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Duke Nukem 3D

MobyRank MobyScore
iPhone
57
3.9
SEGA Saturn
90
3.6
PlayStation
74
3.3

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 2-8, HD (High Definition). Unlock the full version for 39 levels of mayhem! Wreak havoc on your foes with weapons like Pipe Bombs, Shrink Ray, and Freezer. Impress your friends on the leaderboards, earn achievements, and take advantage of the painless death system – rewind 10 seconds or 10 minutes, the choice is up to you. All new User Clip recording, sharing and uploading have been added and best of all - online multiplayer with cooperative and DukeMatch for up to 8 players through Xbox LIVE! What are you waiting for? This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive or the 512MB Memory Unit for storage.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12858) on Jan 16, 2012.

www.xbox.com:
    Duke Nukem, the politically incorrect action hero and ultimate alien ass kicker, defends Earth and its babes from alien invasion in Duke Nukem 3D. This is the award winning game that helped define the FPS genre, introducing unparalleled interactivity, and a main character that spoke. Take the fight to the aliens across 39 levels featuring Hollywood, Los Angeles, a moon base, and alien spacecraft. Innovative items like the Jetpack, HoloDuke, Shrink Ray, or Pipe Bombs allow you to fight the aliens in any style you want. Defeat the aliens, so Duke can get back to some R&R with a stogie, a warm belly, and a bottle of Jack.

    • Eight-player cooperative and DukeMatch multiplayer:Play ranked matches in one-on-one or free-for-all for leaderboard spots. A playlist of levels keeps the game fresh, with levels rotating on and off the list. Play co-op with your friends, earning single player achievements or completing the game entirely. It's your choice how to play. By reserving private slots you can play with your friends or with strangers in any combination. Invite away.
    • User clips: Every time you play a game, a user clip is recorded. View the clips any time in your theater or share with friends who own the game. Upload the clips to leaderboard spots if you complete a level in the fastest time, or if you have the highest score. Use these clips for tips on how to complete a level at speed.
    • Painless death: Review your play from the start of the level right up until your death, and jump back in at any point. Go back 10 seconds or 10 minutes, the choice is up to you. You can still save and load your game at any point if you prefer.
    • Gallery: Unlock achievements and Duke Nukem 3D concept art. Visit the Gallery at any time, view never before seen art, and learn more about the game.
    • Xbox 360 enhancements: The inimitable Duke Nukem returns in updated and improved form on Xbox 360®. The game now features controller vibration, bilinear filtering, motion blur, Xbox LIVE® Vision camera support for DukeMatch, multiplayer, and more.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12858) on Sep 11, 2010.

Print advertisment - PC Player 04/1996:

    DUKE NUKEM 3D

    Es ging alles ganz schnell: Gewissenlose Aliens landeten auf der Erde - und schon kurze Zeit später fanden sich die Menschen auf der Liste der aussterbenden Lebensformen! Die Chancen stehen 1 : 1 Million - aber DUKE NUKEM weiß, was er zu tun hat...

    "Wer auf 3D-Ballerspiele steht, wird dieses Programm lieben: So schön war bisher kein 3D-Shooter. Die Level sind spannend designt, abwechslungsreich und trotz SuperVGA auch auf kleineren Rechnern noch sehr schnell. [...] Besonders gut gefallen mir die vielen kleinen Details, die eingebaut wurden." - SUPER - Peter Steinlechner, Power Play (2/96)

    "It makes pretty much every PC game we've ever seen - **** included - look slightly dull. Honestly!"
    "Es lässt nahezu jedes andere PC-Spiel - inklusive **** - , das wir gesehen haben, ziemlich langweilig aussehen. Ehrlich!"
    PC Gamer (England)

    "The Build engine's flexibility means that pretty much anything goes in DUKE NUKEM 3D."
    "Die Build-Engine ist so flexibel, daß in DUKE NUKEM 3D ziemlich alles möglich ist."
    - Edge Magazine (England)

    "Selten hat ein 3D-Actionspiel so viel Spaß gemacht wie Duke Nukem 3D. [...] Duke Nukem 3D ist wie ein guter Actionfilm: Geradlinig, hart und ehrlich - eben unterhaltsam." - Florian Stangl, PC PLAYER 3/96

    DUKE NUKEM 3D (SHAREWARE)
    86%
    PC PLAYER 3/96

    VORSICHT: NICHTS FÜR SCHWACHE NERVEN!


