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  • Summary: Duke Nukem Critical Mass is the first installment of the Duke Trilogy. Duke is back in action and better than ever on your handheld.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 12 out of 12
  1. May 22, 2011
    40
    Like booting up a mediocre run-and-gunner from the mid-Nineties. [Issue#109, p.114]
  2. May 5, 2011
    35
    Duke Nukem: Critical Mass is a terrible game. Forget it, wait for the big return.
  3. Jun 13, 2011
    35
    The name of the game is just wrong. It should be called Critical Disaster instead of Critical Mass.
  4. Apr 20, 2011
    30
    Despite good intentions and admirable attempts to mix up its gameplay, Critical Mass is a real mess that fails on nearly every level.
  5. Shoddily made, uglier than Ugly McUglyson and an incredibly frustrating game. [June 2011, p.102]
  6. May 13, 2011
    29
    Basic, crude, ugly. [May 2011, p.69]
  7. Apr 12, 2011
    10
    Ugly, hard to handle and definitely not fun to play, Duke Nukem: Critical Mass probably is the worst thing a video game has to offer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jan 25, 2014
    10
    I set 10 for the note cause it's the duke and just him !!!! i'm a fan of the best licence of the world and in my other life and old life of the time i need duke !!! Expand
  2. Mar 13, 2012
    5
    Not a game for gamers but this game would simply be for someone who is collecting the Duke Nukem saga in case they want a game with Duke for their DS.
  3. Jan 8, 2013
    0
    This game would be better on PS3 or Xbox 360 but the DS made it horrible and look like something from Thundercats game. DS games are terrible but DNCM is the worst Duke Nukem created Collapse