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  • Summary: Prepare yourself for the ultimate 3D Slugfest. Murderous aliens have landed in futuristic Los Angeles, and the humans suddenly find themselves atop the endangered species list. The odds are a million-to-one. Just the way Duke likes it. Dive into realistic 3D scenarios, with 28 totallyPrepare yourself for the ultimate 3D Slugfest. Murderous aliens have landed in futuristic Los Angeles, and the humans suddenly find themselves atop the endangered species list. The odds are a million-to-one. Just the way Duke likes it. Dive into realistic 3D scenarios, with 28 totally realistic levels, as you drive the sinister aliens through the streets of LA, out to an orbiting station, and onto the surface of the moon itself! An you'll be armed to the teeth with 10 hi-tech weapons. Clear crowds with the pump action Assault Shotgun, blast through enemies and walls with the Rocket Propelled Grenade, splat enemies under foot after blasting them with the Shrinker, cut through trouble with the 3-barel Ripper machine gun, set DukeMatch traps with the wall-mounted Laser Mine, watch enemies shatter after cooling them off with the Freeze Cannon, and 4 more! [FormGen] Expand
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  1. PC Gamer
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    It's the ultimate game for unleashing all your pent-up aggression. It is the most astonishing game we've laid our eyes on for ages! In fact, it makes pretty much every PC game we've ever seen - "Doom" included - like slightly dull. Honestly! [July 1996, p.78]
  2. It's more inventive, and more entertaining, than "Doom." I know they've had long enough to get it right (but so have many others, who've tried and failed). [PC Zone]
  3. Where Duke really excels is it's beautiful backgrounds. The game settings are magnificently rendered. They have all kinds of animated objects built into them, and the attention to detail is terrific. Hopefully, with Duke Nukem on the scene, the days of endless identical looking corridors and rooms are finally gone for good!
  4. Alien scum in the final version of DN3D are still tricky devils ducking for cover, teleporting in and out, lying in ambush, and even laying traps in later episodes. However, the monsters are still stupid enough to walk into a tripbomb so overall intelligence isn't perfect.
  5. I couldn't stop laughing while playing this extremely enjoyable trip through what unfolds like a 1950's science fiction B-movie: Space Aliens Invade Earth for Women!...Duke Nukem has what most first-person shooters don't - character!
  6. It's rare when a game comes along that really kicks your ass. 3D Realm's full version of Duke Nukem 3D is just that kind of posterior pummeler. With its free-flowing 3D action, over-the-top weapons, and ruthlessly attitudinal protagonist, Duke Nukem will have PC gamers worldwide rubbing their rumps with spine-tingling glee.
  7. Gameplay is ultimately what we're interested in, and in this area, Duke is the king. But so what? If 3D Realms really wants to impress us, they can move beyond this type of gameplay.

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  1. Positive: 47 out of 53
  2. Negative: 2 out of 53
  1. ShawnH.
    Nov 21, 2005
    10
    A classic. I can still remember some of the dialogue years later. "Shake it baby", or "Do you wanna dance?", and the classic "That's A classic. I can still remember some of the dialogue years later. "Shake it baby", or "Do you wanna dance?", and the classic "That's gotta hurt". The game featured 28 levels, and an extra 11 levels were added later. The wide open levels kept me playing for hours, especially since I was obsessed with finding every hidden area in the game. Duke Nukem and Lo Wang (from Shadow Warrier) were my two favorite characters from the 90's era. "You want to wash Wang, or you want to watch Wang wash wang?" Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2020
    10
    Uno de los mejores personajes jamás creados en la industria de los videojuegos, un juego que dio vida a todos los shooters de hoy en día juntoUno de los mejores personajes jamás creados en la industria de los videojuegos, un juego que dio vida a todos los shooters de hoy en día junto con los míticos juegos de su época como DOOM, Wolfenstein y QUAKE. Es una pena que no se haya hecho un reboot de la saga como hicieron con el legendario DOOM. Expand
  3. Sep 8, 2014
    10
    Duke Nukem is the Man of the Situation. Very humoristic and exagerated, Duke Nukem kills. Machete? Who is Machete? All i can remember is aDuke Nukem is the Man of the Situation. Very humoristic and exagerated, Duke Nukem kills. Machete? Who is Machete? All i can remember is a steroid bottle and my mighty foot kicking some random alien's ham. Expand
  4. Elena
    Jun 11, 2006
    10
    How many 10-year old games can still be downloaded on the internet and have fans writing adapters so you can play them on an OS 5 versions How many 10-year old games can still be downloaded on the internet and have fans writing adapters so you can play them on an OS 5 versions out? Duke Nukem 3D is the THE game that turned me on to gaming (especially network play) and is STILL, outdated graphics and all, one of the most fun shooters i've ever played. it was not as pretty as Quake, but Quake was never as entertaining. in fact I have to say that every game I've ever played or bought since 1996 has been measured by the DK3D standard and most have been found wanting. you just can't replace that spark of true originality and creative inspiration with glitzy graphics. Expand
  5. Sep 27, 2013
    9
    Absolutely fantastic. Duke Nukem 3D just kicked @$$!

    Great visuals, great levels, tons of secrets and loads of variety. This is how a
    Absolutely fantastic. Duke Nukem 3D just kicked @$$!

    Great visuals, great levels, tons of secrets and loads of variety.

    This is how a Duke Nukem game should be made.

    If I had one complaint, it would be that the enemy types do get a little repetitive. A bit more variety would have been welcome. Still, great none the less.

    Overall:
    Hail to the King baby.
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  6. Nov 28, 2015
    9
    Another golden gem of a game :)
    '96 and '97 were amazing years for PC Games.
    Duke Nukem 3D was a revolution and became somewhat of a legend.
    Another golden gem of a game :)
    '96 and '97 were amazing years for PC Games.
    Duke Nukem 3D was a revolution and became somewhat of a legend. Awesome weapons, obscenely comical comments by the protagonist, fast pace of the game, AWESOME WEAPONS (shrink an enemy and squish him with your boot! Whaaaaat!!!), pretty graphics for that time, very nice level design, 2-speakers support -- what else can u wish for? instant classic!
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  7. AnonymousMC
    Dec 2, 2008
    1
    game doesnt even deserve my time. fucking awful. first of all, the aliens look like pigs, and if that wasn't enough for you, duke nukemgame doesnt even deserve my time. fucking awful. first of all, the aliens look like pigs, and if that wasn't enough for you, duke nukem is pretty lame. he has this nerdy blonde buzzcut and twerp-trousers, it's terrible, I felt no love for the character, and thus didn't care when I dided. the controls were slippery at best, 1/10, bad game. i only enjoyed the strippers Expand

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