Die Hard Trilogy

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This article is about the video game Die Hard Trilogy. For the movie series, see Die Hard (franchise).
Die Hard Trilogy
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Developer(s) Probe Entertainment
Publisher(s) Fox Interactive
Distributor(s) 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Platform(s) PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) PlayStation
  • NA 31 August 1996
  • EU November 1996
  • JP 13 December 1996
Sega Saturn & Microsoft Windows
  • NA 31 December 1996
  • EU 1997
  • JP 31 January 1997
Genre(s) First-person shooter, Third-person shooter, Driving
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution CD-ROM

Die Hard Trilogy is a video game based on the first three installments of the Die Hard series of action movies. Die Hard Trilogy features three games in one, each based on a movie installment and featuring a different genre and game play style respectively. The game was well received and would eventually become a Sony Greatest Hits game. The disc has audio tracks that can be played on a standard CD player. Die Hard Trilogy also inspired a sequel entitled Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas. The sequel retained the three different playing styles, but featured a spin-off storyline that was not connected to the movie series.

Gameplay[edit]

Die Hard[edit]

Die Hard is a third-person shooter. The player battles terrorists and rescues hostages in the Nakatomi Plaza, which is the setting of the first film in the series.

Die Hard 2: Die Harder[edit]

Die Hard 2: Die Harder is presented as an on rails-shooter, where the player must stop terrorists who have taken over Dulles Airport from the second film.

Players control the crosshair with a gamepad, light gun, or, on PC, a mouse. Die Hard Trilogy was one of the few light gun games available for the PlayStation that was not compatible with Namco's GunCon/G-Con 45 controller or GunCon 2. However, it was compatible with Sega's stunner light gun for the Saturn version.

Die Hard: With a Vengeance[edit]

In Die Hard with a Vengeance, the player goes on a joyride driving a taxicab, sports car, and dump truck throughout all of New York City and is tasked with finding and defusing several explosives before they can go off.

Development[edit]

The game was developed by a UK-based development studio, Probe Entertainment, who had a track record of successful licensed game properties. The game was initially developed for the Sony PlayStation platform – the Sega Saturn and PC versions were green lit later, by which time the PlayStation version was almost complete. The PC and Saturn versions required extensive redevelopment and simplification of the game's level maps, due to the inferior polygon handling of the Saturn and the available PC graphics cards of the day. The faces of various members of the development team can be seen as the faces of the antagonists.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

The game was positively reviewed, receiving 9.4 from GameSpot and 7.5 from IGN. PlayStation Magazine gave it a score of 8/10, calling it "three good game for the price of one. Glitchy, but good value."[1] As of October 2012, it holds an 86% ranking at GameRankings.[2] In Germany the game was banned because of its extreme violence, especially being able to drive through harmless people with blood spilling all over the windshield.[citation needed]

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