Are you a movie lover seeking video games made based on the masterpieces you watched? We can understand the desire to transition from static content you love to a dynamic version that lets you see familiar characters in different scenarios. Moreover, you can see continuations or alternative versions of stories and even change the plotline the way you always desired. We can’t promise all the titles on our list are for everyone but moviegoers will appreciate the art design, creativity, premise, characters, and story. Let’s jump straight into our list of the best games about movies.
Marvel’s Spider-Man, a PlayStation 4 exclusive game published in September 2018, is the top dog among games about movies. It was so popular and critically acclaimed that PlayStation released a PC version, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered in August 2022. It focuses on Peter Parker with years of experience fighting crime and brings stellar graphics and an excellent story. Movie and comic strip fans that own a PlayStation 5 can also get the remastered version at a discount as part of the Spider-Man: Miles Morales game.
Although published in 2014, Alien: Isolation still fascinates gamers worldwide to this day. It is the leading example of horror, survival, and stealth games based on movies. The title lets you play Ripley’s daughter roughly a decade and a half after the first movie, Alien (1979). She must go through the Seegson Corporation ship in space and find the flight recorder that contains details about her mom’s fate. As you can guess, every encounter with the Xenomorph likely ends in your demise. Thus, you must sneak your way around the ship, using cover, many tools for distraction, and hidden corridors such as ventilation shafts to avoid the creature.
Any fans of the Star Wars franchise owe themselves to try Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. Released in 2019, it follows Cal Kestis roughly half a decade after the events of the Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) movie. Unlike other much worse games, you’ll play as a Jedi Padawan with the power of the Force and a modifiable lightsaber. You’ll traverse several planets, kill countless enemies and solve puzzles. The game is dynamic and lets you find your path through the scenery and decide which boss battles to engage in.
Friday the 13th: The Game was all the rage among multiplayer folk back in 2017. It takes place at the well-known Camp Crystal Lake. One player takes over Jason Vorhees while the other four victims must survive his brutal supernatural attacks. The strategy is what matters. Camp counselors can make a quick escape or keep hiding until the clock is about to run out. Either way, the game features Jason’s appearances from Part II, III, VI, VII, VIII, and Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Plus, you unlock new skins and player stats the more you play.
It was hard to decide which Ghostbusters game to pick. Many players praise the original from 2009, while others prefer the Remastered version from 2019. Others are all for the newest release at the time of publication, Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed (2022). In all cases, you get an authentic experience of teaming up against monsters and ghosts. The former two feature the original team of Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd in a single-player campaign. The 2022 version expands the possibilities to 4-player multiplayer.
Ever imagined how it’d feel to be the owner of a Jurassic Park? Well, you no longer have to wonder since this popular example of games about movies lets you build a Jurassic World of many theme parks. You take care of the dinosaurs, their food, reproduction (including bioengineering new species), and health and well-being. But you must also manage the visitors and provide them with safety, entertainment, a good view of the cages, and everything else they’d pay for. There’s an additional challenge of natural disasters on the massive Muertes archipelago that may destroy all you worked for.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is inspired by the world of J.R.R Tolkien and takes place in a period he didn’t describe in detail. Although not considered canon, the game stays true to his characters, worldbuilding, and feel. This third-person view open-world game excels in graphic visuals, optimization, and non-stop action such as sword fighting, magic, jumping, running, and blocking, especially when overwhelmed by enemies. The custom Nemesis System makes each fight unique, and you’ll meet Dark Lord Sauron at the height of his power.
8. Scarface: The World is Yours
If you’re fascinated by the Mafia and the world of organized crime, you must’ve seen Scarface (1983). Scarface: The World is Yours (2006) doesn’t follow the movie’s story, making it more interesting. Instead, it changes the movie’s ending so that you live to exact revenge on your enemies and establish a bigger drug empire in Miami. This single-player action-adventure game is available for PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC, and Wii. Despite switching the plot, it was a commercial success and maintains the spirit, message, and tone of the movie.
9. GoldenEye 007
GoldenEye 007 was released for Nintendo 64 back in 1997. However, it remains a staple of the James Bond movies, especially the eponymous one with Pierce Brosnan from 1995. It has left an unquestionable mark on today’s deathmatch/split-screen shooting games. We don’t suggest hunting for an old console or buying a second-hand one. You can find GoldenEye 007 in its remastered version for Xbox Game Pass as well as part of the Nintendo Switch Online service. There’s also a 2010 version for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, and Wii.
10. Scene It?
Scene It? is the best answer to the question, “who would be the winner between games about knowledge of movies?” It is a video game/film series that tests the trivia about movies and pop culture. It was released back in 2002 primarily on DVDs but was canceled in 2012. Over the years it received mobile versions for iPhone and iPad and console versions for Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Imagination Games revived it in 2022. They made it a board game for TVs, mobile devices, and computers that uses Internet streaming.