Game Groups > Duke Nukem series

This group contains official games featuring the character Duke Nukem. The character was conceived as a generic representation of the action hero stereotype, such as those portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger (whom Duke resembles visually) or the character Ash Williams from the Evil Dead series of movies. He has gradually evolved from a tough, yet silent Earth-saving hero to a primitive, fairly violent man known for his politically incorrect remarks. Humorous elements began with Duke Nukem II (1993), portraying Duke as the author of a book entitled Why I Am So Great and increased in later installments, with deliberately crude and offensive humor prevailing.

The first installments of the long-running franchise were 2D platform shooters developed by Apogee Software. With the 3D first-person shooter Duke Nukem 3D (1996) the series have achieved widespread popularity. Some of the subsequent independent installments (besides add-ons and level packs) however, favored third-person shooter gameplay with platforming elements or returned to the series' 2D platforming roots.

In September 2010, Gearbox Software announced that it owns the rights to the Duke Nukem character and franchise.

Trivia

The character Duke Nukem was parodied in an episode of Die Redaktion (the Editorial Team), a monthly comedy video produced by the German gaming magazine GameStar. It was published on the DVD of issue 12/2010.

Related Link(s) * Duke Nukem

Related Gamegroup(s) * Unofficial add-ons for Duke Nukem games

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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail 3D Realms: Anthology 2014 Windows Compilation
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box cover thumbnail 3D Realms: Anthology - Steam Edition 2015 Windows, Macintosh Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Apogee Game Collection Volume 2 1997 DOS Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Apogee Legacy Pack 2011 Windows Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Bulletstorm: Duke of Switch Edition 2019 Nintendo Switch Action
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box cover thumbnail Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition 2017 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+1 more) Action, Compilation
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box cover thumbnail CD ROM Interactive Collection: Volume 3 1996 DOS, Windows 3.x Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nudem 2011 Browser Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 1999 Game Boy Color Action
7.5
box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 1991 DOS, Windows (+2 more) Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 1+2 2012 Windows, Linux (+1 more) Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 1+2 Remastered / Duke Nukem... 2023 Evercade Action, Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 3D 1997 Game.Com Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 3D 1998 Genesis Action
6.6
box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 3D 1996 DOS, PlayStation (+5 more) Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour 2016 PlayStation 4, Windows (+2 more) Action, Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition 1996 DOS, Linux (+3 more) Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 3D: Kill a Ton Collection 1997 DOS Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition 2013 Windows, Linux (+3 more) Action, Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium Pak 1996 DOS Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem 64 1997 Nintendo 64 Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem Advance 2002 Game Boy Advance Action
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Duke Nukem Arena 2007 BREW Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem Forever 2011 Windows, Xbox 360 (+3 more) Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem Forever (Balls of Steel Edition) 2011 Windows, Xbox 360 (+1 more) Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem Forever (Duke's Kick Ass Edition) 2011 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (+1 more) Special edition
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Duke Nukem Forever (Media Markt Pre-Order) 2011 Windows Special edition
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Duke Nukem Forever (Rasshirennoe Izdanie) 2011 Windows Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem Forever Collection 2012 Windows, Macintosh Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem Forever: Hail to the Icons Parody Pack 2011 Windows, PlayStation 3 (+2 more) Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem Forever: The Doctor Who Cloned Me 2011 Windows, Xbox 360 (+2 more) Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem II 1993 DOS, Linux (+4 more) Action
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Duke Nukem Mobile 2004 J2ME, BREW Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem Mobile 2004 J2ME, BREW (+1 more) Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem Mobile: Bikini Project 2005 J2ME Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem Platformer Pack 2013 Windows, Macintosh Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem's Bulletstorm Tour 2017 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+1 more) Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem's Penthouse Paradise 1997 DOS DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem: Critical Mass 2011 Nintendo DS Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem: Kill-A-Ton 2015 Collection 2015 Windows, Macintosh Action, Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes 2000 PlayStation Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project 2002 Windows, Xbox 360 (+3 more) Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project (Limited Edition) 2002 Windows Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem: Time to Kill 1998 PlayStation Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukem: Zero Hour 1999 Nintendo 64 Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukum: Episode 1 - Shrapnel City 1991 DOS Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukum: Episode 2 - Mission: Moonbase 1991 DOS Action
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box cover thumbnail Duke Nukum: Episode 3 - Trapped in the Future 1991 DOS Action
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box cover thumbnail East Meets West 1998 Windows Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Gold Games 7 2003 Windows Compilation
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