A long time ago, in Hollywood, distributors discovered the wonderful secret of making money easy – video games based on movies. If you hire cheaper developers and order a computer game based on the film for the premiere, the benefits would be sufficient so that you don’t have to worry about anything and don’t demand a masterpiece from the developers.
There are also exceptions to this rule. In the eight- and sixteen-bit era, sensible-themed platformers came out almost every second film, and therefore we won’t take into account the games of that time. Since the mid-nineties, movie-based video games have become worth their weight in gold. These are the ones we are going to talk about now.
Ubisoft initially decided to make one of the best video games based on movies. Here Michel Ansel came in handy – a master of the adventure genre, who helped the company more than once. Has helped out now. The game gained some inner peace and meaning and managed to attract a knowledgeable audience. In fact, this is a linear action movie with a first-person view and two main characters, and each has its own gameplay.
Screenwriter Jack Driscoll sneaks across Skull Island and fights hordes of dinosaurs. There are few cartridges, health is flimsy, survive as you want. The other protagonist is King Kong himself! He fights hand-to-hand, tears the throats of reptiles and generally has fun from the heart.
A very correct and pleasant contrast, without which the game would tire you three times faster. Well, this is how it turned out to be a role model. So that other developers know how to make a good product with little effort and with the necessary papers.
Raven Software made X-Men Origins: Wolverine sweet. Or rather, a harsh and balanced slasher. Wolverine was naturally released from the leash and set a bunch of villains and even heroes on him. Claws sparkle, blood flows like a river, enemies surround from all sides!
Raven also played on Logan’s healing factor. After the great cut, Wolverine is so exhausted that shreds of meat hang from his ribs, you won’t find a living place. After a while, the wounds heal – but not behind the scenes, but right before our eyes. “Bloody” fetishism! Rumor has it that this masterpiece can soon be included in the PS4 games based on movies list.
Pirates of the Caribbean
After the release of the first Corsairs in 2000, Akella set out to make a sequel. And “Corsairs 2” were already getting close to release when the unthinkable happened. Disney was preparing for the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean, but where could such a film be without game accompaniment? Money tycoons wisely judged that collecting “muck based on” is more expensive for themselves, and therefore they were looking for ready-made.
A few months later, the game was released, adjusted to the symbolism of the film. All the signs are there: battles at sea, boarding, trade, and adventure. True, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” gained unnecessary gloss, and the spirit of the “Corsairs” weakened. And there was less freedom. But if we abstract from the first “Corsairs” and think of the game as a project based on a film, then everything is not so bad, and such good games based on old movies have the right to exist.
Back to the Future
Episodic cartoon games based on the greatest movie “Back to the Future” – is this the continuation of the film we wanted to see after so many years? However, the Telltale idea was personally approved by Robert Zemeckis. And Dr. Emmett Brown spoke in the voice of Christopher Lloyd. Already solid.
In the game version of Back to the Future, there is no longer the absurd logic of “Sam and Max” and the puzzles have not yet been amputated, as in “The Walking Dead”. The format is usual: five episodes, two to three hours each. The story continues a few months after Doc’s departure on the time train. Brown’s home is about to go under the hammer, and the owner himself went to jail … in the 1930s. Marty breaks down to help out a friend – and once again changes reality. And then he cleans up the consequences.
Star Wars: Episode I – Racer
The culmination of our list of video games based on movies is Star Wars: Episode I – Racer. Do you remember the remarkable race in the first episode of Star Wars, when Qui-Gon almost lost young Anakin by dice? A whole game was built on its basis! Give any unit to steer any of the riders, and there are amusing cars come across. With a flamethrower, for example, or with other not very legal bells and whistles. Eight planets are ready to receive pilots and put them on the racetrack.
Actually, the race is special here, and not redrawn from Hot Pursuit. Karas race at a truly breakneck speed, the tracks have one name: the terrain is rugged, teeming with hidden passages and dangers.
The game quickly teaches you to maneuver in tight corridors. At the same time, of course, there is no realistic physics. For fans of car arcades, this is not so important, and connoisseurs of “Star Wars” are delighted.The blog authors were happy to find top movies, on the basis of which people developed exciting games, and share them with our readers. If you are a fan of movies from the nineties, then try to play at least one of these games. But if we talk about movies that were based on games, then they are good too.
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