Duke Nukem Forever User Reviews


A long running joke becomes a different kind of joke


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

15 years is a long time to wait for any game, regardless of what it actually is... let alone the follow up to a fantastic first person shooter with a great deal of personality. In fact, 3D Realms knew that Duke Nukem 3D was so good that a half assed follow up would do it a great disservice. That, among some other issues I really don't feel like talking about and you could look up on the internet, would explain why it took forever for Duke Nukem Forever to get released. In fact, Duke Nukem Forever was on the verge o...


Gearbox finally makes a bad game

The good:


The bad:

*bleep*ing everything


Hello, everyone. It's been awhile since I've reviewed any games, so I figured I'd come back with a bang. A very, very disappointing and horrible bang that people waited an entire decade for, only to find out that they completely wasted their time and money on a worthless pile of shit that was only released due to easy marketing and ridiculous hype. Now that we've set the mood for the rest of the review, let's get to it.

I myself am a very big Duke Nukem fan. I remember playing Duke Nukem 3D with my father when I was around 4 years old, and everytime we reached the stripper parts, he'd give t...


Forever mediocre


Finally released...
Well boys and girls, it's been nearly 15 years since this project started. Through heaps of overhauls, redos, development team switching and just generally taking forever to produce because heaps of shit behind closed doors went on, we finally get Duke Nukem Forever... about time, eh? Here's the thing, though - it's just a mediocre first person shooter. It takes elements of both eras of shooters (the retro Doom era and current Call Of Duty era), and just gives us the basics of them. I suppose it's not BAD by any stretch of the imagination, but it's not good either.



Balls of Alloy: The Return of Duke Nukem

The good:

-Satisfying gunplay
-Oozing with personality
-Some interesting uses of physics/platforming/driving

The bad:

-Graphically challenged
-Some stuttering
-Idiotic Enemy A.I.
-"War and Peace"-length load times


All you really need to know about Duke Nukem Forever can be found out during the brief introductory video that precedes the main menu the first time you pop the game into your console. A grainy video featuring the eponymous hero firing stiffly at franchise-staple pig aliens while a generic three-chord power metal song plays in the background invites players into the action. A tint of red bathes all objects on screen, signalling the gory death that will abound during the roughly sixteen hours of gameplay in the single-player campaign. At the end of the CGI sequence, Duke (voiced once again b...

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