Most of the time, video game films take something we know, love, and are obsessed with and, in the worst case scenario, turn it into an unrecognizable monster – or at best, an unforgettable, overwhelming experience. Happy endings in the video game film genre can be hard to come by.
While all video game film adaptations fall short of branding when the spirit of a game is brought to the big screen, there are a few are better than others. 2006s silent Hill wasn’t that bad. Pokémon Detective Pikachu is cute and fun, and doesn’t require a thorough knowledge of the Pokémon universe to enjoy. Meanwhile, some video game films are so bad they have overcome criticism and ridicule over time, like the 1994 classic led by Jean-Claude Van Damme and Raúl Juliá Street fighter.
In this video, we walk you through our best, not-so-bad, and worst video game movies of all time. Whether you’re a source material purist, the casual moviegoer, or a film critic, we can all agree that video game films can be terribly disappointing at times, maybe all the time. Who knows, maybe we’ll be lucky and someone will make a great horror film about it Deer crossing