We want these on the big screen!
Sometimes video games are so good that they need to be shared with the non-gamers of the world in the form of cinematic blockbusters. Lately, we've been so looking forward to 'Ratchet & Clank' and it's got us thinking about a whole bunch of other games we want to see as films.
Ratchet And Clank hits theaters this year
It's been happening since the dawn of the PlayStation, with games such as 'Resident Evil', 'Assassin's Creed', 'Silent Hill', 'Tomb Raider' and 'Hitman' all making it to the big screen, and with 'Warcraft' and 'Ratchet & Clank' still to come this year - the latter of features the voices of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye and Sylvester Stallone. Movies have even started taking cinematography tips from the console world, with Ilya Naishuller's award-winning sci-fi adventure 'Hardcore Henry' becoming the first POV film last year.
Here are our top 7 hopefuls to hit the movies:
Grand Theft Auto would make an awesome gangster thriller
Grand Theft Auto - It's not the most morally sound of all video games, being centred around rising up the criminal hierarchy by stealing cars, shooting at people and beating up civilians (depending on how you liked to play the game), but there sure is enough activity to make a movie. We're imagining a gangster action thriller with a corrupt protagonist you can't help but side with.
Bring Sonic back into the limelight!
Sonic The Hedgehog - Not enough kids understand the importance of Sonic these days and his battle against the nefarious Doctor Eggman. Sure, it's still going strong, but there are so many other options out there now. Don't fret though, a film is actually in the making as a live-action/ CGI hybrid, and it's expected to hit in 2018.
The Legend of Zelda: The next fantasy film franchise?
The Legend Of Zelda - With 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Hobbit' becoming such huge hits, it's surprising that Zelda hasn't been brought to the big screen yet. It's a sword and sorcery quest game with the main focus being the protagonist Link's mission to rescue Princess Zelda and her kingdom from dark forces. There has been an animated TV series before now, and recent news has confirmed that a Netflix series will be coming eventually.
It's time for a Call Of Duty movie
Call Of Duty - COD is a huge franchise based around a first-person shooter game initially set in World War II, and with famously cutting edge graphics. We're no stranger to war films of course, but there's an intensity in this series that is just so deserving of a movie. And actually, we could be in luck because game publishers Activision Blizzard are reportedly working on a screen project for the future.
Fallout would make stunning cinematography
Fallout - It may seem like there are a lot of post-apocalyptic dystopian thrillers out there, but there's nothing quite like this. With its cyberpunk aesthetic, 'Fallout' could make for a stunning sci-fi adventure in the vein of 'I Am Legend'. It's all about a wasteland of a planet in the future following a nuclear war, with the protagonist given the task of navigating Los Angeles - which is overrun by violent mutants - to collect water for survivors.
Will Pac-Man ever confront his ghosts on the big screen?
Pac-Man - So there's no deep story arc to this legendary arcade game that could be transferred to the big screen, but it would work well as an animated children's comedy featuring Pac-Man attempting to escape his mortal enemies: Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde. We'd watch it.
How long will we have to wait for a Sims movie?
The Sims - The whole point of this game is to create your own stories, so it may not engage audiences too well as a film. There are no standard recognisable characters really (unless you remember the likes of the Goth family and Bob Newbie), and the characters only speak the virtually untranslatable Simlish. However, it would be cool to see a dystopian drama about mind-control, or something reminiscent of 'The Truman Show'. The idea of a film has actually been circling since 2007, but we're yet to see any sign of it.