The 5 Best Video Games Based on Movies

The Chronicles of Riddick, Escape From Butcher Bay

Source: Vivendi Games

The common wisdom about video games based on movies is that they’re not very good, often because developers have to rush to get the games out the door in time for the movie’s release date. But common wisdom isn’t always right, so we’ve compiled a list of games based on movies that are every bit as good as any other worthy game.

5. Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is a rare instance where the game is actually better than the movie — not that that’s a major feat for a movie this average. In the game for the original Xbox, you play as the title character as he does just what the title says: escapes from a locked-down prison in a sci-fi setting. To do so, the game has you do a little bit of everything, from shooting and melee fights to stealth sequences and platforming. Better yet, it meshes all of these gameplay mechanics together with style.