Ghostbusters: The Video Game Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Ghostbusters: The Video Game RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 10 Worst Reviewed Games of 2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/s2103/10-worst-reviewed-games-of-2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/s2103/10-worst-reviewed-games-of-2016 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 04:00:01 -0500 Curtis Dillon

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Well there you have it -- the awful, the bad, and the ugly. Some titles on this list were disappointing because they had potential to be great games (i.e. Alekhine's Gun, Weeping Doll), while a few others were laughably bad, (like Soda Drinker Pro).

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Like I said at the beginning of this list, if there is a positive to be taken, it's the fact that none of the games on this list were downright unplayable -- at least not the way Afro Samuari or World Cup Rugby were last year. Heck, not every game on this list would be a complete waste of your time and money, but there are definitely better things to spend it on.

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2016 boasted many great video games like those pictured above. In fact, we'll be doing a Best of 2016 list really soon, so be sure to check back here for that rundown!

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Did any of you actually play any of these titles? Are they as bad as we think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and stay tuned to GameSkinny!

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1. Ghostbusters

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Metacritic Score: 30 (User Score: 0.6)
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You know what happens when you take a franchise like Ghostbusters and make an atrocious video game? Hmm? Activision, you just made the list!

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Wrestling references aside, you would think it would be fairly easy by now to make a fun 4-player game that utilizes the Ghostbusters license, and yet here we are. Activision and FireForge Games clearly wanted to copy the Helldivers/Alienation formula, but they missed the key component of those titles: fun gameplay.

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You could maybe forgive the bad sound design, bad script, bad story, and sheer repetitiveness if the game was fun to play, but it's far from it. Sadly this is just another example of a terrible game made to service a movie deadline.

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2. Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival

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Metacritic Score: 31 (User Score: 4.5)
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The Kick Off series dates all the way back to 1989, and back then it was a critically adored smash hit. Well, jump forward almost 30 years and the formula just ain't popular anymore.

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Importantly, Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival is seemingly less of a game than the 1989 original. It features shoddy graphics, cheesy music, and (literally) one or two sound effects. Just like its predecessor, Kick-Off Revival has only 3 modes and uses only one button to kick/head/tackle the ball.

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Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival is proof that some things are just better left in the past, where nostalgia can gloss over impurities.

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3. Soda Drinker Pro

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Metacritic Score: 31 (User Score: 4.7)
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Now, here we have the worst visuals imaginable. (Seriously, how freakin' bad can a video game look?) This looks like it was made in Microsoft Paint, and would make the list for simply looking this bad.

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Soda Drinker Pro is a soda-drinking simulator...whatever the heck that means. Allegedly akin to a flight simulator, the objective is to -- you guessed it -- drink from a cup. You traverse levels and drink until the cup is empty. That's all there is. It might not be as basic and insane as My Name Is Mayo, but Soda Drinker Pro really is asking a lot for anyone to spend money on it.

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Even in a world where farming simulators and a goat simulator can be big successes, I don't think anyone was asking for this.

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4. Weeping Doll

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Metacritic Score: 34 (User Score:3.8)
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Without doubt, Weeping Doll is far and away the prettiest game on this entire list. But as we all know, looks are far from everything.

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Weeping Doll is a VR horror game that only lasts around an hour, and offers very little in the way of interactivity. The narrative is delivered via voice-over, which robs the game of much of its eerieness -- and the VR isn't offensively bad but up-close the objects are very blurry, which could cause a headache.

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All in all, Weeping Doll isn't the worst game on this list, especially as a proof-of-concept VR title. But it fails to deliver in most regards, and clocking in at the hour mark makes this one very hard to recommend.

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5. 7 Days To Die

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Metacritic Score: 35 (User Score: 5.2)
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7 Days To Die is an open-world, sandbox zombie game, that is much more H1Z1 than it is State of Decay.

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First and foremost, it's startling that a game can look this awful in 2016. I mean, it reaffirms the concerns that the Xbox and PlayStation stores are seriously lacking in quality control. This level of crappiness is to be expected in the deep depths of Steam, or all over the App Store, but you don't expect to find it on consoles.

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And yet, Telltale Games actually published this series. I'm not sure what Telltale saw in 7 Days To Die that made the developer want to publish the game. But is an ugly, glitchy mess that no-one should waste their time on.

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6. Langrisser Re:Incarnation - TENSEI

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Metacritic Score: 35 (User Score:6.3)
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I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you've never even heard of Langrisser Re:Incarnation - TENSEI, well don't worry, you're better off not knowing it.

