It is a truth universally acknowledged that when games transition to movies, they suck. But when it's the opposite way around, it's not so bad. Take Spider-Man 2, for instance: that was one of the best games the Playstation 2 ever saw. If you've never played it, think of a game where Spider-Man meets Grand Theft Auto in an epic open-world setting. Marvel have failed to replicate the brilliance of a game ever since, but at least they're hoping to change that with this year's PS4 exclusive, Spider-Man.
We're going to take a look at 8 movies last year should get a video-game spin-off, because it's not too late! Some of these movies might have some connections to some sort of games (Mobile, DLC), but I'm talking about full-blown adventures, like Spider-Man 2!
Action, adventure, detective skills: this movie has every ingredient to make a great game. Sure, the game would have to be child-friendly, but who reading this doesn't play the Lego games? I would love to see how this game would play out if it had Sly Racoon graphics and a similar adventure style. Take a look at Sly on PS4 below and try and imagine if Zootopia got the same treatment!
Some of you may be looking at this and thinking, "there's already a #Deadpool game, dammit!", and you'd be correct — but this game is outdated, since it was released in 2013. Sure, it was decent, but it has tons of room for improvement, in terms of scale, graphics and things to do. With the spike in popularity from the movie, this game would be an easy sell. They would of course have to get Ryan Reynolds to do the voice acting, which should be no problem, seeing how much he loves the character. Although they may have missed a tie-in this time round, Marvel/Fox could make one to tie in with the Deadpool sequel that's slated for 2018.
3. Suicide Squad
When I look back on Suicide Squad, I always think a game would've been a whole lot better. The team at Warner Bros. are fantastic at producing great games like Arkham City and Arkham Knight. Apparently there was a Suicide Squad game in development for the last 2 years, until the executives cancelled it in December because they weren't impressed. They're now turning their attention to another #Batman game starring Damian Wayne. However, there is a mobile tie-in game for Suicide Squad — if you're intrigued, check out the trailer below!
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4. 10 Cloverfield Lane
10 Cloverfield Lane was one of the best films of 2016. Its tense tone and scary situations could translate very well onto a gaming platform. Now I'm not talking about a huge blockbuster GTA-type game, but rather a Telltale rendition. For those of you who don't know what the Telltale series is, these games are thrilling experiences that give you little time to make decisions. If you make the wrong decision, you're forced to accept the repercussions, even if you don't like the outcome. You press buttons in heated moments, and the game can change forever because of it. So far, Batman, Game of Thrones, Back to The Future and The Walking Dead have all gotten the Telltale treatment, and I feel 10 Cloverfield Lane has just the right ingredients to be the best one of all — but only if they manage to get John Goodman on board!
5. Rogue One
The image you're seeing above is from the 2016 #StarWars game, Battlefront. This multiplayer shooter included Rogue One DLC that coincided with the film, but I think this only showed Rogue One's potential to have its own stand-alone game! Can you imagine an espionage game, with frequent shoot-outs throughout, and a huge battle like the ending of Rogue One? It'd be fantastic!
6. Assassins Creed
Assassin's Creed is one of the most successful gaming franchises of the last 10 years, and 2016 saw the introduction of the franchise's first movie. This film opened to lukewarm reviews, but what I'm here to discuss is the spin-off game that should've accompanied the film. The film's storyline is set in the same world as the games, but with a totally original story. I'd love to see this storyline explored in a game, with Fassbender as the lead. Many people have complained that the franchise lost its spark after Assassin's Creed 2, but maybe this is where it can pick back up!
7. Doctor Strange
Finally on our list, I think it would be super cool to see a fully fleshed-out game for Doctor Strange in a Bioshock: Infinite style, where we gain powers throughout the game. Doctor Strange's colors and visuals are beautiful, and I feel they would've made for a gorgeous game.
So there you have it folks — those are the movies I would've liked to have seen get a game in 2016, but it's still not too late! Some of these properties are insanely popular, so trying to sell them would be a piece of cake as long as they made a decent game! I think the one I'd love to see the most would be a Telltale 10 Cloverfield Lane.
I'd love to know what 2016 movies you guys would like to see a game tie into, let me know in the comments!