Shack Reels: Top 10 Movie Based Games

There are a lot of games based off of movies, but just how many of them are worth your time? Greg's here to share his top ten movie-based games.


There’s no doubt that there are plenty of good movies out there, however, the list of games based upon those movies is relatively short. Greg’s muddled through the every growing pile to find 10 gems that just might be worth your time. We won’t steal his spotlight though, after all, he’s the one who tells it best.

From The Chatty
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    May 15, 2015 4:00 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Shack Reels: Top 10 Movie Based Games

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      May 15, 2015 4:18 PM

      Aladdin was my favorite, though I didn't hear very good reviews on The Ghostbuster video game. I could be very wrong though.

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        May 15, 2015 5:44 PM

        it was over told a great story though.

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          May 15, 2015 5:46 PM

          Ghostbusters was great for being a fan. Nothing groundbreaking but story was cool.

          I thought wolverine for last gen was great even tho the movie sucked balls the game played really well and had gore.

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            May 15, 2015 7:24 PM

            The first half of the ghostbusters game was one long contrived and tortured excuse to revisit places and monsters from the first movie. After they finally got all the rehash garbage out of their system, the rest of the game was really interesting. "The Ghostbusters 3 we deserved" shouldn't spend the first half repeating the first film verbatim.

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              May 15, 2015 7:30 PM

              Why not, the entirety of Ghostbusters 2 was a repeating the first film verbatim. If The Video Game was only half that, it's already up from GB2.

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                May 16, 2015 7:30 AM

                No, I actually mean verbatim. GB2 doesn't return to the exact same locations as GB1 and have the team catch the exact same ghosts as GB1. Slimer is back in the Sedgwick hotel, and you capture him in the same ballroom, Stay Puft shows up walking through the streets of NYC and you blast him from the roof of a skyscraper. Jesus, you even go back to the Library from the opening of the film.

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              May 15, 2015 7:53 PM

              Yeah, my biggest issues with the game generally revolve around it trying to rehash everything about the first movie.

              Especially grating was the music. Look, I quite like the music from Ghostbusters, but it's basically tracks from the original score on a 10 hour loop. There's not a single original note in the game, and that was disappointing.

              Now they did a great job nailing the feel of the proton pack. When you actually have to trap ghosts, it feels great.

              Was it a great game? Absolutely not, but it was still fairly enjoyable despite the flaws and occasional show stopping bugs.

              Still, I'd love if there was a good open world Ghostbusters game. I love the idea of Heist like missions where you actually have to observe and plan things out.

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        May 15, 2015 5:49 PM

        Ghostbusters was really good, I quite enjoyed it.

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          May 15, 2015 7:33 PM

          As a stand alone game, it was a solid B to B+ title. As a Ghostbusters game, it's fucking amazing.

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          May 16, 2015 1:06 AM

          That fact it was made and decent was an accomplishment.

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      May 15, 2015 7:04 PM

      Golden Eye aged like balls

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      May 15, 2015 8:06 PM

      I appreciate your feedback from chatty. I don't think, however, you should put a game you've never played as #2. Give it an honorable mention or something

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        May 16, 2015 12:47 AM

        Nah, it deserved that spot. It's probably one of my favourite games.

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        May 17, 2015 1:27 PM

        I couldn't possibly play every game ever made, that's why i go to you guys for, Riddick seemed to be a good game I remember it coming out and people talking about it a lot. And it seemed to make it into a ton of Good movie based games list. :)

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      May 16, 2015 12:48 AM

      So was Tron 2.0 eligible or what? It's technically the sequel to the original movie.

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      May 16, 2015 2:10 AM

      GregBurke85! No mention of Scarface: The World Is Yours, but dat piece 'o chit GOLDENEYE gets #1?


      P.S. Play "Chronicles of Riddick"

      P.S.S. Forget Goldeneye... JOO know what a hassa is, gburke?? It's a pig that don't fly straight. Play "Everything Or Nothing".

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      May 17, 2015 12:43 PM

      No one seems to remember The Warriors game on PS2 made by Rockstar. Probably #1 on my list.

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      May 18, 2015 7:17 AM

      Would Alien Isolation be considered for this list? Just curious. That was a good one.

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