Friday Night Fights - Captain Price vs. Duke Nukem

As some of you rightly pointed out in the comments, last week's bout between Master Chief and Commander Shepard was problematic, given Halo's a system exclusive whereas Mass Effect will get on with anyone. But whatever, Chief's an against-all-odds warrior--you really think a couple of platforms can hold him down? Please.

When a villain is loose, when war is imminent, when the very known galaxy is facing certain destruction *breathless pause*... it's totally inappropriate timing to have a popularity contest. But right now we've got peace, and with our 100 Best Heroes of All-Time rankings out, it's time to tease out--scientifically!--just who is better than whom. We'll tally up the votes at the end of each week and let you know which hero reigns supreme.

Tale of the tape: Welcome to the attitude wars! In one corner, we have Captain Price, Brit extraordinaire and known Modern War fighter. His opponent, from the good ol' US of A, a man who literally has no bubble gum, Duke Nukem.

Duke Nukem (Duke Nukem series) - Always bet on Duke, right? Except when it comes to topping this list, because he doesn’t. That’s probably due to his flaws: He’s stuck in the 1990s, appeared in one of the worst games of the current generation, and oozes chauvinistic sexism from every pore. But he also saves the world from alien scum and does so with undeniable flair and charisma. You’ll complain about his personality when he’s not around, but you’d gladly go for a drink with him when he is.

Captain Price (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series) - Captain Price can almost be legitimized to be on the top 100 heroes list on the merits of growing his humongous handlebar mustache alone. But aside from that (and being practically immortal), Price has been a war hero since the Call of Duty series was based WWII, saving the world from Nazi regimes, preventing terrorist nuclear plots, and halting a Russian invasion of the US in (the fictional) World War III. Just being in one world war qualifies you as a hero, and Price has seen two.

And if you're looking for more, check out 10 of the best Call of Duty moments in the history of the series.


  • fattoler - November 12, 2012 12:04 p.m.

    Duke, always bet on Duke,
  • winner2 - November 11, 2012 12:37 p.m.

    I'm kind of surprised as to how few comments this fight stirred up as opposed to chief vs shepard. I know that fight needed some explanation and parameters to be set but still. Anyways, I don't know how you can say duke would beat price. Just IMO, Price don't take no shit from anyone that's a regular human.
  • FlyinHawaiian13 - November 10, 2012 11:36 a.m.

    Hail to the king, baby
  • EdDeRs1 - November 10, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    im sorry, but you simpy cannot vote for the Duke due to how unoriginal he is, he stole all his one liners from Bruce Campbell and Roddy Piper
  • nintendo365 - November 9, 2012 9:01 p.m.

    Fun fact guys, The Price in Call of Duty 1&2 is a separate Price from the ones in the Modern Warfare series. I think it was explained as WWII Price Being WWIII Price's grandfather. Different folks, but I on topic- I say that Duke has the biggest ego and attitude problems. You gotta hail to the king...
  • Clovin64 - November 9, 2012 4:40 p.m.

    "I'VE GOT BALLS OF STEEEEEEL!" Yeah, I'm still voting for Pricey anyway.
  • ThatGamerDude - November 9, 2012 4:22 p.m.

    I choose Captain Price easily on this one. Brit + SAS/Task Force + Mustache + Billy Murray + epic monologues + invincibility = winner
  • zombiekoolaid - November 10, 2012 3:53 p.m.

    yeah he's got tiger blood.
  • Plaim - November 9, 2012 3:39 p.m.

    I have to go with Captain Price on this one. I have no doubt I'd vote for Duke if I was around for the Duke Nukem 3D era, but the character just seems like a baffling moron to me. He steals all his best lines from 80s movies and looks sub-Van Damme in his design. I wish they'd been able to give the guy his dues in the latest game, because I'm sure he could be a really funny send-up of video game heroes again if he was handled properly. Sadly, even the old WWII CoD games were more fun than Duke Nukem Forever, so Price must prevail.
  • KnowYourPokemon - November 9, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    I blame Duke Nukem currently losing this on Duke Nukem: Forever.
  • SpikedDeception - November 9, 2012 2:49 p.m.

    Duke would have originally won this battle had it not been for "Duke Nukem: Forever". The blatant fan service and overall shoddy performance from Duke, while Price has kept his authenticity, means the CoD Vet will take this one.
  • J-Fid - November 9, 2012 2:39 p.m.

    Give me Duke Nukem in this one! I really like this feature GR, keep it up.
  • KA87 - November 9, 2012 2:15 p.m.

    "Its time to kick butt and chew bubble gum, and I am all out of gum".
  • GamesRadarBrianKim - November 9, 2012 3:21 p.m.

    Best quote ever!

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