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GF Rating
5.0

4865 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
2

Really Bad

It's Reeeeeeeally Bad.

posted by lukeraynor (SPOKANE, WA) Jun 21, 2011

Member since Oct 2009

I am a big fan of the last gen Duke games. I knew going into this that is was not going to be a graphical powerhouse but remained optimistic since the developer had such passion for bringing us back Duke. Well, they failed. the only thing, and I mean ONLY thing good about the game is the voice acting. John St.John does a great job of delivering one-liners and is funny as always. The rest...egads..

Level design is a joke. The death animations are a joke. The textures are a joke. The AI is a joke. The gun play is a joke. I just realized how far games have come since the last Duke was out on PC. Maybe I am just spoiled by this generation's offerings but I could not get past one hour of Duke. It is sooooooo bad that I simply cannot force myself to play anymore. Shame, too. I loved the old ones. It is simply so boring and uninspired that it feels like a chore to progress.

I really wanted to like this game.

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GF Rating
7

Good

50/50

posted by Fret (BURBANK, CA) Jun 20, 2011

Member since Jun 2011

well heres the thing. what they tried to do with the game is pretty cool. they brought back dukes classic style and attitude. he gets his woman and kicks booty. but they took so long to make it i believe they expected it to come out on ps2 but it took longer than expected so they had to upgrade graphics to ps3 and didnt get to change much of the game so it came out half way decent. but if you are a big fan of duke nukem then play it. if not then dont. its a simple as that

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GF Rating
7

Good

Skip it if you're not a diehard Duke fan.

posted by CaptColon (SHIRLEY, NY) Jun 20, 2011

Member since Sep 2005

I was disappointed in the demo, but I decided to rent it still and I'm glad I did. While it isn't anywhere near the level of awesomeness I was hoping for after all these years, it's still Duke. It has some boobies and lots of immature toilet humor, and I'm a fan of both those things.

The things that suck the most about the game are the long loading times really punish you for dying because you gotta sit through them each time, a couple of times the game froze on me, and also the multiplayer is just garbage. I played Duke Nukem 3D online on the Sega Saturn (and XBLA), and played Duke Nukem 64 and Duke Nukem Zero Hour split-screen a lot back in the day and they were all fun, but I just can't get into the multiplayer on this one.
One minor complaint is the pool table and pinball mini-games. The physics on them are pretty bad, and I can't figure out why they bothered to include them but it doesn't matter and probably isn't even worth mentioning because nobody will be spending much time on them.

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