1 of 9
Click ‘Next’ to View Gallery
Whether based on a movie, TV show or comic book, licensed video games usually suck. However, there are a few exceptions to the rule, proving that our favourite properties can also be playable.
While not every Tom Clancy title has been a home run, titles like Rainbow Six and Splinter Cell have endured and the forthcoming, The Division certainly looks promising.
There was a time when Spiderman video games were not based on the terrible movie adaptations. Simple but fun gameplay as well as a great story featuring the best of the wall-crawler’s rogues gallery make this a memorable title.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.
Based on the comic book rather than the movie, the Scott Pilgrim video game is a wonderful throw back to the side-scrolling beat ‘em ups of the late 80s.
The Walking Dead Season 1
One of the most emotionally charged video gaming experiences ever. Again, the game takes inspiration from the comic book continuity (and art style) rather than the successful TV show.
Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
We never though that the aesthetic created by the Star Wars prequels would ever be something that caught on with Star Wars fans, but KOTOR made it work. Oh, and it also introduced players to a sophisticated morality system, dialogue trees and NPC manipulation. An epic story, with an incredible twist. There would simply be no Mass Effect without KOTOR.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
The spark which ignited the Arkham franchise. Never before had we felt so properly embodied as players in the Dark Knight himself. The story felt like a rightful continuation of the ’92 animated series, complete with all the proper voice actors.
The game that made us believe not only in the idea of a first-person shooter on a console, but multiplayer as well.