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Duke Nukem Forever (Xbox 360)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.0
MobyScore
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.3
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.8
Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 3.0


The Press Says

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80
Xboxdynasty (XD)
The King is back! Für Fans hat sich das lange Warten auf jeden Fall gelohnt. Mit coolen Sprüchen, heißen Frauen und jeder Menge Action stürmt der Duke der Alieninvasion entgegen. Angesichts der abwechslungsreichen Missionen und den detailliert gestalteten Locations fällt die zwischen altbacken und modern schwankende Grafik nicht unbedingt ins Gewicht. Auch bei der Synchronisation hat man mit Manfred Lehmann, dem deutschen Bruce Willis, voll ins Schwarze getroffen, was jedoch nicht für die komplette Synchronisation gilt. Eine spielerische Revolution solltet ihr nicht erwarten, eine Menge Spaß macht der Titel aber trotzdem. Dem Witz und Charme der Vorgänger ist man treu geblieben und hat weder auf die kultigen Sprüche noch auf die trashige Gestaltung der Charaktere verzichtet. Einzig an der freizügigen Ausrichtung werden sich wohl die Geister scheiden.
75
JeuxActu
Inégal comme jamais aucun jeu ne l'a été avant lui, Duke Nukem Forever porte clairement les stigmates de son développement extrêmement chaotique. Graphismes, animations et level design soufflent en permanence le chaud et le froid, comme si chaque composante du jeu se cherchait encore. Il ne faut donc surtout pas s'attendre à un FPS parfait, ou aussi novateur que le fut Duke Nukem 3D à son époque, sous peine d'être irrémédiablement déçu. Ce jeu doit être pris pour ce qu'il est : du pur fan service, qui sait se montrer diablement efficace en matière d'humour gras et de sexisme. Les adeptes du Duke apprécieront à coup sûr l'ambiance générale, fidèle à la légende. Les autres risquent de rester nettement plus circonspects face à une réalisation irrégulière, parfois correcte, souvent datée.
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GameGavel.com
The game is for better or worse the most direct sequel possible to Duke Nukem 3D in concept, and in execution. Also it’s a PC game. I know it’s been ported to console, but really half of the problems that are plaguing these reviews populating sites like Metacritic and the like, would be eliminated if they played the superior PC build. Which sort of makes sense considering that 90 percent of the game’s original audience was cultivated on the PC. There’s stupid things that keep it from being just like the old days, like the two weapon limit, and Duke’s missing abilities, and inventory, but the rest is there in some way shape or form. So in a very long winded way I’m saying I liked it. And though it was a disappointment, it seems like it’s a lot cooler to say you hated it, instead of being someone like me and admitting the opposite. Ah well. I never did like the cool kids.
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GamesCollection
In definitiva non si può giudicare un titolo come questo con lo stesso metro di paragone degli altri videogiochi, bensì come una chicca da collezionista, un remake dal sapore anni 90 di un titolo atteso da migliaia di fan per oltre un decennio! Un capolavoro, a modo suo, di comicità trash-demenziale che nonostante i difetti e un comparto tecnico parecchio datato, si lascia giocare e strappa più di un sorriso, oltre allo stupore per i ricordi che riporta alla memoria. Chi non ha mai sentito parlare di Duke Nukem forse non dovrebbe fare la spesa perchè potrebbe trovarsi deluso, ma un consiglio lo dò a tutti indistintamente: giocatevi il capitolo originale e poi...magari pure questo! Questo gioco ha fatto la Storia!
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Gamereactor (Germany)
Ich für meinen Teil, und das gebe ich ganz freimütig zu, hatte meinen Spaß mit dem Duke und bin froh, dass er es nach so langer Zeit endlich in mein Laufwerk geschafft hat. Denn obwohl Duke Nukem Forever seine Macken hat und ehrlicherweise tatsächlich meilenweit davon entfernt ist, perfekt zu sein, war es unterhaltsam. Und wem Shooter aus der Call of Duty-Reihe wegen ihrer allzu glatten Art schon lange nicht mehr zusagen, der sollte dem guten, alten Duke die Ehre erweisen.
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Gamereactor (Denmark)
For mit vedkommende er jeg glad for at Duke Nukem Forever endelig er havnet i mine hænder. Jeg frygtede det værst, at spillet ville være en katastrofe, men nej. Trods dets mangler har jeg været godt underholdt, og hvis spil som Call of Duty hænger dig langt ud af halsen, så er det stadig værd at spille.
