Compsognathus, or Compy, is a small theropod dinosaur that, with the exception of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, appears in every Acclaim-made Turok game. They are as vicious as their larger cousins and attack in groups.


Compsognathus is a small, bipedal dinosaur with long hind legs and a long tail, which it used for balance. Its forelimbs are smaller than its hind legs and are endowed with three fingers equipped with strong claws that are adapted to capture prey. Its delicate skull was narrow and long with a pointed snout. The skull had five pairs of fenestrae (skull openings), the longest being the orbits (eye sockets). The eyes were large in proportion to the rest of the skull. Compsognathus could measure up to 30 cm (12 inches) tall, and its average length was one meter (3 ft).

In Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Compies are usually found in groups, feasting on the bodies of fallen soldiers in "The Port of Adia" and "Slaughter by the River of Souls". They have a green/olive skin color.

The Compy of Turok: Rage Wars retains its small stature, but now they appear stockier and are a more vibrant green.

In Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion, their size remains relatively the same as in Rage Wars. They appear in Chapter 3 and Chapter 4, and they retain the same skin color as in Seeds of Evil. Encounters with these enemies are scarce.

In Turok: Evolution, their body color is either brown or blue, and they sport multiple teeth inside their jaws. They are also slender framed and possess little to no muscle mass.


Turok 2: Seeds of EvilEdit

Avoid using any weapon on these enemies other than the War Blade or Talon. They move too fast for the Pistol to be useful. Not only that, but they have low health; a blow from the Talon is more than enough to dispatch them.

Turok: Rage WarsEdit

Compies appear as playable characters in the Frag Tag game mode and as a skin for the Mantid Mite. One random player is chosen at the beginning of a round to become either a Compy, a Chicken, or a Monkey. This player has only 10 health and cannot attack. The player's only defense is to quickly run to a Retaliation Box, turning them back into a regular character and another random player into a defenseless creature.

Turok 3: Shadow of OblivionEdit

Unlike Seeds of Evil, the Compies move relatively slower than their previous incarnation; the player can opt to use either the Blade/Tomahawk or the Pistol. They still go down in a single swing, but their bite is more dangerous this time.

Turok: EvolutionEdit

Compsognathus are very weak enemies that rarely, but still do attack Tal'Set. They appear in Chapters 1, 3, 6, and the Zoo. In the multiplayer game mode Last Man, you can also play as a Compy when killed. Their only attack is a short lunge in which the Compy bites the player. It causes about three points of damage, but in large groups, Compies can easily rip the player to pieces.

List of appearancesEdit

Enemies of Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Saurian Creatures CompsognathusRaptor
Humanoid Enemies Bio-BotBlind One GuardianBlind One SentinelDeadman HalfDeadmanDeath GuardElite GuardEndtrailFlesh Eater SentinelGunnerJuggernautLord of the DeadLord of the FleshFirebornPrimagen TrooperRaptoidSister of DespairWar Club
Various Species Cave SpiderCave WormFire WormLarvaLeaperMantid DroneMantid MiteMantid SoldierMantid WorkerMother GrubNalaPrimagen DroneSwamp Wasp
Gun Emplacements Araissi Gun NestAraissi Missile BatteryAraissi TurretLightship TurretMantid Computer TurretMantid Perimeter Turret
Bosses The Blind OneMantid QueenMotherPrimagen
Other Oblivion (Mentioned only)
Cut Content DimorphodonHunterSkimmer
Characters and Enemies of Turok: Rage Wars
Humanoid Enemies AdonBio-Bot EliteBlind One GuardianCampaignerFirebornJoshua FireseedJuggernautLord of the DeadOblivion Spawn
Saurian Creatures CompsognathusVelociraptor
Various Species Mantid DroneMantid MiteMantid Soldier
Bosses BastilleSymbiontSyraTal'Set
Enemies of Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion
Saurian Creatures CompsognathusRaptor
Mammalian Creatures DreadlingMother DreadlingOblivion HoundRat
Humanoid Enemies Fireborn LegionnaireFireborn MagmiteForsaken WarriorHuman ZombieInfestoidLost OneMilitary GuardMummiteOblivion SpawnOblivion Spawn GruntOblivion Spawn High PriestPolice TrooperStryderVoodoo PriestWalligus
Miscellaneous Enemies LigatrixPolice WalkerRoach
Bosses Alpha FirebornOblivionOblivion GunshipOpisthorXiphias
Cut Content Lord of the Flesh
Wildlife and Enemies of Turok: Evolution
Saurian Creatures AnkylosaurusBrachiosaurusCompsognathusJuggernautParasaurolophusStegosaurusTenontosaurusTriceratopsTyrannosaurus rexUtahraptor
Mammalian Creatures BaboonChimpanzeeDoedicurusGazelleLemurPalaeotheriumSaber-Toothed CatUintatherium
Various Species ButterflyCrocodileDragonflyFrogIguanaParrotPteranodonPurrlinSlegTerror birdToucanTurtleVulture
Humanoid Enemies
Scout Infantry Sleg Scout
Soldier Infantry Sleg CaptainSleg GuardSleg RapierSleg SergeantSleg SniperSleg Soldier
Miscellaneous Sleg MonkSleg Raptor HandlerSleg Worker
Wildlife Bosses Bruckner's Tyrannosaurus rexStyracosaurus
Vehicle Bosses Sleg Airship
Cut Content
Wildlife KronosaurusWild BoarWolfWoolly rhinoceros

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