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Duke Nukem Forever

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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  Well done!

| | See all Wierzbowsky's reviews (4)

During the game one of Duke's chicks asks him about a computer game that Duke was playing on a big TV: "Was it any good?" Duke answered: "Yeah, but after 12 freaking years, it should be...". After finishing the game I do believe that that game is good. Not perfect, but really good.

It has many different mini-games and adventures in it - driving a small car, slot games, air hockey, basketball, pinball and even billiards. It also has a few puzzles and some mild erotic content. Being reduced to an action figure size and navigating through human size areas is a nice challenge. But what I value the most is the good sense of humor and typical Duke's comments during the game. Some of them are really funny.

I don't understand why some people are giving low rating for the game. It's not supposed to be anything like "Half Life", "Rage" or "Dead Space". It's a Duke Nukem game and I think that the developers kept to the unique Duke's style really well.

So I do recommend this game if the price is right. I paid 5 euros for it on Steam and it was worth every freaking penny.

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  Its a good 'Game'

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Ok so i wont say im a die hard fan of Duke .But i did play Duke 3D all those years back along with its addon packs.

So, is Duke back ? ..well.. yes.

Its got everything and more form the old Duke 3D.
People moan about the graphics being X years old ..well ..it IS a old game, what the hell do you expect. A game that was in development for that long can NEVER be up to date otherwise it would NEVER get finished.
Duke 3D was not great becouse of its graphics, it was great becouse of what it was as a game. And DNF is no different, its just a laugh.
If you play the game on its absolute maximum settings you cant really complain about the way it looks or plays.
The storyline carries on from the last game and ends ready for an expansion. And on its hardest settings it 'can' be difficult.

Buy the game, try it, its good, but DONT expect it to be another Crysis, or COD, or what not. Its a game designed to be A GAME.

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  Worth the wait?

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NO! Not only misogynistic and missing the (dubious!) charm of the original Duke 3D, it's also a bog standard shooter of the worst kind. Uninspiring.

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  Truly Awful

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I played the original Duke back way then and loved it, but this is rubbish. This may be OK for the console guys but for top end PC,s the graphics are amongst the worst I have come across in a very long time, horribly dated. Game play is dull uninspiring with rubbish AI. Sorry. I gona have to give this one the lowest score of just one star. A bitter disappointment. If you want a retro type FSP look out for the new Serious Sam 3 coming out soon.

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  Duke ( Hail to the king) Nukem

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Well im afraid i havent been sold with this game.

In my opinion no game can ever live up to the hype of 12yrs development.

For me i think the graphics are dated,the gameplay is not up to standard.
all duke fans will be happy as you have the good old style humour,swearing and bad language which is humorous.

Anyone new to this and dont remember the original will not see past all the old duke style game etc and will just accept this as a decent (ish) Shooter with some driving elements thrown in to the mix.
but for me when you have the likes of Rage coming in september+the awesome bulletstorm thats out which are vastly superior in graphics,Gaming engine,fluidity and gameplay i feel this game is 3 stars for me.
bulletstorm is a great game and for a tenner less.
but that is a mindless carnage game with not much slowdown in action of hundreds of ways to kill enemies.

  Actually proper fun and funny

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Come on, what are you guys expecting? This was always what Duke was gonna be like. Since 2009 you knew it wasn't going to be ground-breaking anymore. Now, what we get is what i expected to be honest. True Duke Nukem. Its Violent, rude, insulting, annoying and goddamn hilarious.

I found it refreshing to play a game like this when every other modern shooter nowadays is trying out do one another. This doesn't follow that pattern and turns out be what it is. Fun. The graphics as most people seem to say aren't amazing, but they're not rubbish. Not on PC anyway. I've seen it on PS3 and the textures are awful. As are the load times. Don't have the latter problem on PC and textures are improved but still not great, so for us its an irrelevant point to game and more to do with consoles themselves. Still, doesn't detract from the game in my opinion.

Worth 14 years of hype? Of course its not. What game would be? But to anyone who was constantly checking in on new information on this game for 14 years really needed to sort their life out and should have just forgot about it like most people.

Its a fun game. Now to wait another decade or so for the next one...

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  Actually proper fun and funny

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Come on, what are you guys expecting? This was always what Duke was gonna be like. Since 2009 you knew it wasn't going to be ground-breaking anymore. Now, what we get is what i expected to be honest. True Duke Nukem. Its Violent, rude, insulting, annoying and goddamn hilarious.

I found it refreshing to play a game like this when every other modern shooter nowadays is trying out do one another. This doesn't follow that pattern and turns out be what it is. Fun. The graphics as most people seem to say aren't amazing, but they're not rubbish. Not on PC anyway. I've seen it on PS3 and the textures are awful. As are the load times. Don't have the latter problem on PC and textures are improved but still not great, so for us its an irrelevant point to game and more to do with consoles themselves. Still, doesn't detract from the game in my opinion.

Worth 14 years of hype? Of course its not. What game would be? But to anyone who was constantly checking in on new information on this game for 14 years really needed to sort their life out and should have just forgot about it like most people.

Its a fun game. Now to wait another decade or so for the next one...

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  Not very good at all!!

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I cannot believe people are rating this game as highly as they are. I played it for half an hour and promptly uninstalled it. It's awful. The graphics are poor and low in detail. The game play is tedious and repetative, the voice acting is terrible. I expect that if you are an avid fan of the Duke Nukem series from years back, you might like it, but if like me you've never played a Duke Nukem game before, my advice is to save your money.

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  Take it at face value...

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This game is poor. There's not much else to say. Linear, dated, poor graphics etc, etc. Yes it has Duke's one-liners but the game is a shadow of its former glory. Of course it'll sell well but don't try and convince yourselves that this game is worth buying for any other reason than it being part of gaming folklore. The fact that this game ever got released is amazing at any rate after its problematic road to being published but it is instantly forgettable.

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  The duke

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Not so good this game after waiting all this time
the graphics are outdated!!!!!!!
looks like a game from the 90's!!!
12 years in the makeing i dont think so the engine running it is pooh
the duke made it back but sadly out of date!!!!!

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