Game adaptations that are more worthwhile than the source material?

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I remember there being quite a lot of genuinely good games based on films in the early 90s and later on expectations of them were lowered.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 6 December 2020 01:24 (one month ago) link

GoldenEye!

Stone Cold Steve Ostentatious (Leee), Sunday, 6 December 2020 02:07 (one month ago) link

CD Projekt Red's Witcher trilogy is better than Sapkowski's cycle of novels and on par with The Last Wish.

pomenitul, Sunday, 6 December 2020 02:10 (one month ago) link

I don’t think there was ever a period where games based on movies were consistently good? Even as a kid in the early 90s I’d picked up that they were generally to be avoided. LucasArts definitely killed it, but don’t think that fits the criteria.

GoldenEye probably the king here.

circa1916, Sunday, 6 December 2020 02:21 (one month ago) link

neuromancer for ms-dos (interplay 1988)

the late great, Sunday, 6 December 2020 02:51 (one month ago) link

My good impressions of them was due to platformers like the two Aladdin games, Addams Family, Lion King and Cool Spot (which was essentially an advert for a drink), but I'm sure there was way more.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 6 December 2020 03:14 (one month ago) link

betrayal at krondor is significantly better than the raymond e feist novels its based on.

adam, Sunday, 6 December 2020 03:30 (one month ago) link

I knew Witcher would get mentioned, I should've preemptively snarked that RAG is asking for good games.

Stone Cold Steve Ostentatious (Leee), Sunday, 6 December 2020 04:00 (one month ago) link

The Addams Family Pinball

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 6 December 2020 16:20 (one month ago) link

Both pinball machine and film are solid 10/10 so not sure whether to agree or not

Gary Sambrook eats substantial meals (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 6 December 2020 17:02 (one month ago) link

Oh shit, I had my dates wrong and assumed it predated the films!

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 6 December 2020 17:18 (one month ago) link

There are a couple of high profile ones in progress. Uncharted with Tom Holland, Last of Us HBO series (iirc). Doubt they'll be more worthwhile. Also a Monster Hunter movie that looks like shit, and ... a Resident Evil reboot? Did anyone like the most recent Tomb Raider attempt?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 6 December 2020 17:19 (one month ago) link

Oh wait, we are talking about games based on other properties, not the other way around? People liked that Friday the 13th game, right?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 6 December 2020 17:21 (one month ago) link

Can I stir the pot and say KOTR? *flees*

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 6 December 2020 20:17 (one month ago) link

Kord Of The Rings?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 6 December 2020 20:38 (one month ago) link

King of the Ring? Knights of the Round?

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 6 December 2020 20:44 (one month ago) link

Terminator 3 pinball probably brought me, overall, more joy than the film Terminator 3.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 6 December 2020 20:46 (one month ago) link

actually in general pinball probably rules this thread - tons of middling but basically playable and fun adaptations of completely lame would-be blockbusters, etc.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 6 December 2020 20:47 (one month ago) link

Neighbours on the zx spectrum whilst being a monochrome simple race around a single track game was undoubtedly miles better than the tv prog

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Sunday, 6 December 2020 20:49 (one month ago) link

Can I stir the pot and say KOTR? *flees*

KOTOR2, mos def.

pomenitul, Sunday, 6 December 2020 21:38 (one month ago) link

What are we counting as the source material there?

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 6 December 2020 21:49 (one month ago) link

The Star Wars IP as initially laid out in film form, which is admittedly a loose take on 'adaptation'.

pomenitul, Sunday, 6 December 2020 21:58 (one month ago) link

Oh, I know a good one: Dune 2

Ecks Vs. Sever is famously a great GBA game based on a terrible movie, but I never played it (or saw the movie)

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 6 December 2020 22:45 (one month ago) link

Sorry lol KOTOR I meant yes, fumblefingers.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 6 December 2020 23:10 (one month ago) link

every sports game ever

ledge, Monday, 7 December 2020 09:33 (one month ago) link

obviously Goldeneye

Gary Sambrook eats substantial meals (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 7 December 2020 09:40 (one month ago) link

& Insane Clown Posse

Gary Sambrook eats substantial meals (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 7 December 2020 09:45 (one month ago) link

Kool Aid Man for the 2600

All cars are bad (Euler), Monday, 7 December 2020 10:50 (one month ago) link


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