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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 4.5
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 5.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
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Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.7

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Duke Nukem 3D has always been a better one-player game than Quake, and it works as well on console as it ever did on the PC. The size of the game, the cheesy sense of humour (one that actually works), the non-stop high speed bloody action, the excellent levels - all go to make up the best console corridor game there is. Make sure you get it.
It just doesn't get a whole lot better than this. I've been told that Saturn Duke is actually superior to the upcoming PSX and N64 versions. I can't say if this is true or not, but I will say that it is believable - as Saturn Duke really is that good. If you have a Netlink - you would have to be a complete idiot not to get this game. If you don't have a Netlink - this is the best reason to get one. Duke Nukem 3D is simply an essential Saturn purchase. (It also has me hungry for Quake, Lobotomy's next Saturn title).
Hobby Consolas (Oct, 1997)
El grado de interacción y realismo conseguido en este juego y la inacabable acción lo convierten en el mejor "shoot 'em up" subjetivo del momento. No obstante, la pixelación de objetos y escenarios lo coloca en este aspecto algo por debajo de su más directo competidor, «Exhumed», al que sin embargo supera en acción y realización. En «Duke Nukem 3D» podemos, además, explorar hasta el último rincón del mapeado en busca de nuevas sorpresas y resolviendo los numerosos puzzles que nos cierran el camino a otros niveles. La contundencia de algunas armas y la inclusión de escenas eróticas lo hace, por otra parte, merecedor del calificativo de "juego para adultos".
Joypad (Oct, 1997)
Duke représente le Doom-like le plus achevé sur console autant que sur micro (le récent Shadow Warrior ne peut rivaliser). Tous les ingrédients d'un bon jeu s'y trouvent. Avec une excellente réalisation, Duke s'en tire avec tous les honneurs sur Saturn.
Packed full of action, violence, and snappy one-liners, Duke Nukem 3D is a brilliant addition to any Saturn gamer's library, and is probably one of the best console ports ever released.
Electric Playground (Jan 19, 1998)
Duke Nukem has quite a history on the PC, it was only this past fall that console gamers got a taste of this wisecracking, alien toasting, bundle of machismo. I think this may be the best of the console conversions. The SFX are familiar as well (although he doesn't pee when he's in the bathrooms anymore). Control is where Duke really shines; the analog control is most excellent, far above the PSX version's. The levels are still large, well designed and plentiful. No need to go to split screen to experience multiplayer, although you need a Net Link to engage in battle.It's not a perfect conversion, however it's Duke Nukem the way it was created with a certain corrupt morality.
80 (Nov 09, 1998)
The Saturn conversion is perfect, actually it’s better than the PC game. If you want a "shoot everything in sight" shoot’em up, then this is it.
Duke Nukem 3D est un jeu à ne pas mettre entre toutes les mains, mais les adeptes d'humour gras et d'explosions bien gores devraient apprécier le ton complètement décalé du titre. On notera aussi la présence de très bonnes musiques, avec notamment le thème principal que l'on doit à Megadeth. La difficulté relativement élevée du titre permettra d'offrir aux joueurs chevronnés le challenge qu'ils attendent. Duke Nukem 3D est une référence du fps sur Saturn, avec notamment Alien Trilogy.
Retro Game Reviews (Jan 28, 2017)
Duke Nukem 3D is a good first-person shooter with oodles of personality, terrific level design and less technical issues than the PSX version. It does have some issues (e.g. its awkward inventory items and canyon level miscues), but there's lots to love and the game's expansive content / hidden modes will keep you occupied for a while.