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5 Must-Have Video Games Based On Movies

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A rushed development process for a video game does not necessarily need poor quality and disastrous mechanics, especially if it is based on the movie. We certainly do not need a competition to create a rushed video game, however, we do need extraordinary video games.

Space Jam (1996) ties in with the animated feature of the same name, based on the 2-dimensional Looney Tunes characters. The original Space Jam game was released on the Sony PlayStation, Sega Saturn, DOS, and MS-DOS, featured Michael Jordan (with 3-on-3 action on the basketball court). Ruining things, there was a second Space Jam movie tie-in video game this year called Space Jam: A New Legacy, (featuring Lebron James) which is a beat ‘em up game.

Space Jam: A New Legacy The Game - Gameplay Reveal

L.A. Noire (a violent crime thriller blending detective work) took 7 years in development, from 2004-2011, but was never a movie. For 7 years in development, I would prefer an indestructible video game, but please let there be no iota of glitches. 5 must-have video games based on movies are?

5.  The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butchers Bay: 

Before the events of Pitch Black (2000), Richard B. Riddick obtained the ability to see in the dark. Riddick can interact with other inmates in a triple-max security prison, choosing to scuffle with them. As a replayable, first-person perspective game, you will get used to playing as Riddick, defending yourself with screwdrivers, combat knives, scalpels, etc. 

When this game was released on Xbox and Windows back in June 1, 2004, depending on your age, you probably felt like the action star, Vin Diesel.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay - Trailer

4. TMNT (2006):

Based on the 2007 theatrical film TMNT, the video game shares the same name, with 16 story levels and 16 unlockable challenge levels. As the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Splinter tell a story, a visual flashback appears. Just think about the Konquest Mode to Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, if it had less gruesome scenes and narrators involved. 

3. Batman: The Video Game: 

Batman: The Video Game was developed by Sunsoft for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Anyone remembers playing this side-scrolling Batman game, based on the 1989 film? The Caped Crusader is capable of using three projectile weapons: the batdisc, batpoon, and batarang.

Batman Nes All Bosses

2. Spider-Man 2 (2004):

Free roaming around New York City could not be easier, it seems. Spider silk is surprisingly stronger than steel, which is no wonder how Spider-Man’s webs can consistently carry his weight. More than lengthy storytelling, the side missions of delivering pizzas within a time-limit, helping civilians, are just more than what you can ask for. 

1. The Warriors: 

The Warriors movie was released back in 1979 and the video game was released in 2005. Like the movie, after The Warriors are accused of killing Cyrus (a revered gang leader) thousands of gang members are on the hunt them. 

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.