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Duke Nukem is the explosive debut of the known universe's greatest high-flying, wise-cracking, alien-punching, babe-saving, gun-toting badass. A man who would eventually go on to become a one of a kind gaming action hero that would soon combine ass-kicking and bubblegum-chewing in a completely revolutionary way. Duke begins here.
Release Date: Jul 1, 1991
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Includes 3 items: Duke Nukem, Duke Nukem 2, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

About the Game

Duke Nukem is the explosive debut of the known universe's greatest high-flying, wise-cracking, alien-punching, babe-saving, gun-toting badass. A man who would eventually go on to become a one of a kind gaming action hero that would soon combine ass-kicking and bubblegum-chewing in a completely revolutionary way. Duke begins here.

In a world ravaged by Dr. Proton’s villainous ambitions, the original video game action hero must rise against the evil scientist’s army of sinister Techbots. And although Duke isn’t exactly what the Doctor ordered, he’s exactly what the world needed.

Key Features:

  • Back with the Boot: Delve into Duke’s debut in this re-release of the 1991 classic 2D sidescroller, adapted to run on modern computers.
  • So Old, It’s New Again: Animated characters, huge levels, four-way scrolling levels and blockbuster cinematics make for a 1991 experience that was so ahead of its time, it’s like playing a game made in 1994.
  • The Atomic Pistol: With collectible upgrades, the unstoppable Atomic Pistol is the only gun Duke will ever need.
  • Bring Backup: Unlimited continues, built-in hints, cheat mode and more ensures that Duke has what it takes to get the job done.
  • The King of Action: Drinks soda. Eats turkey. It’s Duke Nukem, baby!

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.8 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Direct X Compatible GPU
    • Hard Drive:7 MB HD space
    • Sound:All sound is PC speaker
    • Additional:If you can't run this game, you might need to upgrade your Atomic Toaster

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 2GHz+
    • Memory:1 MB RAM
    • Graphics:64MB Video memory
    • Hard Drive:7 MB HD space
    • Sound:All sound is PC Speaker
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
211 products in account
10 reviews
5.6 hrs on record
The only game where you get to be Oprah's #1 Fan.. and also a pink shirt wearing carrot man.
Posted: March 24th, 2014
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
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50 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
revolutionary
Posted: February 14th, 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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18 reviews
3.7 hrs on record
I doesn't get any more nostalgic than this title. The very first Duke Nukem is not the one-liner-spewing badass with a sunglasses we know today. No, this is a simple 2D platformer in which you run and you shoot. The level design still holds up today, although the lack of music and the terrible sounds could get you a headache. Still, if you're a Duke-fan and you want to know how it all started, this is not a bad game by any means.
Posted: February 15th, 2014
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
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1 review
0.1 hrs on record
This game is super ancient and bad. There's save icons all over the place but the don't allow you to save I don't even?? Also the controls are the arrow keys instead of wasd like some kind of caveman.
Posted: February 7th, 2014
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
423 products in account
1 review
0.1 hrs on record
Alas, the original 2-D Duke Nukem hasn't aged very well. While running in DOSBox gives it an authentic experience, it never was very smooth, and there are much better platformers to play on modern systems.
Posted: February 10th, 2014
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
389 products in account
16 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
The man, the myth, the Duke! The game that started it all. FINALLY ON STEAM!
Posted: December 20th, 2013
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