In recent times, we’ve seen a lot of movies that are based on video games, and it seems like this genre will be growing rapidly in the future. Since a lot of people play games, some of them gain a lot of popularity, so their story can be adapted to a full movie.

Another thing is that game developers now spend so much time building the story and characters behind the game. With an interesting plot, there is nothing better than seeing your favorite game remade in a movie.

So, get your popcorn ready and let’s go through the best game-based movies of all time.

1. Detective Pikachu

Pokémon has been around for so long, and it all started as an animated series. However, they quickly adapted the series into a whole range of games and eventually a couple of movies.

Detective Pikachu

In the most recent movie, Detective Pikachu, the main character is voiced by Ryan Reynolds.

This fuzzy little guy wants to get justice to the Pokémon brand. It is a criminalistics movie where Pikachu is trying to find out the truth about missing Pokémon’s. The realistic visuals are very impressive, and so is the movie.

>>> Read more: Best Pokémon Games on PC

2. Assassin’s Creed

We’ve waited for so long to see a movie about Assassin’s Creed. The game itself is so realistic, and they’ve spent many hours in the design for each game that is basically a movie itself.

In Assassin’s Creed movie, the character is starred by Michael Fassbender, and it gives the movie real legitimacy with its impressive-looking Animus adventure in the 15th century.

If you are an Assassin’s Creed lover or want to see incredible parkour, you should definitely watch it.

Assasins Creed Movie
Assassin’s Creed

3. Sonic the Hedgehog

After a minor speed bump due to bad representation in terms of the design of Sonic in the first trailer, the filmmakers heard the audience complains and remade the character just like in the game.

This is a great family movie that sprinkles some comedy. Since it was very popular, they are already planning a sequel, which we cannot wait to see it.

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie
Sonic the Hedgehog

4. Warcraft

Blizzard is known for their incredibly realistic cinematics that will give you goosebumps. For so long, fans have been demanding a full movie about the story of the game, which finally happened.

Warcraft Movie

This is the best-performing movie on video game adaptation of all-time grossing $433m. The graphics in the movie go above and beyond. Just like in World of Warcraft, it is a story about Horde vs Alliance that wouldn’t let you blink

It is a definite must watch!

5. Silent Hill

If you like playing horror games and Silent Hill is one of your favorites, then you must watch this movie.  This movie is packed with a serious cast and features places that will most certainly give you chills. For a game adaptation, this movie is more than good enough.

Silent Hill Movie
Silent Hill

6. Ratchet and Clank

Even though this movie didn’t perform well and it is packed with weird casting choices, actually, it is a great origin story coming from the game. The only issue in this movie is the lack of charm and humor which are the main characteristics of the in-game character, but it is still an energetic family-friendly movie that you will enjoy.

Ratchet And Clank
Ratchet and Clank

7. The Angry Birds Movie 2

The all-time favorite mobile game is taking another approach with their two very successful movies. The animations are very beautiful, and the entertaining story boosted the popularity of Angry Birds even more.

These flightless birds are building slingshots and launching themselves to the finishing line, like a horse on the odds for the Kentucky Derby.  It is packed with humor and the perfect family-friendly movie too.

The Angry Birds Movie 2
The Angry Birds Movie 2

Final Words

These are some of the best movies based on video games. We expect to see more game-based movies in the future since games are now very complexed packed with story and character.

An Uncharted movie is on the cards already, with Tom Holland playing Nathan Drake. We can’t wait!