First off all, I'm pretty sure this whole 'Middle Earth' thing is fake.
Video The Big WhobowskiFebruary 28, 2013
That TARDIS really tied the room together.
We ain't in the prisoner-takin' business. We're in the sandvich-eatin' business.
In case you wanted to see the movie, but only are gonna be alive for another minute.
Video Super Mario BustersFebruary 06, 2013
They ain't afraid of no Boo.
Patrick Bateman used RETURN VIDEOTAPES!
Over 10 parents had to die tragically to make this picture possible.
Picture Starfox: The MovieNovember 20, 2012
Barrel rolling into a theater near you.
The immutable Laws Of Corporate Synergy (they're like the Three Laws Of Motion, but for money) require tentpole movies to have videogame adaptations. That's how we know Star Wars Episode VII will have no less than 8 games based on it (hopefully at least one about podracing). It's why Skyfall is already the jumping-off point for a through-the-franchise Bond game. And considering they're already doing The Great Gatsby in 3D, they might as well print some more money with The Sims: West Egg.
Now even though movie cash-in video games start life as an extra revenue source for a ruthless corporation, they're also the biggest project of any game developer's year. A lot of them turn out to be labors of love worth playing again and again, long after the film fades into obscurity as Saturday afternoon programming on TNT. Here are the 12 greatest videogames based on movies.
12. Ghostbusters: The Video Game
A lot of videogame-to-movie adaptations are only good ideas because the cinematic source material is ridiculously great. Best example: this 2009 "shooter" (sort of) where you get to be a Ghostbuster in what's essentially the franchise's third movie. Sure, after some mediocre NES entries when the original movies came out, the idea of a good Ghostbusters game seems as crazy as cats and dogs living together mass hysteria, right? Plus, the endless ghost-trapping is only sort of fun, there's no way to translate Bill Murray's brilliance into stilted cutscenes, but did you read that part before? You get to be a Ghostbuster. That's worth a rental just for the wander-the-Ghostbusters-firehouse experience you get in between missions. There's even a surprisingly hot NPC version of Janine Melnitz. Do your best Spengler and holla at her.