Most people are familiar with the concept of books being turned into movies. In fact, these days, it seems like the most popular blockbusters are often inspired by Young Adult novels or comic book franchises. And it’s understandable whenever that happens. Sometimes, the success of a book can be a great indicator for a decent story with some serious potential. But something that not a lot of people often talk about is how there are so many movies out there that are being turned into video games.
It’s undeniable that the video game industry is the strongest that it’s ever been. This is especially true coming off the heels of a global pandemic that had people quarantining themselves in their homes for long periods of time. There was a huge surge in the playing of video games, whether on PC, consoles, or mobile devices. Now, going back to our earlier point about movies being turned into video games. There are actually a lot of games out there spanning different devices which are both successful and stem from great blockbuster movies. Here are five different video games that were inspired by films.
While Marvel’s Avengers was considered by many to be a flop because of its underwhelming gameplay, it’s still actually not that bad of a game. It just so happens that peoples’ expectations were running high, especially after the success of the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But if you take the game on its own merits, Marvel’s Avengers actually provides some really solid gameplay as you take on the roles of the world’s mightiest heroes. Hulk Smash!
The Arkham Trilogy
While Marvel’s Avengers offered solid gameplay, the Arkham Trilogy on the DC side of the fence just completely revolutionized gaming. When it first came out in the late 2000s, Arkham Asylum by Rocksteady unveiled one of the best combat systems in all of gaming. It was so successful, that the system would then be copied by different developers for their own individual titles. Also, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many people were just lining up to play as The Batman.
Planet of the Apes
It’s not just traditional video game platforms that are capitalizing on film franchises for their game mechanics. Even online casinos platforms are starting to incorporate films into the themes of their games. A great example is the Planet of the Apes slot game. It takes a classic casino game that everyone knows and loves, and incorporates one of the most storied movie franchises in history into its gameplay. Lovers of both gambling and the Planet of the Apes are sure to enjoy this game.
Jurassic World Evolution
Dinosaurs? Great graphics? Solid gameplay? What’s not to love? Jurassic World Evolution is a great simulation game that has players acting as if they’re managers of actual Jurassic theme parks. Think of it as SimCity on steroids and with dinosaurs. It’s a great option for gamers who are fans of simulation gameplay and who also happen to enjoy the Jurassic Park movie franchise.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
The Star Wars franchise is arguably one of the biggest brands in film history. It has spawned 11 different films, a bunch of TV shows, and millions upon millions’ worth of merchandise. It was only right that someone was bound to develop a proper video game about the Star Wars universe as well. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the best examples of creating solid original storylines that fit well within a larger franchise. It also has a great multiplayer option for people who love to play with The Force.