Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

Total Mutant Mayhem!

Gaming's king of action returns in an all new adventure, this time in New York City. Duke battles his way across towering skyscraper rooftops and through gritty subway stations on the hunt for power-hungry villain, Mech Morphix. Mutants of every kind are thrown at Duke as he chases down Morphix through eight huge environments and avoids the green slime called GLOPP that is causing all the chaos.

But radioactive smile isn't Duke's only problem - there are more than 25 uniquely dangerous mutated enemies hell-bent on making a meal of him.  Whether it's Uzi-sporting alligators or ten-foot ball roach beasts - Duke's in town to blast bad guys and save babes.  Sure, pipe bombs, a machine gun, a rocket launcher and a pulse cannon are gonna make a goo-filled mess in the Big Apple, but what's a hero to do?

"Buy this game as soon as it hits the shelves... Possibly one of the best games of the year"
-- Gamespy


  • Fast-action 3rd person platform gaming in a rich 3D environment
  • Dynamic, zoomable camera gets you close to the action and shows Duke battling it out from many different angles
  • 8 huge, immersive NY-themed missions: Rooftop Rebellion, Chinatown Chiller, Metro Madness, Unholy Underworld, Fearsome Factory, Tanker Trouble, Deviant Drilling and the final out-of-this-world episode
  • 9 powerful weapons: Golden Eagle Pistol, Shotgun, Assault Rifle, Pipe Bomb, GLOPP Ray, Pulse Cannon, Pneumatic Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher and the Mighty Boot kick. Plus, some weapons get powerful upgrades by collecting all Nuke symbols in the various skill levels, leading up to the incredible X-3000!
  • More than 25 enemies ranging from the Gator-Oids, mutated Uzi-wielding alligators, to Fem-Mechs, female robot mutants with deadly whips. Classic Duke enemies like the PigCops will also be among the dead piled up at your feet
  • True Duke Nukem action and attitude, great weapon effects and sarcastic one-liners

"Overall: 91%.  Addictive Gameplay; Duke Attitude; Innovative Game Style."
-- Xtreme Gaming Radio

Originally released May 21, 2002.

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Game Spotlights




Download the 50 Meg Demo, and kick some Mutant Ass for yourself!
DNMP Movie

Download the 20 Meg Movie, and see why you should go buy DNMP!


Other Downloads

  1. dnmp_101.exe - Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project Registered v1.01 Patch (4.6Mb)
  2. dnmp_editor_101.zip - Duke Nukem: MP Registered Editor v1.01 Update (1.45Mb)
  3. dnmp_sample_maps_011303.zip - Duke Nukem: MP Sample Maps (282k)
  4. dnmp_granny_view.zip - Duke Nukem: MP Mesh & Bones Editing Tool (200k)

Streaming Trailer Video


System Requirements

  • Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
  • Pentium II 350 or faster (recommended P III 500 or faster)
  • 64 MB RAM, DirectX 8.1 compatible 8 MB 2xAGP enabled video accelerator or faster (recommended 32MB video accelerator)
  • DirectX compatible sound card, DirectX 8.1 (included)
  • 300 MB hard disk space, supports joysticks and game controllers and force feedback


GameSpy - 83%
"A slick platform arcade game at a reasonable price…captures Duke perfectly; great system performance; clever use of 3D." [more]

USA Today - Game of the Week

GoneGold - 89% - Gold Award Game
"This is a surprisingly fun game...a fun homage to Duke's origins, and bears repeated playing." [more]

PC Gamer - 75%
"Impressive 3D graphics, tons of secrets, wanton violence, the wit and wisdom of Duke Nukem."

Games Domain - 4/5 "Top Game" Distinction
"Nostalgically entertaining and just plain fun. Captures Duke perfectly…it's hard to see how they could have made it any better." [more]

Avid Gamer- 90% Reviewer's Choice Award
"DNMP is old-school, side scrolling, addictive, ass kicking fun blended with spiffy modern graphics and excellent sound…overall an excellent title…an absolute blast. This game is pure addictive fun…if you are in the market for a good shooter, do yourself a favor and pick this title up instead of Counter-Strike Rip VII. You'll be glad you did!" [more]

GamersClick - 82% - Superb
"Personally, I won't even bother answering the normal end of review question of 'is this game worth my money Bulldog, so is it is it?!' Don't hesitate, run out and purchase this game immediately, you're bound to have a blast" [more]

Viper Lair - VL Recommended
"Simply put, it's a blast….a no-nonsense, 3D action side-scroller, and it should provide plenty of fun…you really can't go wrong with this one." [more]

Gaming Age - B+
"A game every shooter fan should check out...definitely worthy of the Duke
Nukem name."

Gamers Temple - 76%
"…A good-looking game at a great price."

Action Trip - 80%
"The in-game sounds and music tracks are excellent …thrilling, non-stop classic Duke Nukem action." [more]

Gaming Excellence - 78%
"From the well rendered environments to the slick sound effects, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project is a well-rounded title…the vast selection of entertaining comments are what make this game so much fun."


Gamers Hell- 7.8/10
"As for the sound, I have only one word to describe it: AWESOME. All the sound effects for the guns/explosives are beautiful and in case you were worried, yes Duke is as sarcastic and obnoxious as ever. It just wouldn't be Duke Nukem without it."


GameSpot - 7.9/10
"It's straightforward and good-looking…the levels are huge, and most have several paths you can take." [more]

Entertainment Weekly - B+

IGN - 7.7/10
"Manhattan Project is a polished, tried, and true title…worthy of a recommendation, especially given its keen price point and familiar antihero." [more]

GameZone - 8.1/10
"This game plays like a kickass, revamped version of Super Contra…it remains entertaining right up to the climatic end battle …DNMP is a breath of fresh air." [more]

Elited - 80%
"[DNMP] will suck you in without you realizing that several hours have gone by. This game comes as a fresh breeze in today's jungle of realism and hype. … refreshingly simple and easy to learn…the replayability is endless…I don't see why you haven't bought it already." [more]

Fragitopia - 4/5
"It's an absolute blast…well worth the purchase price. DNMP presents itself very well with excellent 3D graphics, great level design and sweet music and sounds."

Game Over- 81%
"Movement is kept at a brisk pace and there are plenty of monsters to blow away…a refreshing evolutionary step for the platform game without play devolving into a third person behind-the-back affair"


Gamitopia - 75%
"The fun factor of the game is incredible. It's amazing how fun such a simple concept can be…huge levels, high replay value, low system requirements, extremely humorous."

GamePen - 4/5 - Numb Thumb Award
"Pros: Almost everything. Great graphics, great sound, great sense of humor"

LoadedInc - 8/10 - Loadedinc Recommends
"It’s great to see a platformer make its way onto the PC and there’s probably no better character other than Duke to pull it off. Even though the game has no multiplayer, would be pretty hard to do, the game is very enjoyable. The action is fast, addictive and you do want to keep playing to reach the next section which is always a good sign. "

"Overall DNMP is well worth a look, it’s fun, addictive, the voice of Duke is superb and another important deciding factor is the game sells for a very reasonable £19.99"


Registered Download Information

Format: Registered Download - File size: 176 Mb

Estimated Download Times:
28.8 Modem - 13 Hours, 34 Minutes, 48 Seconds
56k Modem - 6 Hours, 6 Minutes, 40 Seconds
128K ISDN - 3 Hours, 3 Minutes, 20 Seconds
T1 - 15 Minutes, 12 Seconds