A Good Day to Die Hard is a 2D side-scrolling action game based on A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth in the series of action movies with cop John McClane, played by Bruce Willis, having to go to Russia to help his son, Jack McClane. The game consists of several levels, playing as John or Jack and there are eight environments in total. The character needs to be guided through the environment, shooting or punching opponents and overcoming obstacles with platform based gameplay. The game contains seven weapons. There is a bullet time mechanic that can be built up for a special move as well as chase sections in vehicles using a behind view. Each level can be played with additional challenges. The game can be made easier by enabled 'no reload', 'super recovery' or 'body armor' as special items.