When it comes to movie licensed video games, it is clear that they are rarely as good as the blockbuster movies they are based on, whether this is due to poor graphics or controls, a bad camera that doesn’t let players focus on the action, or quite simply that the game in question wasn’t fun to play.
And movie licensed video games are rarely loved by gamers or reviewers, even if they sell well due to the popularity of the blockbuster they are based on. So while movies like Avatar and Skyfall set the movie world alight, the video game versions did not do much to delight video gamers. Here follows a list of the 10 worst movie licensed video games released to date.
10. Spider Man 3
This Spider Man video game based on the third movie starring Tobey Maguire, was like the movie itself, a bit of a disappointment. Made by Call of Duty developer Treyarch, the game had cool web-swinging missions like its predecessor, but technical problems like the poor camera and graphics got in the way of player’s enjoyment.
And the combat, although it looked spectacular, relied too much on button mashing and became repetitive and boring quickly, and the quick-time events in cutscenes were not that satisfying either, despite the good voice over work from the movie’s cast. And the boss fights also featured too much grinding and repetition, in what certainly wasn’t the most inspired video game based on a Spidey movie to date.