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Fans have been waiting 12 years for DNF and have been hoping that it will be
well worth it. If you fall in to this camp, you will be sorely disappointed.
The finished product feels like it was made in 2005 and even then they only
spent a couple of months on it. The whole game feels dated beyond belief –
the graphics are just plain ugly. Doom 3 looks better. Level
design/weapons/soundtrack/characters are all entirely forgettable, dialogue
utterly sucks and not enough that it's funny but that every single line falls
flat. This is the Epic Movie of games and it's shocking that they actually
released something so bad.
I was really looking forward to this game, because I grew up on Duke Nukem
and when this game was announced I was so happy! But then 12 years later and
we get this… this awful, buggy, dated game. I'm expecting that when I finish
the campaign of this game instead of credits a message will come up saying
“This was a joke and the real Duke Nukem Forever will be in-stores soon!”
well at least that's what I'm hoping for, because this game is not worth
This game is fun, true Duke fans will enjoy the old Dukeisms and the attitude
of the game, familiar enemies and weapons. The bonus of some driving levels add
There is a reasonably easy 1000G up for grabs in the X360 version of the game
if that interests you, 1205G if you purchase The Doctor Who Cloned Me DLC, and
no multiplayer achievements. A couple of mini games can be a bit of a grind if
you are going for achievements but these are not as bad as some
At least two playthroughs are required if you are after all the gamer score
as the insane difficulty doesn't unlock until one playthrough on any level is
completed. There can be a couple of challenging boss fights on insane but
nothing that can't be beaten with the right methods.
The multiplayer levels add some extra entertainment as long as you get good
timing to find others online of course.
Overall if you are a Duke fan from way back, or you are open to Dukes quirks
and attitude this game is well worth playing. Graphics and sound are pretty
good, no noticable slow downs or glitches when I played.
Just a note for those installing the game on the X360 hard drive, you may
need to sign out of any profiles for the install to work.
Oh how I have grown since the great Duke Nukem 3D, 12 years have passed and
I am excited. Judging from what I have seen from the videos, the Duke Nukem
franchise has stayed true to its old self. It looks gruesome, it looks brutal,
it looks oddly familiar with a twist of HighDef and its still full to the brim
with vulgar cut scenes topped off with extra profanity. Bring it on!!
I think this game lives up to the old Duke just fine! , yeh the graphics
could be better and loading times are long but i dont know what else they
couldv'e done to make make the Critics happy other than maybe a more open level
design. I enjoyed this game more than i thought i would from reading the
reviews, A true Duke fan will like it.
Every one loves Duke Nukem. What more can I say.
Alot of bad press on the game, ive played it and still stays true to the
ORIGINAL back in the day. Graphics are a bit chunky at certain times but hell
its still the DUKE i remember. Still has his same humour and is still all aboth
the GIRLS!!!! Not suited for anyone under the recomended age but ill rate this
game up there. If your after a good old revamp of an older game and not
expecting a ultra crisp graphiced game with a outstanding story line then this
is the game for you. A true NUKEM fan will put aside ANY downfals to the game
and TRULY enjoy it for bing true to the old…=)
Really for the price.
The graphics are bad the gameplay is clunky, the plot is pathetic and
childish, nothing has changed since the last one.
Yeah, not as good as they said it would be. However there are moments in the
game where some genius is shown, though would be nice if it was more
representative of the original series.
So mixed bag here. If this game came out as a system launcher, it would be
hailed as one of the best comebacks of all time, but since it took an extra
6 years, and the graphics and gameplay show, it's going to scare off new
gamers. What it IS, is a proper follow up to Duke 3D, unfortunately it just came
at a time when fps have evolved so much in terms of control and speed. There is
no cover system, there are no heart stopping action sequences over large vistas,
but there is silly ole duke cussing and shooting pigs and other aliens.
Honestly if aside from the vaporware stories you heard growing up, if you
didn't actually grow up with Duke, as I did, then you probably won't find this
much fun. On the other hand, if you know who Rodimus Prime, Serpentor, and E3M9
are, you may have a good time with this, as I have.