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A 3DS game from developer Masaya, Langrisser is a strategy-simulation RPG in the same vein as Fire Emblem, minus all of the charm and quality. Amazingly, the Langrisser series has been around since 1991 but this might be the worst installment yet.

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The action is lackluster and downright boring, while the visuals leave a lot to be desired -- even on the 3DS. The biggest problem with this title is that it's so close to the competition that its flaws are glaring in comparison.

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7. Umbrella Corps

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Metacritic Score: 36 (User Score: 2.3)
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Ahh, the last straw for the Resident Evil series...as we knew it. After the mega-success of Resident Evil 4, developer Capcom seemingly misunderstood what we loved about the series. In the follow-ups to the masterpiece, Capcom chose to focus on big-budget action (as opposed to survival horror), and the series took a serious downturn as a result.

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Just when you thought the series couldn't get any worse, Capcom followed-up Resident Evil 6 with Umbrella Corps - a multiplayer shooter. Clearly Capcom was attempting to capitalise on the success of the FPS genre but it didn't believe enough in Umbrella Corps to give it the RE branding. Well, that turned out to be a smart decision; Corps is a clumsy, ugly, un-fun mess that should have been aborted.

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While Umbrella Corps was undoubtedly the ultimate low-point for the Resident Evil series, it's great to know that Resident Evil 7 is about to release and looks like a genuine return to form.

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8. Alekhine's Gun

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Metacritic Score: 36 (User Score: 3.7)
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Cold war games are extremely rare, despite it being a fascinating period in history. So when one comes around you want it to be good. Well, want all you like -- Alekhine's Gun is not the game you've been waiting for.

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Although it borrows from great stealth games like Hitman and Splinter Cell, Alekhine's Gun never quite managed the level of polish or design ingenuity of those titles. It's even been said that the game outright rips off some levels from early Hitman games, and still couldn't match the quality of the almost-two-decade-old series.

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Although it features a great premise, and time period, Alekhine's Gun fails to hit the mark.

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9. Coffin Dodgers

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Metacritic Score: 36 (User Score: 4.4)
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On the face of it, Coffin Dodgers is a pretty great idea for a game. The grim reaper comes to take the lives of the residents of a retirement home, so they hop on their mobility scooters and try to outrun him. Kart racers are usually great -- they're hard to screw up -- but Coffin Dodgers did just that.

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The mechanics are everything in a kart racer, which is partially why Mario Kart is so fantastic, and Coffin Dodgers definitely needed some more time in the oven to balance out the gameplay. You'll find yourself braking with frustrating regularity -- and should you find yourself in 1st place, you'd have to throw the race away to actually lose.

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It's a shame how this one turned out because the visuals are nice, the idea fun, and the soundtrack lively. Alas, Coffin Dodgers is one better left in the grave.

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10. Ace Banana

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Metacritic Score: 38 (User Score: 4.8)
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You'd be forgiven for thinking that a VR game in which you play as a banana with a knack for archery couldn't be anything but amazing. Sadly, Ace Banana for PSVR is anything but ace. Sorry.

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Ace Banana sees waves of monkeys trying to steal your banana friends, forcing you to pull out your bow and ward them off -- using the Move controllers. The actual act of shooting the arrows is OK, but not as accurate or responsive as one would hope, and the visuals are like that of a PS2 (or Wii U) game.

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Ace Banana isn't a broken game, but it's a PSVR launch title that Sony will be hoping you forget sooner rather than later.

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2016 was home to many great video games, but you'd be wrong to think it was all fun and good times. Unfortunately every year sees many more terrible games get released than it does great ones, and 2016 saw some serious stinkers.

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I guess one upside to this year's list is that it doesn't feature a single game as bad as the worst from 2015 -- Alone In The Dark: Illumination. Nor does this list of games feature many recognizable franchises, whereas last year had big-hitters like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Afro Samurai, and more.

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Alas, that's about as good of a spin as I can put on this list. The upcoming games you're about to read about are the very worst of the worst, be they completely broken or just downright terrible. Two things worth mentioning though. The scores from these games (and therefore their listing) comes from Metacritic. Also this is a list of bad games, not disappointing, so don't expect No Man's Sky to make an appearance!

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So, without further ado, your eyes on the very worst that 2016 had to offer!

