The 10 Best Video Games Based on Movies

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Video games based on movies are usually disasters. However, there is the odd instance in which the game turns out surprisingly great. Today we're going to countdown 10 of the best video games based on movies. Let's check out those rare gems!

Published Jun. 8th 2015
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  • Elijah Beahm
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    What is particularly amazing about Riddick is that it still holds up, even today. I got to play the first four hours or so with a GOG.com copy, and it runs like a dream and has some of the gameplay ideas the developers would later include in Syndicate and Wolfenstein: The New Order. Ridiculously ahead of its time.

    That said, Arkham Knight is actually bringing back the ideas of Batman Begin's "FEAR" system. There's a new multi-enemy "Fear Takedown" that works somewhat similar to Splinter Cell's Mark & Execute, but it relies on you intimidating enemies to charge up for it.

    Wow, and here I was thinking I was the only guy who played Toy Story 2! I still kind of want to go back and beat it all the way through. Some of those boss fights were surprisingly challenging back in the day.

    I can think of a great game that wasn't a movie tie-in so much as a comic book one: Death Junior. It released for the PSP and Wii, and ALMOST got a film, but instead got two graphic novels and a single mini-series manga. On the upside, it later lead to the creation to a spiritual successor comic series, Courtney Crumrin, which was like if C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and a horror movie had a baby.
  • Curtis Dillon
    Yeah when I was doing my research I was surprised at how good Riddick still is, even graphically it's pretty good!

    I didn't know Arkham Knight had "Fear Takedowns", that's exciting, that was one of the most fun aspects of Batman Begins. Another game that was a little ahead of its time if you ask me!

    I played Toy Story 2 a few months back on my Vita and it's still challenging. The game obviously looks a little janky but retains its charm and fun. It's worth checking out again but it is hard, possibly due to the camera primarily.

    I haven't ever heard of Death Junior but it sounds really cool. I must check if it's on PSN for Vita!

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