Should-Have-Beens of Movie Gaming

August 26, 2008 at 11:03 am (Movies, Video Games)


By now everyone knows how great The Dark Knight is. You’ve either seen it on opening night, bought a bootleg, or heard you’re friend go on and on about it. We also all know about all the summer movie games that came out this past summer, as there are every summer. There were games based on Kung Fu Panda, some on WALL E, and plenty of other cash tie ins for the big blockbusters. Was I the only person who wanted a The Dark Knight videogame? Or for that matter, any game based on an action packed movie. Hancock would have been a cool premise for a game, and, coming back to the Dark Knight, the possibilities for game variation are limitless. Let us play as Batman some, rough up a few bad guys, maybe some time missions trying to rescue Dent or Gordon in time, or maybe even mix things up with some stealthy or timed missions with the Joker where you have to slowly take out your own men to proceed through. Take it wherever as long as you stay true to the movie. Give us some extra variations on the Joker story, some driving missions. You might could even take a Call of Duty 4 or Battlefield Modern Combat twist to it where you have to play the two sides of the story one after the other. Get some good writers on it, maybe put Infinity Ward on it while using the COD4 engine while providing that great rich story both COD4 and TDK offer. I’m not saying it’d be a perfect game, but it could be a fun experience. I know Pandemic was working on something, I would have loved to have seen them follow through with it. With Hancock maybe add some story decisions to maybe change Hancock’s story. Make the right decisions and the people love you more, isn’t that what the story was about? Maybe next summer instead of making obvious cash tie-ins, make some movie based games on movies that would actually be a good video game premise.



  1. nolanator said,

    The Hancock game would be cool.

  2. The James said,

    I agree with you…more good movie games plz!

  3. nolanator said,

    Most games based on movies suck.

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