Duke Nukem 3d is a first person shooter released onto multiple consoles, with the DOS version released on January 29th 1996. The game was developed by 3d realms and published by GT interactive. The story picks up right after the events of Duke Nukem 2, with Duke returning to Earth. Upon arrival, his ship gets destroyed, and wants to get even with the aliens that destroyed his ship. Shall we hail to the king, or dethrone Duke Nukem 3d?
Graphics-The scenery and levels of Duke Nukem 3d look good. Duke Nukem himself underwent a makeover, and his character looks good as well. The enemies look decent, and going for the “less is more” concept works well in this game’s favor. The only downside is the enemy animation is very stiff, and there wasn’t a whole lot of fluidity in the walk cycles.
Sound-Soundtrack is energetic and sets the mood perfectly. Duke’s catch phrases, however, not so. His one liners get really old really fast, and gets cheesier each time he says them, but fortunately, the option to turn the voice off is a plus. Maybe Duke’s more intimidating when he’s silent?
Gameplay-Like any first person shooter at the time, it’s either kill or be killed (also get from point A to point B), and Duke Nukem 3d as a first person shooter does an excellent job at accomplishing this task. There are various power ups Duke can collect to help him out (i.e. portable med kit makes healing a snap). There are areas in the game that require the right weapon for the situation.
Controversy-This game stirred up a lot of controversy when this game came out. Many believed this game promoted murder and pornography. This is completely untrue, as this game doesn’t promote such things.
Overall-Despite the controversy, this game is still a blast to play.
You can get Duke Nukem 3d from the following sites:
3drealms: Click here.
Steam: Click here.
GOG.com: Click here.
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