Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza

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Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza
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Developer(s)Piranha Games
Publisher(s)Sierra Entertainment
Director(s)Russ Bullock
Bryan Ekman
Producer(s)Chris Miller
Programmer(s)Dejan Cecar
Artist(s)Bryan Ekman
Writer(s)Tom Gastall
Blake McCallister
John Melchior
Composer(s)Guy Whitmore
EngineLithtech 2.0
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
  • NA: April 22, 2002
  • EU: May 24, 2002
Genre(s)First-person shooter

Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza is a first-person shooter video game for Microsoft Windows. The game originally used a modified Build engine, later the GoldSrc engine, before it was finally moved to the Lithtech engine. The game features the voice of Reginald VelJohnson, reprising his role as Al Powell.


This game is a first-person shooter that follows the plot of the first Die Hard film really well, almost word for word in dialogue, however additional elements are found in the game and never part of the movie. Players assume the role of John McClane, attempting to conquer the terrorist attack at the Nakatomi Plaza. Levels are based on the sets from the film. The various action scenes from the film have also been recreated.

This game expands on the film's plot, and adds a few missions that are never found in the film, such as escorting a SWAT team around this office building or saving various hostages on several floors.

The game features standard first-person shooter gameplay. There are five different types of firearms, as well as items such as a Zippo lighter and a Motorola radio that can be used to accomplish various tasks.


Aggregate score
Review scores
AllGame2.5/5 stars[2]
CGW1.5/5 stars[3]
Game Informer8/10[5]
PC Gamer (US)58%[10]
PC Zone74%[11]
The Cincinnati Enquirer3/5 stars[12]

The game received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  2. ^ White, Jason. "Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Price, Tom (August 2002). "Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 217. p. 76. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Taylor, Martin (May 21, 2002). "Die Hard : Nakatomi Plaza". Eurogamer. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  5. ^ Brogger, Kristian (May 2002). "Die Hard Nakatomi Plaza". Game Informer. No. 109. p. 91. Archived from the original on May 10, 2005. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  6. ^ Sanders, Shawn (April 2002). "Die Hard: Nakitomi Plaza [sic] Review". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on September 19, 2015. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  7. ^ Ajami, Amer (April 23, 2002). "Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza Review". GameSpot. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  8. ^ McGovney, Brian (May 12, 2002). "Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza". GameSpy. Archived from the original on January 12, 2005. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  9. ^ Butts, Steve (May 7, 2002). "Die Hard Nakatomi Plaza Review". IGN. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  10. ^ Morris, Daniel (August 2002). "Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza". PC Gamer. p. 69. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  11. ^ "PC Review: Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza". PC Zone. 2002.
  12. ^ Saltzman, Marc (May 28, 2002). "Movies inspire more video game titles". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on November 15, 2006. Retrieved September 3, 2017.

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