Conclusion: Summary: Good: -It's the same game that you know and love. -The idolized video game character is back. -Great gameplay. -8 player multiplayer. -Great one liners. Bad: -Dated graphics and sounds. -Some frustrating level designs. -Not enough updates. -Poor sound quality. -Nobody playing on the multiplayer. Overall I love this game and possibly will never get bored of it because it's nice to actually relive the past.
Excerpt: 3D Realms will always stand out in my mind for being the pack of mad bastards who turned the first-person shooter into a vehicle for the kind of self-consciously, incredibly politically incorrect comedy that was a big deal in the late '90s. Duke Nukem is basically what you'd get if you made a bunch of kids at the "hormone-filled sacks of fluid" stage of puberty create an action hero: he inhabits a world made entirely of mutated pigs in LAPD uniforms, strippers, and...
Excerpt: Originally released in 1996, first-person-shooter Duke Nukem 3D is no stranger to controversy. It’s a brutal, completely daft and over-the-top fragfest and that is exactly why it has become such a cult classic. Returning from space after a long mission, Duke ventures to his native Los Angeles to find it has become a corrupted wasteland, full of strip clubs and overrun with babe-snatching aliens.
Excerpt: “A babe, a stogie, and a bottle of jack. That’s what I need right now.” With lines like that it’s easy to laugh at the sheer absurdity of misogynic alien executioner Duke Nukem, but at the same time it’s just so darn hard not to love him. Duke Nukem 3D is the latest in the line of old school PC shooters that have found their way onto the Xbox Live Arcade, and as everyone knows, a once great franchise doesn’t always equal success when ported over to a whole new platform.
Summary: Almost 13 years ago, Duke Nukem 3D was released on the PC and instantly made an impact. Its brutal gameplay and humorous tone impressed a growing multitude of shooter fans who were salivating for something more. For fans of the game and the series, rest assured that all of the original, groundbreaking gameplay and content are present here.
Pros: Varied level design, New level recorder well implemented, Co-op play is a welcome addition, Loads of raunchy, violent throwback fun, A classic that remains entirely intact
Cons: Can be frustratingly difficult, No option to play with updated visuals, Lag occasionally permeates multiplayer sessions