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3D Realms anthology contains 32 games for just £12.45

Jonathan Lester
3D Realms, PC games

3D Realms anthology contains 32 games for just £12.45

3D Realms are back in action, and to celebrate, they've released their entire back catalogue in a 32-game download compilation. Don't let that picture of a CD-ROM fool you, this is very much a download, and a very reasonable one at only £12.45.

Highlights include Wolfenstein 3D, the Commander Keens, Terminal Velocity (one of my favourite games ever, though Fury³ was better) and the good Duke Nukems, though personally, I bought this immediately for Alien Carnage AKA Halloween Harry. Ah, the happy hours I spent secretly installing this superb shareware shooter onto my school's computers. What fun.

You can see the whole list of games below, and expect to see plenty of Blast From The Past articles in the near future...

  • Arctic Adventure
  • Bio Menace
  • Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
  • Commander Keen: Goodbye Galaxy
  • Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons
  • Math Rescue
  • Monster Bash
  • Mystic Towers
  • Paganitzu
  • Monuments of Mars
  • Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure
  • Crystal Caves
  • Death Rally
  • Alien Carnage
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Major Stryker
  • Blake Stone: Planet Strike
  • Realms of Chaos
  • Pharaoh's Tomb
  • Word Rescue
  • Secret Agent
  • Raptor: Call of the Shadows
  • Terminal Velocity
  • Wacky Wheels
  • Stargunner
  • Shadow Warrior
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Rise of the Triad: Dark War
  • Duke Nukem
  • Duke Nukem 2
  • Duke Nukem 3D
  • Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
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TungstenShark  Oct. 24, 2014 at 13:55

It's a pity that this excludes the first 2 Max Payne games and Prey but if you are after some nostalgia there's some great stuff here. My personal favorites being the later Commander Keen games. Although if you just wanted Alien Carnage that's available from free! Along with 3 other more ancient games.

As for their return, does this mean we can look forward to Duke Nukem 5 sometime in 2028!

JonLester  Oct. 24, 2014 at 14:00

I'd be interested to see if Gearbox sells/waives the rights to Duke Nukem. To be honest I don't see the harm - they've toxified the brand so badly (though I kinda enjoyed DNF as a history lesson if nothing else) that they'd face an uphill battle trying to sell us a sequel.

I might actually write an article about this down the line, but I think Duke absolutely can be brought back, but it needs to be done in a relatively low-budget small-team fashion. AAA budgets and pressure from above forces devs to compromise their games, but a relatively smaller studio could easily create a big bold old-school shooter with explorable levels and secrets galore, then sell it first on PC and then on [email protected]/PSN.

Frankly I'd love to see Flying Wild Hog take a crack at it, as they did a great job with Shadow Warrior, and also showed how to bring back a frontman in a more relateable way. Lo Wang is now a slightly ironic figure who's the butt of the joke as often as the typical badass hero, and I'd like to see Duke approached in the same way.

Perhaps he could gradually become aware that he's obsolete and out of time throughout the course of the game, and that the world has moved on, but decides to go down fighting in one last epic battle royale. Or something. Damn, I think I might write that article.

Last edited by JonLester, Oct. 24, 2014 at 14:01
TungstenShark  Oct. 24, 2014 at 14:22

I think it's clear that nothing good was ever really going to come from that 14 year delay. Although the last delay did produce my favourite DN line - "The Duke never comes early!" :D

But yes I agree with you that he could come back for another game. After all if the Alien franchise can come back after Colonial Marine then anything is possible.


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