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New Ghostbusters Developer Fireforge Goes Bankrupt https://www.gameskinny.com/o76r9/new-ghostbusters-developer-fireforge-goes-bankrupt https://www.gameskinny.com/o76r9/new-ghostbusters-developer-fireforge-goes-bankrupt Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:02:44 -0400 H3nleY

If you didn't like the new Ghostbusters movie, or the new Ghostbusters game, you weren't alone. Fireforge Games, the developers of the video game adaptation of the movie, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy just 3 days after releasing the new game.

According to the bankruptcy filings, the company has been attempting to sell of any assets they own throughout the month of July, in a desperate attempt to pay off their $12 million debt. While this could be associated with the enormous hate for the movie not including the original cast, it was mostly because the game was just bad.

On Metacritic, the PC version has an overall score (OC) of 41, the PS4 version has an OC of 31, as does the Xbox One version. While Jason D'Aprile of GameSpot just called the game "boring" and a "slog", Justin McElroy of Polygon called the game "a deplorable, cynical bit of licensed drivel that wouldn't be worth the $50 asking price if the instruction manual were printed on a $50 bill."

A good reason why the game was so bad at launch was because of its 8 month development period. Indeed, a full AAA game published by Activision in 8 months. This was most likely so they were able to get the game out at the same time as the movie. Clearly it didn't work out as they had hoped, and the company declared its bankruptcy on July 15th. 

The History of Fireforge

Fireforge has a long history of failed projects. The company was founded in Irvine, California by ex-Blizzard employee Tim Campbell in 2011. The developer has started and stopped production on two MOBA-like games over the past five years.

One of those games, code-named Zeus, was supposed to be published by the Razer. The other game, code-named Atlas, was funded by the Chinese giant Tencent, which also owns 37% of Fireforge.

Because of these failed projects, records show that Fireforge owes around $11.3 million to Tencent and is entangled in a lawsuit, currently on hold, with a Singapore-based private company called Min Productions -- which just happens to be owned by Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. Tan claims that Fireforge used Razer's money for Project Zeus to work on Tencent's Project Atlas. Fireforge claims the opposite, saying they only stopped work on Zeus once Razer stopped paying them.

The End

It remains to be seen whether or not Fireforge can pull through both the lawsuits, their debt, and bankruptcy. Perhaps they will somehow manage to resurrect themselves once all of this over -- yet somehow, I very much doubt it.

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The Best Games Based on Movies and TV Shows https://www.gameskinny.com/hfd7y/the-best-games-based-on-movies-and-tv-shows https://www.gameskinny.com/hfd7y/the-best-games-based-on-movies-and-tv-shows Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:17:00 -0400 Dennis Adame

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There you have it, the four best games based on movies/shows. All of these are great games that you should play regardless of whether or not you like the thing they are related to. I hope you enjoyed this list. Any games I missed? Let me know in the comments. 

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The Walking Dead: A Telltale Series (2012)

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Honestly, not much can be said about this game that hasn't already been said. This is one of the best games that I have played in the 22 years that I have been on this earth.

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The story is about Lee and Clem and the amazing journey that the two go on during the first few months of the zombie apocalypse. The game is a roller coaster of emotions, and if the ending doesn't make you cry you're a heartless monster (ok, maybe that's too far). You will be laughing at times, scared at others, and it'll feel like you just had your heart ripped out and kicked across the country by the end.

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If you have somehow managed not to play this game yet, go out and do it now. I promise that you will not be disappointed. 

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Ghostbusters The Video Game (2009)

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I have been a fan of Ghostbusters since I was a kid and saw the movies for the first time back in the 90's. I didn't actually play this game until this year, but I'm glad that I checked it out.

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You play a new addition to the team named Rookie (they don't want to bother to learn your name). You will work with the rest of the team, voiced by all the real actors, and fight hoards of ghosts. This game is actually considered to be the third movie and is a continuation of the first and second movies. So rather than spending you hard earned money going to see that new "movie" (using the term lightly), spend it on this great game and know that you didn't completely waste your money. 

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Shadow of Mordor (2014)

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This is one of the best games to come out for the next gen consoles so far. I can't remember that last time I had so much fun just screwing around in a game. You play as Talion, a former ranger of Gondor, whose spirit is tied to an elven ghost. Talion and his family are all killed during a ritual by the forces of Sauron.

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But Talion bonded with the elven ghost -- and is then returned to Mordor to take revenge on Sauron and his troops, discover the origin of the ring of power, find the truth about the elven ghost, and become a legend.

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You can buy the GOTY  edition of the game on Steam for about $40.

