Duke Nukem is back. Captured by an alien foe in the middle of promoting his best-selling book, “Why I’m So Great”, Duke must once more defeat the forces of evil to save himself from the knowledge-stealing Rigelatins, and ultimately prove his book’s namesake.
User reviews: Very Positive (69 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 3, 1993
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About This Game

Duke Nukem is back. Captured by an alien foe in the middle of promoting his best-selling book, “Why I’m So Great”, Duke must once more defeat the forces of evil to save himself from the knowledge-stealing Rigelatins, and ultimately prove his book’s namesake. In this sequel to the 1991 high-octane, bot-busting video game, Duke Nukem, the King of Action must blast, cannon, missile and flame his way to victory - a victory that would stop the secrets of both ass-kicking and bubblegum from falling into the wrong hands.

Key Features:

  • Never Put a Good Duke Down: The sequel to 1991’s Duke Nukem and precursor to 1996’s Duke Nukem 3D, Duke Nukem II is a pivotal part of the legendary Duke Nukem saga.
  • I’ll Be Back: Absent from Duke Nukem II’s original release, Duke has been retrofitted with sun glasses for a third dimension of coolness in a two dimensional-world.
  • Don’t Try This at Home: Always the consummate professional, Duke must collect power-ups, fly space fighters, and drink six-packs to escape the clutches of his evil alien captors.
  • Damn... I’m Lookin’ Good!: Powered by 1993’s state-of-the-art, you’ll-think-you’re-actually-there cutting-edge technology, Duke Nukem II features vivid, lifelike, parallaxing graphics and speaker-breaking digitized sound effects.
  • Variety Is the Spice of Death: Kill things dead across 32 levels of action-packed mayhem. Super bosses, mutations, robo-droids, guards and traps await Duke’s destruction.
  • You Know Duke Nukem, Right?: A hero so badass they named a series of video games after him.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.8 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Direct X Compatible GPU
    • Hard Drive:11 MB HD space
    • Recommended:Balls of Steel
    • OS:OSX 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 2GHz+
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:64MB Video memory
    • Hard Drive:11 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
I had previously played Duke Nukem a few weeks ago, and contray to popular opinion, I didn't enjoy my time playing, I personally put that down to not having any emotional attachment to the series. But saying that, here I am, having just finished Duke Nukem 2 (with the help of a FAQ guide), and I enjoyed it very much.

I will get the bad points out of the way first; yes I know this is a straight port from a DOS game, but I think it would of been even better if the controller would of worked with it. You can configure a controller, however it gets stuck in a loop of just pressing down a direction constantly, so I had to play with the clunky keyboard controlls, which took some time to get used to.

The good points are what I would expect to see in any side scrolling shooter, lots of bad guys and lots of different weapons to kill them with. I liked that the game is very unforgiving, if you die, you basically start the whole level all over again, and boy did I find that out the hardway.

This time we get a sound track as well! The catchy 8 bit tune soon gets stuck in your head as you are wandering around. Sound effects remind you of playing in the arcade. Very nicely done. A full play through took me just about five hours.

I really enjoyed my time on Duke Nukem 2, hoping this will carry onto the next one I play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Duke Nukem 2 is a pretty solid platform shooter considering its age. If you have played the first title and enjoyed it, definitely pick this one up as well because it is basically the same with some cool new weapons and features.

The only drawbacks are that it is a pretty short game and it shows its age in some core gameplay and structural qualities at times. This is worth picking up, but I would wait for a sale.
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
Duke 2, when the man started to evolve into the Duke you know and love today. Duke II holds up great in 2013 and it's FINALLY ON STEAM! AND WITH SUNGLASSES!
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2014
As a little kid, I always loved this game and I still love it. This is fast paced action 2D Platforming at its best. The levels are hard, but not impossible.Controls are great, music is great and there's just a sense of Adrenaline in this game.
There are minor issues with the game. Duke walks really fast and the screen can't keep up, resulting in enemies seemingly popping up out of nowhere.

And also, I remember Duke not wearing any sunglasses. Those didn't came until Duke 3D. Why they decided to have the sunglasses on in this version is beyond me. Duke doesn't need the sunglasses to be Duke. I know it's a minor detail, but I guess you can compare to George Lucas changing minor things in the original Star Wars trilogy. It doesn't make it worse, it's just annoying.

But when it comes down to it. This is an excellent game and well worth the price.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
I bought three copies of 'Why I'm So Great'.
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