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Duke Nukem II
Still got it?
by Jon Mundy 8/4/2013
Product: Duke Nukem II
Publisher: 3D Realms
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Shooter
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Ageing can be a painful process - particularly for those who were once venerated for their youthful energy.

Just ask any number of sports stars, actors, or musicians who find themselves on the scrap heap after an initially promising career.

Sadly, such a process also tends to befall our video game heroes. While some 'do a Mario' and age gracefully, others 'do a Sonic' and lose it completely.

Unfortunately, Duke Nukem is closer to the former than the latter, as Duke Nukem II on iOS goes to show.

I am back

In his pomp, Duke was cool, hip, and just a little bit naughty. Prior to his mid-'90s zenith, Duke Nukem 3D, the blond meathead starred in two well received action-platformers. It's the second of these games that sits before us on our iOS devices right now. ...
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Despite some enduringly fresh touches, Duke Nukem II hasn't aged particularly well, with poor virtual controls and dated gameplay threatening to tarnish memories of the original
Audio/visual: 5
Gameplay: 6
Value: 5
Innovation: 5
Overall: 5
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