Fox Interactive's Die Hard Trilogy is a shoot 'em up, driving game and Hollywood action film all in one. The original film, Die Hard is more than 12 years old now, but this game and its sequels, Die Hard 2: Die Harder and Die Hard 3 With A Vengeance are as enjoyable as ever. In the original film, John McClane's Christmas break with his wife is ruined when he is drawn into fighting terrorists on each floor of the Nakatomi Plaza. Once the navigation has bee mastered--walls are occasionally transparent--the aim of the game is to keep playing and shooting to reach the lift before the bomb goes off. In Die Harder, the second film of the trilogy McClane is at Dules Airport in Washington to greet his wife. Unfortunately, some terrorists are out to ruin his day again by hijacking the airport. This section of the game takes on the first person perspective from the first levels--just keep shooting and avoid killing the hostages, with the best weapon being the RPG rocket. However, beware of the jeep that comes at you from inside the hangar. Die Hard With A Vengeance places McClane in New York trying to track down terrorist bombs set to go off around the city. The gameplay once again changes and this time is based on you driving around the city trying to defuse the bombs. This can get a bit frustrating at times, simply because there is always a clock ticking and there is no room for error. It's an advantage to have seen the films, to know the general premise of the game and relate to the characters, but not essential as you shoot, drive and attack your way to safety. --Paul Munford
- Three maximum Adventures, one explosive package!
- Die Hard
- Die Harder
- Die hard with a Vengeance