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)
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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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In one of the levels, a female hostage is found trapped in a alien type gel. When you get close to her, she lets out a faint, "Kill me." This idea was sequenced directly from Aliens (1986). By killing the girl, an alien appears, just like in the film. 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 Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »


Here Comes Santa Claus
Music by Oakley Haldeman
[Plays in the "Duke: Nuclear Winter" expansion pack.]
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The game that redefined the genre
14 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Duke3D is quite possibly the best single player FPS of all time. Though outdated today, it was downright incredible when it released and a quantum leap over existing games. In single player it easily beats Quake but can't even compare to Quake in multi-player. For a sprite based engine, it did push its capabilities as far as it could have. Gameplay and interactivity wise, it is unmatched for what it did during its time.

If only 3D Realms are today what they were in 1996. Quite possibly the biggest pool of talent on the planet, slowly dispersed to other companies and using their talent effectively there. PC Gamer previews of Duke4ever said that the game was very much like the old duke. Lets hope it is.

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