Die Hard scenario Wiki
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Die Hard Trilogy is one of the best-received and most successful DHS video games.

This is a detailed list of all the Die Hard Scenario video games known to be inspired by the Die Hard scenario formula.

To see which actors and actresses did video game voice-over work, see here.

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  • Apocalypse: 1998 action-horror videogame starring Bruce Willis. [2] [3]
  • Area 51: Ethan Cole and his squad are trapped inside of the infamous government installation.



  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare [6]
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts [7]
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: The fourth installment in the first-person shooter franchise updates it's setting to a more modern setting (as opposed to being set during World War II) and focuses on multiple attempts to defuse a civil war between Russian Ultranationalists and governments. Also, the "No Fighting in the War Room" comes off as "Die Hard in a nuclear weapons facility." as well as an optional epilogue mission called "Mile High Club" that focuses on an extraction rescue on-board a plane. This game is available for is available on Windows, OS X, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, Mobile phone devices and in a Reflex edition for the Wii.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: [8] This second installment (and sixth overall) in the series follows more modernistic settings and is heavier on the blockbuster movie-inspired settings including a self-titled mission named "Cliffhanger" (inspired by the 1993 film of the same name), the shower room of the mission "The Gulag" is referenced from The Rock and deluxe missions set during a Russian takeover of an American town that is influenced by 1984's Red Dawn and includes squads of American soldiers taking cover at Burger Town diners after being penned down by the enemy soldiers. It is available on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 while once again having mobilized and Wii editions.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: The second sequel to the Modern Warfare titled series (and eighth total as a whole). This installment continues the same story lines of the last two Modern Warfares while also introducing more futuristic warfare as well. One of the missions, titled "Turbulence," is essentially "Die Hard on the Russian President's plane" and feels very much like Air Force One except this time it has Russian Secret Service agents protecting their President. This game is available for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and Nintendo DS.
  • Covert Ops: Nuclear Dawn
  • Crisis Beat: Described as Die Hard set on a ferry at Christmas time.


  • Die Hard (1990-92 video game): This was released for Nintendo Entertainment System, Commodore 64 and the MS-DOS. Hans Gruber and his men take over the Nakatomi building in LA during the Christmas party and take hostages. John McClane, an NYPD officer who is visiting his estranged wife Holly Gennero, evades capture and must fight the terrorists.
  • Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza (2002): This Microsoft Windows game is set during the Christmas party at the Nakatomi tower in LA, a gang of heavily armed thugs, led by Hans Gruber, take hostages. NYPD police officer John McClane manages to escape from them and must find a way to stop them and protect his wife, who is one of the hostages.
  • Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1992 video game): This was released for Commodore 64, PC, Atari ST and Amiga. Based on the movie of the same name, Die Hard 2: Die Harder pits action hero John McClane against an army of terrorists holding an airport hostage.
  • Die Hard Arcade (1996-97, 2006 arcade game) - This arcade game was also made available for Sega Saturn and PlayStation 2. Terrorists take over a high rise building and take hostages, including the President's daughter, so it's up to one man to save the day.
  • Die Hard Trilogy (1996): This hit game was released for PlayStation, Sega Saturn and Microsoft Windows. Based upon the first three Die Hard films. See Die Hard, Die Hard 2: Die Harder and Die Hard with a Vengeance.
  • Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas (2000): This game released for PlayStation and Microsoft Windows has John McClane visit his friend Kenny Sinclair in Las Vegas to celebrate the latter's promotion to prison warden as the Mesa Grande Prison when a prison riot occurs. McClane then sets out for revenge when he learns that Kenny was in on the plan.
  • Die Hard: Vendetta (2002-03): This game released for Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox chronicles John McClane coming out of retirement when his daughter, rookie LAPD police officer Lucy McClane, is kidnapped by Piet Gruber, the son of Hans Gruber. McClane must battle armed criminals, take on hostage situations, and tackle an ex-Hollywood action star who is in league with Gruber, in hopes of rescuing his daughter.
  • Die Hard (2013 smartphone video game): Android, iOS. Play as Jack McClane, the son of New York City’s most famous cop, legendary John McClane. Prove that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree – blast your way out of Moscow’s mean streets and travel to the radioactive wasteland of Chernobyl, where you’ll have to overcome incredible odds to save the world from nuclear terrorism.
  • Dynamite Cop



  • Freedom Fighters



  • Half-Life
  • Half-Life 2


  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days


  • Mass Effect 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Max Payne
  • Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
  • Max Payne 3
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Metal Gear Solid (1998 version)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Integral
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (2010 PSP game)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (2006 PSP game)
  • Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004 Gamecube remake of the original game)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance: 2002 reissued multiplatform and updated version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence: 2005 reissued multiplatform and updated version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (2014)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015)
  • Metroid: Fusion
  • Minority Report: Everybody Runs
  • Mission: Impossible (1998 videogame)
  • Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma


  • Payday: The Heist: A videogame for Steam that's influenced by Heat, Die Hard, The Matrix and The Dark Knight. [9]
  • Payday 2: Sequel to Payday: The Heist. The game also included an add-on story extension related to the Lionsgate film John Wick as part of an in-movie promotion.
  • Project Titan: A 2001 PlayStation-exclusive Gaiden Game/semi-sequel that follows the protagonist of the original. This game actually showcases the "Multi-Screen Scenario" first before the fourth installment used it.
  • Project X Zone: Features Bruno Delinger (from Die Hard Arcade and Dynamite Cop) as one of the playable characters in this crossover.
  • Project X Zone 2
  • The Punisher (video game): Another Max Payne style game with Thomas Jane returning to voice the character and loosely basing it off of more of the comic book storyline.


