You would always think that only movies can be based on video games and not the other way around, because for some reason video game film adaptations are generally, well, horrible to say the least. Superman 64 and Aliens: Colonial Marines epitomize such bad adaptation. However, it would be very rude to generalize as there are numerous good video games that were originally movies. Developers are now shifting in another direction and are focusing on generating a distinctive experience of video games that is set in the movie’s world but with a unique touch to it. This guide will list the top 5 best Video games based on your favorite movie.
Roam within the realm of Alien: Isolation, a world filled with constant terror and mortal danger. Experience an atmosphere of dread and nothing but fear drawn against the walls. The game is set fifteen years after the events of the Alien film. Amanda, Ripley’s daughter, embarks on a mission of life or death; she seeks to unravel the truth behind her mother’s sudden disappearance. You take the persona of Amanda and navigate throughout a world of fluidity where nothing is settled. Face a whole ruthless population and an unpredictable Alien.
Now there are a shedload of awfully bad Star War movies out there, but luckily Fallen Order doesn’t fit in this category. The game is situated exactly between Episode 3 and the events of Star War Rebels. You take the role of a Jedi Padawan called Cal Kestis; who is under the tyrannical threat of the Jedi Purge. Unlike most Star Wars series, Fallen Order portrays you as aa real Jedi equipped with his lightsaber and force powers. You will travel throughout different planets with hidden secrets to reveal and alternative paths to choose.
While the Lord of the Rings movie series has gained a considerable amount of success and a massive fan base, the LOTR games on the other hand didn’t quite enjoy the same fame. But exceptions are always available, so are the two Middle-earth games; shadow of War and Shadow of Mordor. You play as Talion, a ranger who is tasked to do a simple job; get rid of Sauron. Shadow of War is based on LOTR mechanics, but there are few differences to keep the uniqueness of each. In the game, you need to stand up against Sauron’s Orc and as you eliminate ranking members, more powerful members will spawn in and take their place.
If there is a one and only exception for “no movie tie-in” it would be GoldenEye 007. The game was released in 1997 for Nintendo 64 and introduced the split-screen shooting, giving players the chance to bullet blow each other up in a deathmatch competition. Although it doesn’t have the same fame as it did back then, GoldenEye 007 was undeniably a hit.
It is a multiplayer game and has few features; an eight-player online matches that have seven Camp Crystal Lake Counselors who are confronting the dangerous Jason Voorhees. You win if you either survive until time runs out or escape alive. On the other side, the role of Jason is to kill as many counselors as he can to win the match. Although fun and challenging the game runs the risk to become a bit boring and stale. But the side quests and the huge Camp map will take that obstacle out of the way. Finishing quests will award you with better survival, escape, and slowing down Jason.