Excerpt: Once again, alien scum has invaded earth, seemingly annihilating everything and everyone, aside from a handful of exotic dancers. And they do seem to be a handful. Duke has recently returned from fighting these creeps in space and is welcomed home by the very same hideous pigs in police uniforms. Traces of a dirty society locked within its vices continues to permeate a dirty, war bound LA.
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: 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: 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: “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.
Review - Duke Nukem Forever: The Doctor Who Cloned Me DLC
10 June 2008
Conclusion: The Doctor Who Cloned Me isn't some dim beacon of hope for the franchise: it's more of the same, but almost exclusively made up of the worst elements of Duke Nukem Forever. It abjectly fails to improve the experience and tries its damnedest to be even less enjoyable, succeeding with flying colours.