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Video Games: Duke Nukem 3D

Release date (in the United States): January 29, 1996

Platform: PC – Windows 95, Mac

Wikipedia Entry

There is little story in the game except for a brief text prelude located under “Help” in the Main Menu, and a few cutscenes after the completion of an episode. The introduction establishes that the game picks up right after the events of Duke Nukem II, with Duke returning to Earth in his space cruiser. As Duke descends on Los Angeles in hopes for a vacation, a blast rips through from unknown hostiles and critically damages Duke’s ship. While sending a distress signal, Duke learns that aliens are attacking Los Angeles and have mutated the LAPD. With his plans now ruined, Duke hits the “eject” button, and vows to do whatever it takes to stop the alien invasion.

In “Episode One: L.A. Meltdown”, Duke fights his way through a dystopic Los Angeles. At a strip-club, he is captured by pig-cops, but escapes the alien-controlled penitentiary and tracks down the alien cruiser responsible for the invasion in the San Andreas Fault. After killing the first boss, the Alien Battlelord, Duke discovers that the aliens were capturing women, and detonates the ship.

In “Episode Two: Lunar Apocalypse”, Duke journeys to space, where he finds many of the captured women held in various incubators throughout space stations that had been conquered by the aliens. Duke reaches the alien mothership on the Moon and kills an Alien Overlord. As Duke inspects the ship’s computer, it is revealed that the plot to capture women was merely a ruse to distract him. The aliens have already begun their main and ultimate attack on Earth.

In “Episode Three: Shrapnel City”, Duke battles the massive alien resistance through Los Angeles once again, and finally saves the day after he kills the leader of alien menace: the Cycloid Emperor. The game ends as Duke promises in a voice-over that after some “R&R”, he’ll be “…ready for more action!”, as an anonymous woman calls him back to bed…

The story continues in the Atomic Edition. In “Episode Four: The Birth”, it is revealed that the aliens were really capturing women to produce a Queen, which could quickly give birth to deadly alien drones. Duke is dispatched back to Los Angeles to fight hoardes of aliens, including the alien drones. Eventually, Duke finds the lair of the alien Queen, and kills her, thus thwarting the alien plot.

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