Duke Nukem 64

Nintendo 64
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

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

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#7 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1997
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#6 Most Shared N64 Game of 1997
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. May 24, 2021
    7
    Duke Nukem Zero Hour: A classic for sure, my first third person shooter, only issues I have with it is that, some secrets are just too hard toDuke Nukem Zero Hour: A classic for sure, my first third person shooter, only issues I have with it is that, some secrets are just too hard to find without pressing B all over every walls, the second to last mission is underwhelming, and also, most of the boss fights are pretty dull.
    But overall a nice experience, with a blasting OST.
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  2. May 1, 2020
    7
    A game too crazy for my taste. I remember it funny but only at times. Of course, if you like to destroy everything in your path, this is your game.
  3. 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 »