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. 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. You have came to the right place for challenge. 4 difficulty levels, ranging from totally pitiful, to "Damn I'm good!" Instead of throwing more monsters in there, those good folks at Eurocom have decided to regenerate the dead for this difficulty. Oh yeah, it's hard.
  5. 80
    Duke Nukem 64 is definitely a better and much more intense shooter than Hexen and Doom 64, and currently the best N64 game whith a two-player co-op mode. If you don't already own the PC or Saturn version of Duke, do yourself a favor and get it.
  6. 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.
  7. Gameplay is top notch. The ability to interact with the surroundings in an adventurous manner makes the game quite interesting.

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 »