Top Twenty Video Games for Movie Adaptation

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1. World of Warcraft (2004 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.5
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Four years have passed since the mortal races stood together against the might of the Burning Legion. The tenuous peace forged in a time of desperation is fading. Arthas, the mad ... See full summary »

Stars: Michele Marie Arko, Tracy W. Bush, Joey Cash, Johnny Cash

Votes: 4,606

2. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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Treasure hunter Nathan Drake, embarks in the adventure of his life searching for the legendary treasure, El Dorado while fighting a group of mercenaries.

Director: Amy Hennig | Stars: Nolan North, Emily Rose, Richard McGonagle, Simon Templeman

Votes: 11,102

3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.7
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A young Hylian boy discovers that his destiny is to free the Seven Sages and save the land of Hyrule from the treacherous sorcerer Ganondorf.

Directors: Eiji Aonuma, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Shigeru Miyamoto, Yoichi Yamada, Tôru Ôsawa | Stars: Nobuyuki Hiyama, Fujiko Takimoto, Jun Mizusawa, Takashi Nagasako

Votes: 6,222

4. BioShock (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

9.2
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In 1960, a lone survivor of a plane crash named Jack discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.

Director: Ken Levine | Stars: John Ahlin, Greg Baldwin, Jane Beller, Susanne Blakeslee

Votes: 13,316

5. Metroid Prime (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.9
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A Space Pirate distress signal draws bounty hunter Samus Aran to Tallon IV, a world she discovers is being consumed by a terrible poison.

Star: Audrey Peterson

Votes: 1,287

6. Mass Effect (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.3
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In a technologically advanced future, an elite human soldier takes command of a prototype star ship and works to defend the galaxy from danger.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Steven Barr, Kimberly Brooks, Keith David, Seth Green

Votes: 13,637

7. Halo (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.9
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Super-soldier John-117, Master Chief of the United Nations Space Command, must battle a genocidal alien race known as the Covenant following his violent crash-landing on Halo, an ancient and mysterious ring-world.

Director: Joseph Staten | Stars: Jen Taylor, Pete Stacker, Tim Dadabo, Steve Downes

Votes: 8,202

8. Splinter Cell (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stealth-mission expert Sam Fisher searches for two US agents in a former Soviet republic and soon uncovers a plot involving a nuclear device.

Directors: Richard M Dumont, Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Michael Ironside, Adrian Knight, Alain Goulem, Arthur Grosser

Votes: 2,409

9. Metal Gear Solid (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.7
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A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility. Solid Snake is up for the task to infiltrate the facility, rescue the two hostages and thwart the terrorists' plans.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Patric Zimmerman, Peter Lurie, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 8,627

10. Infamous 2 (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.5
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After the Beast destroys Empire City, Cole MacGrath flees to the city of New Marais to search for a scientist, who could upgrade his powers.

Directors: Nate Fox, Sean Stanek | Stars: Eric Ladin, Caleb Moody, Dawn Olivieri, Michael Ensign

Votes: 2,103

11. Gears of War (2006 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Mankind's epic struggle for survival against a dominating Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the planet's vortex.

Stars: John DiMaggio, Carlos Ferro, Lester Speight, Fred Tatasciore

Votes: 6,988

12. Assassin's Creed (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

8.2
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A man enters a machine called the Animus that lets him relive the memories of his ancestor, a 12th century assassin named Altair.

Director: Patrice Désilets | Stars: Kristen Bell, Philip Shahbaz, Nolan North, Phil Proctor

Votes: 13,833

13. The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1994 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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Emperor Uriel Septim IV has been imprisoned in another dimension, and impersonated by Imperial Battlemage Jagar Tharn. During his usurpation of the throne, Tharn is unable to corrupt his ... See full synopsis »

Director: Vijay Lakshman

Votes: 163

14. God of War (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.2
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After 10 years of endless nightmares and servitude to the gods of Olympus, Kratos is assigned with a final task, to kill the Ares, the God Of War.

Directors: David Jaffe, Greg Tiernan | Stars: Linda Hunt, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Carole Ruggier, Steve Blum

Votes: 6,849

15. Spyro the Dragon (1998 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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A young cute purple dragon named Spyro sets out to free his dragon buddies, after they had fallen victim to the villainous Gnasty Gnorc, who has turned them into crystals.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Clancy Brown, Michael Gough, Jamie Alcroft

Votes: 1,179

16. Endwar (2008 Video Game)

Action

6.7
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The future: A world without oil and a world torn apart by war. The Russians, Americans, and Europeans amass their forces to fight the Third World War. The End has come.

Stars: Andrew Ableson, David Agranov, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Irina Björklund

Votes: 75

17. DmC: Devil May Cry (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

7.9
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Dante, a young demon hunter, teams up with his estranged twin brother Vergil in order to save humanity from the powerful influence of the demon king Mundus.

Director: Tameem Antoniades | Stars: Tim Phillipps, David de Lautour, Sage Mears, Louis Herthum

Votes: 1,580

18. Hikari shinwa: Parutena no kagami (1987 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

7.7
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Pit goes on a quest to find three sacred treasures, which he must equip to rescue the Grecian fantasy world Angel Land and its ruler, the goddess Palutena.

Director: Satoshi Okada

Votes: 137

19. StarCraft (1998 Video Game)

T | Action, Sci-Fi

9.2
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In 2499 in the Koprulu sector, a ferocious collective race known as the Zerg arrives to massacre the exiled human colonies while a highly advanced race, the Protoss, intervenes to exterminate the Zerg.

Directors: Chris Metzen, Matt Samia, Mark Schwarz, Glenn Stafford, Duane Stinnett | Stars: Glynnis Talken, Michael Gough, Paul Eiding, Lani Minella

Votes: 4,229

20. Dante's Inferno (2010 Video Game)

M | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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A man must travel the nine circles of hell to save his beloved wife and repent for his own sins.

Director: Jonathan Knight | Stars: Pollyanna McIntosh, Graham McTavish, Richard Moll, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 1,081