Die Hard Trilogy (1996)

Video Game  -  Animation | Thriller | Action  -  30 August 1996 (USA)
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Die Hard Trilogy is an action-packed video game for the PlayStation based on the Die Hard movie trilogy. It has you playing Bruce Willis' John McClane character who has to eliminate Terrorists. DHT is three games in one. Die Hard is based on the first DH film and is a 3-D action game where you play John who has to rescue Hostages in the Nakatomi Plaza while defusing Bombs and blowing away the bad guys. Die Hard 2: Die Harder is based on the second DH film and is a light gun game (similar to Time Crisis and Virtua Cop). It has you playing John who has to eliminate more Terrorists in Washington D.C. DH 2: DH is much more intense than the first DH game and is even gorier. Die Hard With a Vengeance is based on the third DH film and has you driving vehicles chasing Terrorists while defusing Bombs scattered throughout New York City set to explode. Written by Neo-232

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Three MAXIMUM Adventures, One EXPLOSIVE Package!


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The gaming disc also doubled as a soundtrack CD. See more »


Det. John McClane: No turkey? It's Christmas!
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Followed by Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas (2000) See more »

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Excellent 3 in 1
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Storyline: They're intelligent. Highly-trained. And they kill without remorse. They're a team of vicious international terrorists and unless their demands are met, hundreds of innocent lives will be lost. Hostages have been taken. Explosives set. Now, from the glass-and-steal labryinth of the Nakatomi Plaze high-rise to the crowded terminals of Washington/Dulles airport to the mean streets of New York City, timers tick down the seconds until the bombs detonate, creating an inferno of twisted wreckage and mangled bodies. Die Hard You are in the parking garage of the Nakatomi Plaza, a Loas Angeles skyscraper wired to explode. Above you, there are 19 more floors, crawling with terrorists. They're out to steal millions in negotiable bonds held in Nakatomi's corporation's safe, and they won't hesitate to kill hundreds of hostages in the process.

Now, you've got to fight your way up, floor-by-floor, to the rooftop searching hallways, office suites, the grand ballroom and even floors under construction-killing all the terrorists and rescuing as many hostages as possible.

Oh, one more thing. Once you kill the last terrorist on each floor, a bomb is activated. It will appear on your map as a flashing red dot. Get to it in time and you'll automatically move to the next floor. Don't, and Nakatomi Plaza will be obilerated. So get ready, John McClane is about to begin what could be his wildest-or last-Christmas of his life.

If you're New York cop(LAPD in Die Hard 2) John McClane, there's got to be one thing you're asking yourself as you arrive at washington/Dulles Airport to pick up your wife: Why does this always happen to me? The place crawling with terrorists. They've come to rescue a South American Dictator-and drug kingpin who's being flown to the U.S. to stand trial. And you walked in the middle of the plot.

You see all the action through McClane's eyes, as he races through the terminal annihilating terrorists-but hopefully not civilians and hostages. From the concourse to the New Annex. from the runway to the surrounding countryside. On Foot. by snowmobile. even by helicopter, the chase continues with rapid-fire speed, until you bring down the terrorist escape plan.

Die Hard With A Vengeance New York City: The Objective New York, New York. If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere and if you can't, half of manhattan will disapear in a blinding flash.

This time, its a gang of terrorists led by the twisted genius, Simon. They've stashed bombs throughout the city to cover multi-billion dollar heist. And Simon Says, John McClane must defuse them but the clock is ticking.

It's a test of your nerves and your driving skills, as you and your reluctant partner, Zeus, seek out and commandeer more then fifteen different vehicles, stomp the pedal down and go. Blaze through the traffic-choked streets of Chinatown in a high-powered sports car.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----- Gameplay: A classic from the beginning, Die Hard Trilogy had 3 games in one. But that wasn't why it was a hit, it was a hit because all 3 of the games were at the top of its genre alone. Fox Interactive did what few have done, create a game with 3 different genre's and making each one excellent and perfect in almost every aspect. There are 3 game genre's seperate from each other. Theres 3rd person shooting which follows Die Hard 1, theres 1st person shooting which follows Die Hard 2: Die Harder, and finally a driving game that follows Die Hard 3: Die Hard with a Vengeance.

Die Hard 1 is the 3rd person shooting type action game. Your main goal was to run around each level which was a floor in the Nakatomi Plaza Building, and kill each enemy. You could also save hostages by walking up to them and leading them to a fire escape, which later in roof-top bonus levels to have them escape by helicopter. The graphics were very good back in the early Playstation or Saturn days. The camera would be a slight behind/tilted over head view of John McClane who wore the trademark sleeveless T-shirt and had no shoes. Defeating each enemy in a stage took strategy, you just couldn't run out and shoot since you would also be shot. Think Metal Gear Solid but more action and destruction. each level is designed like a maze and had a boss to fight off as well, which each level was on a different floor of the Nakatomi Building. You can also pick up health in the form of pop-cans, hot dogs and health packs. Some of the various weapons spread all over the levels were Machine Guns, Shot Guns, Grenades, and more. John McClane 9mm Handgun had unlimmited bullets.

Die Hard 2(Or known as Die Harder) is a 1st person shooter/targer type game, think Virtua Cop for the Sega Saturn and you'll know what I mean. The game is played in the very well detailed Dulles Airport, and theres so many Enemies and hostages to kill and save it'll give even John McClane a headache. The most impressive thing about Die Hard 2 is how fast it gets without little slow time, but in some cases it may slow down. The object of the game is to shoot all the terrorists and watch out for waving crazed civilians while watching your health( In the form of little badges). Health, Weapons, and stuff like that float after being found and you must shoot them to get the content. Some weapons you might find easier to use, the Hand gun is much more effective then the very slow shut guns. The Explosive Shotguns are even worse as they can tend to blow up civilians as well.

The third and final game is Die Hard 3: Die Hard with a Vengeance, which is a driving game. Your goal is to follow the map and head to the next bomb location and run into it to detonate it. You must use all sources to get to the bomb in time, that might even mean running down people or using Ambulances to push cars outta the way. The background voices of John McClane and Zeus give it a true Die Hard feeling as they both yell at each other, saying things like "I need an asprin," or "Are you aiming for those people!" Think Twisted Metal, but more open with more action and violence. You also may have to fight car-bombs by running into the car who tries to get away until you destroy it. Theres 15 different cars to find in a level by following the blue arrow, follow the other arrow to find the next bomb. But remember there's very little time for goofing around. the levels are based in New York City and give it a very nice touch.

The run-down is Die Hard Trilogy is one of the best Playstation and Sega Saturn games ever to hit the market. Die Hard Trilogy also is a Greatest Hits title for Playstation, which not many Playstation games become unless they're that good. The background voices and gore and voilence give it the Die Hard feeling for a fan of the series of newcomer. Remember its not Mature rated for nothing, and may not be suitable for everyone with the blood and so on.

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