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Duke Nukem 3D (DOS)

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Written by  :  Kalirion (626)
Written on  :  Jun 23, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

There's nothing else like it and never will be! Well, except maybe the sequel.

The Good

What's not to like? The Build engine completely blew DOOM's out of the water with great, for the time, graphics and flexibility. The realistic settings had buildings which actually looked like buildings, tons of destructable items and sectors, and lots of interactivity like the movie theater. The weapons went beyond the tired old shotgun-machinegun-rocketlauncher formula, though the "old faithfuls" were still there. Best of all, the game was FUN, both single and multi-player!

The Bad

Well, most of the second episode seemed uninspired and too DOOM-like. Also, its very annoying to be squished by an opening door. Monsters are very pixelated close up, even at high resolution settings.

The Bottom Line

If you don't mind dated graphics, and if you do you shouldn't be on this site, Duke 3d is the BEST of the old fashioned 2.5D shooters.