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Star Wars Republic Commando (2005)

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This is a game that no one seems to remember other than my friends. But it was one of the coolest games that I ever played as a kid. Imagine you took Halo, combined it with Ghost Recon, and put a Star Wars skin on it. That's what Republic Commando is.

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You command a squad of three other soldiers in a very Halo-like first person shooter. You will fight your way through armies of droids and oil will cover your screen. I don't want to give too much away because the game is so good that you really need to play it for yourself. It's only $9.99 on Steam and it is well worth every penny. 

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Since video games first started being made, movie companies have tried time and time again to make games that go along with their movies -- from E.T to Harry Potter andthe new Ghostbusters movie. Almost every one of those games is garbage, but once in a blue moon a company comes along and makes their own game using the same world as a movie/show. And we want to honor them, so here are the best four games that are based on either movies or TV shows. 

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Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman shares his opinion on 2009's Ghostbusters game https://www.gameskinny.com/yhjj9/ghostbusters-director-ivan-reitman-shares-his-opinion-on-2009s-ghostbusters-game https://www.gameskinny.com/yhjj9/ghostbusters-director-ivan-reitman-shares-his-opinion-on-2009s-ghostbusters-game Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:27:06 -0400 Joseph Ocasio

2016 hasn't been the best year for Ghostbusters fans. After the trailer for the recent remake being hated by fans -- even becoming the most disliked trailer of all time -- and the release being just a week from now, it's hard to get excited for something related to the iconic series. Last time fans got excited for something Ghostbusters related was probably the 2009 game, released last gen.

While fans and critics loved the game, the director of Ghostbusters, Ivan Reitman, was a little more mixed about it. In an  interview he told Gameinformer that he wasn't as fond of it as some might think.

“I was very thankful for it. It wasn’t as good as I had hoped, though. I know a lot of people like it a lot. I’m not a big gamer, so I’m the wrong guy to critique it. It just didn’t seem lively enough, but I thought it was good for the same reason I helped found Ghost Corps [production company]. I think it’s a great and worthwhile story to be able to continue.”

Ghostbusters: The Video Game was released on June 16th, 2009 by Terminal Reality(Xbox 360, PS3, PC versions) and Red Fly Studios(Nintendo Wii, PS2, PSP). It was one of the last projects the late Harold Ramis worked on before his passing in 2014.

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Ghostbusters game in the works https://www.gameskinny.com/byqu4/ghostbusters-game-in-the-works https://www.gameskinny.com/byqu4/ghostbusters-game-in-the-works Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:33:33 -0400 JunaeBenne

Finally, it's happening: a Ghostbusters game for new gen consoles. Activision and Sony are teaming up to bring us Ghostbusters the game, not be confused with Ghostbusters: Scantum of Slime from back in 2011.

This Ghostbusters game isn’t connected with the new movie, and therefore won’t have any of the main cast members in it. Instead, this third person RPG will require you to lead a team and save New York City. Your team may be AI, or can include other players via co-op multiplayer.

Activision released this general statement about the game:

Ghostbusters is a third-person action role-playing game positively charged for thrilling couch co-op with up to four players locally. As rookie Ghostbusters, players can level up their characters’ gear and abilities by tackling objectives, defeating ghastly creatures and discovering hidden collectibles in Manhattan’s most haunted haunts. There are four heroes to choose from, and each has his or her own unique personality and play style, bringing special strengths to support the team.”

You can also check out the official trailer for Ghostbusters below:

This new Ghostbusters game is coming this summer, July 12th. It will available on all platforms, and even mobile (eventually).

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The 10 Best Video Games Based on Movies https://www.gameskinny.com/dqhfa/the-10-best-video-games-based-on-movies https://www.gameskinny.com/dqhfa/the-10-best-video-games-based-on-movies Mon, 08 Jun 2015 07:28:27 -0400 Curtis Dillon

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So there you have it, 10 of the best video games based on movies. Of course, there are many we didn't get to, such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, King Kong, Batman NES, etc. (See how I managed to work in a few honorable mentions there?)

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So what do you guys think the best games based on movies are? Do you agree with the games listed here? Or do you think Batman begins was a load of crap? Well, let us know in the comments below! You know you want to.

