My list will focus primarily on the games from E3 2014 and damn we have some great looking games heading our way. I hope all of you enjoy my list. If not, too bad because no refunds!
1.) The Order: 1886
The Order: 1886 would be the perfect horror/action movie for moviegoers! Combining Knights of The Order, Neo-Victoian London, werewolves, high-tech weapons, Nikola Tesla and gore...
The video game takes place in a newly recreated Victorian-Era London which pretty much makes everything else in this world look badass. The setting still holds familiar places such as Mayfair Whitechapel, Crystal Palace, Big Ben and the London Tube.
The Story of The Order:
To finish all of this off the knights must face their greatest foe.... Werewolves aka Half-breeds! Oh yeah, all of you know this game is going to be awesome. Equipped with a special liquid called "Blackwater" the Knights of The Order are granted the ability to heal devastating wounds and extend their lifespans to fight-off their supernatural foes.
Centuries of Conflict (The Half-Breeds):
2.) Far Cry 4
Watch this cinematic trailer first (actual game graphics) and get back to me...
When it comes to the plot there isn't a lot of information out there for [Far Cry](movie:1000355) 4. The story focuses on an Asian descent male character named "Ajay Ghale". Who travels to the fictional country of Kyrat to fulfill his mother's dying wish. Kyrat is a fictional country that's hidden deep within the Himalayas. As Ajay explores and navigates. He must make his way through this vast, open, dangerous and unpredictable world. Kyrat faces a civil war under their sociopathic, psychotic dictator Gang min aka Pagan Min.
Welcome to Far Cry 4:
3.) Batman: Arkham Knight
When I first saw the Batman: Arkham Knight trailer I honestly thought for a second this was a new DC animated film. Ugh! I really wish this was for a movie instead of a video game.
4.) (Sid Meier's) Civilization: Beyond Earth
Civilization: Beyond Earth is a turn-based strategy game based in the future when mankind is forced to use drastic measures in hope of saving humanity. With Earth slowly dying, mankind decides it's time to travel through space in search of extraterrestrial planets to call their new home... But, little do they know there's something out there that has already called these planets their home.
Just by the trailer alone it looks like Civilization: Beyond Earth would make a great Scifi/drama film.
5.) Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
This, this right here! (speechless right now)... This video game is already blowing my mind with excitement! Don't get it twisted folks, just because it's #5 on my list doesn't mean it's any less than the other trailers before it. I only know some of the storyline and characters thanks to the multiple trailers released this summer. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, I can honestly without a doubt say this can become a movie right after The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.
The video game is somewhat a prequel, but still a completely different story on it's own and when I say "completely different story" I mean it!
Here's a quick synopsis of the story from Shadow of Mordor Wiki Page:
The game is set to fill the gap between The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. It is a story of revenge, slaughter, and mystery set entirely in Mordor, the Land of Shadows. At its center is Talion, an ordinary man who loses everything, including his mortal life. Possessed by an immensely powerful wraith, Talion becomes a revenant, rising from the grave to avenge the murder of his family. Meanwhile, the wraith inside him, Celebrimbor, struggles to remember his forgotten past, which will allow him to increase in power
Brief synopsis from IGN (read the rest here):
Talion, the player’s character, is one of the Rangers of Gondor tasked with guarding Mordor’s Black Gate. Between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Sauron and his Black Captains return and kill everyone there. Talion is kept from the afterlife by a mysterious spirit and becomes a half-human, half-wraith being. At any time, Talion can swap into the wraith world, which is the same realm Frodo and Bilbo enter whenever they don the One Ring. Such a being is new to Tolkien’s lore, and seems custom-tailored to be a video game protagonist
Story Trailer #1 (The Bright Lord):
Story Trailer #2 (Sauron’s Servants):
Story Trailer #3 (Make Them Your Own):
6.) Assassin's Creed Unity
For the most part, the [Assassin's Creed](movie:437814) franchise has consistently put out gorgeous CGI cinematic trailers, but Assassin's Creed Unity certainly took first place for the best Assassin's Creed trailer. Then to add icing on the cake, there's a great soundtrack by Lorde called "Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Dimond Saints Remix)".
World Premiere Cinematic Trailer:
Synopsis from Assassin's Creed Unity Wiki:
Set during the French Revolution, the game follows nobleman Arno Dorian, who joins the Assassins to investigate the murder of his adoptive father on the behalf of his sister Élise de la Serre, a member of the Templars.
I'm waiting on that movie Michael Fassbender...
For all my horror and action fans out there... Read the quick synopsis, watch the trailer and gameplay trailer. This video game needs to be a movie next!
The game's story takes place in an ancient, abandoned city called Yharnam which was known for housing a medical remedy. Over the years, many travelers made pilgrimages to Yharnam seeking the remedy to cure their afflictions; the protagonist is one of these travelers. Upon arriving in Yharnam, however, it is discovered that it is overrun with a terrifying curse which has rendered most of the city's population violently deranged. The player must navigate the streets of Yharnam and defeat its insane inhabitants and horrifying monsters in order to survive.
Bloodborne Debut Trailer:
Bloodborne Gameplay Trailer:
8.) Dead Island 2
A zombie apocalypse in Hollywood, California? Create your own weapons out of anything? Did you say plenty of zombies to kill? There's a kick-ass soundtrack? Zombies with silicone implanted biceps, really? Yeah, I'm totally in... Where's my aluminum baseball bat and machete?!
9.) Tom Clancy's The Division
You're part of The Division, an organization developed around Operation Dark Winter. In reality, Dark Winter was just a simulation that took place in 2001; however, this game makes it real in their universe. In 2007, President George W. Bush signed Directive 51, launching The Division's Agents into effect.
About three weeks ago, many sleeper cell agents released a weaponized virus in the United States. The Division tried to stop it, but they failed. This day was known as Black Friday. The entire population was nearly wiped out in the process. The Division's goal is to save what remains and restore society.
First of all, rest in paradise to Tom Clancy. He has been a huge part of my life, I'll never forget the time when Mr. Clancy gave my father a free book from his personal collection at his mansion, signed his name on it saying "To Evan from your buddy Tom Clancy". Just when I thought that was it he gave my father a signed photograph of him for me.... It was so badass! Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure to thank him in person, but I've always been a fan of his work - evan as a little kid.
I really wish Hollywood would push Tom Clancy's work because the man could tell so many great stories. I'll cross my fingers and wait.
10.) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Once you watch these two trailers, you'll see why this is destined to become an epic movie - NOW, make it into a movie people...
I hope all of you enjoyed my list and if you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments section below.
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