10 great movie-inspired games (2000 – Present)

What do films like The DaVinci CodeBattleshipSaw and Harry Potter have in common? They were all “blessed” with their own video game adaptations, and all of them were mediocre at best. We live in a day and age where video games based on popular movies are all too common, and despite the major dread towards them, most terrible game adaptions still end up making a large profit. Are we willing to put up with those dreadful titles to get to the cream of the crop? Not only is it possible for a movie inspired game to be great, but it’s already happened, numerous times to be exact.

It was here, in the year 2000, that film inspired games started pouring out faster than ever, and it is where we begin Part 2 of our look into movie based games that don’t actually suck. (Read Part 1 here.) In a place of time where 99% of movie based games go straight to the Walmart bargain bin, we give you a list of film adaptations worth checking out. 

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​Donald Strohman is a Pennsylvania State University film graduate currently residing in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. Before being a part of The Young Folks team, he contributed to GameDeck and the satire website The Black Sheep. He also writes for the game journalism site GameSkinny. When he's not trying to fulfill his life long dream of becoming the "Hash Slinging Slasher", Donald enjoys watching movies, playing video games, and writing; sometimes all at once.