3D Realms returns with 3D Realms Anthology

3D Realms is back from the dead. Their first order of business is to release an anthology of 32 of their best games.


3D Realms was once a prominent name in PC gaming in the 90s, but slowly lost its luster over the next decade. The house that Duke Nukem built eventually faded into the ether in 2009. Five years later and six months after they were acquired by part-owners of Interceptor Entertainment, 3D Realms is coming back under the leadership of CEO/industry veteran Mike Nielsen and Vice President/Interceptor CEO Frederik Schreiber.

The studio is celebrating its return by offering a massive collection of their past efforts called the 3D Realms Anthology. The massive collection features 32 of the developer's previous efforts, including:

  • Arctic Adventure
  • Bio Menace
  • Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
  • Commander Keen: Goodbye Galaxy
  • Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons
  • Math Rescue
  • Monster Bash
  • Mystic Towers
  • Paganitzu
  • Monuments of Mars
  • Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure
  • Crystal Caves
  • Death Rally
  • Alien Carnage
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Major Stryker
  • Blake Stone: Planet Strike
  • Realms of Chaos
  • Pharaoh's Tomb
  • Word Rescue
  • Secret Agent
  • Raptor: Call of the Shadows
  • Terminal Velocity
  • Wacky Wheels
  • Stargunner
  • Shadow Warrior
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Rise of the Triad: Dark War
  • Duke Nukem
  • Duke Nukem 2
  • Duke Nukem 3D
  • Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

The 3D Realms Anthology features a fresh remastered soundtrack from Interceptor Entertainment's Andrew Hulshult. The collection is DRM-free and will run for $19.99 directly from the 3D Realms website for the next two days.

This is just the beginning for the rejuvenated developer. 3D Realms is planning on creating all-new games, to be revealed at a later date. Just don't expect any of them to involve Duke Nukem, since there's still the little matter of that Gearbox lawsuit.

For more on the big 3D Realms Anthology, check out the trailer below.

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    October 23, 2014 9:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, 3D Realms returns with 3D Realms Anthology

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      October 23, 2014 9:05 AM

      this sounds cool but how much time have they put into this. cool, a new soundtrack but is this just going to be playing games in DOSBOX?

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      October 23, 2014 9:22 AM

      Dare I say it?

      Get that Duke IP back!

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        October 23, 2014 9:32 AM

        Seems that Anthology has a surprisingly high amount of Duke considering I thought they gave the IP to someone else.

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      October 23, 2014 9:36 AM

      This is great. I wonder if they'll release the anthology on other stores, seems like they'd get more visibility on GoG or Steam.

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      October 23, 2014 3:30 PM

      OMG Stargunner is in there, I fucking loved that game.

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        October 23, 2014 3:32 PM

        Oh wait, GOG apparently has it for free.

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        October 23, 2014 3:32 PM

        I think Stargunner was actually free for a while on the 3D Realms site. Same with Biomenace

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      October 23, 2014 5:17 PM

      Anyone else feeling meh towards this beside me?

      I fondly recall ordering shareware versions of their games for like $1/disk from some PC catalogue when I was in 3rd grade. I even bought the commander keen pack on steam a few years ago....I think I played it for total of 30 seconds and never touched it since. Better off keeping my memories pure.

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        October 23, 2014 5:30 PM

        As a direct result of reading the news story posting on this I downloaded the gog duke3d I purchased long ago. Eduke32, and the high def pack installed. And I played the first four levels before I saved my progress and shut down my pc. I love these games but they are slightly dated even with engine updates.

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      October 23, 2014 5:27 PM

      Why is this happening?

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      October 24, 2014 1:36 AM

      Yesssss! Manhatten Project is worth $20 alone!