    VERGESSEN SIE ALLES, WAS SIE BISHER GESEHEN HABEN!

    Unglaubliche Features*:
    - zukunftsweisende 3D-Engine
    - SVGA-Auflösungen bis 800 x 600
    - Netzwerk/Modem-Play bis 8 Spieler
    - Interaktive 3D-Umgebung: Gebäude, Monitore, Kameras, Fenster, Brücken u.v.m. können zerstört werden!
    - Exotische Waffe, wie ferngezündete Granaten und Laserbomben
    - ultrarealistische Soundeffekte und fetzige Musik!
    * technische Änderungen vorbehalten

    FAST ALLES IST MÖGLICH:
    Springen, Kriechen, Ducken, Schwimmen, Tauchen, Fiegen...
    Bewegen Sie sich auf dem Mond oder fahren Sie mit U-Bahnen, Space Shuttles, Aufzügen, u.v.m.!

    DUKE NUKEM 3D


    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108889) on Apr 09, 2010.

Back of Box - DOS (US):

    "This is simply the hottest PC game of the year."

    X-GEN

    "Duke Nukem 3D truly looks like a 3D supermodel of a game: sleek, sexy, and gory with lead-thrashing action."

    Strategy Plus

    "It's the ultimate game for unleashing all your pent-up aggression. It is the most astonishing game we've laid eyes on for ages! In fact, it makes pretty much every PC game we've ever seen - DOOM included - look slightly dull. Honestly!"

    PC Gamer

    Prepare Yourself for the Ultimate 3D Slugfest

    Murderous aliens have landed in futuristic Los Angeles, and the humans suddenly find themselves atop the endangered species list. The odds are a million-to-one, just the way Duke loves it!

    Butt Kickin' Features

    DIVE INTO REALISTIC 3D SCENARIOS, with 28 totally realistic levels, as you drive the sinister aliens through the streets of L.A., out to an orbiting station, and onto the surface of the moon itself!

    LEADING-EDGE BUILD 3D TECHNOLOGY lets you explore an interactive, fully immersive world of towering skyscrapers, deep canyons, and murky bodies of water--with many realistic effects like level-altering earthquakes, exploding buildings, working security monitors and functional subways.

    ARMED TO THE TEETH with 10 hi-tech weapons: Clear crowds with the pump action Assault Shotgun, blast through enemies and walls with the Rocket Propelled Grenade, splat enemies under foot after blasting them with the Shrinker, cut through trouble with the 3-barrel Ripper machine gun, set DukeMatch traps with the wall-mounted Laser Mine, watch enemies shatter after cooling them off with the Freeze Cannon, and 4 more!

    FULL MOVEMENT CONTROL lets you run, jump, crawl, swim, and jetpack your way through hostile environments as you look up and down.

    DEATH-DEALING DUKEMATCH lets you duke it out one-on-one via modem, and enables up to 8 player battlefests over your network. Also, send prerecorded cut-downs via Duke's RemoteRidicule system.

    TOTAL PENTIUM SUPPORT with advanced options like hi-res SVGA graphics that add detail and realism, and dynamic (moving] real-time shadows.

    BUILD YOUR OWN LEVELS in 3D mode with an easy-to-use editor, included as a FREE BONUS. Creating your own worlds has never been easier!

    WITH PARENTAL PASSWORD PROTECTION, you can select a password and lock out younger players from any mature content or language.

    (FREE) GET THE TWO ORIGINAL DUKE NUKEM GAMES, plus 5 of the hottest shareware titles for free!

    The Future of 3D Gaming Will Never Be the Same.

    28 Totally Realistic Levels

    Battle Against Huge Aliens

    10 Weapons Designed To Kick Ass

    8 Player DukeMatch Net Games

    Jarring Scares and Surprises

    Incredibly Lifelike Scenes & Effects

    Full High Resolution SVGA Support

    Dive Into The Underwater Action

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (11058) on Jul 06, 2009.

Vision Software - Multimedia Entertainment 96 Catalog (ZA):
    The scene is set in a futuristic Los Angeles, overcome by alien invaders, with a deadly purpose for attacking earth. The action shifts to a Huge space station and finally a moon base. Duke's arsenal includes the Ripper, an RPG, shrink ray (then you get to stomp the alien!) and more. You can run, jump, crawl, swim and jetpack through hostile environments. DukeNukem supports advanced multiplayer gaming and is full of surprises.

