Review scores for the long awaited shooter are… terrible.
One of the most drawn out developments in videogame history came to an end last week when Duke Nukem Forever was finally released in Europe and North America. However, the trouble for Duke didn’t end on launch day as review scores are almost universally bad.
Tim McDonald penned the IncGamers review, and commenting that “the shooting is bland, the level design is uninspired, the jokes and ideas are old and tired, and the synthesis between old-school PC shooter and modern console shooter has resulted in a hideous chimera that rarely works as either.”
It seems that other publications thought along the same lines, the Metacritic average critic score currently sitting at 48/100 for the 360 edition, 56/100 on PS3 and 57/100 on PC. Average user scores range from 3.7/10 to 6.4/10.