Mumbai: Turok, Disney’s maiden shooter game to be released in India, is the latest installment in the first-person shooter video games series based on Acclaim Entertainment’s comic series of the same name.
Turok is developed by Propaganda Games and published and distributed by Disney Interactive Studios. The Game has been released in India by Excel Interactive.
The player takes the role of Joseph Turok. Previously, Turok was a member of Wolf Pack, a specialized military detachment whose members were trained in black ops by General Roland Kane. After a falling out with the group, Turok was reassigned back to the military and was eventually made the newest member of Whiskey Company—a team that has been assembled to apprehend his former mentor (Kane) and return him to Earth.
The game play is advanced compared to that of most first-person shooters, with a strong focus on survival in dangerous natural environments. The human enemies, under the leadership of Kane, are the main threat to the player, although dinosaurs may often be found wandering throughout the game.
A famed new feature into this game is the Silent Kill, which is done by drawing the knife and attacking a human or unaware dinosaur from behind. The kill can be utilized against dinosaurs and humans alike as a finishing blow, and can be executed from any side.
The gameplay elements have been made optional, meaning the player is never forced to use stealth to their advantage against their wish. It also features a large, creative arsenal, with unconventional futuristic weaponry, much unlike what is found in typical first-person shooters. Online multiplayer support is also available. Multiplayer supports up to 16 people, and four players for three co-op missions.
Turok, which made its international debut few weeks back, has received encouraging reviews – 9/10 from Play Magazine and a 7/10 from both the Official Xbox Magazine. The PC version of the game is priced at Rs 699 and is available at all leading stores across the country.