Top 5 Movie Based Games This Summer

Top 5 Movie Based Games This Summer




Let's be honest, there's really only one game on this list anybody is paying attention to. As for the rest, they'll likely be chalked up to cheap tie-ins to earn an extra few dollars. However, diehard fans of the particular series may find the lure of adding an extra piece to their collection irresistible. Please don't think of this as the five best movie-based games, because you'd have better luck finding a needle in a haystack.

Battleship
Battleship

The upcoming blockbuster based on the classic board seems a little far-fetched, and the ties to the Transformers movie series seem a little over-the-top. The game doesn't look to fare much better. A first-person shooter which seems a bit like Halo meets Call of Duty (only a lot rougher) will not likely leave an impression in the incredibly tough battlefield that is the shooter genre. Naval tactics (conducting radar sweeps and launching air strikes) play more of a supportive role as the action is primarily ground-focused on the Hawaiian islands. However, the most shameful omission has to be the lack of any multiplayer, an absolute must-have in today's FPS world.



Men in Black: Alien Crisis
Men in Black: Alien Crisis

Men in Black is a series no one ever thought would return to the big screen, let alone with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprising their roles as Agent J and K, respectively. Unfortunately, you don't get the pleasure of suiting up as either of these two, but instead play as Peter Delacoeur, a former thief with a PhD in archeology. You'll have access to a crazy arsenal of weaponry, trying to repel invading aliens. Apart from the gunning action, you'll be able to scan potential aliens, and, of course, wipe the memories of any witnesses. There's nothing terribly original about the game, and the graphics look pretty shoddy, especially the character models, which remind me of GoldenEye. And I mean the original game from 1997.



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Madagascar 3: The Video Game
Madagascar 3: The Video Game

The zoo crew returns, and, like the upcoming Europe's Most Wanted movie, the game revolves around the travelling circus in some iconic European destinations. The circus backdrop lends itself perfectly to minigames, which will be found in spades throughout the adventure. The Penguins set up the missions, trying to build hype for the circus, and you'll find yourself performing mind-boggling stunts and putting up posters to boost acclaim. Beyond the minigames, the story mode allows a second player to drop in and out without missing a beat, and playing through to the end will set the scene for the already announced fourth movie, where the gang finally makes it back to the Big Apple.



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