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Anything By Lego

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OK, so this is a little bit of a cop-out but I felt that the Lego games deserve a shout-out. I could easily have chosen Lego Star Wars, Lego Harry Potter, Lego Lord of The Rings, Lego Indiana Jones or Lego Pirates of The Caribbean, however they're all pretty similar, so it would have been very hard to choose. TT Games always do a wonderful job with the movie properties it takes on and each game manages to feel authentic, despite having the Lego look. Any Lego movie game is worth playing and soon you will be able to get your hands on Lego Jurassic World and Lego Marvel's Avengers, so get ready for more movie awesomeness!

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Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PS3/360)

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Acting as a true sequel to Ghostbusters II, the game takes place 2 years after the movie and features most of the original cast reprising their iconic roles. This game was exactly what it needed to be: "a love letter to Ghostbuster fans," to quote Greg Miller of IGN. The game received great reviews and rightfully so, it was an incredibly faithful adaption and better than any true third movie would have been.

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Disney's Aladdin (SNES)

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Coming out a year after the classic movie, Disney's Aladdin was a very pretty 2D side scroller and a great platformer. Back in a time when every game was a 2D side scroller, and every popular movie got a tie-in, Aladdin stood out for being legitimately good and is still pretty fun today.

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Batman Begins (PS2/Xbox/Gamecube)

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This game will probably be the most surprising, but Batman Begins is incredibly underrated. For reasons I can't comprehend, this movie tie-in wasn't well received when it came out but it had so many fantastic features. For example, you could intimidate you enemies, scaring them or taking them out 1 by 1, making the remaining goons more afraid of you, until the last guy sat crying in the corner.

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You could also hide in the shadows, hang from wires, stealth attack and drive the batmobile. Importantly, Batman Begins perfectly captured the feeling of the movie, a fundamental necessity that most movie tie-ins fail to deliver. It's truly a shame the Arkham series never adopted the intimidation system from this game.

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Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear To The Rescue (PS1)

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This one may comes as a surprise to many but Toy Story 2 on PS1 was a very fun game. Playing as the awesome Buzz Lightyear, you get to navigate various nostalgic locations from the Toy Story 2 movie like Andy's bedroom, Al's Toy Barn, and the airport. Each level had numerous missions and you could travel between each location as you please in order to gain more stars and progress.

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The Godfather (PS2/PS3/Xbox/360)

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The Godfather game was a truly amazing gangster simulator. Coming in the years between GTA: San Andreas and GTA IV, The Godfather scratched our perpetual itch to cause crime and mayhem. But in all seriousness, the game used retold the story of the original movie but from a new perspective and featured great gameplay mechanics, including interrogation, fun combat, and smooth driving. The sequel was pretty great too.

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GoldenEye 007 (N64)

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There isn't much to say about this game, considering how iconic and beloved it is. For many, GoldenEye epitomizes the days of the N64. If nothing else, this game perfected local multiplayer and is played to this day.

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The Warriors (PS2/PSP/Xbox)

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Another somewhat forgotten gem, The Warriors was an incredible game from Rockstar Games. Based on the cult classic movie, The Warriors came out of nowhere but what a game it was. If you've ever played Rockstar's Bully, then you know exactly how The Warriors plays. The two games were built on the same engine and it was a really fun engine for combat. The Warriors was defined by its fighting and marked the first time in a game that I was able to pick up a brick or a glass bottle and hit enemies with them. There were many amazing moments in this game, from the blackout to the art gallery fight and every crazy moment in between. 

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Spider-Man 2 (PS2/Gamecube/Xbox)

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Potentially the best Spider-Man game ever made, Spider-Man 2 was loosely based on the movie of the same name. The open-world was full of things to do and, most importantly, fun to web-sling around. I mean, you can't tell me you didn't climb to the top of the Empire State Building, leap off, rush towards the ground and shoot a web at the last second. Then repeat. It was pure fun, something other Spidey games have often failed to replicate. The only other title that could be argued better than this, although is not a movie tie-in, was the PS1 Spider-Man classic. We deserve another great Spider-Man game, it's been 11 years.

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The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay (Xbox)

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Serving as a prequel to the 2004 movie, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay was met with critical acclaim. As one of the highest rated games on this list, TCOR drew comparisons to Metal Gear Solid, Splinter Cell, Far Cry and Half-Life - not bad. The graphics were great, the gameplay fun and well balanced between action and stealth, and Vin Diesel's voice acting was awesome. Diesel is a huge gamer himself, and he always impresses when he gets behind the mic.

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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!

