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Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem Never
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
June 14th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
June 14th, 2011
Online Players:
3D Realms
Take-Two Interactive
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PC and Xbox 360.

About Duke Nukem Forever

The babe-lovin', cigar-smoking, beer-chugging (and oft-delayed) Duke Nukem once again journeys to save the Earth from hordes of invading aliens. Pig cops, alien shrink rays and enormous alien bosses won't stop Duke from accomplishing his goals: save the world and get the girls. Along the way, expect to shoot hoops, lift weights, read adult magazines, draw crude messages on whiteboards - oh, and kick ass and take names, of course. After all, those are two of Duke's better skills.



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The aging loud-mouth hero does not take himself too seriously in Duke Nukem Forever, and neither should you. Overall, nostalgia simply is not enough to save this bland and repetitive shooter.

We like

  • The occasional enjoyable action sequence
  • The shrinking segments add a nice twist to the proceedings
  • The nostalgia factor

We dislike

  • The bland and repetitive levels
  • The poor platforming sections and frustrating load times
  • The subpar visuals and audio

See PSU's review on Metacritic & GameRankings

People are pretty cynical these days. They love anything that reminds them of their idyllic youth, even if their younger selves would laugh straight in their faces for still thinking PBR is worth the day-after colon cleanse, or somehow the thick-rimmed glasses they wore in first-grade are still hip. Chances are extremely likely that people are reluctant to accept something new or logical, like finally getting a normal 9-5 job,...

Duke Nukem Forever News

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    It appears that Duke Nukem is getting ready to do more than chew gum on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita very soon, if a recent tweet is anything to go by. Devolver Digital has tweeted that Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is nearly finished and ready to release on PS3 and PS Vita, care of Abstract...

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  • Japanese gamers really didn't like Duke Nukem Forever

    Duke Nukem Forever was panned by critics and gamers alike upon its western release in June 2011, and it seems Japanese gamers weren’t that impressed with the foul-mouthed shooter either following its launch there last year. The game entered the ‘Shit of the Year Wiki’ (as transl...

  • Duke Nukem Forever dev keen on new game

    The developer behind critically-mauled shooter Duke Nukem Forever has expressed interest in pumping out another title in the foul-mouthed series. Speaking with IGN, Gearbox president Randy Pitchford revealed that if a new Duke Nukem were to be made, it would probably turn out a little different t...

  • Free* Duke Nukem Forever DLC coming to PSN next week

    Duke Nukem Forever is set to receive new content next week, when the "Hail to the Icons" Parody Pack drops on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. The DLC contains three new multiplayer gamemodes (Freeze Tag, Hail to the King and Hot Potato) and four new maps, which takes the piss out ...

  • Gearbox launches Duke Nukem Forever feedback survey

    Got a bone to pick with Duke Nukem Forever? Or perhaps you were impressed by one particularly aspect in the potty-mouthed blaster? Then developer Gearbox Software wants to hear from you. Specifically, the firm has launched a survey to study fan feedback on Duke’s latest shooter, which arrived...

  • Duke Nukem Forever DLC detailed

    2K Games has announced details of Duke Nukem Forever’s first batch of downloadable content, which will be available for PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 this autumn. Titled Hail to the Icons Parody Pack, the DLC offers three new game modes and four additional multiplayer maps, each one packin...

  • 'Future Duke Nukem IP' in the pipeline, says Take-Two

    Duke Nukem Forever may have been panned by critics, but that doesn’t mean The King is dead; far from it, in fact, as publisher Take-Two has said that we’ll be seeing more from the alien arse-kicker later down the line. Speaking with Forbes, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick commented, &quo...

  • UK Charts: Duke Nukem Forever nabs the top spot

    Gearbox-developed blaster Duke Nukem Forever has finally made its debut at the top of the UK All Format Charts after more than a decade under the knife, dethroning L.A. Noire in the process. The over-the-top actioner sold through 56 percent of copies on Xbox 360, with PlayStation 3 making up 30 p...

  • Jon St. John teases Duke Nukem Forever DLC

    Duke Nukem voice actor Jon St. John has indicated that downloadable content is in the pipeline for Duke Nukem Forever. Chatting with VoicetheDream, Jon revealed that he’s just wrapped up a number of recording sessions for the much-anticipated shooter, before letting slip that ‘special...

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