Duke Nukem 3D (1996)

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Blonde action hero Duke Nukem takes on murderous aliens and mutated Los Angeles police officers that have taken over Los Angeles.


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Credited cast:
Lee Jackson ...
Fat Commander (voice)
Jon St. John ...
Duke Nukem (voice)


In the early 21st century, The city of Los Angeles has been taken over by murderous aliens and the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) has mutated. The streets of L.A. has become a infestation zone. Only one man can take out the trash and that man is the man who loves to kick ass and chew bubblegum... Returning to Earth and armed with a arsenal of weaponry, blonde action hero Duke Nukem takes on the murderous aliens and the mutant Los Angeles police officers in a spectacular ultra-violent showdown, from the red light district to the football stadium, Duke is the only man who can save the earth and stop the murderous aliens who need exterminating. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Release Date:

29 January 1996 (USA)  »

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$300,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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In level four of Shrapnel City: L.A. Rumble, an earthquake strikes as Duke approaches a tall, black building with the sign "East Town Towers", and Duke says, "I ain't afraid of no quake." This is a reference to iD software's upcoming competitor Quake (1996), which would be released four months later, and featured a far superior 3D engine than the Build engine used to create Duke Nukem 3D (1996). Furthermore, the destroyed building is replica of the real-life "Town East Towers" in Mesquite, Texas, where iD Software's headquarters were located at the time. See more »


When using pipe bombs, Duke has a detonator button wrapped on his finger. When he has other weapon equipped, the detonator button is gone. See more »


[first lines]
Duke Nukem: Damn, those alien bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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How was this :The Game that Brought the Fame?
31 July 2002 | by (Cheltenham, England) – See all my reviews

There was no way in the world that this game could become successful! Even at the time the graphics where nothing new, after Duke 1 and 2: the story line was nothing new, within months of it's release Jedi Knights and Quake 2s started cropping up but all of these latter games had one ingredient missing: they didn't have Duke. The ultra violent, blonde haired, muscle bound he-man with a big gun was back and this time he had a mouth like a trash can and big breasted woman throwing themselves at The Man. Duke Nukem appeals to many people because his goal wasn't to save the galaxy as a whole, it was to score with babes! And the next time you get mad because you're blown away in DukeMatch remember these words of advise: Guns are cool, bones heal and chicks dig scars.

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