Duke Nukem Forever
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Duke Nukem Forever is finally here! Put on your shades and prepare to step into the boots of Duke Nukem, whose legend has reached epic proportions in the years since his last adventure. The alien hordes are invading and only Duke can save the world. Pig cops, alien shrink rays and enormous alien bosses can’t stop our hero from accomplishing his goal: to save the world, save the babes and to be a bad-ass while doing it.
The King arrives with an arsenal of over-the-top weapons, non-stop action, and unprecedented levels of interactivity. This game puts the pedal to the metal and tongue firmly in cheek. Shoot hoops, lift weights, read adult magazines, draw crude messages on whiteboards or ogle the many hot women that occupy Duke’s life - that is if you can pull yourself away from destroying alien invaders. With hours and hours of over-the-top single player action, and a range of bodacious multiplayer modes, rest assured knowing the fun will last. Duke Nukem was and will forever be a gaming icon, and this is his legend.
Ego, and then Some: Step into the shoes of Duke Nukem, the steroidal One-Man Army who never fails and always gets the Babes.
Bust a Gut: Duke pulls no punches. He does and says the things you are thinking. Duke’s constant stream of hilarious one-liners throughout the game will have gamers rolling.
World Interactivity: Spend as much time as you want shooting hoops, lifting weights, playing pinball, pool, air hockey, and slots.
Scale & Variety: This game has it all; packed with explosive FPS action, outlandish settings, driving, and puzzle solving — gamers will never tire of the endless FUN.
Multiplayer Like No Other: Duke re-envisions classic modes of play in his own hilarious and humiliating way. Shrink your opponent and squash him with your foot. Freeze and shatter him. Attach explosives to his back. Roll a pipe bomb between his legs, or just frag him old-fashioned with a rocket.
Not the greatest, but not the worst.PrimalHunter779 | Aug. 1, 2014 | See all PrimalHunter779's reviews »
Duke Nukem: Forever is the sequel to Duke Nukem 3D, a classic game from the 1990's that inspired hundreds of games, mostly due to it's entertaining gameplay, well designed levels, and humour. Duke Nukem: Forever had big shoes to fill, and while it doesn't live up to the hype surrounding its release, it's definitely an enjoyable game despite the flaws. This game has you once again playing as the Duke, living life as a celebrity after crushing the alien invasion in the previous game. The intro of the game has you reliving an awesome fight from the previous game before navigating your house and heading to an interview. While you'll notice the dodgy animations and skewed voicework, you'll also notice the astonishing amount of interactivity and abundance of items in the environment. Numerous posters and various memorabilia concerning Duke Nukem is scattered around the levels, and displays an enormous amount of fan service. You can interact with a large number of items in the environment, including pool tables, telephones, DVD players, toilets, vibrators (?), food, arcade games, weights, basketball, frisbees and even an actual turd (?). This lends itself to the novelty and humour of the game and was definitely one of the standards. While the actual combat in the game isn't awful, it does feel clunky and dated by today's standards. Many of the weapons lack punch, and end up feeling as if you're firing a glorified water gun. The only satisfying gun in the game is the shotgun, which is relatively to find and locate ammunition for. The rest of the guns are clumsy and spongy to use on enemies. Unfortunately, the level design is also quite linear. There's little exploration to be had, and it's relatively easy to find objects like ammo pickups. The constrictive and repetitive level design gets repetitive pretty quickly, and the blandly grey environments don't help this very much. The boss fights in this game are surprisingly solid, and reminded me of old school games like Doom 3. These fights are entertaining and bombastic, but frustrating in that you can only damage them with a single weapon type. This limits the players style and actively forces you to play the game in a specific way. The game's real problem is the lack of creativity and restrictive mechanics, which contradicts the content found in Duke Nukem 3d. The best way to experience Duke Nukem: Forever is the same as a popcorn action movie; turn your brain off, play it once, and don't look too carefully into it. The fun moments in this game make up for the bad ones, and the nostalgic value of this game probably elevated my score slightly. 7 / 10
Not the Absolute WorstRcoder97 | July 3, 2014 | See all Rcoder97's reviews »
Duke Nukem Forever brought hope to fans and crushed it. While this game isn't everything people hoped for, it's not terrible. The graphics are technically the best ever for a Duke Nukem game, the campaign is an exceptional length, and there are tons and I mean TONS of little bits and gags to mess around with. The level design isn't the best concerning the fact that a lot of the surroundings felt bland. The shooting is subpar but the pistol is my favorite thing to use, it just felt the most reliable. The turret stage is fun, the mini racecar stage is fun, and the bosses aren't too bad to fight. Duke shoots more one-liners than bullets that get annoying over time. Because of this I played the game with the sound off a lot. All in all this isn't the worst game, it's got its moments but it's still not a great game.
this should never have seen the light of daydamienjameswebb | Feb. 20, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
the big issue with this game is that the way we play games has changed over the years and this style of humor and game play is just not the top market anymore. so, when it was announced that the Duke would make a return, a lot of people were expecting just a really raw, dirty, testosterone powered FPS (the kind we play now-a-days).... what people got was a classic Duke Nukem style gameplay with a new glossy coat of paint.... really... that's it. the graphics ARE GOOD. but i just couldn't do it.... the stupid campy style of acting and gun play worked well for me when i was younger.... but now it just felt like it was trying too hard to be something that it already was at one point, and trying to get NEW players into the mix who just didn't understand the type of humor that existed in the early 90's didn't work well for them.
sorry, but i'd rather play the classics than this dolled up garbage.
It is a great gameKatsumihD | Feb. 9, 2014 | See all KatsumihD's reviews »
This game was planned for like 14 years and was finally released. So many had high expectations and hated this game as it came out,because it was more fun and a parody of the old games. The story is okay,the graphics are nice and the multiplayer is pretty funny,especially with some friends. If you have some money get this game and enjoy it,don´t get a negative perspectiv of something you did not try.
Duke Nukem The Return of the Kingmulletov | Dec. 27, 2013 | See all mulletov's reviews »
This game gets a lot of hate and I can understand why. Yes most fans had to wait over a decade for it to finally release and by the time it eventually came out, the world had moved on. I played Duke Nukem 3D back in the 90s on a 486DX2 PC and it was awesome at the time and I was a fan. I knew about all the delays for DN Forever but I was not sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for its eventual release like hardcore fans. I picked up this game fairly cheap and enjoyed every moment. There's a lot of variety here from driving a monster truck to being shrunken down to a miniature Duke and platforming out of tough situations. Go in with low expectations and you will have yourself a great time. Go in with the mindset that most of the gameplay was probably planned out back in the 90s and they just gave it a shiny new coat for present day tastes. This game is extremely playable and enjoyable. If you like Serious Sam, The Expendables, and Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, this is right up your alley. Consider it a throwback to the simpler times of FPSes. You can just turn off your brain and blast everything in sight.