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Top 5 Video Games Based On Movies

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If I can be serious for a moment (sick Lance Storm reference), it’s time to count down my favorite video games based on movies. There are a number of these, and the overwhelming majority of ’em are shitty. Did anyone ever play the “Iron Man” games? They were the absolute worst. Thankfully, this isn’t about the worst. I get to skip past all of the doodoo caca, and get right to the good stuff.

So, without any further ado. let’s get into it.

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

This game was the bomb. It has a co-op campaign, which is one of my favorite things in video games. Mainly, because I suck at video games, but I also do enjoy playing with another person. It was especially fun here. If you couldn’t handle something or someone as Aragorn or Gimli, then here comes Legolas to fire off a bunch of arrows, and save the day. It works either way, but I really only ever played as Legolas.

He was definitely the best character to play as. It was the bow and arrow that did it. As long as you stayed stocked up on arrows, you were good. You could just murk people, left and right.

Space Jam

if you’re questioning this entry, then I need you to do me a favor and bounce. This game rules. Take away all of the stuff that makes basketball one of the most boring sports in the world to watch, add in the friggin’ Looney Tunes, and then you’ve got yourself a game, baby.

Everyone loves side missions now a days, right? Well, before you get to actually play basketball, as Daffy, you have to sneak into Michael Jordan’s house, and find parts of his uniform, without alerting the family dog. There’s also a Bugs mini-game. It happens after the second quarter. You have to go around and find water bottles containing Michael’s “secret stuff.”

I know what you’re thinking, “I’m sold.”

Right? The game is great.

Superman Returns/ The Amazing Spider-Man

Here’s the thing: neither of these games are very good – in regards to storytelling. In fact, they’re terrible. I gave up on tASM, and I should’ve given up on Supes. All beating that game does is ruin the open world feel. See, when you get to a point in the game, for some reason, there are no more petty criminals to stop, and you’re mostly forced to deal with these fire and ice dragons. It’s really weird and shitty.

Having said that, these two games have some of the most fun gameplay that I’ve ever experienced. They make you feel like you are actually Spider-Man or Superman. The mechanics are so fluid, especially on Spidey’s web-slinging. Don’t get me wrong, the flying is great for Superman in SR, but nothing beats the majestic quality of tASM’s web-slinging.

The Godfather

Do you enjoy the “Grand Theft Auto” series? Do you also enjoy “The Godfather”? If so, there is a game for you. This could have went horribly awry, but it didn’t. The game is tremendous. There’s an open world, which is essential in game such as this. There’s also a stacked cast. Original cast members Robert Duvall, James Caan, Marlon Brando, and Abe Vigoda all returned to their roles. Al Pacino, unfortunately, chose to lend his voice and likeness to the “Scarface” game.

Spider-Man 2

You had to guess this was coming, right? I loved this game. There’s no better way to put it. When I was younger, I was all about the Spider-Man films. So, when this came out, I had to have it. I went over to Blockbuster and rented it. Then I went home, and played it for twelve hours straight, eventually beating it. I’ve never done that before, and haven’t done it since. I love video games, mind you – I just never had the attention span for that sort of gaming.

It was because of the game. For twelve hours, my awkward, sickly 15 year-old self was Spider-Man. I got lost in that world, and what more could you really ask for from a video game?

On a side note: after twelve hours, and beating the game – I accidentally skipped the last cut scene. I watched every single one that came before, and had every intention of watching the final one – but I pressed x at the wrong time.