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.
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.
The game was developed by Croydon, 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. 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.
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Die Hard 2: Die Harder is presented as a rail shooter, where the player must stop terrorists who have taken over Dulles Airport.
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
In Die Hard with a Vengeance, the player drives a taxi (among other vehicles) on the streets of New York City and is tasked with finding and defusing bombs before they can go off.
The game was widely successful, receiving 9.4 on GameSpot and 7.5 on IGN. Currently it holds at GameRankings a 86%.
- IGN PlayStation review
- GameRankings PlayStation reviews
- GameRankings Sega Saturn reviews
- GameRankings PC reviews
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