How to have the best Duke Nukem 3D experience in 2022

As befits a wisecracking ’90s action hero, Duke Nukem is hard to kill. In spite of Duke Nukem Forever driving the series’ commercial prospects into the ground, a dedicated few still hold a torch for the self-parodying action hero.

The resurfacing of a long-lost (and genuinely exciting) Duke Nukem Forever prototype gave Duke some more time in the limelight, but what people remember him best for is 1996’s Duke Nukem 3D. A classic FPS that holds up shockingly well to this day, famous for its detailed and interactive urban environments and constant riffing on the action movies of the era—two traditions modders have been happy to keep alive.