Screen Shottas: The Top 10 Movie-Based Video Games of All Time

Screen Shottas: The Top 10 Movie-Based Video Games of All Time

#5: Die Hard Trilogy

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER/PLATFORMS: Probe Entertainment/Fox Interactive/PC, PlayStation, Sega Saturn

RELEASE DATE: August 20, 1996

THE COMPLEX CO-SIGN: Awesome movies, awesome games—we love it when that happens. This O.G. PS classic relives all three Die Hard flicks; the first two allow you to bust caps in bad guys' asses as John McClane, and the third lets you drive recklessly throughout New York City. Bruce Willis didn't lend his voice or likeness to the game, but who really needs him, anyway?


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#4: The Thing

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER/PLATFORMS: Computer Artworks/VU Games/PS2, Xbox, PC

RELEASE DATE: August 19, 2002

THE COMPLEX CO-SIGN: Based on John Carpenter's sci-fi flick, this third-person survival game finds you in charge of a military rescue team to find UFOs and other cool shit. The fear vs. trust system is a little janky (though ambitious and ahead of its time), but it's the pure action sequences that make the game memorable.


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#3: The Warriors

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER/PLATFORMS: Rockstar Toronto
/Rockstar Games/PS2,PSP, Xbox

RELEASE DATE: October 17, 2005

THE COMPLEX CO-SIGN: One of Rockstar's most slept-on titles, this game faithfully recreates the film's old New York setting and zany cast of characters. The brawling gameplay is entertaining and the open world is well-designed and cohesive. We dug it enough to put it in our Best of 2000s list.


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#2: Spider-Man 2

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER/PLATFORMS: Aspyr Media/Activision/GC, Xbox, PS2, PSP, GBA, DS, PC

RELEASE DATE: June 28, 2004

THE COMPLEX CO-SIGN: It took like 25 years and dozens of attempts before somebody finally nailed a Spider-Man video game. This Activision game, based on the flick, features everything we love about Spidey—a bunch of different crime scenarios and villains and lots and lots of web-swinging in and around the best pre-GTA IV recreation of NYC.


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#1: GoldenEye 007

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER/PLATFORMS: Rareware/Nintendo/N64

RELEASE DATE: August 25, 1997

THE COMPLEX CO-SIGN: If you're caught up in Modern Warfare 2 hysteria right now, you better respect the architect. This Bond title set a new standard for first-person shooters, innovating such features as zoomable sniper rifles, stealth, and multiplayer deathmatches. Over 12 years since its release, GoldenEye still stands as one of the best FPS titles ever. Brrrap!

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