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.

Customer reviews


A Game for the True Fans

emptyhaven | Nov. 9, 2014 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »

Duke Nukem Forever is a game that came out when the Duke Nukem franchise was all but forgotten. With the last of its memories still left etched into the fanbase, we held on and accepted it. One last run for the nostalgia. But we eventually learned that nostalgia is a weird and unfortunate thing.

This game's jokes and one-liners are dated, and we cringe in the same way teenagers cringe when their grandparents try to act cool by rapping to Nicki Minaj, or singing along to a 1D song. The whole beefy, manly-man, misogynist act might have worked well to sell in the 90s, but the action star of old has gotten... well, old!

Not to say that this game is horrible. I think it's still good. But it's the type of game that only fans of the series will truly enjoy. It's the same guy we've played as for years, and he hasn't changed. And we laugh and we shout. But in the end, we know that it's over and it's time to move on to other games.

This is a good game to remember Duke Nukem by. And it should definitely be the last Duke Nukem game to remember him by. I don't think I can take another one, to be honest.


Sure it took it Forever to come to us!

KingTed | Oct. 6, 2014 | See all KingTed's reviews »

After so many years of waiting, Duke Nukem Forever is finally here! The problem is that it was in development hell. New developers. New engine. New ideas. Things that got scrapped. Things that got improved. It's never a good thing when a game is stuck in limbo for so much time.

Finally, people from Gearbox got their hands on it and tried their best to make a real game out of the mess. The result is Duke Nuke Forever. It's not really beautiful. The Level design is quite dull. The game doesn't seem to know if it wants to be a modern shooter "à la Call of Duty" or to remain true to its Fast FPS roots. But some features are good (The Ego system), Duke is really funnier than ever and it's so good to fight Pigscops again!

An average game. Not really good but not a disaster.

Well, let's just hope that Gearbox software will create a new Duke Nukem game.


They are incoming

FrozenFireCZ | Aug. 28, 2014 | See all FrozenFireCZ's reviews »

First off I'd like to start by telling how much I enjoyed this game. Was very entertaining and fun. By it's name ironically yes it did take 'forever' to make this game, 12 years to be precise. When it was announced back in 2011 people were really excited. It was all over 'the promise that was made 12 years ago' was finally going to be fulfilled. So people got excited, suddenly people that didn't even know Duke Nukem became a Duke Nukem fan just to be on the 'Hype Train' by knowing the game took 12 years to develope they skyrocketted their expectations, what wasn't known was that The Game Company actually went bankrupt in the process of the making of the game and had to postpone it. Even in the game you can see in what conditions they developed the game. Sure it took long but at least they were man enough to finish what they started. If you weren't a fan of the game before It's not surprising not to like this. But for the real fans it had everything. Duke's Egoism, Beer, Women, Nudity, Violence, Fun... So yeah I enjoyed the game very much as a real fan.


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 Worst

Rcoder97 | 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.