Top 5 Movie-to-Game Releases that Surpassed Their Parents

Right now we seem to be stuck in an era of recycling in more ways than one. From books to movies, and back, then to video games and merchandise – virtually every industry seems to economise on creativity.

In that spirit, we decided to profit from that culture and single out a quintet of game releases considered the best in their realm. What they all have in common is that they originate from films.

Some transitional attempts were a failure, we cannot lie. We have seen what Assassin’s Creed has done to its cinematic ancestor, and we need not see any more of that. There is a wide array of factors that play key roles in whether the launch will be a success or not. 

Some make it, some do not. In the following paragraphs, you can only expect triumph and quality, so buckle up.

The Simpsons: Hit & Run

We are starting off lightly. 

This almost forgotten gem might have come as a surprise. The TV show lived to see its big screen adaptation, which hands down, was not that bad at all. However, we lived for the game that was launched in September 2013. Boasting a GTA-like vibe, Hit & Run is a fun and incredibly immersive game that gives you the reins in its entirety.

You assume the role of Homer Simpson, complete mission throughout Springfield, and try not to murder just about the whole neighbourhood while doing so. For every crime, a police car will come after you, and you can use cheats much like in the Grand Theft Auto.

Harry Potter Franchise

At this point, the world’s most famous wizard has been moulded to fit basically every form of entertainment. Its video game embodiment, however, is the one that stuck with us most. The first one, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, saw the light of day in 2001, and each year was followed by a sequel. Our favourite must be The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Reflecting the eerie atmosphere of the film, the game is compiled of an assortment of tasks and assignments to be completed before the time is up. You get to interact with all other characters as you explore the spooky castles surrounding Hogwarts. All of those sweets, symbols and unique motifs in the book/movie are perfectly shaped to fit the platform.

Jurassic World Slot

Moving onto another metamorphosis of entertainment, we shall now discuss the Jurassic World video slot. Global iGaming leader Microgaming firs launched Jurassic Park in 2014, but Jurassic World (2017) marked greater success due to the improved graphics, more authentic symbols and a bigger winning potential.

Spread on a 5-reel and 3-row playing grid, Jurassic World is a thematic video slot with 243 winning ways. It features a plethora of original characters, dinosaurs, as well as the faces of the actual actors. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are there to salute you, and you will love seeing that the game might be even more engrossing than the movie!

Marvel Video Games

Merging the art of movie-making and the craft of video gaming, Marvel created a hybrid-like franchise with an enormous global fan base. The expertise of the makers made the films almost shape shift into video games that we can now enjoy both on desktop and mobile.

Marvel is a name that speaks for itself, so we will not waste your time and preach on the plot, you already know it.

Star Wars

Similar to the previous one, our last pick for today is a well-known behemoth who actions speak way louder than words. 

There are countless games based on the original story, from freeware games to basically home-made gimmicks. Playable on literally every platform on the market, the games are not only more numerous, but often more captivating than the motion picture.