Duke Nukem Forever is a first-person shooter video game released in 2011. First-person shooter refers to a video game genre where the game environment is viewed in first-person perspective. This type of game relies on combat using ranged weapons such as firearms. This game is the fourth installment of the main Duke Nukem series and was released after fifteen years of development.
The story of Duke Nukem Forever is set fifteen years after the events of the previous game. The player takes control of the titular character, Duke, as he returns to fight aliens that are trying to invade the earth. Duke Nukem Forever features a combat-based game play where a player must fight enemies with a variety of firearms. These include an assortment of pistols, shotguns, rifles, and fictional weapons like the freeze ray, shrink ray, and laser guns. The player can also use explosives such as grenades and pipe bombs that deal an amount of damage over a wide area. The game is divided into levels with increasing difficulty. Each level has a boss character, which the player must defeat in order to proceed to the next one.
Duke Nukem Forever also features more character interaction with the environment. Players can operate water coolers, switches, urinals, and even draw on whiteboards.