10. Duke Nukem Forever takes forever
Development of Duke Nukem Forever seemed doomed even from the start. After it was announced in 1997, then-developer 3D Realms went dark on the title, seemingly removing it from the company's release schedule until 2001, when it was declared it would be released "when it's done."
"Done" took a while. Duke Nukem Forever remained in limbo for nearly a decade, until the game became a casualty of downsizing at 3D Realms. In 2010, 2K Games finally announced that Gearbox Software was helping resurrect Duke Nukem Forever and promised a release in 2011. The game was finally released in June.
So what does nearly 15 years of development get for you? Widespread negative reviews, if you're Duke Nukem.The game's ugly graphics and weak game play were highly forgettable, and Duke's crude and tasteless jokes weren't amusing even to the loyal Duke faithful.
Can you imagine if they'd rushed this thing out?
--By Jeff Bakalar
November 23, 2011 12:00 AM PST
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