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Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
4.2
Macintosh
88
3.8
Windows
...
4.4
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Description

The Atomic Edition of Duke Nukem 3D contains the three original episodes of the main game, the Plutonium Pak expansion, and many additional features like Windows themes, screensavers, jigsaw puzzles and an image carousel.

Screenshots

Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition Windows Up close and personal
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition DOS Shooting a alien commander with the freezer gun
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition DOS Entering the cinema through the back door
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition DOS A story sequence

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User Reviews

This is how you design a level pack DOS Maw (849)
Duke it up even more with Atomic Edition. DOS MasterMegid (900)
The extended version of Duke Nukem 3D DOS *Katakis* (37494)

The Press Says

Mac Game Gate Macintosh 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1997 95 out of 100 95
Mac Ledge Macintosh Jul 28, 1997 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpot DOS Nov 26, 1996 8.9 out of 10 89
Retro Gamer Windows Jun, 2009 83 out of 100 83
MacNN Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Macworld Macintosh Sep, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Bots

According to 3D Realms, Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition is notable as being the first first-person shooter to include bots (AI controlled, human-like opponents).

References: Misc

In the "Duke Burger" Level, in the fourth episode, there is graffiti on the bathroom wall, that says "TRAB PU KCIP". Look in the mirror, and it will read "PICK UP BART". This is a nod to The Simpsons episode Brother From Another Planet.

References: Mission Impossible

The entire first level is a homage to the movie Mission Impossible. Here are some of the more obvious references.
  • The title ("It's Impossible!")
  • The music playing in the background.
  • Going to the desk and using the tape deck in the first room will cause the famous message "this tape will self destruct in..." to play. (Note: get out of the way fast, as the tape makes good on its promise)
  • In the briefing room, there is a coat hanger with a hat and cane on it which says "STEED"
  • The puzzle where you have to enter a code without touching the ground.
  • In the same room as the above puzzle, there is a garbage bin with greenish slime in it. In the movie, the computer operator gets drugged and ends up vomiting in a similar garbage bin.

Source code release

After many years of requests from fans, 3D Realms released the source code for Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition (v1.5) on April 1, 2003. More information on where you can download it can be found on 3D Realms website: http://www.3drealms.com

Information also contributed by Maw, MasterMegid and Xantheous

Related Web Sites

  • Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition (3D Realm's site for "Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition".)
  • Jonof's Duke Nukem 3D Port (A port using Duke Nukem 3D's source code that adds: >OpenGL rendering support. >True-colour textures support. >Native Windows port using his Build engine port. >MIDI playback and authentic sound mixing using ported >Apogee Sound System code. >Experimental UDP-based multiplayer. )
Contributed to by Picard (29304), Foxhack (12491) and Alexander Schaefer (2329)