Ask PSLS: Which Movie do you Want a Video Game Based on?

March 12, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


Because we’re completely original, we reversed last week’s Ask PSLS and asked the staff this week: Which movie do you want a video game based on?

Anthony Severino – The Jogging Man (@Sev_Anthony)

I want a video game based on the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, The Running Man. I think the concept of the movie speaks for itself (if you don’t know it, do yourself a favor and watch it ASAP), but the best part about this game would be that it allows you to choose your cheesy 80s “Arnold catch phrase” like “What a hot head” when you set someone on fire, or “Shocking” when someone gets electrocuted.

Chandler Wood – Dead Wood Tells no Tales (@FinchStrife)

I consider modern TV shows to be like movies, in which case almost any J.J. Abrams work would make for a great basis of a game… If done right that is. Lost could be a fun game if done by the right creator, and as long as we forget about the sad Via Domus mess that we originally had.

Fringe is another one that comes to mind that could make for a pretty awesome game. Perhaps Telltale could get behind those when they are done with the plethora of content they are currently working on?

D’yani Wood – Super Weird

Being John Malkovich. It would be sort of like Psychonauts, except more cinematic and with more adult themes. And with more mystery and more weird.

Dan Oravasaari – Square (@FoolsJoker)

I would have to put my vote down for a game based off of the movie Cube. It would be interesting to see something that was online only with random players, similar to what we saw in Journey. This way we could see if they could work together, or see how they react to someone sacrificing someone else to survive. I think that gaming can really dive into our true nature, and show if people could embrace the concept of anonymous morality.

Jason Dunning – I Dislike You, Capiche? (@Jasonad21)

I know there was already a video game based off of it (I didn’t really like it), but I’m going to pick my favorite movie: Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Instead of scaling it down, they could make a full 3D open-world game where Scott gets to roam around Toronto, do crazy stuff, and beat all the exes in over-the-top boss fights.

An Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag-style game based on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise would also be near the top of my list.

John VanderSchuit – Keep Flying

Serenity/Firefly Sci-fi/Western Action RPG. Would work very well in a way similar to Mass Effect or Starbound, with procedurally generated planets and NPCs, as well as randomized missions and ability to recruit your own crew and build/upgrade your own ship. I’d love for it to come out on PS4/PC.

Louis Edwards – The Man Who is From PSLS (@ftwrthtx)

Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would be King. This could easily be adapted into an RPG for the PS4, PC and Xbox One. If you have never heard of it, it stars Sean Connery and Michael Cane.

Russell Ritchey – A Panda is on the Horizon (@RussellCRitchey)

I’d love to see something utilizing Event Horizon or Pandorum – movies which deal with madness in space. Event Horizon would probably have the stronger pull with gamers due to the whole “We warped through Hell and all we got was this lousy abomination” aspect, but imagine a game where the main character is trapped on a derelict in space and doesn’t know who or what is out to get them. Are they human? Are they crazy? Are they actually in space? That kinda stuff.

Which movie do you want a video game based on? Let us know in the comments below.