Duke Nukem 64 Nintendo 64

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. It's sad but unsurprising that the game's look pretty much duplicates the original PC game. While texture-mapped scenery looks a little better, all monsters, items, and basically anything changeable in the environment are implemented as sprites - essentially, sets of still pictures that show the same character in different perspectives. It's not very vivid.
  2. A great effort, but when compared to games like Turok or Golden Eye, it falls short. With glaring problems in the multiplayer modes, it's hard to see Duke Nukem 64 being taken seriously as a contender in the 3D shooter category.
  3. Nintendo's censors required the removal of many of the game's more "suggestive" elements (sex shops and strippers), which is obscene in my mind. It is okay to include violence but not sex? Isn't this a double standard?
  4. There is some good stuff here. It's a shame they had to ruin the rest of the game.

Awards & Rankings

#7 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1997
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 29, 2012
    7
    Girls, pigs, shotguns. Need to say more? One of those classic games that makes you smile as you destroy everything on your sight. Oh, and DukeGirls, pigs, shotguns. Need to say more? One of those classic games that makes you smile as you destroy everything on your sight. Oh, and Duke will become your favourite hero. Full Review »
  2. Jan 24, 2011
    8
    Loved this game even with all of it' shortcomings. I hope Duke finally makes his next generation debut sometime this year. One of my faves inLoved this game even with all of it' shortcomings. I hope Duke finally makes his next generation debut sometime this year. One of my faves in the N64 era. Full Review »
  3. DukeNukem
    Aug 17, 2005
    10
    I loved the games destuction and monster design.