Reviews for Duke Nukem II

85

Great platformer

Gmen | Dec. 29, 2013 | See all Gmen's reviews »

This is one of my favourite Duke titles, and one of my favourite platformers of all time. It’s quite a big improvement of its predecessor. It looks quite a bit better graphically, and there’s a larger variety of deadly enemies to take on. There are several new weapons like a laser rifle, a flamethrower and a rocket launcher, some of which have other uses in levels if you play around with them. There are many items that you can utilise to gain an advantage over your foes, and one or two levels even see you flying a space fighter. Duke is a lot more agile in this game and can do more than just walk and drop off of ledges – he can jump, do somersaults, and climb. Plus Bobby Prince works his magic like he did in Doom and comes up with – in my opinion – one of the greatest soundtracks in any game.

This is one of the greatest platformers of all time and is still a lot of fun to this day. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat.

84

The game that created the Duke

zonzon | Aug. 4, 2013 | See all zonzon's reviews »

For the story, the first Duke Nukem was named, "Duke Nukum". The name sucks, and for the nicely visually upgraded sequel, they went to rename the hero "Duke Nukem". But they didn't restart the count, so this is Duke Nukem 2, and the first was renamed to Duke Nukem

In this duke game, you have essentially everything that was in Duke Nukem 3D, aliens, big guns, keycards, but unfortunately no chicks ! This was a nicely done 2d platformer, for the time.