69
Planet Xbox 360
It’s disappointing that Gearbox couldn’t quite make the whole experience a worthwhile effort for someone like Duke, while, by the same token, it sticks to its retro guns fittingly in some parts, enough to make the game worth a rental. It’s nothing that’ll make you scream “Hail to the king!” but it’s sufficient, mindless entertainment. That is, if you can sink down to the level where it’s sitting. For crying out loud. At one point, you’re controlling Duke while he takes a piss. Take that gaming experience as you will.
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PC Gameplay (Benelux)
DNF is na 14 jaar hype uitgedraaid op een shooter die wel enkele plezierige en humoristische momenten bevat maar toch vooral achterhaald aanvoelt. Voer voor Duke-nostalgici, maar meer ook niet.
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TeamXbox
Duke Nukem Forever has had a long and checkered history but it has finally arrived. Is it worth your $60? It all depends on your outlook. Duke Nukem Forever has been positioned as a AAA title. Unfortunately for Duke he just doesn’t have the same amount of polish we’ve seen in other first person shooters on the platform. The promise of a fully interactive world isn’t fully realized and the small physics puzzles that are present are simple and straight forward. If you can get passed the muddy graphics, dated character design, difficult first person platforming and throwaway multiplayer there is an enjoyable single player campaign to be had.
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OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
It was ambitious for Gearbox Studios to try and pick up the slack of 3D Realms vaporware, and while I’m sure it will pan out of them financially, the sheer lack of effort and polish on DNF has put serious doubts in my mind as to whether or not I’m going to be picking up Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded -- Gearbox’s modern re-release of the classic Duke Nukem 3D. Of course, with no release date in sight, I might be well into my 40s by the time it comes out.
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Gaming since 198x
Difficile de donner un avis définitif sur Duke Nukem Forever. Bourré de bonnes idées, mais décousu, graphiquement inégal, au gameplay bâtard, le résultat s'avèrera forcément indigeste pour quiconque espérerait, à juste titre, avoir droit à un titre en phase avec son époque. Pour quelqu'un prêt à passer quelques heures avec un nanar assumé et décérébré en compagnie du Duke et de sa grande gueule, et même si le jeu ne sera jamais digne de sa légende, l'expérience n'est pas désagréable. Sur PC, tout du moins : sur consoles, les portages au rabais et la maniabilité étrange ne valent pas vraiment le détour.
60
Gamereactor (Spain)
Duke Nukem Forever es el regreso de un gran personaje, y parece que ha conservado todo su carisma en estos trece años, pero para explotar en un juego cuyo único punto fuerte es la exageración. Por desgracia, todos esos excesos no han sido apoyados correctamente con logros técnicos y jugables. Al revés, los trece años de desarrollo y tantas alteraciones han dejado su marca indeleble y Duke Nukem Forever, al final, no permanecerá para siempre en nuestra memoria.
60
Jeux Vidéo Network
Daté, linéaire, bancal, Duke Nukem Forever sort cinq ans trop tard pour espérer séduire le plus grand nombre. Décevant sur PC, le jeu perd encore en intérêt sur consoles à cause d’une visée agaçante et de temps de chargement obèses. Voilà qui explique le point de moins accordé aux versions PS3 et Xbox 360, clairement moins à l'aise pour accueillir l'ego démesuré et les lacunes techniques de Duke. Malgré tout, les fans permissifs pourront y trouver leur compte, si pour eux l’humour prime sur le reste, tout le reste.
60
Xboxygen
Sur pratiquement tout ce qui est propre au média jeu vidéo, Duke Nukem Forever échoue. Entre une réalisation datée, un gameplay discutable et surtout un level design inexistant, le retour du Roi se fait par la toute petite porte. En d’autres termes, c’est tout simplement un mauvais jeu qui n’aurait pas dû avoir la moyenne s’il n’avait été sauvé par l’incroyable charisme de son héros. Le délire assumé de dialogues savoureux oubliant toute bienséance, couplé à une combinaison de violence et de sexe, réussit le tour de force de maintenir à flot l’intérêt du joueur à l’esprit soi-disant déviant. Pour une fois on peut oublier le politiquement correct et se laisser aller sans retenue dans un défouloir bas du front qui cherche à flatter nos plus bas instincts. Si c’est con ? Absolument ! Mais ça s’assume comme tel, pour un résultat jouissif. Si seulement le jeu avait été au niveau de son ambiance et de son personnage principal, cela aurait été un chef d’œuvre…
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AllAboutTheGames.co.uk
I leave the poor sucker there in the past, baffled, bewildered and with no knowledge of the future of gaming, or of Duke Nukem Forever aside from the meagre details he'll remember from that copy of PC Gamer from 1997. It's probably better that way. In fact it would've been better that way for everyone.
