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)  »

Also Known As:

Duke Nukem 3  »

Box Office


$300,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Castle Wolfenstein", "Evil Dead II", "John Carpenter's They Live", "Army of Darkness" "Big Trouble in Little China" and "Dirty Harry" were strong influences behind the video game. 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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Spoofed in Shadow Warrior (1997) See more »


Winter Wonderland
Music by Felix Bernard
[Plays in the "Duke: Nuclear Winter" expansion pack.]
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User Reviews

Duke Nukem = Action + Humour + Replayability
3 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Duke Nukem 3D has all the action of today's video games, coupled with humour, and secrets that keep you searching for hours. With today's advanced computer hardware even a simple system can take full advantage of the features of this game.

It offers cheat codes, as well as a range of difficulty levels, the easiest being laughably easy, and the hardest leaving sweat stains on your computer room chair.

I have replayed Duke Nukem 3D many times, always entertained by the humorous endings to boss battles, which I will not reveal to prevent spoiler warnings. All I can say is BUY THIS GAME!

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