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Duke Nukem 3D is definitely the port classic fans of the game were looking for. The controls are little bit shoddy but I would guess that fans of the original game wouldn’t mind this for a chance to play one of the greatest PC games of all time, on the go. For newcomers to the series, if you can pick up a game with great gameplay but lacking controls and get around it then it will absolutely be worth your 3 bucks (which is a bargain for a big name franchise like this.) If dealing with frustrating controls could ruin your gaming experience then you may want to think twice about this purchase, but I would highly reccomend that you give it a chance.
Duke Nukem 3D is definitely of the old-school FPS mold, so Halo fans will likely wonder what all the fuss is about. But gamers that grew up with corridor shooters and the fine art of clearing room after room of aliens and monsters will enjoy the pacing of Duke Nukem 3D. The control schemes offered here are not for everybody -- they take some getting used to and even then, all of the buttons can be somewhat overwhelming. (I know that some players will never like the control bars set-up MachineWorks has devised here, but right now, they work better than any other iPhone FPS.) However, this is an extremely well-produced port of the classic Duke shooter for PC that fans of the series should celebrate and definitely use to fill the time between now and the eventual release of Duke Nukem Forever... whenever that is.
Having a portable port of Duke Nukem 3D should be a great addition to the iPhone games library. Unfortunately the problematic controls ruin the experience. Fans of Duke might be able to overlook this, but for everyone else, it's probably best to wait till the developers can work these issues out.
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Duke Nukem 3D is a port that has been beaten and bruised to the point that it no longer functions correctly. We highly recommend staying away from it until some serious updates are released.
Duke Nukem 3D is a wonderful game, it’s a shame therefore that you won’t get to enjoy it because the control schemes stand between you and the fun like an impenetrable wall. This coupled with the lack of multiplayer should be more than enough to turn away old school fans while newcomers to the series won’t even feel compelled to give the controls a chance. Until 3D Realms can come up with a control scheme that actually works (fingers crossed for Modern Combat by Gameloft) we simply cannot recommend this game to anyone, which as an old school fan of the Duke, is a crying shame.
This is a poor port of a brilliant ‘90s FPS. If you’re willing to dedicate your time to fine tuning the control setup to something bearable then you may get a few levels of fun out of this. But when iPhone titles should be easy to pick up and play, this conversion fails on many levels. This is for the die-hard fans only, those that’ll look past any and all faults to spend more time in the rough and ready arms of Mr. Nukem.