10 Video Game Franchises We Really Don't Need More Of

10. Duke Nukem

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For a character commonly associated with being a wise cracking, uber-masculine, anti-PC action hero; many don't actually realise Duke Nukem was originally a silent protagonist. That said, even during his silent period, he was more than capable of astonishing acts of super-human violence and still had something of a Johnny Bravo attitude towards women.

It wasn't until Duke Nukem 3D that we actually met the supremely controversial, foul-mouthed iteration we now hail as one of the greatest of all time, but then again, it wasn't until 2011 that we realised we'd all had quite enough of his antics for a lifetime.

Duke Nukem Forever was one of the most over-hyped games of all time, with anticipation levels hitting breaking point right up until its release date in June 2011. Typically, such lofty expectations led the game to almost complete failure.

The controls were awful, the loading times were criminally lengthy and, in truth, it was actually really offensive for the sake of causing offence - even Seth MacFarlane blushed at some of the raucous content.

Thankfully, it appears we'll only be treated to remakes of the classics in the future; which is considerably better than anything new.


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