Duke Nukem 3D free on GOG

Atomic Edition of 1996 shooter free until Friday through Good Old Games.

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As part of Good Old Games' holiday promotion, 1996 shooter Duke Nukem 3D is free through the digital distribution service. The "Atomic Edition" is up for grabs, and is available for free on PC and Mac through Friday, December 14.

Duke Nukem 3D is not the only title players can grab for free this week. Just yesterday, THQ announced that gamers can score a free PC copy of Metro 2033 by "Liking" the official Metro Facebook page.

The Atomic Edition of Duke Nukem 3D launched during November 1996 and includes an extra fourth episode, as well as new items and weapons. For more, check out GameSpot's review of Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition.

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danielserpa
danielserpa

I couldn't find the free download for this game at gog.com.

wagnagdag223
wagnagdag223

Oh the fun times we had over serial LAN and dial-up, at home and school, with Duke, Doom, and ROTT.  Good times. Good times.

dom28
dom28

Honestly speaking if you haven't found this game for free in some way shape or form by now in 2012, then there's something wrong with you.

mattcake
mattcake

Used to play this back in the old modem days when you would call someones house directly and play over the phone line - good times :) Also worked on numerous addons for this and shadow warrior. It's why minecraft is so popular, basically a level designer like BUILD aimed at the masses, its good to see imo, creating stuff is very satisfying :)

King9999
King9999

Fun fact: if you go to the credits screen and check the names of the map designers, you'll see a familiar name among them.

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

GOG is just one of the greatest game sites out there.  Hail to the king baby.

26whitewolf
26whitewolf

one of the most innovative and fun fps games of all time. Quake was great, had better tech but nothing matches Duke 3d's levels.

 

This game puts Duke Nukem Forever to shame, its a superior product on every aspect.

Golden_Gonads
Golden_Gonads

Its not 'Good Old Games' anymore, its just GOG, with no meaning behind it.  They changed when they started releasing newer games.

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

I grabbed this yesterday, thank you gog & thank you to Game Fly for the free pc download of Bioshock a few weeks back.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

by the way gog.com are having 50% off on all their titles for X-mas 

 

so if you want some awesome indie games like giana sisters twisted dreams 

 

or heroes of might and magic series for 50% off you can have it!

 

check gog they got all sort of awesome titles annnnd the best part of it 

 

it's 100% DRM-FREE so you could install the game on many computers as you like and no need for online conection 

 

it's like when you actually own the game

 

you can even back up the game on a usb driver or even a disk! 

 

people really need to know know gog.com 

 

it's also trying to be full mac compatible (you can play the witcher 1 and 2 on mac via gog.com no problem) 

 

all hail DRM-FREE revolution

toddx77
toddx77

Great memories of playing this on the N64!!!

juiceair
juiceair

"It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of bubble gum"

 

One liners like this is why Duke Nukem was the man back in his prime.

BigAl519
BigAl519

Wish games these days were as fun as this was! It seems developers are hell bent on pushing system limits then just making fun experiences these days.

asdzxc1234
asdzxc1234

Just wanted to say that all of you who download this should take a look at JonoF's Duke Nukem 3D Port (JFDuke3D) which enhances the engine a hell of a lot.

 

After you have installed the GOG version, grab the DUKE3D.GRP file out of the directory and you are good to go with JFDuke3D. The program is open-source and completely safe, its based off the original source code of Duke Nukem when that was released to the public awhile back.

 

The website is: http://www.jonof.id.au/jfduke3d

 

Now all I want is for whoever still holds the licence to release the source-code for Shadow Warrior and Blood as well so the same project can be adapted for those Build engine games too.

maxwell97
maxwell97

GOG is awesome. Not only do they have a ton of PC classics for cheap, but it's making the youngsters stare at DOS configuration screens and scratch their heads. Back in MY day, we had to know what port our sound card was using, dammit!

hobotech64
hobotech64

Now as for Duke Nukem Forever, they should pay me to own that game!

jessie82
jessie82

its only ever shooters that are free recently metro 2033 got made free if youve got a facebook account..

King9999
King9999

I have fond memories of playing Duke mods and making levels.  The stuff the level editor let you do allowed lots of creativity.

Saketume
Saketume

"3D free" ~that would have been interesting

nate1222
nate1222

I already own Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition, via GOG. So rocks. I still gotta get used to using arrow keys and no mouselook though.

 

I grabbed Metro 2033 for free off Steam (via the facebook thingy) yesterday.

 

Looks like a damn good Holiday Season for gamers this year.

saoe
saoe

GOG is awesome!

gunswordfist
gunswordfist

Does the XBLA version have the 4th episode?

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

duke nukem 3d finally ,  my disc version didnt work w windows 7 64 bit and this one does ,, so good ,   

Zatto-1
Zatto-1

Got this and Fallout. Now if populous: the beginning could would also be free...

SolidTy
SolidTy

Nice time of the year, getting free games left and right! :P

 

 

nurnberg
nurnberg

IMO Duke Nukem 3D was a great game when it came out, compared to Doom II.  The level design was much more advanced.  You had multiple story buildings, you could fly and the environments were great.

WSS13
WSS13

doesn't work on Windows 7 or maybe I made a misstake on download

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

If I wouldn't have paid $1 for Metro already (Humble Bundle) I would be all over that deal. Looks like I should have waited as that is the only reason I spent a $1 in the first place. Oh well, at least it all went to charity.

theKSMM
theKSMM

 @wagnagdag223 Serial LAN?  Wow, screw XBL and PSN, you guys were really burning to get your multiplayer gaming going!PS -- And you're old.  ;-)

emptyplatitudes
emptyplatitudes

seriously.  you could have traded someone a pack of chewing gum for this game...unless you're all out of bubble-gum, that is.

fillup0
fillup0

 @26whitewolf  Exactly, Duke Nukem Forever has a massive identity crisis, it doesn't know whether it wants to be CoD or Doom.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

also forgot to mention 

all games work on windows 7 and windows 8 too 

edinko
edinko

 @maxwell97 good old times! I loved to tweak autoexec.bat and config sys to get a game running. Thats nothing for todays noobs

thatguy_b
thatguy_b

 @jessie82  Might I suggest you go check out the current Humble Indie Bundle. $6.00 will get you Saints Row: The Third, Metro 2033, and a few other games that are pretty good. It benefits charity (depending on you) and you get the soundtracks.

maxwell97
maxwell97

 @edinko  @maxwell97

 Well, I wouldn't say I LOVED it... but once you got it going, it was strangely enjoyable.  Kids these days have Google and Siri and online help chat - we just figured stuff out.  A different culture.

WSS13
WSS13

 @Fayt1986

 well ... what can I say .... I download ... I have  ZIP file, I exctract, I click the bat.file , give me 4 option but no one work ...

xlord121
xlord121

 @jorge69696  @raahsnavj 

Not poor enough so that he can afford a PC

poor enough that he worries over a dollar

yet still a good person enough to not pirate the games....

oghre78
oghre78

 @kkushalbeatzz  @raahsnavj Yup, CoH alone was worth the buck and worth your time to check out.

 

Try it, if you like RTS you wont be disappointed!

maxwell97
maxwell97

@WSS13 @Fayt1986 It should have an auto-installer that includes a preconfigured dosbox install, so just use the shortcut it puts on your desktop. Also (just guessing) remember that in the dosbox windows you can't click options, you have to scroll with the arrow keys.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

 @xlord121  @jorge69696  I like to view it as 'frugal' ... but really it is more like "I'll probably only play this for 2 hours or so and never touch it again... yeah $1 is good enough for that. So many games, so little time - might as well get them on the cheap.