Gaming’s Greatest Movie Tie-Ins

Fast and Furious: Crossroads
Fast and Furious: Crossroads

Movie tie-in games don’t have the best rep in the world of video games but over the years there have been some movie to video game adaptations that have genuinely blown us away. Sure, they might not have been winning any awards for ground-breaking storytelling, but these excellent games succeeded in bringing the magic of the movies home with authentic visuals and enjoyable gameplay. So, in honour of the forthcoming Fast & Furious Crossroads, here are gaming’s greatest movie tie-ins.

Fast and Furious Crossroads logo

Movie tie-in games don’t have the best rep in the world of video games but over the years there have been some movie to video game adaptations that have genuinely blown us away. Sure, they might not have been winning any awards for ground-breaking storytelling, but these excellent games succeeded in bringing the magic of the movies home with authentic visuals and enjoyable gameplay. So, in honour of the forthcoming Fast & Furious Crossroads, here are gaming’s greatest movie tie-ins.

Scarface: The World is Yours

Scarface game

We don’t know whose idea it was to turn one of the most iconic gangster films of all-time into a surprisingly deep crime-sim… probably Al Pacino’s.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine gained a fair amount of popularity because, in a rare twist, the video game tie-in was deemed by most to be superior to the film on which it was based. We can confirm that popping the claws and ripping up some baddies was indeed, rather fun.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

There have actually been several quality games based on The Lord of the Rings film series, but the one that stands out has to be Stormfront Studio’s adaptation of The Two Towers. This satisfying hack and slasher faithfully recreated some of the film’s most epic moments, allowing you to tackle levels as either Aragorn, Legolas, or Gimli.

Disney’s Aladdin

Disney's Aladdin

We all love Disney’s animated classic Aladdin, but did you know it actually got two brilliant game tie-ins? The Sega Mega Drive game was a slick side-scrolling platformer developed by Virgin Games, while it’s SNES counterpart was produced by Capcom, lead by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.

Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2

While younger gamers have been recently introduced to web-slinging action by Insomniac’s brilliant 2018 title, many of us will still remember the 2004 movie tie-in for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2. While this game purported to be an adaptation of the movie, it actually went much further than the source material, including a swathe of iconic villains such as Rhino, Mysterio, Puma, Shocker, and Vulture.

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