Duke Nukem 3D
by 3D Realms (Apogee Software)
Duke Nukem 3D is a first person shooter that is set on earth and is based in the early 21st century. The game was praised and considered one of the games that had made first person shooters popular. IT was also not just a hit with critics but commercially with the game selling around about 3.5 million copies. The game also caused a bit of controversy with it’s over the top violence, erotic elements and other features of the game.
If you’re a fan of first person shooters then this game should be on your list of games to play. The game takes place on earth and features all sort of different scenes such as military bases, deserts, a flooded city and much more.
Duke Nukem 3D Gameplay
The gameplay in Duke Nukem 3D was praised for the mount interactivity you had with your surroundings such as the environment. There was also other key gameplay elements that really helped the game stand out and become the kind of first person shooters for its time.
In the game you have arsenal of weapons to pick from such as a melee attack, a pistol, a shotgun, a chain gun, RPGs, pipe bombs and the list goes on for a few more weapons. There is a variety of other items that can be picked during the game these include stuff such as medkits, steroids and other items that will help you defeat the enemies.
There is a pretty big range of enemies in the game and these range from mutated humans, aliens and a few different types on top of those two. The game plays like most First person shooters that pits you up against a lot of weak enemies and fewer stronger enemies.
The game does have multiplayer that is pretty cool but when the game was released the only technology that was available at the time was IPX LAN. TCP/IP was brought in just after the release.
Overall Duke Nukem 3D is one of the greatest first person shooters of all time and is certainly the game that started the genre off. This game has helped generate great games such as Half Life, Halo and other amazing modern games. This game if you haven’t played it should be on your “to play list”.