Duke Nukem Forever is an immature game. You should know that from the get go,
if you're going to buy this game, turn your' maturity level down to a complete
zero. Around every turn of this game, there's a sexual pun or dirty mini game
to be had or seen, and the game even goes as far as to put a seemingly abstract
strip club level midway through the game, in what seems to be Gearbox trying to
give the game another opportunity to include some naked women, just for the hell
of it. My only really gripe is with the 2-weapon system, this game is meant to
stick to the roots of Duke Nukem, which it really didn't. If you forget the
12 year development cycle, the need for it to live up to the classics, and the
fact that you should be a “grown up” 24/7, this game is really quite a
blast; go into it with a blank brain, and a clear conscience, and you'll enjoy
it all the more.
This games good for a laugh. Just dont expect to much or a challenge. Great
Graphics leave abit to be desired as does the controls, but gameplay exceedes
Best duke nukem ever
While it is perhaps true that DNF is not what one would expect after its long
gestation period in development hell, it does in many ways succeed in its goal
of delivering the giddy thrills of the pioneer days of first person shooters.
Comparative newcomers to gaming fed on a steady diet of Call of Duty titles may
find Duke abhorrent, those who yearn for a less serious take on the FPS genre
will find a lot to like in this title.
If I were going to try and use an analogy to describe DNF it would be to liken
it to a so called spoof movie such as ‘The naked gun’ or ‘hot
shots’ – a light hearted browse through the cliche of the genre.
Just like pickled onions, Duke will not be to everybody's tastes, but those
that do ‘get’ it will be rewarded with an enjoyable experience. 3.5/5
Those that go in to this game comparing it to current popular FPS will be
dissapointed. Those (like myself) who played the pioneering FPS of the
90's will find more enjoyment (and nostalgia) from this game.
Dukes sense of humor and one liners are all here as well as the babes and bad
arse aliens. Weapons are standard fare for FPS Which include Pistols, Shotguns,
Lasers right up to Rocket Launchers with a few of the unique weapons to the
franchise. Namely the Shrink Ray and Pipe Bombs
Only two weapons can be held at one time ala Halo with Bombs and grenades as
secondary weapons delegated to shoulder buttons.
Power ups include Roids for super strength, Beer for toughness, Dukes
Sunglasses for night vision and the HoloDuke which as suggested makes a
holographic version of Duke to throw your enemies off guard.
Graphics are standard fare. Good not great. A.I. Is simple at times with most
happy run and gun. Bosses provide some challenge that don't become
Theres a few pop references throughout the game via posters or Interaction
with A.I. One particular one that I got a good laugh from was the chance to
knock out a Christian Bale Terminator meltdown type actor to which Duke replies
Man that guy was a douche XD.
Easy to recommend this game. Just switch your mind off and enjoy the ride for
what it is, don't compare it to any other FPS and you may just lose yourself
HAIL TO THE KING BABY
Although graphics are not amazing this is a game i had a blast playing and
the achievements/multiplayer keep me coming back for more. It is quite funny
at times and there were numerous occasions where i laughed out loud. Playing as
a pint size Duke is a laugh and overall blasting aliens is mindless fun. I know
multiplayer will keep me playing for the months leading up to October/November
(Triple A games months) and i recommend this to people who just want a
mindless and non-serious game to keep them entertained. A must buy for fans of
I think Duke has recieved bad press, because it he's an easy target. The
expectation that this 12 years in-the-making game will revolutionize gaming are
completely farfetched and unwarranted.
This a game from the late 90's, not the 21st century, and as such the
finished product is exactly that. The game doesn't try to be a COD or
Battlefield replica, it try's to be the exact opposite – realistic vs
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Duke journey and this game was a chance to
revisit my past (and gamings past). The graphics are subpar, the gaming is
uninventive and uncomplicated but these are to the credit of the game.
If you've played UT or Doom, you'll feel right at home, adopting the constant
strafing and jumping manouvers. Again, this isn't COD, it's Duke – shoot
everything and dodge everything.
The game is fairly hard, but can be played through in 12 hours (max) and all
the achievements unlocked in 20 hours, so very short. You should play this
game, but at a lower price ($60 would be my ceiling) or rent it.
Came a bit late but at least it is better than never. More for the older
audiences but if you like aliens, and women… This is for you!!!
Duke Nukem Forever the guns, the girls the gore.
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