Back in the day when N64 was king, I played the hell out of the first two Turok games, mainly the second one Seeds of Evil, but there was one that got away from me… Turok 3: Shadows of Oblivion. That game was hard to find at the time for some reason and I was finally able to get a copy of it from a garage sale… but I never played it. That’s different now thanks to Nightdive Studios, who have continued their hard work to bring old N64 games to modern consoles! This is Turok 3: Shadows of Oblivion Remastered.
Turok 3: Shadows of Oblivion Remastered follows after the events of Turok 2, where the life forms known only as Oblivion have come back for Turok and killed him, forcing his siblings Danielle and Joseph to take up the mantle of becoming the next Turok.
Regarding the controls for Turok 3: Shadows of Oblivion Remastered, FPS players should be prepared for the controls to be laid out differently (don’t forget this is old-school N64 FPS). The upres graphics look nice but lack the quality look seen in Seeds of Evil.
The gameplay is fun for a classic FPS, but as a fan of the first two games, this one felt off compared to them. It seemed like the game took a step back in terms of graphics and story, even though it was the first in the game’s series to have fully animated faces of the characters. I just liked it because it was another Turok game, and it completed the original trilogy (the game hints at a 4th game, but that never happened). I hope the remastered versions of the originals will spark a push or interest in making remakes of these titles Or at least a remaster of Turok: Evolution. We’ll have to wait and see I guess.
On my scale of 1-10 I give Turok 3: Shadows of Oblivion Remastered a 7/10, fans of the original trilogy may find enjoyment in this title, while nothing is lost if it’s missed.
Turok 3: Shadows of Oblivion Remastered is out now on PC, PlayStations 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.