What better way to celebrate (or erase the memory of) the release of Duke Nukem Forever than with a Duke Nukem 3d total conversion from 2009. Duke 3d not required! I’ll let Türbo Bröther take it from here (source):
In WGRealms 2, Duke Nukem fires homing rockets at a Cyberdemon who has a plasma rifle and when it explodes twice its body’s supply of blood and organs fly out in all directions in a glorious hommage to nineties first person shooters.
We could go on for days about its use of resources from other games but I am so over that. This is about how damn cool the game is. I thought that version 1.1 was off the hook but v1.2 attaches proximity mines to it and uses the explosion to swing through the window whilst shooting lightning and minotaurs. This is basically the game that I’ve wanted since I was sixteen. The guns are spot on, the monsters despite coming from a bunch of different games fit well with each other which is either surprising or telling of the tastes of game designers and there’s the exact amount of gore that I’ve been looking for. And the levels are huge and are very much “of the era”.
I’m talking levels that are even bigger than the levels in something like Jedi Knight which had massive levels. Seriously, you could complete three episodes of DooM in the time it takes to get through Chaos Realms alone. It can be a bit much at times but you get, like, ten save slots. Take a break, have a shower, go play some Outrun 2006 and fall asleep in the afternoon sun then get back in there and frag some more undead battle skeletons.
Watch the trailers on its Mod DB entry, look at some screenshots and if you aren’t totally pumped by the end nothing will get you in the mood. Well, maybe that minigun. Or those pipe bombs.