with "enhanced graphics and other improvements" on Steam, Humble, GOG, Gamersgate, and Green Man Gaming at an undisclosed point in the future.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,565   +2,373

    Definitely going to check that out.

    As for the failed reboot... That game wasn't so much a reboot as it was a crap FPS with a dino mod.
     
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  3. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +137

    Played the demo, said, "WTF is this shi..." and forced myself to forget that there was a remake of this game.
     
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,565   +2,373

    Yep.
     
  5. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 563   +178

    Wasted many great hours with this. Fav game for a long time along with 007.
     
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  6. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,559   +599

    I'll be all over the original. Played the hell out of that. Definitely will skip the sequel - total junk.
     
  7. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,953   +162

    The 4 man multiplayer was top knotch for its time. Turok 2? idk long ago
     
  8. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +530

    Hmmm... I know I've played both of them but I can't recall them being fond memories. So, I'll pass. All I can remember is the guy yelling, "I AM TUROK!"
     
  9. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash TS Maniac Posts: 253   +108

    This time the fog is volumetric!
     
  10. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Guru Posts: 513   +46


    From saying you played 007 suggests you had the N64 version ... the proper version. The PC version was a port and a very poor port at that
     
    Rippleman likes this.

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