Thursday, March 15, 2012

Top 5 video games based on movies

Ah, the ever classic movie tie-in.  It's the bane of quality video gaming, full of rushed games and frustrating controls.  Every now and again, however, a shining gem appears out of nowhere.  Here's five of them, epic games based on movies.

5: Enter The Matrix

 This one is going to ruffle some feathers, but I honestly enjoyed Enter The Matrix.  It was an entertaining lead-in to The Matrix Reloaded, and the inclusion of scenes from the movies before the movies arrive is a really cool marketing idea.  If nothing else, it built hype for the coming film.

4: Terminator Salvation

If you haven't read Treasure Bin's review of Terminator Salvation, go read it now.  Do it.  Terminator Salvation had the atmosphere of John Connor's resistance laid out like a work of art.  Evidently, PlayMechanix, the developer of Terminator Salvation, got wind of Treasure Bin's review and tweeted it to their followers:

The full review should be more than enough reason to include Terminator Salvation on this list.

3: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

This is another game that really should be included in gaming nostalgia.  It was notoriously tough, to the point where some online guides recommended packing a roll of quarters when you play it.  As far as storyline goes, it stayed true to the script of the movie, while still adding its own flair to it.  If you ever find a T2 arcade cabinet out and about, go fire up a round or two.  You won't be disappointed.

2: Disney's The Jungle Book

I spent way too many hours on this game when I was younger.  The thing I remember most is that it was challenging, but still beatable.  The commercial for it was pretty sweet, too.

1: Goldeneye 007

Goldeneye gets the top spot partially because of nostalgia, but also because it's still relevant in modern gaming.  It's a game that has aged rather gracefully, especially compared to other shooters from that time period.  Goldeneye was a dorm staple for years, and still sees play every now and again.  If that's not good enough to earn Goldeneye the top spot, I don't know what does.

Well, that concludes another Top 5.  I'll see you in two weeks.

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