Duke Nukem 64 Nintendo 64
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  • Summary: Duke Nukem's coming to get some! Prepare yourself to become the biggest, baddest, alien basher in the known universe - Duke Nukem; as you blast your way through the streets of LA out to an orbiting station, and onto the moon itself. Bag some aliens with over a dozen hi-tech weapons. 32 levels of non-stop carnage. Run, jump, crawl, swim, and jetpack your way through danger. Big weapons and bigger bosses for a fun-filled fragfest! Four-player, split-screen Dukematch action. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Duke Nukem 64, while certainly not the fulfilling banquet that Rare's Goldeneye proved to be this year, is definitely meaty enough to fatten you up. Even if you feel like you're drowning in first person shooters these days, Duke 64 delivers enough innovative secrets and bullet riddled action to silence your cries.
  2. N64 is a great FPS. Its not ground-breaking, or cutting edge, just good, solid shoot’em up fun.
  3. The definitive action game for hardcore gun fetishists -- it''s second only to Goldeneye in the first-person adventure stakes, and a close second at that!
  4. Gameplay is top notch. The ability to interact with the surroundings in an adventurous manner makes the game quite interesting.
  5. 80
    Although enjoyable, Duke could have used more fine-tuning in gameplay and perks. It seems so ordinary without the PC raunchiness - so much like Doom that there's little to separate it from other corridor shooters.
  6. 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.
  7. There is some good stuff here. It's a shame they had to ruin the rest of the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. DukeNukem
    Aug 17, 2005
    I loved the games destuction and monster design.
  2. Jan 24, 2011
    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 in the N64 era. Expand
  3. May 29, 2012
    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 Duke will become your favourite hero. Expand