Duke Nukem returns in a 32-game bundle from the revived 3D Realms studio

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Defunct studio 3D Realms is back with a 32-game bundle of classic PC titles from the ’80s and ’90s. Shareware ftw.

These range from classic platformers like the Commander Keen games through seminal, early first person shooters like Wolfenstein 3D and Duke Nukem 3D. Every game from 3D Realms’ library, excluding Max Payne and Prey, is included. The full list of games in the Anthology from 3D Realms’ newly re-opened website is:

  • 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

If any of those games pluck nostalgic strings in your heart, the Anthology is available to download now for $20 from 3D Realms’ online store. All of the games are playable through a single launcher. The Anthology also includes a “re-rockestrated” soundtrack with nine remade tracks from the games’ scores.

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3D Realms was founded in 1987 as Apogee Software. The independent studio pioneered shareware distribution under the so-called “Apogee Model” in which the first episode of a game would be released for free, with subsequent episodes costing money. The studio changed its trade name to 3D Realms in 1996 in order to direct its focus on the relatively new 3D games that were dominating the market.