Saturday, January 21

Reader Challenge: Needle in a Haystack

It's a well known fact that games based on cinematic blockbusters are crap. You know it. I know it. We all know it.

The problem is that someone still buys them which makes them a profitable venture for the studios.

I do realize the appeal for players is the ability to become their favorite heroes/characters and that parents buy them thinking the game is good because the movie has thirty Hollywood A-listers voicing magical pigs (or whatever kids are into these days).

While Robot Chicken has accurately depicted the current standard of blockbuster gaming I'm convinced there is at least one good game out there.

The rules of the challenge are simple:

1. The game must be based on a major motion picture ie Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon, not Transformers: War for Cybertron

2. The game must follow the plot of the film ie Spiderman 2 doesn't count as it was a game released to coincide with the film. It doesn't follow the plot it just has the same characters

3. If the game doesn't follow the plot it must complement it ie The Matrix: Path of Neo

Good luck!


  1. Simple: GoldenEye. Doesn't follow the movie scene for scene, but it is damn awesome.

    Also, Batman on Mega Drive was mad balls and it is accurate representation of the film's plot.

  2. And and our fearless leader comes up with not one but two nuggets of awesomeness! Anyone else?

  3. The Chronicles of Riddick - Escape from Butchers Bay. Nuff said

  4. In all seriousness, they just need to do a Halo movie!!!

  5. I would claim that the Matrix: the Path of Neo wasn't a bad game. However, outside of the ones Tristan and Rob mentioned, it is pretty hard. Movie-based video games, in general, are horrible, and not well put together.