The gaming industry has witnessed significant growth and expansion throughout the years. Many game developers came up with innovations to provide their consumers with various options, starting from sports, role-playing, action-adventure, survival, easy to play games, and more. These games took inspiration from different topics and themes, including movies.
Currently, video games that take inspiration from movies are heavily enjoyed since they let the players experience the atmosphere of being a part of the movie itself. Furthermore, instead of just releasing a game to promote an upcoming or a released movie, game developers have taken a further step by creating a separate experience set within the world of the movie but with a new story they created.
Uncharted game series
The wildly popular Uncharted series from Naughty Dog follows the adventure of a daring treasure hunter who travels the globe in pursuit of the most valuable artifacts. The game’s anti-hero, Nathan Drake, took inspiration from Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones films. The game series is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
Although Uncharted is not a direct copy of Indiana Jones,’ there are several similarities between the game and the film. The first is regarding the locations where the game enables the players to travel around the world, like Indiana, including a dark cave or a stunning island.
Another main similarity is the game’s puzzles. Like the movie, players can find various temples and dungeons to explore, filled with different challenges to reach the artifact.
Furthermore, action sequences are one aspect of Indiana Jones films that audiences always look forward to, and there are plenty of those in Uncharted. Players frequently have to fight out of shootouts and confrontations using different weapons, similar to the movie.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Created by Respawn Entertainment, the game took place between Star Wars Episode III and Episode IV. Here, players will play as Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan who faces the oppressive threat of the Great Jedi Purge.
As a Jedi, players are equipped with force abilities and a customizable lightsaber. They will also visit different planets during the journey, where each has its secrets, detours, and optional boss fights. The game can be played on PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and others.
Developed by Scrollcat Studios, Hoa immerses players in the hand-painted backgrounds created by Studio Ghibli by playing as a small fairy. This soothing game features a range of enchanted creatures that aid Hoa as she travels through stunning forests.
Son Tra Le, the game’s art director, channeled her love for the Ghibli movie My Neighbour Totoro and incorporated it into the game to emulate her watching experience for the players. Hoa can be played on Nintendo Switch, PC, macOS, PlayStation 5, and others.
Fallout game series
The Fallout game series takes place in an alternate retro-futuristic world in the middle of the 22nd century. The game series was primarily inspired by the Mad Max movie franchise. Similar to Fallout, the movie’s depiction of a post-apocalyptic Australia resulted from a lack of resources and the subsequent breakdown of society.
The Mad Max film franchise focuses on a former police officer, Rockatansky, who lives alone in the Wasteland. Among all Fallout games, Rockatansky’s lonely quest resembles Fallout 4, in which players take on the role of the Lone Wanderer to search for information about their family. Fallout is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.