[edit] Background

After a decade of action through over half-a-dozen adventures filled with violence and weirdness, perhaps Duke Nukem thought it was finally time to settle down. Surrounding himself with the things he loves best, Duke has opened his own casino, filled with poorly-lit bars, seedy characters, and of course, lots and lots of "hot babes." The hero's well-deserved retirement is postponed, however, when a group of ornery aliens invades and starts trashing his new place. Who better to deal with these unwelcome guests than the mighty Duke Nukem himself?

This episode in the ongoing saga of everyone's favorite wise-cracking, gun-toting, testosterone-laden action hero is provided by Take 2 Interactive, which acquired the rights to the series from former Duke Nukem publisher Infogrames (later known as Atari, Inc.). The game is based on technology developed for the Unreal game engines, designed to feature smooth graphics with lots of detailed lighting and effects. First announced in the late 1990s, Duke Nukem Forever has undergone an unusually long development period. Concerning the expected release date of the game, 3D Realm's George Broussard has offered the now-famous projection, "when it's done."

- T. J. Deci, All Game Guide

[edit] Hardware Requirements


OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0 Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.0 Ghz
Memory: 1 Gb
Hard Drive: 10 Gb free
Video Memory: 256 MB
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.6 Ghz
Memory: 2 Gb
Hard Drive: 10 Gb free
Video Memory: 512 MB
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS / ATI Radeon HD 3850
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible


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nasty nappa
Sep 01, 12 4:33pm
very funny but very short hope they do another DukeNukemForever
Feb 13, 12 4:52am

Developer: 3D Realms/Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games/Take Two Interactive

15 years...

Feb 12, 12 12:29pm
Great nostalgic qualities in DNF. Loved interacting with all the various world items, from toilets to weights and the pool table. DukeNukemForever
Feb 11, 12 1:08pm
Fired this up for the 1st time last night, 10mins in my Lenovo W520 was overheating due to fan throttle . Now to d/l it on my desktop :D DukeNukemForever
Jan 11, 12 2:27pm

Hello, everyone. It's been awhile since I've reviewed any games, so I figured I'd come...

nasty nappa
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loved the humor but extremely short game DukeNukemForever
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Jul 20, 11 2:45am

Finally released...
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Release Dates
  • North America: Jun 14, 2011
  • Japan: Jun 10, 2011
  • Europe: Jun 10, 2011
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