User Reviews

He's back to kick some more ass! DOS Katakis | カタキス (39530)
A competent follow-up to a classic 2D Platformer DOS Ryu (56)
He's baaaaaaaaaack!... DOS Mr. Me (36)
Don't ask... Nukem! DOS Daedolon (4021)
Duke blows up some more stuff DOS Shadowcaster (255)
Entertaining game, but nothing revolutionary DOS Zovni (10667)
Duke is back and kickin' a**!! DOS NatsFan (141)
Duke's back - with a vengeance! DOS Tomer Gabel (4678)
We gave Duke another chance, and he delivered quite a good game. DOS Jim Fun (252)
A pretty good side scroller, better than the original!!! DOS James1 (247)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
DOS 68 3.8
iPad Awaiting 5 votes...
iPhone Awaiting 5 votes...
Macintosh Awaiting 5 votes...
Windows Awaiting 5 votes...
Combined User Score 68 3.8


Critic Reviews

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80
iPhoneAppletell (Apr 14, 2013)
As mentioned in other articles here at AppleTell, the resurgence of the old 16 bit games of the early ’90s is a welcome enough sight. It’s fun to be able to play some of the old games on a new, portable platform. I would appreciate it more if the developers would take advantage of the improved hardware and bring the graphics and the sounds up to date, but Duke Nukem 2 for iPhone is true to the original and not a bad game. The controls were a bit touchy and it seemed like the sound wasn’t keeping up at points, but it is still Duke—still fun.
80
DOSExaminer (Jul 03, 2014)
Overall-Duke Nukem 2 is a very worthy successor to the first game. With the changes and improvements, Duke Nukem 2 is a shining example of making a good game better.
75
Gute Fortsetzung eines hübschen Ballerspielchens.
70
iPadDigitally Downloaded (Apr 17, 2013)
Personally, I'd love to see a remade Duke Nukem '1' (which was made in two parts) to go along with this. I skipped that one as well and a compilation of all three of Duke's original adventures would be absolutely stellar. Here's to hoping - in the meantime though, if you're looking for a little challenging action in the old school style, Duke Nukem II should hit the spot nicely.
60
iPhoneApp Spy (Apr 08, 2013)
Duke Nukem 2 was an addictive, mindless side-scrolling action title, but we'd be lying if we said it has aged well. If you can look beyond the chunky graphics; the old school soundtrack; and the pedestrian action gameplay, the nostalgia might just be able to keep you interested long enough to complete the game.
50
iPhonePocket Gamer UK (Apr 08, 2013)
Despite some enduringly fresh touches, Duke Nukem II hasn't aged particularly well, with poor virtual controls and dated gameplay threatening to tarnish memories of the original.
48
iPad3rd Strike (May 13, 2013)
Clunky controls and graphical issues keep this game from reaching it’s full potential. My advice: Good Old Games -among others- offers the original PC and Mac version with support for modern computers. Splurge on that one.
48
iPhone3rd Strike (May 13, 2013)
Clunky controls and graphical issues keep this game from reaching it’s full potential. My advice: Good Old Games -among others- offers the original PC and Mac version with support for modern computers. Splurge on that one.
40
iPhoneTouchGen (Apr 14, 2013)
There are much better platformers available on iOS. If you are hungering for retro platformers, go check out the Wii Virtual Console. Classic doesn’t always imply quality, and Duke Nukem II’s 20th Anniversary is perhaps an anniversary best left unnoticed.
40
iPhoneDigital Spy (Apr 16, 2013)
Instead, nostalgic gamers might be best served to leave Duke Nukem 2 in their memories rather than their iPhones.
30
iPhoneGamereactor (Sweden) (Apr 15, 2013)
De få nymodigheter som finns är bland annat ett väldigt generöst sparsystem, men i övrigt är det i princip Duke Nukem II som vi minns att det var. I all sin stela, färgglada prakt. Om det är originalet du vill spela, är det säkerligen värt ett par kronor. Men vill du ha lite lättstyrd, hyfsat snygg och underhållande 2D-action finns det flera fräschare alternativ som är bättre än Duke Nukem II.
30
iPadGamereactor (Sweden) (Apr 15, 2013)
De få nymodigheter som finns är bland annat ett väldigt generöst sparsystem, men i övrigt är det i princip Duke Nukem II som vi minns att det var. I all sin stela, färgglada prakt. Om det är originalet du vill spela, är det säkerligen värt ett par kronor. Men vill du ha lite lättstyrd, hyfsat snygg och underhållande 2D-action finns det flera fräschare alternativ som är bättre än Duke Nukem II.
 
DOSPC Player (Germany) (Jan, 1994)
Obwohl es in Mailboxen als "VGA-Graphics" beworben wird, ist das eigentliche Spiel immer noch im EGA-Standard und gehört noch dazu zu den übelsten Rucklern der Branche. Das "Scrolling" findet nur in Schritten zu je acht Pixeln statt, was das Spielgefühl rasch zerstört. Lediglich die Menüs und Zwischengrafiken bieten 256 Farben und sehen recht professionell aus; zum eigentlichen Spiel wollen sie aber nicht so recht passen. Den Shareware-Teil schaut man sich gerne mal an, aber bevor man Duke registriert (und drei weitere Teile erhält) sollte man sein Geld in ein Profi-Spiel des gleichen Kalibers investieren.