Top 10 Best Video Games Based Movies Ever Made (UPDATED)Posted By: Shraddha Roy | August 23, 2017
There will rarely be a person who has not craved to witness the games he has played on an almost fanatic level to be cinematized on the big screen. Fortunately, many of the video games that were immensely popular in their gaming existence were portrayed brilliantly in the cinematic world. Here is a splendid list of the Top 10 best video games based movies ever made.
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Top 10 Best Video Games Based Movies Ever Made
It banked its appeal on being extremely bloody, visceral and just plain nasty. The movie, however, truned out to be a sanguine, made-for-children affair with a terrible techno title track and a long-haired Christopher Lambert well beyond his sell-by-date. The best thing you can feel about Mortal Kombat is that it’s not as bad as was the Jean Claude Van Damme movie based on Street Fighter. Or the one based on Dead Or Alive. Or also Tekken. But it happens to be one of the Top 10 best video games based movies ever made.
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Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Even for the low expectations we held for the Resident Evil: Apocalypse film, it barely managed to be even a disappointment. The set-up is much more evocative of the game itself, but Apocalypse simply uses the Resident Evil brand advantage to recycle a fairly pedestrian zombie (read: infected) storyline and the second film shows a franchise already beginning to run out of steam. Bad as it was though, it’s still way better than Mortal Kombat, and makes the list of the Top 10 best video games based movies ever made.
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Lara Croft: The Cradle of Life
The second Lara Croft film, Lara Croft: The Cradle of Life, defied all sorts of expectations, logic and reality itself by expertly managing to be even sillier than the first installment before, while being only half as entertaining too. However, Jolie is still brilliant and also the supporting cast which includes Gerard Butler and Djimoun Hounsoun is always worth a watch. Lara Croft films aren’t really good as a rule; but it looks like there might be even more coming.
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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
The Final Fantasy franchise has offered some of the most fanatical fans being in existence. They are so loyal and committed to the Square Enix’s JRPG mega-sellers that an entire spin-off industry has also been created to satiate their needs accordingly. Final Fantasy fans buy books, CDs, figurines, key chains, perfumes,merchandise, energy drinks, dongles, stuffed toys – in fact anything if it’s a part of the Final Fantasy brand, and it comfortably makes the list of the Top 10 best video games based movies ever made.
As a video game Max Payne was an astounding package. It was the perfect mix of stylish shooting action and knowing satire and at the time of its hyped release, its bullet-time gunplay made it a real groundbreaking piece of mass entertainment. By the time the film came out though, bullet-time had been used by almost every second film coming out of Hollywood so on screen it sort of just looked derivative. Not only that, but Max Payne made the horrific mistake of taking itself too seriously. Still, it doesn’t make the mistake of not clinching a title in the list of the Top 10 best video games based movies ever made.
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While it’s not exactly what you’d call a great film, or even a decent one, we have to really own up to possessing a small soft corner for Paul W.S. Anderson’s schlock horror flick Resident Evil. The story is absolute garbage, but the mood succeeds in playing on the viewer’s nerves rather successfully.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
The first of two films casting Angelina Jolie as the most famous female character appeared in gaming is utterly silly and altogether rather forgettable. However, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider deserves appreciation as Jolie is the perfect choice to play the character Croft. Not only does she nail the lithe athleticism and the rapier wit of the Tomb Raider protagonist, she’s equal parts brains, brawn and the raw sex appeal.
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It isn’t a very good film. It’s really humourless. It’s bleak. It feels like it takes a rather small age to sit through, probably because of the fact that it uses too much slow motion in an attempt to appear stylish. However, in Timothy Olyphant, Hitman at least enjoys a lead actor that does some justice to the source material. For most of the film, Olyphant has maintained the stoic pragmatism of Agent 47 down cold. It deserves a place in the list of the Top 10 best video games based movies ever made.
Until Prince Of Persia blew into town and made history, this lumpy adaptation of Konami’s premier horror title won the pack by a country mile. However, unlike Bruckheimer’s memorable film,Silent Hill takes liberties with its gaming franchise’s mythos and ends on around five minutes of garbage exposition.
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Prince of Persia
As far as the Top 10 best video games based movies ever made are concerned, Prince of Persia is at the very top of the list. Jerry Bruckheimer’s sand, sorcery and swordplay blockbuster may be considered as disposable popcorn fare, but at least it’s extremely watchable popcorn fare. It’s fun, it doesn’t really take itself too seriously and it even manages successfully to convey what made the games so much enjoyable without copying them in a wholesale fashion. It’s the best film adaptation of a video game that was ever made, even if that isn’t really saying very much.
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