Today I am looking at my favourite video game adaptations. I may not have played many of these games but I generally enjoy these films. I am only adding one per franchise so even if one isn’t very good the rest save it.
10. Tekken (2010)
Tekken games have a very thin story line about winning fighting competitions against the best fighters from around the world. The films offers that but went pretty much under the radar in the UK but when it comes to fight game to film this is the best.
9. Wing Commander (1999)
The space adventure could have been put to film a little before the time where everything was capable but in the end we get a fun film but could be why more sci-fi games don’t get made into films.
8. Doom (2005)
If you played the game you hate this film, but as a film on its own it works as a good sci-fi thriller. Trying to put the first person scene tries to bring the gamer fans back but only gives you a headache. One of the Rock’s first that wouldn’t be in his safety zone he quite often slams it.
7. Prince Of Persia The Sands Of Time (2010)
It would be fair to say this was the biggest production of any of the video game adaptations the one most people looked forward to but also let down by. It is fun much like the Mummy films but another film that suffers because the gamers didn’t like it.
6. Alone In The Dark (2005)
This is the most hated adaptation on the list which I think is a little bit unfair to the film itself. It may not follow the game but as I have never played the game I enjoyed the basic storyline being told.
5. Mutant Chronicles (2008)
This one may surprise many people as even I haven’t heard of the game, but the dark tale would fit into a modern video game world with ease and could easily be compared to many other games out now.
4. Hitman (2007)
Out of all the films on my list this could be the one that got the best reception from the critics. Agent 47 looks fully authentic to what the game created and the story is solid in its creation.
3. Lara Croft Tomb Raider (2001)
Arguable the biggest female name in video games got the big screen treatment with Angelina Jolie in the role. It was the best action adventure adaptation it was met well by the non-gamers fans and gamers fan alike.
2. Resident Evil (2002 – )
With the franchise still going strong the original character Alice goes through the series meeting the video game characters in her fight against Umbrella. The series had been getting worse but has returned to its best with its last outing and has one more to complete the series out later 2014.
1. Silent Hill (2006)
When it comes to the adaptations this has to be my favourite as it creates a creepy eerie atmosphere that continues from start to finish. Even if this was a film on its own it would be one of the best horror films of recent years.
And the Worst 5
- Street Fighter
- House of the Dead
- Max Payne
- Super Mario Bros