From your home TV to the silver screen, video game intellectual properties are no stranger to the movie theatres. Although more often than not, movies based on popular video game franchises never seem to work out very well. Regardless, I am a firm believer that movies based on video games can be a real thing. These are the top 10 video games that I believe deserve a fair shot on the silver screen. For this article, we will not feature video games that have adapted into a movie.
When I first saw a glimpse of the original BioShock. Originally released in 2006, the franchise has spawned into three games (four if you want to count the video game compilation, BioShock: The Collection.)
The first game, set in 1960 follows a man named Jack, who is a passenger and sole survivor on an airplane that crashes into the Atlantic Ocean. Eventually stumbles upon the underwater city, Rapture. While I won’t spoil the story in its entirety it is certainly worth your time to play! The game also spawned two sequels, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite. Even if we cannot get the three-part saga, I would still love to see a movie adaption it will certainly give horror films by James Wan a run for their money, no doubt.
Jak and Daxter
Naughty Dog’s dynamic duo, Jak and Daxter while the series hasn’t had a main entry release in a few years, the installments that are released certainly can provide a compelling story in my opinion. Originally released in 2002 for the PlayStation 2, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy is about two friends, who seek out a mysterious sage, hoping he will turn Daxter back into a human after an accident leaves turns Daxter into an anthropomorphic otter/weasel hybrid, an Ottsel.
The first game was a kid-friendly, Banjo-Kazooie styled platformer, while Jak II and Jak 3 have more of a darker tone than the first game. Nevertheless, the Jak and Daxter trilogy has an interesting, storyline that crosses over into each game, with the right casting and CGI effects of course!