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faltan tron y commando —Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.188.10.150 (talk) 07:07, 18 September 2010 (UTC)



Anime based on Video Games[edit]

There is a considerable amount of anime based on video games. Maybe we should list them here as well, or perhaps start a new list for them? -- LGagnon

If they are anime feature films they can totally go here (this page is part of a series of Lists of movie source material); if they are anime TV shows/miniseries, maybe the whole kit-and-caboodle should get its own page. My .02 :) jengod 22:28, May 26, 2004 (UTC)
I think perhaps there should be a TV series based on video games article, as there are a fair few such shows, such as a few Super Mario tv shows, Earthworm Jim, for example. There may still need to be anime specific lists for both if there are too many significant anime titles. Also, are there articles about the origins of tv show, in the same way as the list of movie source materials? If not, perhaps that might be worth looking at, as quite a few films, for example, have spawned tv series, such as the Back to the Future series. Silverfish 22:57, 27 May 2004 (UTC)
For that last one, see List of movies made into TV shows :) jengod 23:42, May 27, 2004 (UTC)
AFAIK, the movie Ecks vs Sever wasn't based on anything, but a game was later based on the movie. If so, it should be removed from the list.

Announced but not produced[edit]

I just noticed Rainbow Six and Splinter Cell having been added to the list by an anonymous user (131.109.101.4). These movies have been announced but are not yet out. Should they be part of the list? Jeff 17:38, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

I notcied several films that are still in production are listed under the 'theater releases' section. If it's alright, I'll go ahead sometime and moved them. Godzilla 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Not actually based on video games...[edit]

Some of these movies aren't video-game movies, but are movies based on properties that also have video games. Dungeons & Dragons and Hunter: The Reckoning are both tabletop RPGs, Rainbow Six is a novel, etc. --Boco XLVII 18:56, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

It can be safe to say that most of them are now associated with their video game adaptations. For example, while "Rainbow Six" was a novel, it spawned success with it's video game counterparts. Godzilla 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Tomb Raider III[edit]

It appears that they are going to make a third Tomb Raider movie after all, despite the lack of success of the second. I also added info on the planned sequel of Doom. If someone has box-office figures for Silent Hill, could you please add them to the list? (user:HannuMakinen)

HannuMakinen, I just added the Silent Hill box office figures to the list. Godzilla

  • After seeing that I actually wish I hadn't asked for it >_<, but thanks anyway, Godzilla. (user:HannuMakinen)

Fatal Fury movies[edit]

I'd like to add that the Fatal Fury games have been adapted to anime films, but I don't know if they were direct-to-video or theatre releases. Does anyone know which category they belong in on this page? The films are:

--Coredumperror 03:57, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Dungeons and Dragons[edit]

I think it must've slipped someone's mind to add Dungeons and Dragons as well as its sequel to the list. This should be done immediately.

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Except that D&D was originally a tabletop RPG, not a computer game. The computer games are based on the tabletop RPG. Was the movie based on a computer game (and if so, which one? There's so many!), or the tabletop RPG? My guess is the latter. dougmc 18:18, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

If you know the history of the movie or listen to the director's commentary you will find out that this movie was licensed for years before from TSR, before it green lite as a movie. So the movie is definately based on RPG game and not some computer game. Plus the fact that the plot of the movie is not similar to any D&D video game out there. Protektor35 (talk) 00:23, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

"Plus the fact that the plot of the movie is not similar to any D&D video game out there"; Have you ever seen most of the films based on games? they usually only share a few plot elements, if any at all!  Doktor  Wilhelm  00:27, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Just a bit of trivia for you. You may not know this, but somehow the director was able to buy the rights to a D&D movie from TSR for supposedly $5,000 even though he had never directed or written any screen plays for any movies before. Supposedly he sold his rights to New Line Cinema with part of the deal being that he could direct it. Just more interesting trivia. Protektor35 (talk) 00:31, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever?[edit]

Who put that there? It has a game based on the movie. It is not a movie based on a game. PlayItBogart 20:16, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Documentaries based on Games:[edit]

Another one to remember is "I, Videogame" for the uk site. Google search for this is Here

Should the TechTV/G4TV series Icons, later renamed to Game Makers, be included in this section? There are 4-5 seasons of this show about 40 shows or so of interviews and behind the scenes look at video game development. They also interview some of the big name developers, as well a history of some of how some of the consoles were developed. Protektor35 (talk) 00:35, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Here is a link to the Wikipedia article on the show. Here Also there is more information from TV.com about the show as well. Here Protektor35 (talk) 00:39, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Possiblily one of the best video game documentaries recently has been the 2 player productions, Doublefine adventure series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIhLvue17Sd7F6pU2ByRRb0igiI-WKk3D 185.65.102.78 (talk) 13:55, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

This page needs to be fix[edit]

Most of the dates on this page are flase (Like Devil May Cry in 2010 and Metal Gear Solid in 2009). Most of these movies are not official.