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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
It fizzes with ideas that once upon a time would have been novel - perhaps breathtaking - but poor implementation and the passage of time simply make them feel staid and worn-out. This is a game that should be sitting on the same shelf as Half-Life and Doom 3, not Bulletstorm and latter-day Call of Duty, and unfortunately these are the modern yardsticks it must be judged by.
55
IGN
Duke Nukem is an icon of mid-1990s video game culture – brash, vulgar and committed to the art of the one-liner, like a twelve-year old boy with internet access. His association with Duke Nukem Forever's extended development cycle has propelled him to legendary status, attaching to him an undeserved significance. Duke Nukem Forever isn't a revitalization of the early days of the first-person shooter genre or a middle-finger to the increasingly complex and sophisticated nature of videogame entertainment. It's a muddled, hypocritical exercise in irritation with solid shooting mechanics and decent encounter design. There's some dumb fun to be had in Duke Nukem Forever, but the game tries hard to ensure it's only fleeting.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Duke Nukem Forever est un FPS médiocre doublé d'une amère déception pour ceux qui attendaient cette suite depuis 15 ans. Gearbox a méchamment assuré sur le plan du fan-service en restituant l'esprit de la série, mais c'est bien tout. Emprunté, mal rythmé, affublé d'un level-design catastrophique et plombé par de vilains temps de chargement sur console, Duke Nukem Forever ne parvient jamais à procurer le fun de son ancêtre, que ce soit en solo ou en multi. Amateurs de FPS, passez donc votre chemin. Si vous êtes un fan inconditionnel de Duke, ajoutez 2 ou 3 points à cette note mais n'en attendez pas la lune.
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GameTrailers
In many ways, Duke Nukem 3D presaged how shooters would eventually evolve, which goes a long to way toward explaining why people are even paying attention right now. Forever has strip-mined this legacy, and has little to show for it. It's an embarrassing, abhorrent heir resting on its laurels with plenty of ugly humor, bubblegum pastiche, and very little in the way of ass-kicking prowess.
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GameSpy
And that, as insane as it sounds, is the crux of the matter: Duke Nukem Forever feels like it was rushed out the door. So many of the design decisions are poor, so much of the maps are unbalanced (going from uneventful to extremely difficult in a flash), and the graphics are so shoddy, that an experienced gamer can come to no other conclusion. You may like the humor or you may want to write your Congressman about it -- ultimately, that's a matter for you and your conscience -- but one way or another, you can't deny that this game just isn't very much fun.
50
AusGamers
Alas, what many had hoped would be a glorious trip down memory lane, is a muddled affair that lacks spit and polish across the board. Hail to the king, baby? No. Sadly, it’s more akin to, ‘Fail to the king, baby.’ And I’m genuinely disappointed that I couldn’t love the game more. In a weird way, I hope that Duke Nukem Forever makes enough money for us to see another game in the franchise—one that doesn’t take 14 years to produce—so that we can have a Duke Nukem experience with gameplay that takes genre advances into account and not one that relies too heavily on us wearing old-school-gaming goggles to appreciate a game that is desperately outdated.
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Gamereactor (Sweden)
I slutändan, och till skillnad från evighetsprojektet Prey, lyckas Duke Nukem Forever inte göra någon av idéerna till något eget och det blir i slutändan bara en ganska grumlig soppa av splittrade och aningen skeva designdirektiv. Om 2K Games hade sålt det här via Steam eller Xbox Live för låt säga 80 kronor hade jag absolut kunnat ha betydligt större överseende med alla de medelmåttiga ingredienser som Forever innehåller. Som fullprisspel är det dock svårt att rekommendera ett spel som från början till slut känns som ett halvfärdig hopkok från 1997.
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Xbox360Achievements
We all wanted this game to be good, and perhaps that sense of expectation has proven to be too much. But even then you can look at the shabby graphics, woeful humour and dull gameplay and realise that this game would have been underwhelming whenever it was released. A real shame.
