Duke Nukem 3D remake in Serious Sam 3 looks absolutely glorious & is way better than Duke Nukem Forever

A few hours ago, we informed you about a Star Wars Dark Forces mod for Duke Nukem 3D. However, we have even greater news for all you Duke Nukem fans out there.┬áSteam member ‘Syndroid’ has released a remake of the classic Duke Nukem 3D game in Serious Sam 3 that works with VR and looks miles better than Duke Nukem Forever.

Now the reason I’m bringing Duke Nukem Forever is because this Duke Nukem 3D remake uses all of character and weapon assets. Instead of creating new 3D models, Syndroid used those that were used for Duke Nukem Forever. And to the modder’s credit, the combination of the recreated levels and the remixes for the classic DN3D songs with the new 3D models that were created for Duke Nukem Forever is incredible.

As the mod’s description reads, and while the main idea is to remake the classic Duke 3D experience in Serious Sam 3, some modern elements have been added to the mix. For instance, the levels have been expanded and occasional enemy waves/arena fights are present now.

Syndroid has currently recreated the four levels from the L.A. Meltdown episode and his goal is to remake all the 5 main levels from it. The modder may also remake E2L1 as a bonus afterwards.

What’s also really cool here is that this Duke Nukem 3D remake supports VR and co-op gameplay. Do note that there are however a couple of bugs with the VR support at this point (which may be fixed in a future version). Furthermore, the modder recommends playing coop with 4-5 players max.

Those interested can download the mod from here. In order to play it, you’ll need a copy of Serious Sam 3, install Serious Sam Fusion 2017, subscribe to this mod, and then launch Serious Sam Fusion 2017 in modding mode.

Kudos to our reader ‘Wrinkly’ for bringing this to our attention!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email