3D Realms is back. The old Dallas-area company may now be owned by Danish developer Interceptor Entertainment, but its old-school catalog is still "locally grown," as it were. If you want to dive into a bunch of their old computer games -- either for nostalgia or as a newcomer -- you can do that with the 3D Realms Anthology, which just hit Steam today for PC and Mac (it's been available in a non-Steam format directly from 3D Realms for awhile now).

For $39.99 (or the current sale price of $29.99) you get 32 games, all of which have been tinkered with in order to get them working on modern hardware.

The company has had a crazy history that's impossible to recap quickly (there's a book waiting to be written there, I'm sure), but it started out in Garland in the late 80′s under the name Apogee Software and was a pretty huge name in the early days of PC gaming. You're probably most likely to know them as the people behind the Duke Nukem series, the earliest exploits of which are included in this package.

The full list of games included in the Anthology is: 

Alien Carnage / Halloween Harry
Arctic Adventure
Balls of Steel
Bio Menace
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
Blake Stone: Planet Strike
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure
Crystal Caves
Dark Ages
Death Rally
Duke Nukem
Duke Nukem 2
Duke Nukem 3D
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
Hocus Pocus
Major Stryker
Math Rescue
Monster Bash
Monuments of Mars
Mystic Towers
Paganitzu
Pharaoh's Tomb
Raptor: Call of the Shadows
Realms of Chaos
Rise of the Triad: Dark War
Secret Agent
Shadow Warrior (Classic)
Stargunner
Terminal Velocity
Wacky Wheels
Word Rescue
Xenophage

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