Duke Nukem Forever Trophy Guide. Difficulty: ** A first-person shooter and sequel to the 1996 Duke Nukem 3D. Some collectibles to gather, and a playthrough on its hardest difficulty setting is required for the Platinum.
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Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem Forever is an action first-person shooter which has been in development for 14 years, suffering from financial difficulties and even lawsuits. Development began shortly after the success of its prequel, Duke Nukem 3D released in 1996, and has since been tinkered and eventually picked up by a different developer and publisher.
Twelve years after Duke Nukem 3D, Duke has become a heroic icon after sending the aliens back to where they came from. But they've returned, and while the President of America continues to make failed attempts to strike peace with the invaders, Duke is up to his muscular arms in alien blood. They are back for revenge, and only Duke Nukem can stop the aliens from invading the United States.
Despite the long history of development, the game received poor reviews by most online magazines, with an average score of 50%. It was criticized for its uninspired graphics, loading time, and overall lack of fun.
For more information, check out our Duke Nukem Forever Review.
The trophies are very typical for a first-person shooter, except there are no online challenges. Many are story based, such as defeating bosses, while others are random challenges, collectibles (in the form of interacting with the environment to boost your Ego) and beating the game on certain modes.
The most frustrating trophies would be winning 7-0 on air hockey for the Air-Duke trophy, scoring 1,000,000 points on pinball for Balls Of Steel, and completing the game on Insane mode. But with patience and perseverance (and help from the guides in our Links page) anyone should be able to acquire this Platinum.
It's recommended you being your first playthrough on Normal difficulty, which isn't that much more difficult than Easy. This will unlock a new function on the freezing weapon, allowing you to fire clumps of ice - a handy weapon when attempting the Insane mode. Other features will unlock - such as infinite ammo and health - but DO NOT use them! They will block your trophies!
Also, once you acquire the golden pistol, keep it in your inventory during the rest of the game for the Gunslinger trophy. Follow the walkthroughs in our Links page to find all the Ego boosts, helmets, and phone messages during your game.
Once you've cleared Normal difficulty, you can use the stage select to mop up any trophies you've missed. Afterwards, select Insane mode and play through to get your Platinum.
IGN has a good Walkthrough, here:
For a quick video Walkthrough for finding all the Ego boosts, here's one by Powerpyx:
And other video for the 3 helmets:
Another for the location of all Phone Messages:
And all 15 Catfish during the underwater level:
A fantastic Achievement Guide (same as trophies on PS3) which includes a string of videos for each trophy, was posted by Josh:
Bodigard has put together a great Trophy Guide which includes some videos, here:
And blazenarutoshippuden has put together a good Trophy Guide, which includes a road map:
Another good Trophy Guide, found here on Cheat Code Central:
And another Trophy Guide, by Jeff Mcalister:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: