The 10 Best Video Game Movie Adaptations

In a genre that's rife with failures, there has been the occasional commercially and critically successful movie adaption of well-known games every now and again.

Often, these movies will appeal to gaming fans and non-gamers alike, remaining more or less faithful to the premise of the original game.

Tomb Raider (2018)

Tomb Raider received mostly positive reviews, with particular praise aimed at the movie's action sequences, grittiness, and ability to capture the more grounded tone of the modern Tomb Raider games.

Silent Hill

Despite its initially divided critical reception, Silent Hill‘s reputation has somewhat improved in recent years, especially when compared to its panned sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation.

Monster Hunter

It may not be an altogether great movie, but it's among Anderson's best, and is a satisfying enough film based on a unique video game.


Rampage may not be the most faithful adaptation of a video game there is, but it's still an enjoyable movie that earned praise for its performances, action, and impressive visual effects.

Sonic the Hedgehog

The production of Sonic may have had its ups and down, but the finished result was one that ultimately lived up to and even surpassed most fans' expectations.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu may not be everyone's cup of tea, but most critics agreed that fans of the Pokémon would perhaps be the most appreciative of this film.

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