Total Nerd Video Games That Should Be Movies  

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What video games should be movies? Several of the most well known and popular video games of all time could easily be made into potentially excellent feature films. This list includes several of the biggest and best video games ever: Assassin's Creed, BioShock and some of the Zelda and Grand Theft Auto games as well. Vote for the games you think would make the best movies, vote down any that you don't think would work and of course, add any that might be missing. You can also rerank this list in any order you want.

Adapting a great video game into a movie is a risky proposition. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it just doesn't. You can't blame Hollywood for trying though, because the video gaming industry is a billion dollar business. Combine that with a hit feature film, and you've got tens of billions in potential profit. Examples? How about 1995's 'Mortal Kombat' or the 'Lara Croft Tomb Raider' series? And of course, the 'Resident Evil' movies have done quite well at the box office too.

Which current video games should be made, immediately, into a movie? Some of the best include 'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' and 'Batman: Arkham Asylum.' Here's a great fancast for 'Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic' as an example. The main requirement to make a successful video game to movie adaptation? You need the most compelling video game storylines. Start with the basics, and go from there - you can't lose!

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The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added The Last of Us 2013

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BioShock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
BioShock 2007

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God of War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
God of War 2005

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Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added The Legend of Zelda (in general)

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Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
squeengeebanjo added Fallout 3 2008

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Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Half-Life 1998

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Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added Batman: Arkham City 2011

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Fla... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag 2013

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Heavy Rain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added Heavy Rain 2010

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 2009

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Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Halo 2 2004

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Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added Far Cry 3 2012

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L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added L.A. Noire 2011

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World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added Diablo III 2012

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Metroid Prime is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
alexwoodward29 added Grand Theft Auto V 2013

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Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added Halo: Reach 2010

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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God of War III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added God of War III 2010

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added The Witcher 2007

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Batman: Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Injustice: Gods Among Us is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
hippocrip added Injustice: Gods Among Us

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Indiana Jones and the Fate of ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies

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Assassin's Creed III is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed III 2012

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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Mabie1 added Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2010

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Fahrenheit is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
Charlie Snellings added Fahrenheit 2005

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Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven 2002

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Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added Dragon Age: Origins 2009

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Metroid is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
CosmicDestiny added Metroid (in general) 1986

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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception 2011

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League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added League of Legends 2009

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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 2002

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Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
JakeFraser added Halo 3 2007

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
wiabux added Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
lalispeter added The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings 2011

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Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Video Games That Should Be Movies
MusculMogul added Dragon Age: Inquisition