Friday, February 5, 2016

10 Games Based Upon Movies

Many aspects of pop culture influence today’s video games. None of this is more apparent with the movie industry which has provided inspiration for numerous games. This association has proved successful given the fact that the gaming industry has surpassed that of the movies in terms of revenue.

Indiana Jones & the Fate of Atlantis

The Indiana Jones saga has lent itself quite nicely to video game play. In the game, Jones finds his way through one problem after the next. Originally released in 1992, the game later was made into a version compatible for the Wii in 2009.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

This game is an updated version of the previous Two Towers game. Cooperative game play is supported which is a plus. Initially, the game was available for PlayStation 2 and Windows. Given the game’s popularity it was eventually made available for Game Cube and Wii.

Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix

The best game in the series; it was also the first Harry Potter game to be adapted for the Wii. The game also had its own special soundtrack developed specifically for the game, composed by James Hannigan and conducted by Allan Wilson.


Set in 1991, this game features the main cast from the movie.  In the game, the player is a new member joining the paranormal fighting team. A popular game, Ghostbusters sold more than 1 million copies.

Spider-man 2

A surprising and much better sequel to the first Spiderman game, fans can really experience what it would be like to fill Spiderman’s shoes. Players can opt to swing around several major landmarks within New York City including Manhattan and Ellis Island. 

Casino Royale

Designed for smartphones, this game chronicles James Bond through the course of this movie including a high stakes poker game. Expect to find the same excitement in the game as shown on the big screen by Daniel Craig, Bond’s portrayer. Alternately, casino games can also be played on sites like which shows the best offers from brands like Gaming Club.

The Thing

For both consoles and PCs, this older game (2002) perfectly captures the terrifying horror from the Thing movies in the unforgiving continent of Antarctica.  Developed for multiple gaming platforms, The Thing was a smashing success with a high volume of sales.  A sequel was in the works but later cancelled. 

Blade Runner

Not surprising that movie about a robot hunter would be a hit as a video game.  Unlike some of the other games on this last, Blade Runner is not a direct adaptation of the movie. Rather this video game is considered to be a side-quel which runs parallel to the original movie plot. 

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Providing the perfect gaming objective, players take on the role of robots seeking to kill other robots. Given the popularity of the films, game developers also adapted it to for play on multiple platforms which helped to spur the game’s popularity. 

Wolverine Uncaged

Gamers take on the role of Wolverine as they maneuver through various obstacles using their sharp claws to get them out of perilous situations. Of all the platforms, the version produced for the Xbox 360 had the greatest sales. 

While many games have been influenced by movies, there also have been many movies that were made following the premises of a popular game. 

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