Video games need their inspiration from somewhere. If you want a good game you might as well make it based on a good movie. Books inspired games and so did movies. There are a lot of them but here are the 10 best you should be playing right now.
Shadow of Mordor
While some argue that The Return of The King is a good movie-based game, Shadow of Mordor shows you what war is like in its darkest corners, within Mordor itself, as you take on the role of Talion, a very special human ranger, determined to find some truths and kill lots of orcs.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
This RPG stands the test of time and is inspired by one of the greatest movie franchises ever, Star Wars. Developed by Bioware, it cemented them as one of the best RPG studios out there.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Many times during Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick do you hear of his escape from Butcher Bay, a prison. In this game, you get to experience it firsthand. Riddick is voiced by none other than Vin Diesel and it makes the game just perfect.
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
There’s always a good time to give a nod to a Lucasarts adventure game. You play as Indiana Jones and can do different things in an adventure game, similar to the character himself in the movies. He never solves a mystery in one singular way.
This game very nicely represents the eponymous title of the 80s, Carpenter’s movie. Maybe it’s not the best survival horror shooter of the 2000s but it’s definitely a game that does the movie justice.
The games do take something from the books but you cannot but notice the similarities with Tarkovsky’s masterpiece of the same name. Once you start walking the desolate landscape, you can certainly feel like you’re watching the movie again.
The name itself should tell you that you’re in for a scary time. A Xenomorph is chasing you and sure, you can shoot it and try to kill it but it would be futile. You’re in a ship, with small corridors and you need to survive. Sounds like Alien, alright.
This was one of the fondest games of the 90s. Back in 1992, it came out relatively close to the cartoon and was very well received. There is a lot of detail in this game, everything is quite similar to the cartoon and very engaging. Take that, Jafar!
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The movie was hated but the game is really fun if you want to let loose and kill lots of stuff in an angry, Wolverine-like way.
This movie saved the James Bond franchise by putting Pierce Brosnan as its star actor. The game was also great as it showed that you can play shooters on a console without many issues.