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newbreview.com
All in all, Duke Nukem Forever is out, which can be seen as an achievement in itself. However, all that development time has not produced the game it should be. DNF feels unfinished, unexciting and not what die hard fans deserved. All we can do is look to the future now, the monkey (so to speak) is off of Gearbox’s back, so lets see what they can REALLY do with the series.
40
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
You might notice that I don’t list Duke Nukem Forever‘s brazen lack of morals or political correctness as a fault. This is because I wasn’t offended by any of it. If you know anything at all about Duke’s previous adventures, you have to expect a certain amount of objectionable material; it’s par for Duke’s course. Besides, there’s more than enough wrong with this game to push all of that to the back burner. I liked the variety in the mission designs, and Duke’s one-liners never cease to raise a chuckle or two with me, but the graphics glitches and criminally long load times ruin what is at times an entertaining shooter. But I suggest that you play it despite its flaws, if only for the chance to be part of gaming history—you can look other gamers in the eye and truthfully say that you played Duke Nukem Forever. After 15 years, that has to be worth something, right?
40
Giant Bomb
Duke Nukem Forever is a sad mess of a game, but hey, at least it finally came out, right?
40
The Escapist
Duke Nukem Forever is a deeply flawed game that I would have stopped playing after five minutes were it not a requirement of my job to play longer. Although no amount of money could have convinced me to press on all the way to the end.
40
Armchair Empire, The
Except for one or two moments -- the shrunken Duke sections are enjoyable -- Duke Nukem Forever isn't interesting; in fact, it's boring. The gunplay is wrote, the weapons are holdovers from 1996, and the levels aren't interesting or open enough to validate any kind of exploration.
34
GamingExcellence
Overall, the game feels rushed and thrown together if you can believe it. The game will stutter without cause, damage models are essentially devoid of any type of realism, and online lag will make you yearn for a different multiplayer experience.
33
Game Revolution
There are few things worth waiting this long for, and so far in the gaming industry, I don't know if we've had even one. This is the Chinese Democracy of our industry: When it finally does see the light of day, everybody mocks it anyway and nobody really cares. But hey, if you haven't played a shooter in a decade and want to slap around some alien boobs, you'll be right at home. For the rest of us, unless you need a game from the past and don't want to dig up your time capsule to play something, this is best left to the vaporware we all thought it was for so long. At least it was legendary then, when we didn't actually know what to expect.
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GameCola.net
Duke isn’t entirely unplayable and, sometimes, it even gets to the action you picked up the game looking for. If it positioned itself as a $20 game, peer to bargain bin or XBLA titles, I’d give it a much higher score. However, it did not. Even though you can pick up the game for less than $10 now, it was $60 when it was first released. This puts it in a league with all the other full-priced games that came out last year (Portal 2, Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City, to name a few) and, as such, these are the games it has to be compared to. This comparison does nothing to flatter the game.
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GameElite.se
Fjorton års väntan är över, men resultatet är inte speciellt upplyftande utan Duke Nukem Forever är nästan ett riktigt lågvattenmärke. Ett så ojämnt spel kan inte få godkänt i betyg. Det är visserligen spelbart, men spelet bjuder inte på speciellt mycket spelglädje.
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MMGN
It’s a real shame to say this, but Duke Nukem Forever is a terrible game. The weight of expectation was too much for this game to bare. It lacks originality and polish throughout, with terrible platforming elements, a distinctive lack in shooting combat (I thought this was a FPS?) and a multiplayer component that is just too bad for words. After over a decade in development it’s safe to say that Duke Nukem Forever would have been better off remaining as vaporware. The character of Duke Nukem is all but dead after this tiresome, frustrating and ugly affair.
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GameSpot
Given its storied development history, you might be inclined to grab a copy of this train wreck. Avoid the temptation. While much of Duke Nukem Forever is embarrassingly bad--the kind of game you point and laugh at--its biggest problem is that it's so tedious. Twisting valves, jumping on pipes and alien tentacles, driving through drab canyons, rolling alien spheres along the ground: this is what Duke Nukem Forever is about. It's not about shooting aliens, and it certainly isn't about fun. This game takes an icon and turns him into a laughingstock. Except, no one's laughing.
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We Got This Covered
While once a respectable gaming legend, Duke is nothing more than an embarrassment now. The game is so behind the times that it’s shameful. It pokes fun at titles that it tries to be and titles that are far better than it. It’s so dull and straightforward that there is just little to no fun. For a game that’s so keen on humor, there’s definitely a big joke here, I just can’t tell whether it’s some kind of self parody, or if the joke is on us?