    Contributed by phorque (141) on Apr 12, 2006.

Computer Gaming World #147 October 1996:
    Have you cleared the streets of Los Angeles yet?

    Did you tip the exotic dancers or did you blow a few away?

    WHAT?!

    You haven't played it yet??

    Why is Duke Nukem 3D the best?


    "Even running in super crisp 800x600 SVGA it blasts along faster than every other comparable 3D PC title. It's not pure speed at the expense of versatility either - it is possible to look up, down, or sideways at any time, with the bitmapped scenery undergoing minimal deformation and no speed loss whatsoever. The engine also caters for full interaction, so bullets leave pock marks on walls, enemy's blood drips down crates and earthquakes cause huge sections to shift altogether, thereby granting access to new locations. It all contributes to the feeling of being encased within a grim world as opposed to wandering through impregnable, static corridors. The effect is hugely rewarding and is surely the direction in which such games should be heading.

    This potential has luckily been exploited too. So often games fail to capitalize on excellent technologies but each of Duke Nukem's levels are noticeable diferent, being packed with huge ramps, drops, lifts, jumps and cunningly hidden secret areas. None look the same (indeed there is often a significant variation within a single building) and there is always a feeling that there is a new trick round the next corner." -Edge Magazine

    [quotes are interspersed between many in-game screenshots]

    "A perfect 10!" -Computer Player "***** - Out of 5 stars" -PC Entertainment "In terms of graphics, gameplay and overall game design, Duke is better than DOOM. The modem/network play is far better and allows more strategy and variety than DOOM. It's time to make way for the Duke." -Computer Player

    "The most astonishing game we've laid our eyes on for ages!" -PC Gamer

    "Duke Nukem 3D truly looks like a 3D supermodel of a game: sleek, sexy, and gory with lead-thrashing action." -Strategy Plus

    "Duke is armed to the hilt and ready to rumble." -Computer Game Review

    "The BFG was a pop-gun, (it's) got nothing on the sophisticated hi-tech weaponry at Duke Nukem's disposal." -Computer Gaming World

    "DOOM is DEAD - long live Duke Nukem 3D, could this be the greatest PC shoot'em-up ever?" -X-GEN

    Contributed by Adam Baratz (1352) on Apr 14, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Prepare Yourself for the Ultimate 3D Slugfest

    Murderous aliens have landed in futuristic Los Angeles, and the humans suddenly hnd themselves atop the endangered species list, The odds are a million-to-one, just the way Duke likes it!

    Butt Kickin? Features:



    • DIVE INTO REALISTIC 30 SCENARIOS, with 28 totally realistic levels, as you drive the sinister aliens through the streets of L.A., out to an orbiting station, and onto the surface of the moon itself!

    • LEADING-EDGE BUILD 3D TECHNOLOGY lets you explore an interactive, fully immersive world of towering skyscrapers, deep canyons, and murky bodies of water-with many realistic effects like level-altering earthquakes, exploding buildings, working security monitors and functional subways.

    • ARMED TO THE TEETH with 10 hi-tech weapons: Clear crowds with the pump action Assault Shotgun, blast through enemies and walls with the Rocket Propelled Grenade, splat enemies under foot after blasting them with the Shrinker, cut through trouble with the 3-barrel Ripper machine gun, set DukeMatch traps with the wall-mounted Laser Mine, watch enemies shatter after cooling them off with the Freeze Cannon, and 4 more!

    • FULL MOVEMENT CONTROL lets you run, jump, crawl, swim, and jetpack your way through hostile environments as you look up and down.

    • DEATH-DEALING DUKEMATCH lets you duke it out one-on-one via modem, and enables up to 8 player battlefests over your network. Also, send prerecorded cut-downs via Duke?s RemoteRidicule(tm) system.

    • TOTAL PENTIUM SUPPORT with advanced options like hi-res SVGA graphics that add detail and realism, and dynamic [moving) real-time shadows.

    • BUILD YOUR OWN LEVELS in 3D mode with an easy-to-use editor, included as a FREE BONUS. Creating your own worlds has never been easier!

    • WITH PARENTAL PASSWORD PROTECTION, you can select a password and lock out younger players from any mature content or language.



    The Future of 3D Gaming Will Never Be the Same.

    Contributed by Trixter (8736) on Nov 02, 1999.