Discover the 5 best movie-based games

Movies based on games are usually considered bad by critics and the public. Why these adaptations are bad is still a mystery. However, the reverse path, from movies to games, was quite common in the past – especially in the PlayStation 2 and the first Xbox generation.

In this regard, at least, we had some good titles, which are considered quite competent to this day – even if they don’t necessarily follow the history of the films. Currently, some of the most famous are the ones from the Lego saga, however, there are some others, a little older, that stand out.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up five of the best movie-based games that are available to play. It is worth remembering that there is no specific order for the list. In addition, for the choice of those mentioned here, we considered the specialized criticism and fan evaluations.

GoldenEye 007

Released in 1997 for the Nintendo 64, the game was soon considered one of the best for the console – in addition to winning over a legion of fans for adapting the famous spy movie.

In all, there are nine missions divided into 20 phases. Players must accomplish various objectives to pass through the stages. If something doesn’t go as requested, it’s game over.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The title was highly praised for its graphics, mechanics and gameplay, as well as featuring many characters from the “Lord of the Rings” universe that could be controlled by players.

However, its short duration and lack of clarity in objectives made the game one of the forgotten ones among the many titles available for GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

The Mask

Released for NES in 1995, the title stood out for its high difficulty and initially complicated controls. I like to joke that it’s harder than “Dark Souls”.

All kidding aside, “The Mask” is one of the most interesting side-scrolling films ever released and is a treat for both movie fans and challenge seekers alike.


Based on the success of Disney, the game has a friendly adventure for adults and children while offering us iconic characters from the film.

At the time, the title was released for Sega Genesis, DOS, Amiga, NES, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and PC. It is currently available as a compilation along with “The Lion King” for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The Godfather

Finally, the video game version of “The Godfather” has an interesting open world and several possibilities for interaction. The title expands the film’s story in its own way, but always keeping to the proposal. Because of this, it is a great choice as an open world game and for fans of the film.

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