Video games and movies have always gone hand in hand. Ever since the early days of arcade games, people have been looking for ways to bring their favorite games to the big screen. While there have been some great successes over the years, there have also been plenty of failures. But that doesn’t mean we should stop trying. In fact, I think it’s time to take another look at some of our favorite video games and see if they could make the jump to the big screen. So today, I want to talk about 5 video games that should be made into movies.
Why video games make great movies
There are a few reasons why video games make great movies. First, they already have a built-in audience. Everyone who has played the game is likely to want to see the movie. Second, the story of most video games is already well-defined and ready to be adapted for the big screen. And third, video games are a great source of inspiration for movie directors and writers. With all of that in mind, it’s no wonder that so many video games are being made into movies.
The 5 video games that should be made into movies
The long anticipated adaptation of the Assassin’s Creed video game is still in production, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start talking about it. This movie has been in development hell for years now, but hopefully they’ll be able to pull it off some day. The brutal combat and parkour system make this game feel like an action-centric version of the Prince of Persia games. Plus it has a great story full of intrigue and mystery.
It’s no secret that Hollywood wants to make this game into a movie. It’s arguably one of the biggest video game franchises in history, and they’ve already seen some success with the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn web series. But is it enough? While they’re still trying to figure that out, it’s die-hard fans who are going to keep pushing them to make it into a movie and not another webseries. If they do decide to go the film route, I would really like to see it done as a trilogy. The fact that there’s an entire halo series taking place on Amazon Prime now is really exciting!
With so many great video game franchises getting made into movies, you have to wonder why we haven’t seen anything from Mass Effect yet. This is one of the greatest sci-fi games of all time. The character interaction, relationships, and storyline are all great aspects of this game that would make for a great space opera film series. It’s not the most action-oriented franchise, but they could always add some in there to satisfy fans.
Even though Fallout is still relatively young compared to other games on this list, it’s already one of the most well-known RPGs in history. This franchise has influenced many other games, including Bioware’s Dragon Age series. Mix that in with great storylines and post-apocalyptic action and you have a franchise made for movies. While there are some concerns about how much violence will be allowed on the big screen, I think it’s worth taking a look at.
While this isn’t necessarily on everybody’s radar, it is one of my favorite games right now, hands down. It offers fast-paced combat with some complex RPG elements mixed in. You can easily find yourself spending hour after hour exploring Yharnam and fighting off all that the city throws at you. The story behind this game is pretty interesting too, but to avoid spoilers I won’t really go into detail here.
The Last of Us
And finally, The Last of Us. I know we’re kind of cheating here by including another post-apocalyptic franchise, but I couldn’t help it. This game is so good and there’s so much story behind it that warrants a movie adaptation. With The Last of Us 2 already having great success, maybe they’ll be able to bring this one out before long too.
Video games are a great source of inspiration for movie directors and writers. With all of that in mind, it’s no wonder that so many video games are being made into movies. The 5 video games you will find on this list have all been talked about before as potential candidates to be turned into major motion pictures, but they deserve just as much recognition.