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Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza (Windows)

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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Overall MobyScore (12 votes) 2.9


The Press Says

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81
Game Over Online
I must say that I was truly impressed with Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza. I felt like I’d actually entered the building as John, cracked of a few “Yippee-Kay-Yays”, and saved some lives as I roamed through the massive building. 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. First Person Shooter or Action fans will definitely do themselves a disservice to not pick this game up, but other players would definitely do their computer, and their game libraries, well to add this to their collection. “Welcome to the party, pal!”
80
Game Vortex
Nakatomi Plaza is overall a great game, and the gameplay within certainly rivals any first-person shooter on the market in its own right. Controls in the game are simple enough and can easily be re-configured to suit anybody that plays it. It's unfortunate that there are minor glitches in the game, and that the menu system has faults of its own. Otherwise, this game is kick-ass and could have been rated much higher. Still, Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza is a killer game, and any fan of the movie must check this it out.
80
Game industry News (GiN)
Taken as a whole, Nakatomi Plaza is an enjoyable and realistic shooter. I am a bit confused as to why multiplayer was never added, which is simply a must in this day and age. But the single player game not only tests your reflexes but also your brains. Think of it as a "thinking man's quake," and you should be happy.
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Game Captain
Ein Muß für Stirb Langsam Fans! Ansonsten ein brauchbarer 3D-Shooter, der aber keine Akzente setzt! Nakatomi Plaza lebt vor allem von den Anlehnungen an den Film. Die Umgebungen, Figuren, Sprüche, Dialoge und die grobe Storyline sind so nah an der Vorlage, wie ich es selten bei einem Spiel gesehen habe. Spielerisch bietet es relativ anspruchsvolle Action, aber eben auch nicht mehr. Alles in allem wirkt es recht spannend und ist vom Umfang her ausreichend. Technisch zeigen sich einige Schwächen, aber man kann gerade noch von einer ordentlichen Präsentation sprechen. "Die Hard" Fans wird dieses Spiel ganz sicher gefallen und ansonsten ist es zumindest einen Blick wert.
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PC Zone
Ultimately, though, Nakatomi Plaza is an entertaining licensed shooter, which is marred by a pathetically dated engine and pitiful graphics, a visual monotony which makes the somewhat varied gameplay and well scripted set-pieces tire by about the half way mark. However, it's the hidden pleasures that lurk behind its baseball bat violated face that make Nakatomi Plaza well worth a look, especially at this price. It's time to pull a pig off the shelf and realise that what lies within is well worth your attention. Still wouldn't shag it though.
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Armchair Empire, The
Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza is a good first effort from the mod creators turned game creators at Piranha Games. While it may not revolutionize the genre, fans of the movie shouldn’t be disappointed. The ability to lean around corners and the addition of the three fatigue levels adds another dimension to the game but the straightforward shooting nature doesn’t stray much from convention – but that certainly doesn’t mean you won’t have fun.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Un titre amusant mais pas exempt de défauts notamment au niveau de ses graphismes avec entre autre quelques cartes 3D parfois mal digérées. Le gameplay est pour sa part classique mais correct, une aventure sympathique et agréable à boucler même si ce Die Hard ne restera toutefois pas dans les annales.
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PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Leuk voor fans van de film. Anderen zullen de minpunten en de eentonige gameplay minder snel door de vingers zien!
69
GameSpy
Is it fun? Well, yes, I enjoyed it quite a bit. But play it for what it is: a story-driven, linear FPS. If you're looking for more, something to expand the realm of first-person gameplay, this isn't it. But killing off terrorists who are trying to take over a tall skyscraper has its undeniable appeal (even if they're really just thieves), and on that level this game delivers.
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GameStar (Germany)
Schade – aber Die Hard ist leider nicht das Actionspiel, das die spannenden Stirb-Langsam-Filme verdient hätten. Die Wucht, mit der John McClane sich im Kino durch den Nakatomi Plaza ballert, kommt hier jedenfalls nie rüber. Stattdessen liefere ich mir eher brave Duelle und trauere ein wenig über die triste Spritzbeton-Grafik. Wirklich ärgerlich ist das Ausruh-Feature: Es mag ja sein, dass McClane zu viel geraucht hat, aber darum muss ich doch nicht ständig sinnlos auf seine Erholung warten. Eiserne Fans von Bruce Willis können aber noch zugreifen.
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Joystick (French)
Encore raté, donc. Die Hard : Nakatomi Plaza sous-exploite autant la bonne volonté des Game Designers que le moteur Lith Tech lui-même. On avance sans surprise et le jeu se termine aussi vite qu'il s'oubliera.
