Top 5 games that should be made into movies

By nickslick74 ยท 63 replies
Mar 19, 2007
  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Oh, Grim Fandango definitely deserves it. There is a Gears of War movie in the works though. Check here.
  2. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 226

    woo.. I dig the Metroid idea though...


    1. It came from the Desert (amiga classic)
    2. Another World (Another amiga classic)
    3. F%@^ing Zelda
    4. Nocturne

    6. Monkey Island series (I dreamt about this one too)
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Ahh, Monkey Island is another one. I wish they hadn't stopped making the games...:'(
  4. _FAKE_

    _FAKE_ TS Rookie Posts: 116

    I don't mind games being turned into movies such as Halo which from what I've been told is in development now, along with Far Cry and a few others, but you got to remember, movie directors "LOVE" to ruin them, just look at the movie DOOM, it had nothing whatsobloodyever to do with the game.

    Think of the possibilities of how the directors can ruin movies, for instance, in Halo they will probably make the covernant mutated humans that work for a floating giraffe (prophets), similar to that in DOOM, mutated humans took the place for alien demon creature thingies. In Far cry, its set out in the tropics, a movie director may decide to make the movie in a desert, and in FEAR they may decide to make it 100 soldiers going rambo against a single super soldier.

    All-in-all i really hope this doesn't happen, and shouldn't happen in Halo because I'm sure they are basing it upon the book. At one stage microsoft stopped the movie because of the thought it may be a lot different to the games and/or books and may get ppeople confused.

    Just my two cents worth
  5. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 418

    Halo would be awesome if done well and based upon the books.

    Moneky Island OMFG that would be like the best thing ever, Guybrush is a legend!

    Far Cry would be nice, but i could see that one getting severely ruined.
  6. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 226

    eh DOOM wasn't so bad.. for some reason I like The Rock's acting

    also I was thinking.. wasn't there a satire about a tetris movie in the gallery somewhere?
  7. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 232

    Kirandia, Gabrile Knight... maybe
    anyway, i don't like that kind of adaptations - its the same, like to make books based on movies
  8. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 226

    but they were mutated because the humans were originally evil and the extra Dna strand reacted to this, therefor transforming the evil people into demons, and allowing (you, the nice guy) the main character to brutally slaughter hordes of these things, singlehandedly, with fun objects such as chainsaws.
  9. _FAKE_

    _FAKE_ TS Rookie Posts: 116

    o really, than explain the 50 foot monster at the end of DOOM 3, and that freaky giant demon dog in HELL, are they mutated humans which have been mutilated??? I've played and finished DOOM 3 a number of times, I could be wrong, but for what i understand the demons ARE aliens that came from hell through a portal which we replicated from alien artifacts.

    DOOM the movie was not based on that.
  10. giyad

    giyad TS Enthusiast Posts: 59


    1. THE LEGEND OF ZELDA !!! Although it would probably be similar to Pan's Labyrinth

    2. Soul Calibur
    3. Diablo
    4. Worms
    5. I would like to see a Mario Kart movie haha

    Although Im worried because movies from games usually suck and spoil the game for me...
  11. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Zelda (all of them)
    Dragon Warrior
    Rygar (using both versions)
  12. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 226

    Was that not one of the caged animals from the labs?
  13. _FAKE_

    _FAKE_ TS Rookie Posts: 116

    What??????, have you not played the game at all, the mutated dog in the DOOM movie was just a mutated human, idk what it is in the game, it doesn't say, but the lvl HELL since when do you think us human can stop 30 foot long demon that is pretty much immune to all human weapons. Not to mention, they didn't once even go to HELL through the portal, and once again not to mention that the portal in the movie was completely different to that of the games. and there is NO portal in the game that links Earth the Mars.

