Who doesn't remember the first All Stars bundle given to us by Bundlestars? Most possibly the best bundle released by them yet. Well the All Stars 2 bundle is another cracking bundle. 8 Steam games for only £1.59 during the first 24 hours.
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There isn't one game in that list that's not worthy of anybody's time. If you don't buy this bundle at £1.59 you need to question your dedication to gaming. It's as simple as that.
Oh, how we cried with joy when 3D Realms announced a new Duke Nukem game back in the early 2000s. How we wailed when we found out that it was a platformer. And how we celebrated when we found out that it was actually great fun.
You see, Duke started out as a platformer hero - and goes back to his roots with style, imaginative weapons and loads of content. Truly aggravating bosses and graphics that look truly appalling today will put many people off, but it's probably worth a punt at this price considering that Windows 7 compatibility has been guaranteed.
Many of you probably haven't heard of Apogee Software... but I daresay that the very mention of the name makes many of you hark back to classic sprite-based adventures and all-out carnage. To celebrate the launch of their new online store, they've thrown together a Legacy Pack containing Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, Rise of the Triad: Dark War, Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold, and Blake Stone: Planet Strike. DN3D and Rise Of The Triad are probably worth the price of admission by themselves, to be honest. The Father voucher code will knock an extra $5 off of the RRP until 20th June. Retronauts (those of you who don't already own these games), start your downloading!
Note that they'll try to fleece you for extended download cover. Be ready to download and backup these games as soon as you make the transaction to avoid shelling out an extra $5.99.
Platform: XBLA (and retro PC) [Buy/Get Demo]
Developer: 3D Realms
Publisher: Xbox Live Arcade
When most people think of Duke Nukem, their minds drift back to the wildly successful and highly influential Duke Nukem 3D or the humiliatingly intangible Duke Nukem Forever. However, the DOS veterans amongst us will righly remember that our misogynistic hero started his career in the dimensional platforming business... and Manhattan Project brings him back to his roots. The evil Mech Morphix has changed Manhattan's inhabitants into terrifying mutants and kidnapped all the babes, so it's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum. And would you believe it? He still hasn't got any.
As a direct port of the 2002 PC title, Manhattan Project is a 2.5D platformer that's heavy on shooting, big on buxom babes and very light on graphics. Let's get this out of the way right now: this is a sinfully ugly little game. It's received a bare minimum of polish to get things running on HD widescreens, but low-res textures and frequent screen tearing continually make us realise how far we've come over these last eight years. I'm usually the biggest advocate of gameplay over graphics, but a full makeover would've gone a long way to improving the overall experience.
Duke hasn't just been sitting around smoking cigars while 3D Realms ran his franchise into the ground. To pass the time he's clearly been working out and limbering up- as he now has an impressive range of moves at his disposal. Double-jumps, kicks. grabs, sliding tackles and jetpacks all propel you naturally around the Manhattan skyline (for starters)- and Duke's signature pipe bombs can be used to find a whole mess of secrets. Platforming is smooth, varied and capable... and the nostalgia value is priceless.Click here, grab a cigar and read on!