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Deaf Gamers
Die Hard Nakatomi Plaza feels very much like a rushed out beta. It's the little things like enemies walking through doors and occasionally appearing to freeze on the spot that infuriate. I would imagine though that the game will eventually be patched and niggles such as this will be ironed out. If this is the case then at the price it will be well worth it.
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GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Hoezeer we ook genoten van de drie Die Hard-films, Nakatomi Plaza heeft ons niet kunnen overtuigen. Er zijn grote problemen wat de framerate en de intelligentie van de computergestuurde vijanden betreft. Er zit geen noemenswaardige extra levensduur in wat multiplayeropties betreft... neen, dan zijn er momenteel veel betere shooters te vinden.
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PC Games (Germany)
Man kann den Entwicklern ja fast keinen Vorwurf machen. Dass man nur durch mattfarbene Korridore tapst und ausschließlich auf Terroristen schießt, na ja, das war im Film halt auch so. Aber genau das ist der Grund, warum das Computerspiel zu Stirb Langsam nicht funktioniert: Es hält sich zu nah an der Vorlage und bietet somit keine Abwechslung.
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Just Games Retro
Ultimately, Nakatomi Plaza is an exceedingly average shooter, and often surprisingly dull. Part of this is due to the low-budget nature of the whole affair, and I’m sure three engine changes and years of development didn’t produce a product at the top of its game. However, it’s also due to the simple nature of trying to turn an expertly-paced two hour film into an eight hour shooty game. It’s clear this was a labor of love for at least some of the team, and as said, when it follows the film, it recreates it well. Unfortunately, the endless, straightforward shooting, the added scenes that offer just more shooting, and the overall lack of polish make it tough to recommend, even to fans.
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Gamereactor (Sweden)
Vi har därför kommet dit, där besvikelsen håller på att växa sig så stor att det nästan inte går att stå ut. Jag skall inte säga att spelare som inte har den avlägsnaste kunskapen om Die Hard-filmerna - hur få spelare, det än måste vara - inte kan få ut ett par roliga timmar. Det är bara det, att spelets grundläggande koncept är att lägga sig tätt till filmerna, och här måste jag hoppa ut från skyskrapan. Die Hard - Nakatomi Plaza är en regelrätt besvikelse.
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Svenska PC Gamer
Visst finns här mycket för den absoluta filmfanen. Tyskarna brytning är bara något löjligare än i filmen. McClanes kaxiga kommentarer är desamma. Och många av mellansekvenserna är hämtade direkt ur filmen. Men som ett modernt PC-spel betraktat är detta ett tafatt försök utan spelkänsla där man mest springer rakt fram utan att bry sig. Jag erkänner att det i små stunder kan vara kul, särskilt när man känner igen sig från filmen. Men på det stora hela? Nej.
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4Players.de
Stirb Langsam Nakatomi Plaza leidet hauptsächlich an der schwachen technischen Umsetzung. Vor allem Grafik und Sound entsprechen nicht mehr den momentanen Bedürfnissen der Shooter-Fans. Das Level-Design und die Gestaltung der Einsätze erfindet das Genre zwar nicht neu, bringt aber kurzweilige, solide Shooter-Kost auf dem Monitor - allerdings von der Marke Gehirn abschalten und losballern. Trotz all dieser Mankos sind das Szenario und die Hintergrundgeschichte, die detailverliebt vom Entwickler umgesetzt wurde, für Hardcore-Fans des Films durchaus empfehlenswert. Ansonsten ist das Spiel nur absolute Durchschnittlichware.
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GameSpot
While creating an action game based on the events of Die Hard seems like a logical endeavor, it doesn't work out in the case of Nakatomi Plaza. Fans of the movie might enjoy reliving some of McClane's memorable battles, but that novelty will wear off sooner rather than later. And its severe problems with the frame rate and the AI, as well as the lack of any replay value or multiplayer options, keep Nakatomi Plaza from being recommendable to first-person shooter fans. Even with its cheap $30 price tag, only the most die-hard Die Hard fans should pick up this game.
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Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Sierra, пригревшую данную разработку, можно похвалить лишь за исключительно тонкое маркетинговое чутье. Мало того, что на игре красуется логотип одной из самых популярных кинотрилогий, так еще и сезон выхода удачно подобран. Интересных крупнобюджетных single-player шутеров в ближайшую пару месяцев не предвидится, а MoHAA и C&C: Renegade уже пройдены. Тут и появляется на сцене Nakatomi Plaza. Ненасытные потребители купят ее в количестве, достаточном для того, чтобы "отбить" лицензионные выплаты и затраты на публикацию, одолеют, стиснув зубы, за один вечер и задвинут на самую дальнюю полку.
