Top five best movie-based video games

As promised, we’ve compiled our lists of the top five best and worst video-game adaptations of movies.

First, we present the five best. Later, we’ll post the five worst.

Keep in mind these selections are from the games we’ve played, so if your favourite title is missing, we likely haven’t played it or think that our opinion is better than yours.

1. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Gamecube, Windows PC, Playstation 2, Xbox)

This game had pleasing graphics and varied gameplay, yet managed to remain faithful to the film. Featuring the voices from all of the film’s main cast, Return of the King sets the standard that all movie games should be measured against.

2. GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo 64)

Not only did GoldenEye popularize first-person shooters, but it was also a damn-fine movie game. Taking on the role of James Bond, players found themselves immersed in a believable and realistic (at the time) world.

3. Star Wars: Battlefront II (Windows PC, PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox)

The first Star Wars: Battlefront game was amazing. It allowed players to live through some of the franchise’s most-exciting battles as a frontline trooper. With loads of Stormtroopers and rebels (or clones/droids) on-screen at once, players felt as if they were playing a part in something epic. The second Battlefront further expanded on this greatness by adding playable hero characters and starship battles, which is why it makes the list rather than the first one. Oh yeah, and because it’s got Boba Fett.

4. Lego series (all current systems)

This is getting to be a bit much--games based on toys that are based on movies. In the never-ending search for ways to get your money, the Lego games were created. Thing is, they’re pretty fun. Starting with Lego Star Wars, the Lego brand quickly went on to include Indiana Jones and Batman. Who doesn’t enjoy running around in movie-themed worlds and smashing apart the surroundings in an explosion of digitized plastic bricks?

5. Aladdin (SNES)

What?! A Super Nintendo game? Yes, we’re tapping into the classic stuff here (classic for us, anyways). Aladdin did a wonderful job of translating the storyline into a fun experience. The colourful sprites and backgrounds remained true to the film and the game was simply a blast to play.

Disagree with our selections? Let us know what you’d choose below.

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