Duke Nukem Forever makes Japanese gamers’ 2012 shit list

Friday, 12th April 2013 03:56 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Duke Nukem Forever has been voted one of the worst games released in Japan in 2012.

According to Kotaku‘s translation of entries on the “Shit of the Year Wiki“, Japanese gamers complained about the map design; puzzles; low loading; freezes; large install; poor autosave timing; poor enemy AI.

Perhaps most damningly, Japanese gamers criticised the lack of DLC or patches for the Japanese version, not to mention the fact that multiplayer servers were deactivated just weeks after local launch.

Duke Nukem Forever holds a metascore of 49-54 across all platforms.

Three other games were nominated this year – on-rails shooter Heavy Fire: Afghanistan; RPG Time and Eternity, which is headed west; and grand prize winner Taiheiyo no Arashi -Senkan Yamato, Akatsuki ni Syutsugekisu.



  1. unacomn

    Phew, for a second there, I read ”hit list”, and went… well, guess Japan would do that.
    That’s a relief.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Rikki

    Poor Duke, he just wants to kick ass and chew bubblegum.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. slayer

    Ubisoft Montreal should be in charge of this franchise

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ps4fanboy

    It’s amazing how they messed this promising game and aliens colonial marines too

    #4 2 years ago
  5. noamlol2

    i concur

    #5 2 years ago

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