Where would we be without alternate histories, eh? We'd be stuck fighting the same old conflicts, on the same old battlefields, against the same old enemies. But by upending the history books the possibilities become as limitless as time itself. The latest game to adopt a wonkified view of the past is PS3, 360 and PC first-person shooter, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty.
It's 1952, but Britain's Jerry smashing bulldog, Sir Winston Churchill, is long dead (ungraciously run over by a New York
At first, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty might look like yet another WWII game to add to the overcrowded pile, but this time the shoe is on the other foot. America is the one on the receiving end of D-Day, with the Nazis invading New York. And the reason for this twist is that instead of living to make his famous speech about fighting them on the beaches, Britains Prime Minister Winston Churchill was run over by a taxi… really?
To stop his homeland going the same way under the wheels of
If you count yourself as a fan of the original, beloved N64 Turok games, there's something you should know: the new Turok throws all the mythology from the earlier games and comics out the window. Instead of an American Indian who lives in a timewarp and fights dinosaurs with ultra-futuristic weaponry, you'll play as special-forces commando Joseph Turok in an adventure set 200 years in the future.
While on the trail of his former mentor - who's gone rogue - Turok and pals track him to a savage
Apparently Turok's favorite drink is a bright green mix of vodka, apple schnapps, maybe some Pucker and a bit of soda water to top it off. At least that's what we were told was in the Turok Special at the unveiling of the Turok multiplayer. We're still not totally convinced that our favorite blade wielding Native American dinosaur hunter is into drinking effervescent shooters, but whatever. Dinosaurs are green too, so we drank 'em.
Despite our hindered reflexes, we thought things would be ok.
Jan 2, 2008
In the late 90s Turok helped mould the first-person shooter scene for console gamers, but later installments saw a downturn in the dinosaur hunters fortunes as he swapped genre-defining action for barrel-scraping tedium.
The latest installment, simply titled Turok, seeks to return the series to its roots and to wisely distance itself from 2003s clunky Turok: Evolution. Three years in the making, it updates the comic book heros mythology by casting him as a Mohawk-sporting black
After the final indignity of 2002s Turok: Evolution, we thought wed seen the last of Turok the dinosaur hunter, but true heroes never die. Thanks to publisher Buena Vista - the Brave is back!
Yet far from the stereotypical American Indian we know and (used to) love, this makeover sees Joseph Turok reinvented as a former Black Ops commando working with Special Forces to liquidate a war criminal on a genetically-altered