Movies that are based on video games tend to be not that good, as well as vice versa. However, from time to time, exceptions occur which are instantly added to the list of best video games based on movies. Their rarity just makes the movie-based video games more enjoyable. This is not something new but goes back decades in the early ‘90s and continues to this day.
The transition from the silver screen to the PC or console seems to be easier than the other way around. To support this claim, we have prepared a list of 5 Best Video Games Based on Movies:
The first game on our list of Best Video Games Based on Movies is probably the best James Bond game ever made. It set the gold standard for all following multiplayer first-person shooters and influenced numerous imitators that tried, and failed, to replicate its gameplay. In this 1997 video game, the player takes the role of the 007 agent James Bond through a series of levels.
Disney’s Aladdin (Genesis)
In this delightfully colourful 1992 video game, kids were throwing apples and jumping from stall to stall in a Persian bazaar to re-enact the famous scenes from the Disney animated movie. There were two separate versions, one from Virgin Interactive and a Capcom release intended for the Super Nes. The lava level in the game, where you need to avoid big rolling boulders in a cave, is especially hard to play. This means that Aladdin game is also given a certain stealth-like twist.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
The next movie-based video game on our list, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, is an on-rail shooter. In this game, you are playing the character of an Isla Sorna ranger who is part of the clean-up crew. During the gameplay, you must defend your vehicle from attacking dinosaurs and other threats. From the beginning to the end, you are often outnumbered, as most of your dinosaur enemies are grouped in packs. This game got kids pumping quarter after quarter into the game just to get a little further.
Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers & Return of The King
These two Lord of the Rings games were a lot of fun. The plot from the Fellowship of the Ring was also included in Two Towers and allowed you to play both as Legolas and Aragorn. Return of the King was an updated version of Two Towers, following the last film in the series. Return of the King allowed play of several characters, as well as a co-op gameplay. It featured interactive environments and the upgradable skills also made this game customisable to suit the individual play style of each player.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game
The action of the video game is set in 1991 and we get all the originals in a brand-new story, with the player added as a new recruit to the team. The design is flawless and trapping ghosts just couldn’t feel any better. You really need to work to capture the ghosts, but in the end, that’s a very rewarding experience.
When it comes to the relationship between videos and movies, it’s not all good however. There have of course been some video games on bad movies. These titles have taken inspiration on some truly terrible movies, but we’ll let you decide on whether or not the game itself is any good.