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Quite a few video game-inspired films are hitting cinemas later this year, like Warcraft, Angry Birds, and Assassin's Creed. With a vast quantity of video games coming out each year for the past couple of decades, you'd think that video games would be made into movies more often. Below are 7 video games I think should be turned into movies.

Age of Empires

Age of Empires is a series of strategy games that are historically accurate, spanning from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, focusing on events from almost every civilization. Since the first release, 1997, the franchise has had seven titles and three spin-offs, one of which focuses on mythology.

Tomb Raider

Angelina Jolie first played the British explorer in a cinematic adaption and its sequel. A Tomb Raider reboot is supposedly in the works...same as it was way back when Jolie finished. There have been 11 video game releases and only 2 movies.

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Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto has 7 main titles and many expansion packs. Each game in this series allows players to take on the role of a criminal in the big city, typically an individual who plans to rise through the ranks of organized crime through the course of the game. The player is given various missions by kingpins and major idols in the city underworld which must be completed to progress through the storyline. Assassinations and other violent crimes are featured regularly. Occasionally taxi driving, firefighting, street racing, bus driving, or learning to fly helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft are also involved in the game.

Red Dead Redemption

Set during the decline of the American Frontier in the year 1911, the story follows John Marston, a former outlaw whose wife and son are taken hostage by the government in ransom for his services as a hired gun. Having no other choice, Marston sets out to bring the three members of his former gang to justice.

Not a lot of westerns are made nowadays, and this would be incredibly awesome.

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

Like the first, it's an open world western which follows John Marston. He searches for a cure for the infectious zombie plague that has swept across the American Old West.

Freedom Fighters

The Soviet Union takes over the streets of Manhattan; Chris (your character), takes to the streets and later joins Isabella and Phil, two freedom fighters who have a base among the sewers. You and a band of fighters go and destroy weapons depots, bases, and other Soviet things, to try and bring their empire to a standstill.

Honorable Mention:

Call of Duty: Zombies

Zombies first appeared in Call of Duty: World At War and was an instant hit with gamers, and ever since has been featured in Black Ops andits sequels, with each map getting bigger and better, and having some sort of storyline whereas the others didn't.


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