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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Ben For Duke Nukem?
 (From WENN. 21 March 2001)

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Lee Jackson ... Fat Commander (voice)

Lani Minella
Jon St. John ... Duke Nukem (voice)

Directed by
George Broussard 
Original Music by
Lee Jackson 
Bobby Prince 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Allen Blum .... assistant director
Art Department
Levelord .... levels designer
Sound Department
Jim Dose .... sound programmer
Lee Jackson .... sound effects
Bobby Prince .... sound effects
Visual Effects by
Stephen Hornback .... digital artist
Chuck Jones .... 3D modeling
Dirk Jones .... digital artist
Brian Martel .... digital artist
James Storey .... digital artist
Douglas Wood .... additional 3D modeler
Douglas Wood .... digital artist
Animation Department
Chris Stone .... animator
Music Department
Jim Dose .... music programmer
Other crew
Allen Blum .... map designer
George Broussard .... map designer
Mark Dochtermann .... game programmer
Randy Pitchford .... map designer (as Randall Pitchford)
Todd Replogle .... game programmer
Keith Schuler .... map designer
Ken Silverman .... libraries and utilities

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Also Known As:
"Duke Nukem 3" - USA (alternative title)
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Aspect Ratio:
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"Castle Wolfenstien", "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 »
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
References Blade Runner (1982)See more »


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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Badass, but kicking and plain awesome., 11 May 2006
Author: Rider Rockon from Netherlands

The first time I played Duke Nukem 3D was at a friends place. It has just been released and he was lucky enough to have a PC that could handle it, and the game itself.

We spent several hours walking through just the first level, there was so much to see! You got your explosive scenery, your secret areas, your generally badass weaponry (which IMO is still unmatched by ANY shooter today) a host of unique enemies and level design that introduces recognizable landmarks (cities, bars, strip clubs, prisons etc.) which, for it's time, was a great stride ahead!

And of course, then there's the interactivity, also unmatched so far. You could play a match of pool, burn your fingers on an electrical outlet, hand money to strippers, or shoot them, blow up most any decorative object in the game, as well as have Duke interact with an object, only to have him give one of his trademark one-liners.

Which brings me to another great aspect of Duke 3D, The one-liners. Although some of them where not exactly 'new' and taken from popular movies from back in the day, each and every one of them where humorous and usually highly appropriate quotes that really set Duke's personality.

It's been a long while since I've seen a game character have that strong of a personality without the overuse of Cinematic cut-scenes and FMV's.

3D Realms have truly shown what shooters should be like: Fast-paced, comical at times and very immersive.

But after all this I left 1 rather important thing out: Multiplayer! Essentially Duke Nukem 3D's multi-player modes are either Deathmatch (dubbed DukeMatch) or Cooperative Play.

In DukeMatch the goal is simple: Kill as many other players as you possibly can. With weapons like the Freezer, the shrinker, the RPG and Tripbombs this could either turn into your frantic killing spree or attempting to lure the enemy into your own traps.

With Cooperative play the goal was to finish the Singleplayer campaign with multiple players. For this purpose 3DRealms had added additional weapons, extra buttons (to evade certain 'lock-up' situations that might occur in single-player) and other useful stuff.

Duke Nukem 3D is a classic and IMO deserves to be PC Game #1 ever. In combination with JonoF's port (a result of the source code release) this game can even be played on Win32 systems.

Hail to the King baby!

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