Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour Review
Hail to the King baby, The Gamers Lounge has taken the time to review Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour and has some positive things to say about this remastered game. 20th Anniversary World Tour is going to take gamers back to the mid 1990s where Duke was king of the FPS games.
Gearbox has done a decent job with the remaster. If gamers are expecting something to blow them away with graphics in an FPS, there are other options. 20th Anniversary is full of classic duke’isms and references to a simpler time in gaming, just check out this trailer. Not much has changed from the original game, but Gearbox has given it a new coat of paint and added some great new one liners. There are plenty of fun weapons to play with and the game is still pretty fast. I felt like it was 1996 again and I was running this game in DOS on a 486 with VGA graphics. Gamers get the original 3 episodes and one additional episode titled Alien World Order.
The levels in Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour are exactly like gamers should remember them. Unlike modern FPS games, games like Duke Nukem 3D were a maze full of enemies and secrets. This took a little getting used to. Gamers will have fun hunting down keycards to open doors.
I did run into an unpleasant surprise; for the first 30 minutes or so the game made me nauseous. Something I had not experienced in an FPS for a long time. Maybe it was due to the way the game was designed? There are a few new fun features I have to mention. One of these is the rewind feature which lets gamers rewind the action after they die. This is a handy feature and it looks like this was something which was included in the Megaton edition. There is also commentary which can be turned off and on. Commentary shows up as little speaker icons on the maps.
There are some multiplayer elements. Gamers have deathmatch, co-op, team deathmatch and all of these include bots. Don’t get your hopes up, this is a part of the game that is pretty dated. Overall the game is fun and the $20 price point is fair. Gamers can pick up the game on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam. I can definitely recommend this game despite the dated graphics and gameplay. This game is a lot better than Duke Nukem Forever.
Game was provided by the publisher for review.
Final score 4/5