Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project is going to appeal to a very niche market of gamers, mainly the ones who have found memories of playing the original Duke games, or even this 2D offshoot.
  2. Creaky. [Oct 2010, p.75]
  3. 40
    Maybe if the price was halved I'd feel a little easier about the thought of people buying Manhattan Project, but at its release it's a rip-off compared what else is on the market.
  4. For it's time, Duke Nukem: Manhattan project was a pretty decent sidescroller. Eight years late, and we have a mess of mediocrity on our hands. Stay away. Very, very far away.
  5. Duke gets stale as a character quickly.
  6. This isn't exactly an experience to savour. [Issue#62,p.103]
  7. Not even nostalgia could have saved it from being a major letdown as almost every area that doesn't include witty dialogue from our cigar smoking protagonist is atrocious.
  8. The art style, character models and environments had the shonkiness of a shareware title at the time, so seeing them run in high definition is hardly going to help. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Mar 13, 2012
    The Xbox Live port of Manhattan Project is exactly the same as the acclaimed PC version, it is simply a hell of a blast to play. Duke's Lines will make you laugh and there's plenty of monster to slaughter. Full Review »
  2. Dec 31, 2011
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  3. Aug 4, 2011
    awsome and fun game for any duke fan or anyone else who thinks they would like the game a fun sidescroller with classic duke himself and all of his classic 1 liners are back dont listen to these reveiwers they dont know what there talking about Full Review »