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  • Summary: Nintendo Switch Specific Features – Utilize the Nintendo Switch to its fullest with optional gyroscopic aiming, HD rumble, motion controls, and local wireless multiplayer.
    All New Episode Five – Complete an all-new episode containing eight original levels created by the original designers
    Nintendo Switch Specific Features – Utilize the Nintendo Switch to its fullest with optional gyroscopic aiming, HD rumble, motion controls, and local wireless multiplayer.
    All New Episode Five – Complete an all-new episode containing eight original levels created by the original designers of Duke Nukem 3D, Allen Blum III, and Richard “Levelord” Gray.
    New Music and One-liners – Episode Five has original music composed by Lee Jackson, original author of Duke Nukem’s iconic theme “Grabbag” and sound designer for Duke Nukem 3D, along with new one-liners from the voice of Duke himself, Jon St. John.
    In-Game Developer Commentary – All-new behind-the-scenes original development team commentary accessible in-game.
    Optionally Remastered – Play the game using the Ken Silverman’s original 1996 graphics engine or toggle in real time to play with the original content rendered at high fidelity and enhanced frame rate using Gearbox’s “True3D” graphics engine.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 25, 2020
    90
    Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour is a time capsule of mid-1990s shooters, jokes and game design - for better or worse. If you're a long time fan, there's more to see than just the game, and it's great to jump back into the Duke 3D world. If you've never played Duke Nukem before, you're in a for a treat. Grab your bubblegum for this one.
  2. Jun 25, 2020
    90
    A masterpiece to this day, Duke Nukem 3D is done proud by this Switch conversion. It looks and runs briliantly, the online options are a welcome inclusion and it's not compromised in any way from its earlier console release. It's a shame that a handful of previously-available expansion packs are missing, but given the low price of World Tour Edition, it feels churlish to complain. In the words of the Duke himself, come get some.
  3. Jul 21, 2020
    80
    If you're a fan of first-person shooters on the Switch and have an affinity for the classics, you should have Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour. The classic gameplay remains as engaging as it was all those years ago, and while the new episode doesn't make up for the fact that its predecessor had more content, the ability to take the game on the go on a modern platform makes up for that. Unless you're a Duke Nukem die-hard who has a Vita lying around and purchased the Megaton Edition years ago, 20th Anniversary World Tour is a good purchase on the Switch.
  4. Sep 8, 2020
    80
    Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour is an excellent compilation of some of the best Duke moments, and a little bit of something new. The frantic and kinetic energy of the action is as vibrant as ever in an age of so many slow paced, story-driven shooters. The secretive secrets are still tricky to discover, and Duke remains a monolithic man's man to aspire to be. What makes Duke Nukem 3D still so effective is its elegant simplicity. With a few extra features like an improved weapon selection, and if the excessive accessibility was dialed back a bit, this could have become a perfect example of its genre.
  5. Jul 30, 2020
    70
    You don’t get the ultimate complete packagae nor a technically perfect conversion. But Duke Nukem 3D still is an entertaining oldschool shooter.
  6. Jul 15, 2020
    65
    Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour holds up well for newcomers even if it could do with a few quality improvements. It’s a shame there isn’t more for those revisiting, but like everything, it’s always nice to have this classic on the go.
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  1. Aug 27, 2020
    10
    I was skeptical because i generally dont like graphically updated games, but they have done a great job of making the graphics a bit cleaner,I was skeptical because i generally dont like graphically updated games, but they have done a great job of making the graphics a bit cleaner, without feeling like something is lost. This is good old Duke Nukem. Gameplay is fluid as hell, and i only played handheld. Such a masterpiece, and done great justice by this port. Only would have liked the underrated Duke Nukem Advance levels on here. But still, a ton of content for the price. Cannot recommend highly enough. Expand
  2. Jul 21, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. No Loona futanari dickgirl all the way through butt Vore Porn. screw this port and Screw you randy! Expand
  3. Jan 24, 2021
    9
    The game crashed for no reason at some point. And I hate that silly rewind feature they imported from console editions. The game’s initialThe game crashed for no reason at some point. And I hate that silly rewind feature they imported from console editions. The game’s initial save feature works just fine - it works great actually - and I think that save management is part of the experience. That said, it’s an absolute pleasure to come back to Duke after all these years. It is especially enthralling to discover the new episode, the best ever in my mind, with kick-ass new music and kick-ass new level design throughout painstakingly recreated cities of the world (Amsterdam, Moscow, London, Giza, Paris, Rome and San Francisco). Jon St. John’s characteristic voice acting is back to deliver some hilarious new puns and so are the three original bosses, all of which now appear in sentry versions as well, to provide many hardcore action set-pieces - fighting the Cycloid Emperor in London’s House of Parliament is particularly amazing. There’s even an impressive new enemy, a phasing firefly sort of a trooper, which attacks the player with the annoying new Incinerator weapon, with which they also equipped the tragically underwhelming final boss. Expand
  4. Jun 24, 2020
    8
    Although I'm not a long time fan of the duke nukem series, as this game is probably supposed to appeal to, this is a very commendable shooterAlthough I'm not a long time fan of the duke nukem series, as this game is probably supposed to appeal to, this is a very commendable shooter game, even being able to appeal to casuals with a co-op and pvp mode Expand
  5. Nov 3, 2021
    8
    I'm generally not a fan of this genre, but this is clearly a well-done game. The switch port works great and if you love old school shooters,I'm generally not a fan of this genre, but this is clearly a well-done game. The switch port works great and if you love old school shooters, this is one you should get. Expand
  6. Jul 5, 2020
    8
    I'm a long time fan of Duke, I've finished the original DN3D on a PC and PS One back in 90's. I thought I'd just buy this edition to have itI'm a long time fan of Duke, I've finished the original DN3D on a PC and PS One back in 90's. I thought I'd just buy this edition to have it in my NS collection, but damn I had fun playing it! Brand new episode is fantastic, its level design is in big contrast to original episodes, feels more modern and enjoyable. Also audio commentary from original creators and ability to switch between original and modern rendering on the fly is just absolutely amazing experience! Expand
  7. Jan 5, 2022
    8
    Hail to the king, baby!

    Flawless port. This game is buttery smooth and looks great on the switch. It is a classic old school shooter, and
    Hail to the king, baby!

    Flawless port. This game is buttery smooth and looks great on the switch. It is a classic old school shooter, and frankly more enjoyable than modern-day shooters and it is cheap as chips, so you really can not go wrong here. The only gripes I have are parts of the game are a little obscure as to where you go and what you do next, but a quick google search and you can find some online guide to help you when you get stuck. Also, it is a difficult game, so I suggest putting it on the easy difficulty. This title is well worth your money. It even has commentary from the developers.
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