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The DukeElite Archive
·The BEST of the Best User-Made Single Player Duke Nukem 3D Levels
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KEY:
=Worth a look *=Above average =Really Good =Great =Penultimate 
C=Cleanliness · D=Detail · Q=Quality Space · H=Difficulty · V=Variety · O=Originality · E=Enjoyability 
New!= Posted after January 1st, 1999 · @ = File on outside site
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Last updated 24 January 1999
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GATE.ZIP @ 16,506,070 BDP 1.5 3 4 3 5 5 5 4 This isn't just a level, but four whole new episodes full of new sounds, art, and enemies.  While a lot of the levels aren't up to par, some are just too good -- very involved, unique themes, and are just awesome.
AREA51.ZIP
50,872
Philip
1.3d
5
4
5
4
5
3
5
Breaking into and conquering Area 51 - an unoriginal theme carried out unbelievably well. It's like playing a real Duke level.
AZTEC.ZIP
73,118
Robert Travis
1.3d
5
5
3
4
3
5
5
An Aztec city - fantastic layout and very clean, though huge and somewhat confusing. Self-promoting intro stage is a turnoff.
BETATWO.ZIP
98,288
Robert Travis
1.3d
5
5
3
4
4
4
5
Beta Two moonbase - big, fun level, amazing lighting, great detail, and a lot more. Very clean and uniform; even better than some Duke levels.  Quite spread-out and non-linear.  My favourite user-built MAP!
ENEMY.ZIP 93,954 Simon Charles 1.4+ 5 5 4 4 3 3 5 Huge level full of stunning detail.  The moonbase thing has been overused, but this level feels different becuase of its size and unconventional use of sector tricks, textures, and lighting.
JAILBIRD.ZIP 90,539  Alan  1.3d  Breaking out of jail - sure it's been done, but never as well as this; almost better than E1L3.  Superb detail and interesting layout make this one of the best.
SUN_MOON.ZIP 40,792 Simon Charles 1.4+ 5 5 5 3 3 4 4 An incredibly well-constructed but disappointingly small space station full of clever lighting and good detail.
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2009.ZIP
32,941
MattCake
1.3d
5
4
5
4
4
2
3
A moon base crawling with enemies - almost every sector trick is used and works together very well. One of the better levels made.
AQUAPARK.ZIP 151,125  Jason Mclauchlin  1.3d A water themepark chock-full of enemies and cool attractions.  I like this more than BabeLand in Duke Atomic.  Some minor flaws and an unimpressive intro but overall pretty kickass.
BOBAFETT.ZIP 69,504 Mike Beaulieu 1.3d 5 4 4 4 4 2 4 Superbly-crafted level with amazing replicas of both Boba Fett's spaceship and a 2-legged AT-ST walker.  Rather ordinary and somewhat confusing beyond that though.
DARKGATE.ZIP
97,598
Aaron Barber
1.3d
4
5
4
4
4
5
5
The sort-of sequel to HexHouse; huge level, tons of neat places, lots of fun. Proably would have gotten 5 overall but some problems with aesthetics make it seem a bit amateur.
DISCRETE.ZIP
31,653
Pelle Nilsson,

Markus Bengtsson 
1.3d
4
3
3
3
3
4
4
Very adventurous level, with lots of cool places to go. The power station is a great effect. Somewhat linear.
HEXHOUSE.ZIP
64,499
Aaron Barber
1.3d
4
4
3
5
5
5
4
Humongous level full of secret passages and neat tricks; several problems with sector sizes and sprites (and Duke feels about 2 feet tall) but overall a long, fun level.
HIMALAYA.ZIP 71,558 LizardKing 1.4+ 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 Climbing down from the peak of Mt. Everest - a fun level with too many cliffs. Winner of TEN's Mapstravaganza for best single player level. (Newer version included in GATE.ZIP)
ID4PRT2.ZIP 91,694  Steve Buruchian  1.4+ ID4: The Return Home - awesome city level with a fantastic intro & lots of cool places to run around. Some aesthetical errors.  3 endings!
SHOPCNTR.ZIP 101,908 Andras Piroska 1.3d 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 A large shopping mall full of nicely-detailed stores.  Large level, very difficult, but quite enjoyable.  Lots of enemies and girls to shoot.
VOLTAGE.ZIP
75,525
McGarnicle
1.3d
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
A hull-breached space station in which lies lots of fun exploration and things to annihilate. Fun but real easy to die. Quite a clean map.
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ANSLEM.ZIP
66,153
Robert Travis
1.3d
5
5
3
4
3
3
3
Really great-looking, huge sanctuary-style building. Very well-built, fantastic shadow effects. Kinda pointless, though, and harder than average.
AQUA2.ZIP
70,100
Ben Roffelsen
1.3d
5
5
5
3
2
4
3
Incredibly well-built underwater level. Almost completely flawless. Very linear, no secrets, but well-worth the download.
DUKEAIR.ZIP
53,668
Neil Munday
1.3d
3
4
4
3
3
5
4
The first airport scene I've seen. Great layout and lots of fun, though not enough variety.
DSTAR.ZIP
28,932
???
1.3d
4
3
3
3
2
4
4
The Death Star - many very large rooms with some great tricks. Somewhat simple but lots of fun overall.
FACTORY.ZIP
53,736
Chris Bauer
1.3d
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
Very professionally constructed warehouse- district level, but not very fun. Good sector tricks.
FTWOAP.ZIP
96,914
MattCake
1.3d*
4
4
4
5
5
4
3
From The Wing Of A Plane - Amazing use of sectors but a lot of annoying, repetitve traps. Two levels included along with new art and a demo, as well as a batch file that runs it all.
NAILED.ZIP
23,981
Nailhead
1.3d
5
3
3
3
4
3
3
Rather fun level with varied industrial-related areas. Flawless but rather tedious.
SAND.ZIP
41,842
Neil Munday

Jim Semkiw 
1.3d
5
4
3
3
2
4
4
A desert theme with lots of fun passages under the sand.
UFOKRASH.ZIP
19,624
Greg Campbell
1.3d
3
4
4
3
3
3
4
One of the more original UFO designs I've ever seen. Fun but not very tidy, and a bit too short.
* = Included USER.CON does not support Duke v1.4 or 1.5 (Atomic Edition).
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AFTRLIFE.ZIP
18,279
David Whitman
1.3d
3
3
3
3
5
4
4
Very unusual use of still characters to create gruesome effects. Rather pointless but great ideas.
PRISONR.ZIP
44,291
Nailhead
1.3d
2
3
4
3
4
3
4
Really neat escape-from prison level with some great design, but more than usual amount of bugs. Fun enough to be included here.
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Afterword
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This list consists only of Duke Nukem 3D single-player (exclusively or mainly) levels. All levels are rated by the Chaensaw Messiah. Most files are on-site, with some exceptions.If you wish to nominate a level for inclusion in this archive, send it attached via E-mail, or send its web address via E-mail. The address is c.me@gte.net. Please do NOT send DukeMatch/CoOp-only, incomplete, and/or buggy levels.
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