Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Not only did I manage to get my "Action Hero" fix, but also I managed to feel just as exhilarated as I did when I watched the movie for the first time.
  2. Everything is solid, but there's little that will make you throw your hands up with delight. [May 2002, p.91]
  3. It's a solid first-person shooter with some hours of shooting fun with at least one odd design decision.
  4. 69
    The constant rattling of locked doorknobs in Nakatomi Plaza makes it obvious and frustrating. Since floors in the plaza are limited in size, why have all the locked doors?
  5. Reasonably fun, but don't expect the level of immersion and polish found in other PC action games such as "No One Lives Forever" or "Jedi Knight II."
  6. It helps that the AI is pretty good. Bad guys will roll out of the way and use cover.
  7. It can be fun at times for fans of the movie, but it is too inconsistent to recommend to the casual action gamer.
  8. While the graphics are very appealing, your progress is utterly railed, which sort of defeats the purpose of all the impressive architectural design. [August 2002, p.69]
  9. A number of problems with the controls, the graphics, and the enemy AI keep it from being anything more than a mediocre game.
  10. 55
    Rather than being out and out frustrating, Die Hard is really just an exercise in tedium.
  11. I really don't understand why anyone would want to own this game unless they were a die hard fan of "Die Hard" (sorry).
  12. A straight vanilla shooter. It does many things well, many things not so well, but nothing exceptionally.
  13. 50
    Perhaps the only redeeming quality of the game is the always entertaining Die Hard movie license, other than that you have a run of the mill shooter.
  14. The game feels as if it's a throwback to shooters made prior to games like Unreal, and while reliving a few scenes from the movie is enjoyable, it's just not enough.
  15. What isn't quite so entertaining is the reliance on essentially one weapon. [Sept 2002, p.86]
  16. The only thing good about this game is the scenery and the weapon mechanics, but even that isn't going to rescue this game from fading quickly into obscurity and the bargain software bin.
  17. Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza sucks. All that follows is exposition thereon.
  18. Makes me never want to see the movie again for fear it will remind me of the game. [August 2002, p.76]
  19. Simply a sub-par first-person shooter.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Oct 17, 2013
    Really bad game. Ugly graphics, nothing to see. You only see the same hallways over and over again, you never go outside the building. It is also too difficult, I used Godmode. No atmosphere. Full Review »
  2. CiaranG.
    Jun 14, 2006
    Great game but difficult and there are quite a few glitches which will get on your nerves. If your in the mood for a good shooter with pretty good graphics (and will still run on lower end PC's) then buy this. Voice acting is good. Its like being in the movie! Full Review »
  3. CronoM.
    Jul 20, 2002
    Nice game, but loses a lot of points in my opinion cause you can't get to use your gun with your right hand, and I really hate FPS games with left hand. Full Review »