Year of release: 2005
A near perfect adaptation of the 1979 film of the same name, someone at Rockstar must have been a huge Warriors fan. The film was a cult release before Rockstar decided to create one of the most loyal translations of a film to a video game ever. Gang warfare meets a cosplay convention may not have seemed like the strongest pitch for a film, but the game was hugely gratifying to play. Set against the crumbling, bankrupt backdrop late 70s New York, the game was visually and narratively slick.
Trying so hard not to say, 'Warriors come out to plaaaayyyy' right now. Shit. Happened anyway.