Duke Nukem II is the second game in the Duke Nukem franchise and was developed and published by Apogee Software for DOS in 1993.
Duke Nukem II is the second game in the Duke Nukem franchise and was developed and published by Apogee Software for DOS in 1993. It has since been ported to multiple other platforms.
Duke Nukem II was much larger than the original game and was made using VGA 256-color graphics, though only 16 colors were seen at any given time. The game utilizes the same gameplay that made Duke Nukem so much fun but adds new elements into the mix.
After saving the world from a mad scientist, the titular Duke is in the middle of shamelessly promoting himself when aliens kidnap him. They plan to imprison him so they can conquer the Earth, but they just mess with the wrong tough guy. Using multiple weapons, commandeering enemy vehicles, and gathering power-ups, Duke can cause as much death and destruction as his heart desires. There are also several items to be collected or shot for points and health. Duke can jump on platforms, climb ladders, float on air, and all the usual stuff you would expect, all while kicking alien ass. In this famous Apogee design, Duke’s a little cuter than his later incarnations, but he’s no less a hero. Duke Nukem fans rejoice; he’s back!
Review by: Tasha
Published: 11 April 2017 2:45 pm