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Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes

aka: Duke Nukem: Planet of the Babes
Moby ID: 3689

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In the distant future, vicious aliens rule the Earth. Only bodacious babes survive, enslaved by the hostile alien overlords. The women and the world need a hero. And there's only one man big enough for the job! With a new arsenal of destructive weapons and a legion of sinister new enemies, Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes (formerly Planet of the Babes) is heart-pounding Duke action at its most savage.

Features 23 levels including 16 singleplayer levels, 4 challenging training areas, and 6 multiplayer levels; A.I. assisted Babes that fight alongside Duke; High-tech inventory items - X-Ray goggles, Jetpack, Teleporter, High-tech Duke shades; A new arsenal of weapons - Blaster, Flamer, RPG, and Grenade Launcher ' All new enemies - Mutant Gorillas, Hunter Killer Chicks, and Hoglodytes plus Pig Cops and the Cyberbrain; 3 1st person split screen modes for two player Duke matches.

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Credits (PlayStation version)

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Lead Programmers
Additional Programming
Art Director
World Building and Lead Level Designer
Character Models and Designs
Project Game Design
  • The LOTB Team
Models, World Building, Character Designs, and Storyboards
Models, Lighting, and World Building
Texture Model
Additional Character Design
Real-Time Cinematics
Supervising CG Artist
Pre-Rendered Cinematics
Sound Design & Composition
Additional Sound Design
Lead Tester
Additional Testing
Voice Production, Casting, and Direction
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Average score: 63% (based on 10 ratings)


Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 18 ratings with 1 reviews)

This game is one of the most hilarious shooters ever!

The Good
This game has a great selection of hard-hitting weapons: the incendiary RPG, the hi-temp flamethrower, mini laser gatling gun, super zapper (disrupter rifle, as I call it), pipe bombs, dynamite, shotgun, sniper rifle, etc. There's also an awesome array of Duke's patented wisecracks: "Damn, yer fugly!", "Whoa, what the h@!! have you been eating?!", "Aw, I'm sorry, did that hurt?", "You little shit", "Where's your organ grinder?", "That's one less illegal alien!", etc. Also, plenty of levels, lots of exploring, and lots of babes to save, guns and stuff to pick up, and more stupid aliens to shoot than you can shake a .44 magnum at.

The Bad
there was nothing I didn't like about this game! It rocks in every way.

The Bottom Line
Extremely funny. Great if you need something to vent your frustrations on if you've had a rotten day at school, work, etc. Go take it out on those fat, ugly, stupid pig cops!!!!! blow those smelly porkers to kingdom come!

PlayStation · by Marty Rourke (11) · 2003



The initial release of the game had a bug which prevented playing the game through. It was removed from the shops in less than a week, and the new version came out the same month.


The original title Duke Nukem: Planet of the Babes ran into legal trouble with the Planet of the Apes franchise holders forcing a last minute change to Land of the Babes. Producer Phil Gelber had this to say in an interview with 3D Realms:

Q: How much of an irritation or an issue was it regarding the name change from Planet of the Babes to Land of the Babes?

A: It was pretty irritating from the standpoint that we had been using the name for a while, and although it was a great name, Land of the Babes wasn't a take off of Planet of the Apes. To be honest, there really isn't enough material to base a good game on Planet of the Apes.

Q: Once you found out the name of the game had to be changed, how much of the game itself did that affect? Did you make any other changes to the game besides the name?

A: Like I mentioned above, we really didn't have any Planet of the Apes materials in the game, so the changes were minor. We had to change all the title screens, and the like, as well as change a few audio lines. For example you won't get to hear Duke say, "You damn dirty apes." Shame some people just can't take a joke.

The full text can be found at: http://www.3drealms.com/news/lotbint2.html Information also contributed by Daedolon

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Game added by Brolin Empey.

Additional contributors: ClydeFrog, Apogee IV, Patrick Bregger.

Game added April 4th, 2001. Last modified October 10th, 2023.