There’s nonetheless a handful of modders hacking away at Duke Nukem 3D, and in the present day they launched the long-awaited third episode of The AMC TC. Possibly probably the most self-indulgent standalone Duke fan-game you’ll ever see, that includes a convoluted story, ten playable characters and sprawling adventures throughout a number of worlds. I’ve had a delicate spot for this stunning mess for years now, however feared the challenge had stalled out after the second episode launched 4 years in the past. I’m glad to be incorrect. Check out the trailer beneath, and seize the (free and standalone) game from Mod DB here, no Duke wanted.
While I’ve not had an opportunity to dig into the brand new episode, the primary two had been a really wild journey. Missions vary from pseudo-realistic tactical taking pictures by Russian streets (punctuated with the occasional tank battle) to some otherworldly adventures. There’s a very good mission set on Mars and that includes enemies borrowed from Doom, with the extent itself rising more and more corrupted and twisted as you choose up every key. Eventually gamers dive into hell itself, and are pressured to depend on magical weapons discovered there. It’s uneven, however constantly imaginative.
Between missions, you get to wander round your private home base, which is vastly extra convoluted than it must be. There’s briefing rooms, private quarters for each playable character, a world map that extends out to the photo voltaic system and extra. There’s even a convoluted analysis and improve system, letting you purchase everlasting upgrades for weapons and characters. It appears like this new episode continues adventuring by time and house, with just a few fascinating new off-world areas, extra vehicular battles, plus apparently a jaunt into historic Egypt to battle monsters from Exhumed/Powerslave.
The most bananas factor is that it’s all technically Duke 3D fan-fiction, with ten unique characters preventing for the highlight as their private story arcs collide. Expect some clunky writing and a few endearingly newbie voice performing paired with some top-drawer stage design. Each of the ten playable characters gives a wildly totally different set of weapons and skills, and the missions are as assorted as their protagonists. It’s formidable to even take a look at and slightly user-unfriendly, so learn the developer’s ideas on the download page here. As this mod solely works in software program rendering mode, you’ll additionally want an honest fashionable CPU, too.
You can seize The AMC TC here on Mod DB, totally standalone. The new launch contains all three episodes, which the builders reckon will take over thirty hours to complete, all mixed.