Duke Nukem For Never: 5 Ways To Save The Franchise

Hail to the king, baby.

Michael Thompson

Contributor

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Hail to the king, baby.

Hearing those immortal words now is just annoying when compared to the conviction we first heard them spoken with back in 1996. Upon its release Duke Nukem 3D was one of the most popular video games ever made. Much of the success was thanks to the game’s iconic anti-hero, alien-slaying protagonist, Duke.

There’s just something about Duke’s image and personality, which is just addicting. You realize in real life he would be a terrible person, but being introduced to a story where a guy can save the world, look cool in shades, and break all the rules along the way will always touch a nerve with an audience. How many of us have looked up the price of vintage Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses to only sigh at the amount?

After twelve years in the making Duke Nukem Forever, so called “the greatest game that will ever be made” once by 3D Realms met with almost universally negative reviews. The future of one of video games greatest legacies lies in serious question. Here are five ways to redeem this fledgling franchise.