DUKE HARD is a fantastic community effort offering seventeen levels of varying qualities and styles, each worth playing through at least once. Personal favourites include; CONSTRUCTION DESTRUCTION, ABSTRATECH, SHOWCASE and LEGAL JOINT.
Browsing Duke3D Themes – City and Urban
Does an excellent job concerning the design aspects, presenting impressive visuals through detailed levels, sprawling vistas and grand structures such as the Las Vegas cityscape and Hoover Dam, but does require much needed polishing to remove the blemishes across each map. Gameplay on the other hand has its high and low points with weak combat and some odd pacing. The focus on linear progression may also turn off some players. Still an enjoyable mod worth checking out for some eye candy.
While a majority of keycard hunting feel like needless padding toward progression, ESBN6 is no doubt an enjoyable level with straightforward gameplay, beginning on an interesting and refreshing note.
Despite its age, PL approaches a real world location with tack unlike some oldies around its period, but still lacks polish and feels visually sporadic at times. The level is otherwise a small, decent enough romp offering simple combat and an occasional enemy hiding in dark corners.