I went ahead and added citations for those currently in production (most directed towards IMDb for estimated release date purposes and forgive the ugly look for the 'References' section in the process). Most of the films in development aren't in "official" production if that's what you're refering towards. Some haven't really moved on pass the announced stage, but a few of them are being to move along slowly. I would suggest trying to research the film in question when you are in need of further information if the respective Wikipedia article fails to provide further information. I personally would recommend using IGN Movies: Games to Film as the most informative/quick source, but occasionally you could try Variety or GameSpot since some articles have been referenced from those sites. Godzilla 00:12, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

I woun't use IMBD if i where you because anyone can add info on the site. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.191.91.213 (talk) 21:52, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Is there anyway that someone can add citations to films like Devil May Cry or similar films —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.96.243.101 (talk) 20:21, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Resident Evil - second paragraph unclear[edit]

The second paragraph of the article says Resident Evil was both a success ("a number of films have become successful with general audiences") and a failure ("deviation from the source material has also been known to cause a failure of a video game movie"). Perhaps one of these is incorrect? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.131.176.54 (talk) 10:10, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

The Resident Evil films have been fairly successful. Enough so that they are a trilogy now, and rumors floating around of a fourth movie being green lit to be made at some point. Though most gamers would probably say that Silent Hill is the most faithful to adaptation to a movie with the Resident Evil series following closely behind. Protektor35 (talk) 00:25, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Wolfenstein / Quake[edit]

AFAIK, there has been nothing official said about a Quake movie. The Return to Castle Wolfenstein movie however, is in production, I'm unaware of any problems, unless it's to do with the current writer's strike, so why are these movies listed under 'Development Hell'? 203.97.170.193 (talk) 22:11, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

I done some quick research on anything involving the Quake movie adaptation and this[1] was the only link I could find using Google that appears in the first page of results. It is rather interesting that no other source confirms such a project being considered, especially IGN.com which has an enormous listing of various video game-to-film adaptations that haven't progressed much since their announcements. I suppose the lack of other sources and updates since 2005 landed Quake in the 'Development Hell' section, though I'm not sure why the Castle Wolfenstein movie is listed. I'll change it back to the production list if that's fine. (Godzilla (talk) 03:46, 25 November 2007 (UTC))

Alien(s) Vs. Predator[edit]

I've removed this. Quite apart from the fact that the film is based on two other movie franchises, Alien(s) Vs. Predator itself was a comic book franchise before it was a video game franchise. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Reincarnationfish (talkcontribs) 11:09, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Was it? Aliens vs Predator came out on the Atari Jaguar back in October 1994. Seems to me that this might pre-date the Dark Horse comics, or at least they both started production around the same time. Protektor35 (talk) 00:27, 13 January 2008 (UTC)


either way the AVP movies were based off of the video game http://avp.ugo.com/?cur=alien-versus-predator-arcade&gallery=true this is to back up the 94 claim. and although the wiki page said the comics came out in the 80's i highly doubt that the movie reflects that more then the video games. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.203.159.70 (talk) 04:47, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Listing order[edit]

I personal think it is more confusing to most people to list movies and TV in chronological order rather than in alphabetical order. Especially since your format is suppose to similar to what people see in an encyclopedia. What do some of the rest of you think? Protektor35 (talk) 00:53, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

new films in production[edit]

I heard a rumor that a film based on Crash bandicoot Pac-man Blinx the time sweeper and a new Sonic the hedgehog is being made —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.89.141.178 (talk) 14:17, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Zelda[edit]

Word is that a new Zelda movie is in production. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.61.222.72 (talk) 19:53, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

the Zelda hero of time trailor was an april fools joke by IGN. their site even shows a video of their filming of the fake trailor. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.74.202.0 (talk) 06:21, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Sonic the Hedgehog[edit]

Is there actually a movie to be released in 2009? Can someone please confirm this or take it off the list? Tails0600 (talk) 23:48, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Pac-man?[edit]

I just heard news of a movie based on pacman. is any proof avalible? should it be added?

