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Duke Nukem II (DOS)

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Written by  :  Mr. Me (36)
Written on  :  Oct 01, 2003
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

He's baaaaaaaaaack!...

The Good

Duke Nukem 2 is, not surprisingly, the sequel to the original Duke Nukem game, and the series is at this point still a side-scroller. Unfortunately, this game is forgotten compared to the first, classic part of the Duke series and the blockbuster Duke Nukem 3d, but don't let this discourage you from it!

Duke Nukem 2 has much improved graphics from its predecessor, and is stocked full of cool new features, such as drivable flying vehicles, a new variety of weapons like rockets and flame throwers, teleporters, and much more, but most importantly above all else, bigger and cooler explosions. :)

Duke Nukem is at this time developing more and more into what he is today, everybody's favorite ass-kicker, even if he STILL is resigned to only talking his trademark one-liners during cut-scenes. The only problem with the man is they messed with his hair...what happened to the flat-top here?! In the original Duke game, he faced off against robots and cyborgs, but Duke Nukem 2 marks the first time Duke kicks the asses of his most well-known and often fought enemies...those stupid ALIEN BASTARDS!...

Oh, and it is also worth mentioning that instead of the previous game's PC speaker sounds, here not only is there sound-blaster sound, but also background music...and GOOD background music too!

The Bad

As great as it is, this game doesn't quite measure up to the fun to be had from it's prequel...

The Bottom Line

Duke Nukem continues kicking MAJOR ass...in a good way!...