Duke Nukem licensees

Group Description

This group contains original, licensed third-party, and level collections featuring the character Duke Nukem. The character was conceived as a generic representation of the action hero stereotype, such as those portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger (whom Duke resembles visually) or the character Ash Williams from the Evil Dead series of movies. He has gradually evolved from a tough, yet silent Earth-saving hero to a primitive, fairly violent man known for his politically incorrect remarks. Humorous elements began with Duke Nukem II (1993), portraying Duke as the author of a book entitled Why I Am So Great and increased in later installments, with deliberately crude and offensive humor prevailing.

The first installments of the long-running franchise were 2D platform shooters developed by Apogee Software. With the 3D first-person shooter Duke Nukem 3D (1996) the series have achieved widespread popularity. Some of the subsequent independent installments (besides add-ons and level packs) however, favored third-person shooter gameplay with platforming elements or returned to the series' 2D platforming roots.

In September 2010, Gearbox Software announced that it owns the rights to the Duke Nukem character and franchise.

Trivia
The character Duke Nukem was parodied in an episode of Die Redaktion (the Editorial Team), a monthly comedy video produced by the German gaming magazine GameStar. It was published on the DVD of issue 12/2010.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour2016PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneGearbox Software LLC...
Duke Nukem: Kill-A-Ton 2015 Collection2015Macintosh, Windows3D Realms Entertainment, Inc....
Duke Nukem Platformer Pack2013Macintosh, WindowsInterceptor Entertainment ApS...
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, WindowsDevolver Digital4.62
Duke Nukem Forever Collection2012Macintosh, Windows2K Games, Inc.4.80
Duke Nukem 1+22012Linux, Macintosh, Windows3D Realms Entertainment, Inc....
Duke Nudem2011Browser2K Games, Inc....
Duke Nukem Forever (Balls of Steel Edition)2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc....
Duke Nukem Forever: Hail to the Icons Parody Pack2011Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc....
Duke Nukem Forever: The Doctor Who Cloned Me2011Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Aspyr Media, Inc.2.84
Duke Nukem: Critical Mass2011Nintendo DSApogee Software, LLC...
Duke Nukem Forever2011Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.14
Duke Nukem Arena2007BREWSkyZone Entertainment, Inc....
Duke Nukem Mobile: Bikini Project2005J2ME3D Realms Entertainment, Inc....
Duke Nukem Mobile2004BREW, J2ME, ZodiacSkyZone Entertainment, Inc....
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project (Limited Edition)2002WindowsARUSH Entertainment...
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project2002iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360ARUSH Entertainment3.60
Duke Nukem Advance2002Game Boy AdvanceTake-Two Interactive Software, Inc.3.48
Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes2000PlayStationInfogrames, Inc.3.24
Duke Nukem: Zero Hour1999Nintendo 64GT Interactive Software Corp.3.56
Duke Nukem: Time to Kill1998PlayStationGT Interactive Software Corp.3.64
Duke Nukem1998Game Boy ColorGT Interactive Software Corp.3.17
Duke Nukem 3D1998GenesisTec Toy Indústria de Brinquedos S.A.2.94
Duke: The Apocalypse1997WindowsWizardWorks Group, Inc....
Duke it out in D.C.1997DOS, MacintoshMacSoft3.67
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Selected Covers

Duke Nukem Forever Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Duke Nukem Forever

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Duke Nukem 3D
A scene from the intro
Screenshot from Duke Nukem Forever
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