I added that under "Currently in production, pre-production or development hell." It links to the Pac-Man "Movie" section, which has reliable references. JadeBoco (talk) 18:57, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Pokémon[edit]

Interesting to note that a full third of the "released" video game movies (11 out of 33) are part of the Pokémon franchise. Komodo (talk) 01:48, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Correct me if i'm wrong (and I'm sure you will!), but wasn't Pokemon a Card based game before it was ever a video game? I think these movies need to be removed from this list ASAP. They're just jamming it up anyway! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.115.160.241 (talk) 21:31, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy[edit]

This movie is based on a book by Douglas Adams, not a video game. The person who added this in should be shot. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 210.1.200.247 (talk) 11:53, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

I think they might have added it because of the Infocom game "Hitchhickers Guide to The Galaxy". Which is based on the book. Perhaps they never read the book originally. Who knows.Protektor35 (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added at 08:38, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Box Office Figures[edit]

I added quite a number of the Box Office figures to the page. I guess I forgot to source all the numbers for when I pulled them. The source web site is is Box Office Mojo http://www.boxofficemojo.com/. If someone wants to take the time and make a link back to each film's web page for all the totals, I think that we could then remove the "no source" section from that part of the page. I just don't have time at the moment to do the 15-30 source links that the section would require.Protektor35 (talk)

Anyone know of a site that would list DVD sales totals for the lifetime of a movie? I have never seen one, but surely the DVD companies must report sales totals for shareholders since they are all publicly traded companies and should normally post sales totals for stockholders. Anyone know?Protektor35 (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added at 08:41, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

release dates[edit]

The date next to Pokémon: The Movie 2000 is July 21, 2000, but that movie was actually first released July 17, 1999 in Japan. So which dates are we using, the dates the movies first were shown, or the dates they were first shown within the United States? And if we are only going to use the United States, what will we do with movies that never got a theatrical release in the states but got a theatrical release elsewhere? And again if we are using the United States dates we need to add a note at the top saying so and change the article name to List of films released in the United States based on video games. JayKeaton (talk) 06:21, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Starcraft documentary[edit]

I remember watching one about pro starcraft. National geographic. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.157.54.124 (talk) 03:09, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

The Elder Scrolls[edit]

Okay, the Elder Scrolls is listed there among "Films in production, pre-production, or TBA". I have looked everywhere for some information or anything to confirm the possibility of having a movie based on the series and found nothing at all. There is nothing concerning a film in The Elder Scrolls article either. Would anyone provide some information on this one please? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 189.61.43.99 (talk) 21:09, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Joysticks[edit]

Need to add Joysticks (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085764/) somewhere on this page —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.116.61.62 (talk) 05:35, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

UK Television Movie?[edit]

I remember quite a few years ago watching a film that was about some psychology students (i think) one of them designed a computer game that was like a point and click game where you had a choice of three victims and the player had to stalk them and kill them without being found out. One of the other students plays the game and once he gets the perfect kill the girl in the game is found to be real and dead. Anyone heard of this film at all? I cant see it on the list but I cant remember the name to add it. Thanks. Dark verdant (talk) 09:13, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

World of Warcraft Movie[edit]

Blizzard has announced a Warcraft movie based on it popular RTS games and MMO. Sam Raimi is directing. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0803096/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angelflavor (talkcontribs) 05:32, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Films with plots centered on video games - Night Watch[edit]

I don't know about "centered on" but Night Watch (2004 film) has some scenes revolving around a video game. It's been years since I've seen the film, so I'm not sure of the details. What I recall is that Zevulon plays a game that seems to parallel events in the movie, and later during the final "real life" confrontation, Zevulon pulls out a sword formed from his own spine, just like the character in the video game.98.162.209.39 (talk) 10:19, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie[edit]

This movie is listed here but is not based on any videogame. It is based on the Warhammer 40,000 franchise fictional universe, which is not really a videogame franchise (is a tabletop miniature wargame in its roots), even if there are many videogames made of it. I think it is not a videogame movie unless it is based of one of the videogames. Lordmagikarp (talk) 10:12, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

The First Few Pokemon Movies -> International Wide Releases[edit]

Concerning the first three Pokemon animated films; While produced in Japan, they were all technically International Theatrical Wide Releases[1], thanks to Warner and Co.

Should they be moved to International?

Kyo~ (talk) 18:00, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

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