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?


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 Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

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quite possibly the best game the world has ever seen
8 December 2002 | by (woodbridge connecticut) – See all my reviews

this game itself is a god. it is the emblem of all that is great all all man wishes to accomplish. I still play this game because it is better than all the crap that is out here now. 6 YEars! and they can't make anything better.ANyone who hates this game is challanged in some sort of way.

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