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5 of The Worst Video Games Based On Movies



It still amazes me how often someone can be a fan of a video game, undoubtedly thinking they know everything about the history, the upcoming release dates, and spoilers, as well as the behind-the scenes moment. Maybe you know about game designing, but there is usually someone that will join the party, revealing nerdier side. It is a bonus if they look like they came directly from the film set of the teen comedy movie, Revenge of The Nerds (1984) or Alvin Johnson (Nick Cannon) from Love Don’t Cost A Thing, before he dated Paris Morgan (Christina Milian). 

After seconds, they utter half-heard words. The good news is you can rely on that anonymous person for relevant news about video games and maybe the person is a game collector.


If you think you know about filmmaking, then maybe you would prefer attending film school. Some of the worst video games based off of movies, can have you in the corner of your bedroom, dozing off. Have you ever been so bored, you entirely forgot about all of the fun things you can be doing? Instead of playing an inferior video game, why not head to anime and comic conventions? 

Catwoman (2004) was nowhere near the best video game of all-time, but it is still underrated. Some people view the Catwoman video game as absolutely train wreck, but it had an exceptional storyline, following the movie. The game feature’s the film’s lead actress, Halle Berry, who has a catlike move set was, which not powerful, but well-rounded. She also run up walls, leap across roofs, pounce on prey, use her cat senses, and dodge bullets. 5 of the worst video games based on movies are?


5. Total Recall (1990):

Old school video games did not yet have that pizzazz that comes from the next-generation of consoles. The film grain technique hides the imperfections of the frame rate, but that is another reason why we love old school video games. What is there to oppose about Total Recall, available for the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)?  

The main character, Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has a regular, green t-shirt that you may find at Walmart. No offense to anyone shopping at Walmart.


To this day, Total Recall remains one of the best sci-fi movies. Even though the video game version follows the plot of the movie, you would not want it in your house for free, unless you collect every type of video game. Try saying Schwarzenegger’s name ten times, fast. That would be much funner than actually sweating up a storm over the unbearable Total Recall.

The striking as your only defense, looks as weak as a touch from laser tag and you are supposed to be a force to be reckoned with. Every once in a while, an enemy will pull you in an alley, then there is a one on one fight. 

4. Rocky Super Action Boxing: 

While everyone is boasting about how fabulous Rocky III still is, there is a video game, based on the movie, titled Rocky Super Action Boxing. There is no plot, has graphics that could’ve been somewhat duplicated on Etch A Sketch, and is an overall button mashing contest. 

3. High School Musical 2: Work This Out!: 

Based off of the annoying, yet popular Disney’s High School Musical 2, for the Nintendo DS, poor graphics were obviously involved. There was also a lack of a decent plot, which would make die-hard High School Musical fans (if many are still around), shred tears. 

2. RoboCop (2003): 

I’m sorry, but every time I think of RoboCop, part of me remembers the 1990 action-comedy, Kindergarten Cop. That means that RoboCop being a playable guest character in Mortal Kombat 11, was uncalled for, but I can see why fans love him.

RoboCop is a cybernetically-enhanced Detroit Police Department Officer. When he was just a human, known as Officer Alex James Murphy, he was killed in a line of duty, but now, he is out for revenge.


The graphics are a letdown and the voiceover should be worth 5 demerits. What else about this miserable game? The game was complicated to load for some users.

1. Charlie’s Angels (2003):

If someone would’ve told me that the Charlie’s Angel’s video game would’ve been a nightmare, I would be in disbelief.

There is poor camera views. Oh! You don’t believe me? There are plenty of footage of the gameplay online, where there are invisible walls, and undesirable mechanics (with the same move sets), and horrible graphics.

Hopefully, you did not play Charlie’s Angels, running the risk of experiencing an excessive amount of graphical glitches. 

How about updating the Charlie’s Angels and creating a cheat code option, just so the game does not glitch? Or actually, the develops can fix the game in it’s entirety and release a long overdo masterpiece. 

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.