Revisit the 2000’s era of 64BIT gaming in 4K and 120FPS with the remastered Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Remastered.

Originally released in the year 2000 by the long gone Acclaim Studios for the Nintendo 64, a console that at the time super rendered those pixels giving us a video gaming visual fest like never seen before.

Fast forward twenty three years and Nightdive Studios has remastered this classic for present day.

The third instalment in the Turok franchise Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion is a first person shooter where you take the role of either Danielle or Joseph, each having their own unique skills.

Turok 3 - Shadow of Oblivion Remastered

The game is a direct follow on from the second instalment; Turok 2: Seeds of Evil where Primagen’s Lightship was destroyed.

An explosion so devastatingly powerful it broke the Universe it was within, unleashing an interstellar entity that takes over the bodies of living folks, an entity that itself once reigned before the Universe existed. And this entity also bought along some of it’s Jurassic pals along for the ride.

You will collect all manner of weaponry as you play, in total 16 different types of weapons and you’ll start out with a pistol, a knife and bow and arrow.

Collectables and consumables are rife throughout the game, especially if you explore the mostly open environments. Your weapon selection is via a selector wheel assigned to a hot-key on your gamepad for easier swap outs.

Turok 3 - Shadow of Oblivion Remastered

This remastered version is not a complete graphical overhaul though. You still get those early Y2K squared edges, minimalistic environmental detail, but all is smoothed and fluid, retaining that sense of nostalgia.

However audio needs some work. At times the voice acting sound and in-game sound effects was distant and scratchy.

And, Nightdive did not include the Multiplayer modes, which really made the original game stand out at the time. Why Nightdive, why?!!

The main campaign play of Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Remastered is still a substantial play, even by today’s standards.

So, if you’re wanting to relive that 64BIT era but not keen on playing through the pixels on our present day flat screen TVs (back then we all had CRT TVs), Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Remastered is going to give you that ‘back in the day’ feel with present day SCIFI action.

Minus multiplayer.

Turok 3 - Shadow of Oblivion Remastered
Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Remastered (Xbox Series X|S) Review
Game details

Released: November 2023
Rating: M
Platforms reviewed: Xbox Series X
Genre: FPS
Developer: Acclaim Studios
Publisher: Nightdive Studios

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