Duke Nukem Forever Ego Boosts

Ego Boosts are one of Duke Nukem Forever’s most amusing mechanics. Instead of a shield, Duke is protected by his Ego, which can be augmented in a variety of ways: looking at porn, admiring himself in the mirror, excelling at various kinds of entertainment — the lists goes on. Each particular boost can be earned only once, but many of them repeat, so if you missed the opportunity to puff on a stogie in one level, you can make sure to indulge yourself at a latter stage in the game.

In order to ensure that you’ve pumped Duke’s Ego up to the absolute Maximum (you start at 40, but can find 60 points of Ego to reach 100), we’ve created this list of all the Ego boosting items and activities available in the game. If you’re interested in more information about the game, check out our cheats page, or our full text and video walkthrough.

Admire yourself in the mirror – +1 Ego – Various Chapters

Urinate – +1 Ego – Various Chapters

Clear the pool table without scratching – +2 Ego – Prologue, Chapter 9 (In the game room at the strip club)

Microwave Popcorn, or a Rat – +2 Ego – Chapter 1, Chapter 9, Chapter 13

Autograph “Why I’m So Great” – +2 Ego – Chapter 1

Curl Dumbbell – +2 Ego – Chapter 2, Chapter 8

Bench press at least 600 lbs. – +3 Ego – Chapter 2, Chapter 8 (You’ll have to keep adding plates to reach 600)

Punch Speedbag – + 1 Ego – Chapter 2

Punch punching bag – + 1 Ego – Chapter 2, Chapter 8

Shoot basketball through hoop (or jump through hoop as the shrunken version of Duke) – +1 Ego – Chapter 2, Chapter 9, Chapter 11

Beat the pinball high score – +3 Ego – Chapter 2 (Score is 280,897), Chapter 9 (Score is 137, 900)

Win at Slots – +2 Ego – Chapter 4, Chapter 9

Kill Las Vegas Battlelord – +3 Ego – Chapter 5

Make a scanned copy of Duke’s butt – +1 Ego – Chapter 6, Chapter 9

Slap the wall boobs – +1 Ego – Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 19

Kill the Alien Queen – +4 Ego – Chapter 8

Win all five rounds of Alien Abortion – +1 Ego – Chapter 9

Request special dance from stripper – +1 Ego – Chapter 9

Win video poker – +1 Ego – Chapter 9

Use the glory hole – +1 Ego – Chapter 9

Watch “Pooty Party” – +1 Ego – Chapter 9 (In the strip club manager’s office)

Win air hockey – +1 Ego – Chapter 9

Throw developer frisbee – +1 Ego – Chapter 10, Chapter 11

Read Slutbutts magazine – +1 Ego – Chapter 11 (in one of the bathroom stalls in Duke Burger), Chapter 20 (at one end of the first-floor catwalk, resting on some crates)

Smoke cigar – +1 Ego – Chapter 11 (Inside the closet at the Duke Burger gift shop), Chapter 20 (On the desk in the Clarifier office)

Look at computer porn – +1 Ego – Chapter 12, Chapter 19

Use observation binoculars – +1 Ego – Chapter 12

Read Funbags magazine – +1 Ego – Chapter 13 (Among the smashed pews in the Ghost Town Church), Chapter 19  (On the blue couch near the beginning of the level)

Throw paper airplane – +1 Ego – Chapter 15, Chapter 16, Chapter 19, Chapter 21

Kill Hoover Dam Battlelord – +4 Ego – Chapter 15

Look at wall calendar – +1 Ego – Chapter 16, Chapter 17

Read 69mm magazine – +1 Ego – Chapter 17 (in a locker in the office), Chapter 21 (Behind a fence, right by the beginning of the level)

Kill Octaking – +3 Ego – Chapter 18

Kill the Energy Leech – +4 Ego – Chapter 21

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