    Once again I could be wrong

    EDIT: F.E.A.R would be a good movie, so would Halo, and Far Cry (for what i here isn't looking to promising) Half Life 2 would be a great movie, Possibly Zelda and Metroid (not to sure about metroid, and Zelda seems a little to adventurous). I am sure there are other great games that could also become movies. My only concern is that if the movie directors ruin the movie they could potentially ruin the game for those who haven't played it before
  14. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Your my kind of person :D :grinthumb !
  15. _FAKE_

    _FAKE_ TS Rookie Posts: 116

    I've played Oblivion before, but I'm not an adventurous type person, it bored me so much that i stopped playing an un-installed it. What exactly is the game based upon, for what I was able to gain from my 30 minutes of playing is that there a some sort of gateway that evil creatures can use to gain access to our world and cause chaos, and your job is to close the gateways. Besides, what kind of movie has talking humans who have a tigers head. OH, lol, i forgot there a several, my bad.
  16. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 226

    maybe the dog got the guy in the wheelchair? who cares, the game and the movie are essentially the same.. most games FMVs suck anyways, except maybe wing commander or FF7. the point is there aren't many games that are constructed like their counterparts (books/movies)..

    somebody mentioned earlier the game would probably have to be linear to make a good movie..
    A game such as WoW would have to be changed.. some sort of hero character(s) would have to be created and the plot would have to revolve around him/them and his/their encounters.. that would be the only way to make it succeed... so I dunno how many of you like WATCHING video games as opposed to playing them but many don't..

    What's the news on that damn Deus Ex movie i heard so much about?
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    That is true for most game->movie adaptations. The original story is mashed up so badly that it's just rehashed into some typical Hollywood blockbuster. There is the odd exception though (Lara Croft anyone?). But most of Uwe Boll's movies suck. And since he's the guy working on the movie adaptations of Far Cry and the sadistically hilarious Postal (which is releasing this year BTW), you know which movies not to watch.

    EDIT - Oh, and Wikipedia says that production was cancelled on the Deus Ex movie. Those ****ing bureaucrats!
  18. abhinit90

    abhinit90 TS Rookie Posts: 115

    My friend i am sorry to say that you could not recognize Oblivion

    i pity you for not understansing and playing one of the Best RPG games,google a bit and read it's reviews anywhere it's story is quite well paced and has been given mostly more than 9 out of 10.

    i say it is the BEST rpg out there.

    i am one of it's biggest fan.
  19. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    My friend was looking at this thread with me and he wanted everyone to know that (^). BTW, I think they were planning to make an HL2 Movie, but it was also canceled :mad: .

    Also, PoP, God of War, and Warcraft are in the making....:suspiciou
  20. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    As long as Uwe Boll doesn't do them, they should be pretty good. R.I.P. Far Cry...
    And Halo isn't scrapped, but put on hold. Check IMDb.
    I think Hitman is gonna be pretty good. At least Vin Diesel isn't there. He'd look downright ridiculous as 47. Speaking of which, where's the third Riddick movie?
  21. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    Final Fantasy should definately be the game of choice to base a movie on. The first one sucked, but Advent Children is one of my favorite films of all time! Absolutely amazing!

    But they should base it more on the games story, rather than taking the good characters and "Hollywood'ing" it up. Never the less it rocked. I hope more is to come.

    I'm hanging to see some crazy summons like Knights of the round or SuperNova ... Sephiroth should have busted one out in Advent Children!

    Got to see Clouds finishing move though ... that was insane!
  22. _FAKE_

    _FAKE_ TS Rookie Posts: 116

    Meh, not really an RPG fan, hate the fact that all you do is spend 10 minutes (or more) to walk from point A to point B, and maybe fight 2 wolfs on your way. I'm more of a FPS where the action is 3 feet away from you, or Racer where you have to put you skills against others. and some Action Adventures.

    I was just wondering whether any of the GTA games would be any good as movies.

    OffTopic: Anyone see 300, thats got to be one of the best movies i have ever seen, and yet, a lot of magazines have given it a bad rating (WTF). The movie sort of reminds me of Age of Empire, build an army of 100, and go against 500+. All-in-all, great movie
  23. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Well, you don't need to walk in Oblivion. You could just fast travel. :)
    As for the GTA games, Vice City was based on Scarface, so it would be pretty funny to see a movie based on a game based on a movie. ;) Check out Dave Chappelle's parody of GTA too on YouTube. It's hilarious! :grinthumb
  24. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Posts: 388

    hey rage, link plz =]
    i search Dave Chappelle's but non was GTA related on youtube

    thz in advance mate
  25. Not sure if this was said already but:
    I'd like to see Max Payne turned into a movie.
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