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IGN
To those who say that mine is the greatest job in the world, I would ask them to play Die Hard for a week. There are some games you play because you love them and some games you play because it's your job. Die Hard is definitely one of the latter and I'm glad to be putting this review behind me. What puzzles me is who gave the greenlight to a mediocre game based on a 14-year-old movie. What's next? A Rent-a-Cop mod for SWAT3? Or how about a Last Temptation of Christ adventure game. I can hear Dreamcatcher salivating already.
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Game Chronicles
If you liked the movies, you'll like the game and probably be entertained. I'm just saying it's not really worth thirty dollars. I mean, with thirty dollars, you could buy dinner for two at a pretty decent restaurant, or you could purchase Nakatomi and have ten hours of a mildly-good time. It's just not essential to survival. You be the judge.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Habitués que l’on est des adaptations moisies en jeu vidéo des grandes licences du cinéma, c’est d’un air circonspect que nous tenions la jaquette (plutôt moche au demeurant) de Die Hard : Piège de Cristal, l’adaptation du film éponyme avec le meilleur imitateur de regard bovin, Bruce Willis. Grand mal nous en a pris, puisque pour une fois la surprise s’est révélé bonne. Sans être bien sûr un chef d’œuvre du FPS, Die Hard se révèle être un jeu honnête qui comblera le fan de ce bijou du cinéma d’action.
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Peliplaneetta.net
Ehkä lähdemateriaaliuskollisuutta, mutta hyvää peliä näistä aineksista ei ole todellakaan osattu kasata, vaikka se olisi kyllä ollut mahdollista. Kierrä siis tämä roska mahdollisimman kaukaa ja hanki vaikka Max Payne. Siinäkään ei Die Hard: Nakatomi Plazan tapaan ole moninpeliä, mutta se on sentään hyvä ampumispeli. Jos kuitenkin haluat välttämättä törsätä rahasi johonkin leffalisenssipeliin, odota sen aikaa, että Max Payne -leffa tulee teattereihin ja hanki peli vasta sitten. Myös juuri arvostelemani SOF2 - ja itseasiassa lähes kaikki markkinoilla olevat 3D-räiskinnät - ovat reippaasti parempia kuin tämä Die Hard -rävellys, joten yltäkylläisen tarjonnan keskellä toimintapelifaneilla on helppo työ valita kaupan hyllyltä joku oikeasti hyvä peli tämän sijasta.
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All Game Guide
Unfortunately, despite the excellent movie to work from, Nakatomi Plaza is a fairly average shooter with a couple of new elements thrown in, one of which doesn't seem to affect gameplay. 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.
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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza is a straight vanilla shooter. It does many things well, many things not so well, but nothing exceptionally; the license doesn't help at all, especially if you've seen the movie. Instead of being just another average shooter, it becomes just another average shooter that is also highly predictable. The lack of multiplayer also hurts this title's longevity. If you're tearing your hair for a new FPS experience, Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza may provide a few fleeting hours of forgettable pleasure. For the average gamer, however, store shelves are brimming with far better uses for your money.
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ActionTrip
When all is said and done, Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza is nothing to write home to mother about. Just another game adapted from a movie that completely fails to impress. 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.
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Gamesmania
Das Spiel ist für Fans dank der original Story und der Stimme von Synchronsprecher Manfred Lehmann interessant, leider keimt jedoch der Verdacht auf, dass Sierra versucht, hier mit einer billigen Lizenz und grossem Namen noch etwas Geld zu verdienen. Leider bekommt der geneigte Käufer für jenes wenig mehr als oben genanntes.
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Computer Gaming World (CGW)
It’s not easy to recreate a movie in game form, and the best interpretations have focused more on the movie’s atmosphere and environment than on the exact storyline (the Star Wars and Star Trek games, for instance). There’s a reason for this: pacing. The pacing needs of a movie that you passively watch and a game that you actively play are different, That’s why a long movie lasts three hours and a short game lasts 10 hours. Nakatomi Plaza doesn’t have decent movie or game pacing, even though it follows the plot of the movie pretty faithfully. The result is a game with long boring stretches punctuated by familiar scenes that don’t quite live up to their silver-screen counterparts, All told, Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza doesn’t work.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
Die Hard : Nakatomi Plaza could have been a great game, had it been given the attention it deserves by the right people. Unfortunately this just stinks of a cash-in without any consideration of how to make a decent game out of the license. The whole affair is cheap and the production values are so woefully substandard it's a wonder it was ever released at all. There is a small amount of pleasure to be had amongst this disaster, but not enough to recommend you spend any money on it.