You're not alone if you think that Logan (2017) is one of the finest films to hit the silver screen in recent history. There's no denying that its story—the end of an era and a very real swan song for its actors—is one that will stick with us for a while.
Most people will have to go back to the movie theater or wait for the film's home release to relive that Wolverine magic. But gamers like us will find the soul of Logan in some of the world's favorite #VideoGames.
Here Are Some Brilliant Games That Are Just Like 'Logan'
What kind of games am I talking about exactly? See for yourself—here are the games you should be playing to capture the spirit of Logan on your game console.
If You Like The Style: 'Red Dead Redemption'
Logan provides genre-busting balance between OP melee madness and the relentless seriousness of its dramatic narrative. While Rockstar rarely releases a deeply serious game, Red Dead Redemption served as a righteously gritty twist on the Red Dead Revolver game before it.
What do the two have in common? In many ways, Logan is its own iteration of a Western. While he doesn't necessarily resort to traveling by horse, his busted up limo might as well be a trusty steed and his encounters with the locals—both pleasant and otherwise—are certainly reminiscent of John Marston's run-ins on his road to redemption.
Red Dead Redemption is available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
If You Like The Setting: 'Fallout: New Vegas'
It's certainly not the most obvious parallel to draw but it starts to fit more the longer you think about it—trust me. While we've already settled the fact that Logan gives off some crazy neo-Western vibes, we haven't spent too much time exploring the setting and its playable echoes in the video game industry. That's where Fallout: New Vegas comes in!
As the title suggests, Fallout: New Vegas takes place in the Vegas area but you'll also find yourself wandering around the great post-apocalyptic American West. You'll wander through canyons, over mountains and into dirty water. Sure, there isn't a lot of vegetation left thanks to the blasts but you'll certainly find a lot of the long-distance trekking, colorfully lovable cast and potentially ridiculous fire-fighting quite familiar.
I imagine New Vegas to be what Logan's life as an unconventional errand boy was like before he crossed paths with X-23.
Fallout: New Vegas is available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows.
If You Like The Characters: Telltale's 'The Walking Dead'
Right off the bat, you can probably think of similarities between the story in Telltale's #TheWalkingDead and Logan's story but the real magic lies within the game's characterizations. At first glance, Lee and Logan don't have a lot in common. Lee is a normal man with very little to lose fresh off of the murder of his ex-wife's lover. Logan is an aging mutant—enough said—but there's more to unpack there.
Lee quickly becomes the protector and mentor of Clementine and the endeavor pushes him to find strength and determination in himself that he could have never found without her. His journey, much like Logan's, is a poignant testament to the great lengths that people will go to in order to ensure the safety of the ones that they love—conventionally blood-related or not.
On the other hand, Clementine may be a child but her intelligence and potential is evident from the very beginning. When we meet her, she's already survived the initial outbreak of Walkers and the death of her babysitter on her own. All of this she manages before she saves Lee's life before the two even exchange words. Her appearance in this story is the beginning of a long chain of bad-assery to come—much like X-23's may prove to be.
The Walking Dead is available for iOS, Android, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows and Mac.
If You Like The Story: 'The Last Of Us'
Once you get past some pretty obvious similarities between Hugh Jackman's Logan and Joel from The Last Of Us, there are a few more less obvious parallels to be drawn between the two stories.
Logan is largely the story of a Badass Big and his (highly dangerous) kid companion. In Logan, X-23 is one of few surviving lab-born mutants following a sort of mutant apocalypse—her survival carries larger implications about the future of the mutant population in this version of the universe.
In many ways, #TheLastOfUs has the same story. Joel and Ellie protect and learn from each other as they work to find their way to safety in a post-apocalyptic United States. You'll find that there is more than meets the eye with Ellie as well in this critically acclaimed #PlayStation exclusive.
The Last Of Us is available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
It's nice to find the things that we love about Logan in some great video games. Hopefully our love of the film will shine so bright and so sharply that someone will just cave and make a brilliant Arkham series-esque Logan game. I'll say it over and over again until someone with better coding skills than myself can hear me! Make this game!
Can you think of any other games that give off that Logan vibe?