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Duke Nukem Forever: Metacritic 0/10 review makes Duke a laughing stock

We have some surprising news to bring you now, and you’ll probably want to look away if you’re a Duke Nukem fan, as it has been revealed that the latest game Duke Nukem Forever, has received a 0/10 score on aggregate review website Metacritic.

If you’ve taken a look at the Metacritic review page for the game, you’ll have seen that the reviews are not too favorable for Duke’s long awaited return unfortunately, but we still didn’t expect to see a 0/10 right at the bottom of the pile.

On closer inspection, the 0/10 score provided by 1UP actually seems to be a result of Metacritics scoring system, rather than 1UP just being blatently harsh towards the game. They actually reviewed the game an ‘F’, and Metacritic took this lettered score and translated it into a 0.

With the terrible score aside, do you really think the game is that bad? We do realise that the graphics are pretty shocking considering how long it’s been in development, but are all the criticisms justified? A few quotes from reviews we’ve picked out include the lines ‘embarrassing‘ (GameTrailers), ‘Duke deserves better‘ (PALGN) and ‘This game takes an icon and turns him into a laughingstock‘ (Gamespot) – ouch on that last one.

What are your thoughts on the miserable scores for Duke Nukem Forever, did it really deserve a 0/10?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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from what i have read and understand from outside the mainstream media, the game is getting a much harsher time than it deserves. i have not played the game, but from what i have seen online the game is far from perfect, but also far from the reviews its been getting. perhaps this is just because the game has been in development for so long, but then you have to think, the game started development around the time of the first sony playstation, its been moved from game engine to game engine to game engine. its stopped and started development… Read more »

Scott Ryan Guest

from what i have read and understand from outside the mainstream media, the game is getting a much harsher time than it deserves. i have not played the game, but from what i have seen online the game is far from perfect, but also far from the reviews its been getting. perhaps this is just because the game has been in development for so long, but then you have to think, the game started development around the time of the first sony playstation, its been moved from game engine to game engine to game engine. its stopped and started development… Read more »

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