Video games based on movies aren’t something that you wouldn’t have heard of. We have been seeing movie based video games ever since consoles first made it into our homes. Most of the times these games are viewed with scorn by fans and critics, simply because they feel the games are nothing more than graphic extension of theater. But, there are some games that have been really iconic in some way or the other. Either by the fan following it has garnered, or by the revolutionary change it has brought to the video gaming industry. While researching for the list, we noticed that there is an endless list of video games that have been based on the movies. It therefore became very difficult to narrow it down to this, but we have tried our best to present the most iconic video games we could. Read on for the list of 6 iconic video games based on movies.
6. Dark Night Rises:
Dark Night rises is a video game released by GameLoft, The action paced adventure video games is available as a mobile game for iOS and Android users. The game is based on the Dark Night Rises – a film by Christopher Nolan. In the game you can play as Batman or Catwoman to cross through 8 thrilling and exciting stages. These stages are based on the Gotham Streets to Stock exchange and the City Hall. During the course of play you can unlock Batman vehicles and his unique gadgets and enjoy the fantasy of being the Batman yourself. So, go out, fight, hide and explore the game.
5. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire:
The 1996 third person shooter video game, the Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire is a LucasArts developed games which is based on the movie by the same name. The Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire one of the few first games for the Nintendo 64. In the year 1997, the game was adjudged the third to selling Nintendo 64 game. In the game the story is placed as a back story between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and the Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire. All you have to do is control the mercenary Dash Rendar to help Luke Skywalker rescue Princess Leia.
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King:
Based on the movie of the same name, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a video game that has three paths of game play, each comprising of different set of characters. The video game is based on a very competitive rating system. It requires the player to get as many hits possible, without minimum injury to himself. The experience bar fills when you have less damage and more hits. However the bar drops if you happen to take long breaks during fights.
3. R.I.P.D. The Game:
R.I.P.D. The Game is a very distinct co-operative, third person shooter video game, which was released just recently in July this year. Based on the 3D supernatural action-adventure film, R.I.P.D the game is set around a survival mode, where you partner with someone on a mission to otherworld to protect the living from destruction. A good teamwork and educated use of arsenal and weapons is the key to defeating the enemies and reforming peace in the world. Developed by Old School Games, the R.I.P.D, the Game is a new video game, but it has certainly been a trend setter in its own rights.
2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park:
The action-adventure video game, The Lost World: Jurassic park is developed by DreamWorks Interactive in collaboration with Appaloosa Interactive. Released in 1997 on Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn, The Lost World: Jurassic park is based on the movie with the same name. You can play as a ranger at Isla Sumar. Through the game you will be required to protect your vehicle from attacking dinosaurs.
1. Ghostbusters: The video game:
Ghostbusters: The video game was released in 2009 and it is part of the Ghostbusters franchise. The game is developed for all major gaming platforms (consoles) including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS etc. The game inducts you as a new member in the Ghostbusters (a team of parapsychologists) who search for and capture ghosts. The game has basic features that make it a third person shooter, but here instead of a gun, you will use a laser-beam-based weapon to try and fight and capture ghosts.