The Rat is an enemy in Duke Nukem Forever.

Description[edit | edit source]

The Rat is the smallest enemy encountered in DNF and only attacks Duke when he's shrunk down in size during certain levels. In all other levels, they are harmless but Duke can pick them up, place them in a microwave, throw, or squeeze them to death. They also come in brown, gray, and maybe a few other colors.

The Rat's only form of attack is biting up close. It has small amount of health (probably smallest compared to all the enemies in DNF) and hence is easily killed.

In Duke Nukem 3D, rats could be seen scurrying around on the ground, particularly in air vents and in sewers, but were not enemies.

Rats also are one of the creatures mutated with G.L.O.P.P. by Mech Morphix in Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project.

They might also be a reference to the the Build engine cousin of DN3D called Blood, which featured them as nuisance enemies.

Combat Analysis[edit | edit source]

Rats pose no threat when in normal size.

While shrunk, rats will frequently attack first and deal moderate damage. They can be easily killed, but will swarm if given the chance.

Duke Nukem Forever
Chapters Duke Lives | Damn! It's Late... | The Duke Cave | Mothership Battle | The Lady Killer | Vegas in Ruin | The Duke Dome | The Hive | Queen Bitch | Duke Nukem's Titty City | Crash Course | The Duke Burger | The Mighty Foot | Ghost Town | Highway Battle | Dam Top | The Shrunk Machine | The Forkstop | Generator Room | Underground | The Clarifier | Blowin' the Dam | Final Battle | Press Conference
Items Beer | Duke Vision | Holoduke | Jetpack | Steroids | Double Damage | Invincibility
Weapons Melee | M1911 Pistol | Shotgun | Ripper | RPG | Pipe Bomb | Trip Mine | Railgun
Shrink Ray | Freeze Ray | AT Laser | AT Captain Laser | Enforcer Gun | Devastator | Expander | Impregnader | Garter Pistol | Sticky Bombs | Tittyana | DFG | N00b T00b
Scrapped: Assault Rifle | Chainsaw | Shield
Enemies Assault Commander | Enforcer | Assault Trooper
Assault Trooper Captain | Octabrain | Pigcop | Pregnator | Octababy | Rat
Bosses: Cycloid Emperor | Mothership | Battlelord | Alien Queen | Octaking | Energy Leech
Scrapped: Robot | Army Ant | Mutated Human | Human Robot
Other Difficulty | Hazards | EGO | Multiplayer | Cheat codes | Easter eggs
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