  • Razing Storm: Appearing in arcades in 2009, this spin-off takes cues from Crisis Zone with players using a machine gun as their standard weapon and a ballistic shield as cover, but will switch to special weapons like rocket launchers and sniper rifles as the situation warrants. Unlike Time Crisis: Crisis Zone, this game allowed co-op though only used one cabinet rather then separate ones that offered different perspectives. Ported to the PlayStation 3 a year later and retitlted as Time Crisis: Razing Storm, it is also compatible with the PlayStation Move, as well as being bundled with an "arcade only" version of Time Crisis 4 and Deadstorm Pirates.
  • Reservoir Dogs (2006 videogame) [10]
  • Resident Evil (1996 videogame) [11]
  • Resident Evil (2002 reissue videogame)
  • Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
  • Resident Evil: Dead Aim
  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2
  • Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
  • Resident Evil Outbreak
  • Resident Evil Outbreak File #2
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica
  • Resident Evil Gaiden [12]
  • Resident Evil Survivor [13]
  • Resident Evil Survivor 2- Code Veronica [14]
  • Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps
  • Resident Evil Zero [15]
  • Resident Evil 2 [16]
  • [[Resident Evil 2 (remake)]
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Rise to Honor: Hard Boiled-stylized video game featuring Jet Li.


  • SAS: Secure Tomorrow
  • Secret Service
  • The Shield: The Game
  • Sleeping Dogs [17] [18]
  • Spec Ops: The Line [19]
  • Star Trek (2013 videogame): Videogame tie-in to 2009's Star Trek and 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness.
  • Stranglehold: Filmmaker John Woo's follow-up to 1992's Hard Boiled.
  • System Shock


  • Time Crisis: Released for the arcades in 1996, it was ported one year later onto the Sony PlayStation, bundled with Namco's signature Light Gun peripheral "GunCon".
  • Time Crisis: Crisis Zone: Released for the arcades in 1999 as a single-player only cabinet, it is basically Time Crisis except players use a machine gun and a ballistic shield as cover. It is the first game to allow players the choice between three levels to play in any order. Fans consider it a Gaiden Game to the series, thanks to the loose connections between the main installments, although neither the VSSE nor Wild Dog appear. Oddly enough, the game was Remade for the Export in 2004 for the PlayStation 2, available only in Europe and North America, retitled as Time Crisis: Crisis Zone in the latter, while there has been no console release in Japan.
  • Time Crisis Strike: Released in 2009 for the Apple iOS, it is an alternate take on the arcade version of Time Crisis 3.
  • Time Crisis 2: Appearing in arcades in 1997, this installment is where the game began setting up two cabinets hooked together for two-player co-operative play. Both players go through the levels at slightly different vantage points on the action and sections with more pronounced differences (one player on the ground, the another on a railing above). As an added bonus, a red reticule used by a Mook is visualized as a direct hit to players, allowing them to know exactly when they should let go of the pedal to dodge (which wasn't present in the first, another reason why the original was so strict). A port was released in 2001 for the Sony PlayStation 2, compatible with "GunCon 2".
  • Time Crisis 2nd Strike: A sequel to Time Crisis Strike, this 2010 game for iOS is an alternate version of Time Crisis 4.
  • Time Crisis 3: For this release in 2002 in arcades, players have the ability to use extra weapons in the form of a machine gun, shotgun and grenade launcher, which were more powerful than the default handgun, but had limited ammunition. To refill them, players had to shoot a specific yellow Mook. This game would also be ported onto the PlayStation 2 a year later.
  • Time Crisis 4: This title released in 2006 for arcades forces players to take part in "Multi-Screen Scenarios", where near endless Mooks come and attack from different directions (until the timer reaches zero, and provided the player survives). The game was ported onto the Sony PlayStation 3 with the rather awkward "GunCon 3" bundled a year later.
  • Time Crisis 5: Announced for an international release in Spring 2015 for arcades, this installment takes cues from the dual-pedal system used by the video game Too Spicy, allowing players to attack, displace their current position and flank enemies from different directions. Essentially, it is the inverse of the Multi-Screen Scenarios by giving players the ability to instantly change their viewpoint without losing their aim. Namco Bandai has revealed they are working on a True Mastermind Edition, which will feature twice the number of stages.
  • Tom Clancy's The Division
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar 2
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (2001)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (2010 edition) (2010)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege (2003)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (2012)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder (2003)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm (2004)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Phantoms (2014)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars (2014)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 (2004)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike (2005)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (2006)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (2007)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Predator (2010)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (2016)
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (1998)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Black Thorn (2001)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Operations Essentials (2000)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Critical Hour (2006)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Eagle Watch (1999)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown (2005)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lone Wolf (2002)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear (1999)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard (2011)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Take-Down – Missions in Korea (2001, unreleased in United States)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Urban Operations (2000)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas (2006)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (2008)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword (2004)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow (2004)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Iron Wrath (2004)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (2003)
  • Tom Clancy's The Sum of All Fears (2002 video game)
  • Tomb Raider (2013 videogame)


  • Uncharted: A Thief's End
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss