The Five Best Games Based on Movies

Stu at Sushimonster85 writes 'Game’s based on movie licenses have been hit hard, publishers are no longer able to rely on relatively small budgets to knock out a quick console game, based on the summers big action blockbuster. Few seem to mourn the lack of movie licensed games, their quality had become a running joke with gamers, tending to be hastily thrown together, basic games, made on both a tight budget and short timescale. There were, however, a few exceptions, games that actually lived up to the movies they were based on, and in some instances, far surpassing them. Here we take a look at five of the best games based on movies, there’s more than you might think.'

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deathtok1323d ago

Hell yes to Sega's Aladdin. Great platformer and nailed the feel of the movie.

OhMyGandhi1323d ago

Escape From Butcher Bay remains of the very best games I've ever played. I would also like to add Toy Story 3 to the list, one of the most enjoyable "sandboxes" I've played. Other games include:
The Thing for Playstation 2, Jurassic Park for Sega Genesis, and Ghostbusters for last gen systems.

WeAreLegion1323d ago

Totally agree with all of those. Toy Story 3 went overlooked by so many people. Excellent game.

WeAreLegion1323d ago

I wish more people had played The Grinch.

ironfist921323d ago

X-Men Origins Wolverine and Ghostbusters The Video Game were excellent too.

gamejediben1323d ago

Usually with licensed games, the game is good ONLY if it comes out a year or more AFTER the film. There are a few exceptions though. Spider-Man 2, the Toy Story games and Chronicles of Riddick launched with the respective film. But that's not the case with most of the others:

Disney's Aladdin (Genesis) - 1 year later
GoldenEye 007 - 2 years later
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (contained the 1st two movies' plots) - 1 year later
The Warriors - 25 years later

Usually the best games are based loosely on the property as in the case of all the Star Wars & Indiana Jones as well as the recent Batman Arkham & Shadow of Mordor games.

Basically, creative freedom + plenty of development time = excellent product. Unfortunately, most licensed games are rushed to meet the film's release and only follow the film's plot and so we end up with a bunch of shovelware.

At the moment, only a few studios, like WB games, realize this.

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