Pigs shot down: First Duke Nukem Forever reviews are mixed

Friday, 10th June 2011 13:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Oh dear. After 14 years, Duke Nukem Forever launches today in the UK via 2K and Gearbox. The verdict? It seems to be mixed right now at the minute. So far, only a few reviews have gotten out right now, but you can get them below. If you have any links to add, do so below and we’ll add them in.

DNF launches in the US on Tuesday.



  1. AHA-Lambda

    really? cant say im surprised ;)

    that demo was bloody awful after all D=

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    When’s the demo up for normals?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    Irony is they need to make a sequel to this and make it ”modern” with new engine and gameplay mechanic …

    #3 4 years ago
  4. monu-mental

    “Pigs shot down” lol!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    I played the demo and what can i say. It’s not the Duke we all love.

    and it’s not about the engine and visuals. It’s just not better then Duke Nukem 3D. It’s complete opposite.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. salez

    i heard the pc version is way better. in terms of graphics and loading times

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    In terms of graphics and loading times it’s much, much, much better then the console version.

    but there is no point when you can take only 2 guns wih you and everything feels like you are going in to the one path with ZERO exploration.

    It’s not Duke Nukem 3D. It’s not even close to that.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. NeoSquall – 8,3/10

    #8 4 years ago
  9. kapxapot

    @3 Yep, just like they did remaking DN3D. 14 years more!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. PsychoPCG

    played the leaked full version for 30 mins.
    the game starts with the previously shown “pissing scene”.
    loading time is ridiculous and the game isn’t what I expected it to be.
    Won’t be surprised to see even lower scores.
    If that’s how Gearbox wanted to resurrect Duke after all these years … it’d better be left off.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. KrazyKraut

    thats one of the facts game industry has a pirate problem fuck face.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. salez 81% 68%,43239,2323523.html 8/10

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Sorvin


    You can’t really blame Gearbox for the game as a whole.
    Randy Pitchford from Gearbox already said that the game was more or less already done when they took over production and only needed to tweak some things. If they really wanted to make a Duke game that’s up to the standards of a modern AAA title they would have had to start over (again!). At the point where it was people just wanted to see this game released.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. PsychoPCG

    if you think i’m stupid enough to buy a game i have no idea about its quality and get disappointed after the purchase, think twice.
    the so called “pirate problem” is like a free demo for me to test the game.
    plus, a little respect won’t hurt you.

    yeah … that could be the case.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight


    You don’t get any respect. You are the reason why the game industry enforces their DRM. You could have watched vidoes or gotten the demo quite easily no excuses what so ever.

    Make whatever excuse you like but all you are doing is attempting to justify why you are stealing a game.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Fin


    That’s what reviews are for.
    Piracy is bad. End of story.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Deacon

    Long-awaited shite turns out to be archaic in it’s development and more embarrassment than homage. Is anyone really surprised?

    But it’s ok, Gearbox will still sell plenty as it has boobs in it and they’re marketing the fuck out of it. All is well.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. DSB

    8 sounds about right.

    It’s not a modern game, it’s the same game they’ve been showing since 10 years ago, and if you can get past yourself enough to enjoy it for what it is, then it’s really not that bad.

    It is hilarious how overproduced it is, though. It actually lets you make microwave popcorn :P

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Prof.Dr.Moertel -> 59%

    Never expected this game to be great. It´s just hilarious by being itself :P

    #19 4 years ago
  20. ReeceHeywood

    Fail to the King baby.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. marijnlems

    @19: Translation of the review’s tagline: “The bitter end of a neverending story.” Paradoxical, but probably accurate.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. NeoSquall

    @14 You pirate a game, brag about it and pretend respect?

    Fuck off.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    Pitchford already said Gearbox plans to make an actual Duke game this is just Gearbox polishing outdated game.

    I will be waiting until Gearbox makes their own Duke.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    PC version leaked?

    #24 4 years ago

    This game is poo.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. alterecho

    Totally agree with your point.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. BloodyJoe

    I love DNF, super fun. On the downside: loading times on ps3 and only 2 weapons!

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Golden

    DNF is also the initials engaved into the watch belonging to Mrs Clennam in Little Dorritt…..coincidence?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. _LarZen_

    Played the game for 2 days on the PS3 and beein a super inteligent guy I allready knew that it would not have todays gfx,gameplay or game design fresh in mind when sitting down with the king again.

    And I must say im not dissapointed at all, the humor and the crazy shit that was in Duke Nukem 3D is all there, this is a game for true Duke fans.

    I am not done with the game yet but so far it’s a WARM welcome back to the king.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. LOLshock94

    yeah the shit think about this is that gearbox is taking the blame for this game and not the original developers

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Ooohhh sun glass and t shirt?

    #31 4 years ago
  32. macronia

    It is not duke that we all know :(

    I want bazillion of guns in my pocket to bring hell to these aliens and PIGS :D

    That what define Duke and his +18 things ofcourse :D

    #32 4 years ago
  33. DuckOfDestiny

    I really like the game, however I’m having serious problems with loading times on the PC, which wasn’t present in the Demo. In one case I waited near enough 10 minutes for a level to load.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. DSB

    I’m roughly 2 hours into the game, but so far I haven’t seen a loading screen that lasted more than seconds.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. On2wheels

    Bargain bin for me.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Belzeboob

    Looks like Bulletstorm has big chances to get the cake, but in all fairness, Duke deserves at least a slice, lets wait till Serious Sam 3 comes out, then we’ll see who wins for sure and who deserves the cake the most.

    I didn’t play DNF yet and reviews don’t matter to me. I, for example enjoyed games like Two Worlds, Hellgate London, Too Human or Fable III whose reviews weren’t great, in fact I love playing those games and if DNF belongs to them I’ll be glad to get the money, go to my local game store, buy the game, get that SoB into my xbox, put on some Motorhead and play till i’m blind. If the game is fun, no matter what loading times and what graphics it has, once again i’ll refer to Motorhead, (taken from the lyrics of Ace of Spades): “…The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say…”, Thank you have a nice day.

    #36 4 years ago

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