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Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Lewd shooter perfectly re-created, yet dull by modern play.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+
pretty good but a bit of blood

Is It Any Good?

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Although this is a perfect re-creation of a classic sci-fi first-person shooter, the gameplay is somewhat dull and plain by modern standards and full of inappropriate content. It also expands both the campaign and multiplayer modes with new but vintage-feeling levels. As in the original Duke Nukem 3D, the Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour has you once again using guns, grenades, and your boots to kill aliens trying to take over the Earth. While younger gamers will find this game's visuals and mechanics to be dated, they shouldn't be playing this bawdy game anyway, as it's not only bloody and violent but full of sexual imagery and comments. But if you're old enough to remember the original -- and don't mind the bad jokes -- you'll appreciate how perfectly this recreates this classic game. For that matter, new levels have been added to both the campaign and multiplayer, and they feel like they're as old as the original. Sure, it isn't perfect. The multiplayer is kind of dull and pales next to modern online games, but it also doesn't have the add-ons of previous reissued titles. But for older gamers who'd like to kick some alien butt while making bad jokes, the Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour is king, baby.

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