Die Hard: Vendetta

Die Hard: Vendetta is a first-person shooter video game at one time exclusive to the Nintendo GameCube. It has since been ported to both the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, and is not to be confused with the PC-exclusive Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza, also a first-person shooter.

Taking place after the Die Hard series of films, players again take on terrorists as hard-luck cop John McClane. Reginald VelJohnson reprises his role as Sgt. Al Powell. McClane's daughter, Lucy, is an L.A.P.D. officer in the game.


Vendetta contains an original story which takes place five years after Die Hard: With a Vengeance. John McClane's daughter Lucy has joined the police force. After a short time in the force she is kidnapped by Piet Gruber (the son of Hans Gruber, the villain in the original Die Hard film).


Vendetta separates itself from other first person shooter games with its puzzle like elements. This includes hostage situations which have multiple outcomes, environmental puzzles and NPC interactions. John McClane can communicate to various NPCs in order to gain advice on how to overcome numerous situations in the game.

McClane can also take enemies hostage which cause other enemy AI to react differently depending on the rank of the hostage. Headshots in the game are rewarded by showing a panning camera sequence that uses a 'bullet time' effect.


Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot GCN: 4.8 of 10
IGN GCN: 6.3 of 10
GameSpy GCN: 1 of 5
Compilations of multiple reviews
Game Rankings PS2: 57.0% (based on 5 reviews)
GCN: 63.6% (based on 42 reviews)
Xbox: 52.5% (based on 2 reviews)
Metacritic GCN: 54% (based on 23 reviews)

Metacritic's average review score for Die Hard: Vendetta is 54%, while's score is 63%.

Critics generally praised the game's voice acting and set-pieces, but criticised the "unfinished" feel of the game.


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