Videogames based from Movies generally suck. That?s almost the case on every videogame released with a movie tie-in. Games like Street Fighter: The Movie, Fight Club, Total Recall, and Tomorrow Never Dies,?are just a few examples of these. Fortunately, there are a few games that actually pull the right strings at the right time. Who would have thought that there are actually games with movie tie-ins that didn?t suck at all?
Take for example, The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers and Return of The King. This game for PC and PlayStation 2 are some of the best hack-and-slash games of their time. Featuring RPG-like mechanics like upgrading your skills, leveling up your characters and more. It felt like a modern-day Gauntlet game and it was the best looking multiplayer game of its time.
Another game worth checking are the Godfather games on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. While it may seem like another generic open world sandbox game, it still showed its promise with a very remarkable storyline, mechanics (which improved a lot on the second game in the series), and good gameplay. You couldn?t say that it was just a GTA or Mafia ripoff and it can actually stand on its own as a great game.
Last but not the least, The Amazing Spider Man 1 and 2. This one?s easily one of the best open-world games out there, and who would have thought that it actually has a movie tie-in. The good thing about this game is that, it never felt like it was stuck to the movie?s story because it had its own storyline, which was adequately long enough for a game. The gameplay mechanics are very well balanced as well. This could pretty much be Batman: Arkham City without too much ?darkness? and ?stealthy approach?. The Amazing Spider Man is a must get for any fan of the game comic book, but people who are relatively new to the superhero (seriously!!?!), Can still appreciate the game just as anybody would.
Other honorable mentions are Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, Blade Runner, any LEGO games, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, etc.
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