Summary: If you loved the "Duke Nukem" of the 1990s and are excited about the old dos version being resurrected, you're going to be disappointed. First, there's "Steam" - a gaming engine which connects your computer to some online universe designed to monitor what you do and sell you things.
Summary: ...is insulting and unfair to crack monkeys. This is by far and away the worst FPS I have ever played. 1. The maps are 100% linear. There is little to no exploration. You know, the best part about Duke 3D ... yeah, they left that out. 2. The controls are slow and kludgy. I have the mouse acceleration turned up to maximum, and it still feels like I'm walking through mud anytime I try to turn.
Summary: This game wouldn't be worth it if it were free. It took forever to get this installed. First Steam installed, not that I wanted it to. Then Steam had to update itself. Then I was forced to create a Steam account, not that I wanted or needed one. Then the game installed. Once the game was installed it then updated the game, without asking. After finally getting it installed I attempted to run the game and start a single player game.
Summary: A Duke Nukem sequel has been hyped for years, yet when I played it; it seemed like they just threw it together last minute at minimum cost to capitalize on the hype and maximize their profit. yes, the golden days of halflife2 are gone, now when you pay for a game that's activated thru steam; it's not your property to do with as you please.
Why bothers playing as a "fake" duke who gets owned by aliens?
H. Chen "Black Rice - Born To Dye", Amazon
14 November 2011
Summary: This games completely destroys my impression with the ass-kicking Duke I used to know. In fact, this "fake" Duke gets owned so frequently that I had to play in dodge-and-run or stealth ways in order to progress. What the heck am I really playing, Counter-Strike? Art-wise it's also unacceptable for today's FPS. All female characters look really ugly and walk as if they're poorly programmed robots, not to mention they all look alike!
Summary: I wasn't expecting much when I picked this game up. The reviews I'd seen had been pretty poor over all, but I was in a shooter dry spell and thought that a schlocky, mindless return to the simple FPS's of the early 90s would be enough for me. And Duke Nukem Forever still managed to disappoint in every conceivable way. Most important are the mechanics.
Summary: I could not get this to work on my laptop. It came up, but them a few minutes into the game my PC simply turned off. I research online, and it said that it would not work with 64 bit Vista, which I have. I returned and got my money back.
Summary: I was able to play it once. Now Steam has some problem and I can't play it anymore unless I spend hours trying to debug Steam's (not my) problem. My time is valuable. Don't buy this or any Steam product.