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Most people will tell you that old-school Duke Nukem wasn't ever really good. That is a load of crap. Not only was Duke Nukem 3D one of the best shooters on it's arrival, it still holds up as a great relic from the past with inetesting level design and great combat.
Newer shooters are so focused on delivering a specific experience that they forget that players are even there. Everyone sees the same thing and performs the same actions; there is nothing singular about a modern shooter. You pretty much are getting DVD style chapters.
Duke Nukem 3D contains so many hidden secrets and doesn't walk with you hand-in-hand through it's labyrinthian levels. Not every level offers alternate routes, but it's surprising how many stages you can sequence break or blast through upon learning the secrets.
Duke can also carry more than two weapons (something that Duke Nukem Forever seemed to forget), which allows you to change up tactics on the fly if need be. Bosses almost require explosives and weaker enemies can be dealt with the shotgun. A freeze gun and shrinker are also still damn unique in today's FPS landscape.
This Steam version includes the 3 authorized expansion packs to Duke Nukem 3D. I can't say they are all gems (Nuclear Winter is pretty terrible), but if you have any passing interest in Duke Nukem 3D, they will entertain for an hour or two.
There is also Steam workshop support. For a game that is nearly 20 years old to include such a new age feature is wonderful. You could honestly never stop playing Duke. Add in some online multiplayer and co-op and I'm not sure why more people don't own this version.
You could always opt for the recently released PS3/Vita port, but those have some performance issues. Honestly, Duke was born on PC and he will always remain best on PC. Just stick with this and you'll have the very best version of Duke Nukem 3D ever released.