Some things die hard, some things die easily, and some things just refuse to die at all. Still very much alive, albeit off the big screen, John McClane is making yet another appearance on PC in Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza.
Unlike the trilogy of games that came before it, the Nakatomi Plaza edition focuses solely on the events that took place in the skyscraper featured in the first film. The premise of the game is simple, and as you might expect, faithful to the film. You have two goals to achieve: save your wife and annihilate terrorist leader Hans Gruber.
The complete game takes place inside this skyscraper of doom. There are forty levels in total – one for each floor. Get to the top, defeat the final boss and you beat the game. Playing as John McClane, you must learn a plethora of anti-terrorist skills that include precision shooting and stealth manoeuvres.
Wandering around the stunning 3D environments (graphics card permitting), you will most likely come across many familiar locations – the room with the broken glass really triggers the memory. But the most pleasant surprise comes from the support and advice you’ll receive from the kind-hearted but inexperienced police officer, Powell.
Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza is, at the end of the day, a pure first-person shooter. But it’s a good one. Plenty of weapons, tons of levels and challenging gameplay all make for a classic FPS extravaganza. And it’s Die Hard! Brilliant!