Movies and video games usually go hand in hand. But there aren’t many incredible video games that came out after a movie. Why? Because they’re made to be an extension of the franchise, along with memorabilia, apparel, and other fan-related items, instead of self-sustained products. The good news is, there are some movie-inspired video games that were done extremely well!
We’re not talking about Harry Potter games here, no. Although in all honesty, the Harry Potter series of games was decent, this list comes with the most incredible, fun and adventurous games made from movies, or movie series, you can ever find available right now. These games are events on their own, and would be awesome even without the movie. Some are better than the cinematic releases even!
Turning Movies Into Games
Turning a movie into a video game requires many things, besides a good budget. First, the scenario of the movie has to be turned into a playable one, with quests and targets that gamers have to go through. Then the visuals and audio parts of the movie have to be gamified. Next comes the additions, the things that turn the movie into a definitive video game, the perks!
The Most Incredible Movie-Inspired Games
Movies and video games have come in a bundle for ages now. Many are good, but a few are incredible. Here are our seven top picks when it comes to movies made into video games, and why we think it’s a great idea for you to give them a shot. The order is random, but we vouch for each title that we recommend here!
Marvel’s Avengers - Few are those who've never heard of the Avengers franchise. The legendary movies have been turned into the "Marvel's Avengers" video game, in which Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow, and Captain America are put into a solid campaign of fighting, cooperation, and world-saving from doom.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - Of course, you'd have a Star Wars title in this list, as the series is one of the best ever made in the history of movies. Fallen Order is all about you turning into a Jedi, with a customizable lightsaber, Force management, and so on!
Jurassic World Evolution - One of the most acclaimed video games made from a movie ever made, this title is spectacular on all fronts. This simulator puts you in the role of the park's manager, spread over 5 islands, and where everything can and eventually will go wrong. It's a masterpiece of a simulator, no doubt about it!
Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Lord of the Rings is one of the most legendary of all movie series. This Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a reinterpretation of the epic saga in video game format. It's made into a prequel of the movies, offering RPG features and battles against the armies of mighty Sauron.
Mad Max - If there's one movie that's about action, weirdness, and craziness, Mad Max is that movie... and now a video game! This particular title came out just after Fury Road was released. An open-world action-adventure game, Mad Max puts you in the shoes of Max Rockatansky, with whom you'll adventure through deathly lands and missions.
Blair Witch - Horror movie fans will surely know this one. Inspired by the famous film, Blair Witch turns you into Ellis Lynch, who's accompanied by his dog Bullet. While searching for a missing child in the forest, you need to crack puzzles and dive deeper and deeper into the mystery.
Alien: Isolation - Alien still is one of the most impressive movie series ever made. The level of detail and immersion the movies are offering is incredible. Alien: Isolation is a video game representation of the movie world. A survival horror, Isolation will have you broken out from the world, playing as the daughter or Ripley 15 years after the events of the film.
What Next For Movie-Gaming Fans
Now that we’ve settled the seven most amazing video games coming out after a movie, let’s look a tad into the future and see what’s next for this combo genre. Here are two movies, this time, that are about to be launched and that is made after some famous video gaming releases.
Minecraft: The Movie - It was bound to happen! One of the most successful games ever made is being turned into a film, and the release date is set for next year, on March 4th. Peter Sollett is the director of the movie, telling the story of a teenage girl who tries to save the Overworld from an Ender Dragon.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners - Turned into an anime series rather than a movie, Cyberpunk 2077 will be reinterpreted as a Netflix production in early 2022, based on the latest news. Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka will take care of the score of the film, directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi.