Top Video Games Transformed Into Movies

Top Video Games Transformed Into Movies
There is a misconception among many people that it’s only movies which can be adapted into video games. Those who think along this line assume that it’s impossible to transform a game into a movie. However, that line of thinking is not correct. While it’s indeed true that movies can be adapted into video games, it’s also true and possible for video games to be transformed into movies as you are to see below.

The list below shares with the reader the top video games which attracted the attention of movie directors leading to the games being transformed into movies. For those who want to watch these movies, you can do so online at free viewing movie sites while those who want to play the video games can check out NetBet where they are freely available.


Warcraft is a movie that was transformed from being a game by Duncan Jones, the son of the late rock legend David Bowie. This movie features most of the scenes and locations as those found in the Warcraft game. The storyline of the movie is also the same as that of the game i.e. it’s a violent clash between humans and the orcs. Some of the stars who feature in the movie include Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, Ben Foster and Travis Fimmel.

Angry Birds

Angry Birds is arguably one of the most popular games in the world. This is evidenced by the fact that it has been downloaded over 3 billion times. Angry Birds’ gameplay is quite simple, just shooting birds into a fortress that’s guarded by pigs. However, despite its simpleness, it’s a highly addictive game. Realizing the popularity of the game, Jon Vitti, the same man who wrote classics such as Robots, Ice Age, The Critic and The Simpsons created a video game adaptation of the game. Jon Vitti lured stars such as Peter Dinklage, Kate McKinnon, Maya Rudolph, and Sean Penn to feature in the movie.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

The Prince of Persia game made its entrance into the gaming industry all the way back in the late 1980s. Since that time, the game has gained much popularity owing to its stunning and highly addictive gameplay. Realizing the massive potential that rested in this game, Disney moved fast to create a Prince of Persia movie franchise, more like its Pirates in the Caribbean franchise. The Prince of Persia movie franchise comes with the same plot as that of the Prince of Persia game. A daring Prince with his magical dagger and fighting skills go on an adventure to save his principality from dark forces.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Well, for most people especially the young, they just know Tomb Raider as a movie. The truth is, before it was a movie, it was first a game. Since 1996, gamers enjoyed this as a game, and it was only in 2001 when Simon West decided to create a video game adaptation that the game transformed into a movie which would go on to become one of the most acclaimed movies of all time. The plot in both the game and the movie is the same i.e. an agent (role played by Angelina Jolie) trying to retrieve ancient artefacts and in the process defeat a mysterious organization while at the same time saving the world. Daniel Craig who later on become the new 007 also starred in the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie.