ByRicky Braly, writer at
Ricky Braly

Oh stop your moaning! I'm aware that good video game movies are few and far between, but i'm going to give you 5 video games that could be great movies and I'm going to tell you how I think they could be great.

5. The Last of Us

The Last of Us game itself is already vary cinematic and story driven. If they were to make a movie based on The Last of Us I think it would be good if it were to be set before the game as to not interfere with the current in game canon, because we all know how upset people get when movies ignore the set canon (I'm looking at you Star Wars. Rest in peace EU). If it were to focus on Joel and his brother Tommy in the early days of the infection or perhaps even on Joel and Tess, it could give us some very good backstory and give the creators the possibility of making it canon within the setting of the game. I think it would just be best if they avoid rehashing the current story and give us something new and original.

4. Mass Effect

Mass Effect in itself is a great story and game with great characters and amazing lore and backstory. If it were to be made into a movie it could be in the same vein as Star Trek with its multitude of alien species, great space and land battles. If they were to use practical effects, such as the ones used in Star Wars VII this could not only be pleasing on a story level but it could also be some sweet eye candy.

3. Dishonored

Now, this game was a little light on the main story, but it still told a decent one, which could give screen writers some decent leeway on the story. With its cool visual style and cool powers this could be a really interesting to see in a movie. If they stick to character development and fast paced action sequences mixed with suspenseful assassinations this could be really fun to watch and could even spawn a series of films set in different parts of the world.

2. Dragon Age

Dragon Age is a really fun game to play. Not only does it have fun characters that you begin to genuinely care about, but also presents us with a vary of vast and deep lore. If they were to make a movie, I would like it if it could be set after the dragon age origins and fill the gap between the first and second game. With its vast array of characters and species, it could be very similar to that of Lord of the Rings. It has the potential to give us a movie just as good, and with its vast land and interesting and complex antagonists this could really become an amazing movie.

1. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Hey look, something from the now non-canon EU. I think a good chunk of Star Wars fans have heard of the three Star Wars anthology films, well wouldn't it be great if they took the story from this and made it into one of the anthology films. It would be a great way to bring this back into the canon and give us more of the Jedi counsel, as well as some really advanced light saber battles similar to the ones we saw in the prequels (ha I found something positive to say about the prequels). It could also have the possibility of giving us a great backstory for the whole Star Wars universe.

So there you have it, 5 movies I think would be great movies. What games do you think could be great movies? Let me know in the comments below.


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