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Top 5 Best Video Game Controller Mods - Enhancing Gameplay https://www.gameskinny.com/autbj/top-5-best-video-game-controller-mods-enhancing-gameplay https://www.gameskinny.com/autbj/top-5-best-video-game-controller-mods-enhancing-gameplay Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:46:42 -0400 PencilPusha

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1) The Nintendo DS Guitar Hero Guitar

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Who says playing Guitar Hero on the Nintendo DS is boring?! This guy must have thought the same thing because he came up with a way to connect a full-size Guitar Hero Guitar Controller with a Nintendo DS. He replaced the strum with the Nintendo DS, since the touchpad is the strum. He also included a way to channel the game's audio into his home theater system! Now if that isn't a cool way to enhance gameplay between the console, the controller and the player, then what is?

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2) Nintendo Entertainment System Controller Coffee Table

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Are you a Nintendo fan? Do you miss the times you played the Nintendo Entertainment System when you were a kid (for those '80s and '90s babies)? Well here's something to make you jealous: a giant Nintendo Controller that doubles as a coffee table and a real game controller! Playing with friends using only one controller was taboo...until now.

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3) The Ghostbusters Nintendo Wii Remote

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It's a custom-designed Wii remote that's ideal for any die-hard Ghostbusters fan. And the best part is that it's fully-functional! At first glance, it appears to be quite useless. But in the video, you can see that it's clearly designed to match a pair of goggles and a replica Ghostbusters Proton Pack to make the Wii experience so much better.

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4) The One-Handed Xbox 360 Controller

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This is a great idea and all, but the joystick down on the bottom of the controller looks too strenuous for the average gamer. However, this is an innovative approach to providing the joy of gaming to those with disabilities. This idea can potentially revolutionize the video game console industry as a whole. Disabled gamers need gaming love, too.

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5) The Hemp Wii Remote

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Whatever you do, don't get this controller near flames or your gaming capabilities might be temporarily impaired. This Wii Remote and Nunchuk are wrapped in hemp, a very useful, versatile (and sometimes controversial) plant. Donkey Kong would definitely use this controller if he were a gamer! It screams environmentally-friendly. This controller would be great for environment-conscious gamers. Too bad gaming requires electricity.

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Every gamer loves a great game console. But without a controller, gamers can't play their favorite games on their beloved consoles! Controllers are just as important as the console itself. The buttons, the joysticks, the wires...it all contributes to an incredible gaming experience. So what happens when controllers are modified? The gaming experience is enhanced tenfold because the connection between the controller, the console, and the player have been tightened. Check out these amazing controller mods.

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Ghostbusters Dev Terminal Reality Becomes Ectoplasmic Vapor https://www.gameskinny.com/a31cd/ghostbusters-dev-terminal-reality-becomes-ectoplasmic-vapor https://www.gameskinny.com/a31cd/ghostbusters-dev-terminal-reality-becomes-ectoplasmic-vapor Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:37:27 -0500 Ryan Kerns

The first article I wrote for GameSkinny last month was about 3 game companies that died this generation, and the impact they had left on the industry. It is never a good thing when another game studio shuts down. When that studio was responsible for the worse game of the year, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, it is a little bit easier to let go. 

The news of the closure comes from a Facebook post by Jesse Sosa, a former artist at the Dallas based studio. Sosa is probably best known for his work on Bloodrayne 2..  which came into the spotlight when the game's heroine Rayne was the first video game character to digitally "pose topless" for Playboy in 2004 (I can hear those google image searches launching already). 

If you ever saw the comedy Grandma's Boy; the Demonik game they were playing was an actual title in development by Terminal Reality for Xbox 360. I had always just assumed that was some cheap mod they made for the film, but it was actually a full blown production with a story by Clive Barker

Terminal Reality joins the graveyard of devs this year alongside Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer TimeGate Studios. I would be lying if I said I didn't find some amount of satisfaction that the studios for the two worse console games of the year are now pushing up daisies. 

I'm sure most people showing up to the funeral for these studios are mostly people looking to get a refund... but I'd like to end on a positive note.

Despite making some absolute crap games and contributing to the existance of Star Wars: Kinect; Terminal Reality for a brief moment brought Ghostbusters back to life. The game sold over a million copies, which was good enough to get a third Ghostbusters movie greenlit. Consider that a silver lining on an otherwise toxic poison cloud. 

I would like to blame everything on Sigourney Weaver. She appeared in both Ghostbusters and Aliens; both of which saw late-to-the-party game adaptions this console generation from these now dead studios. For that daring developer out there planning a game adaption of Working Girl, don't do it man! 

 

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