Here's John Wick reimagined as a brutally difficult, free NES game

(Image credit: Tom Sykes)

You can currently royally battle as John Wick, and you'll soon be able to tactically whack goons in the upcoming John Wick Hex, but where's the straightforward shoot-'em-up inspired by the meteorically popular Keanu-Reeves-starring action films?

It's here, kinda, in John Wick, which is John Wick but as a run-and-gun NES shooter. Made with art assets created for a fake NES version of the film, developer MuriloDev has created an actually playable game. On its normal difficulty setting, I managed about four or five enemies before collapsing into a Wicky heap, but there is an easy option, perhaps less authentic to the traditional NES experience.

It's a few stages long, and looks and sounds especially lovely. Fans of Contra, and that sort of thing, should get a kick out of this.

For more great free experiences, check out our roundup of the best free PC games.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.