The five worst video game adaptations that will make you cringe

RECENTLY, video game movies have killed it.

From Sonic to Uncharted and the upcoming Mario movie, the latest movies have been entertaining romp.

See if you can tell the difference.


See if you can tell the difference.Photo credit: Hollywood Pictures

This wasn’t always the case, however, as many old film adaptations used to be written by people with no gaming history.

Check out our list of the top five worst video game movies of all time to see if you liked any of them.

5th Wing Commander (1999)

Wing Commander is a popular and long-established gaming franchise that its live-action adaptation didn’t benefit in any way.

Stars Freddie Prinze Jr. and Matthew Lillard were later praised for their partnership in Scooby Doo, but their roles in Wing Commander were more of a “Scooby, please don’t.”

God of War Ragnarok feels like a new era for gaming
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is better than the original

This one is probably further on the bad end of the “so bad it’s good” scale, but we had to include it just to see these stars flop.

One of the bigger budgets and failures on the list, it has recouped £10m on a £27m investment. Ouch!

4. Resident Evil (2002 – 2016)

This is one that everyone has heard of as there are six movies and one incredibly horrific Netflix TV series in the Resident Evil cinematic universe.

The only thing that all of these projects have in common is that they are awful and have nothing to do with the gaming franchise other than using the Umbrella Corp name.

Milla Jovovich does a great job in the action sequences but doesn’t have any plot or dialogue that makes anything sense.

These will likely continue to be made as each film rakes in a massive profit. The last one alone made a whopping £260m on a tiny £35m budget.

3. Double Dragon: The Movie (1994)

Early Double Dragon games aren’t known for their story, and the 1994 film may have tried to be too faithful to the material.

Speedboat chases and explosions galore make for a fun romp, but the only storyline found is Double Dragons Good, The Terminator Bad.

The developer dreamed of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris taking the lead roles, but we were left with two goofs in glitzy karate gi.

Although Alyssa Milano was brought in for the role of the love interest, the film only made £3.5million from its £6million investment.

2. Street Fighter (1994)

Street Fighter movies have a terrible reputation, particularly 2009’s Legend of Chun Li, whose direction and dialogue are so horrific that it’s entered meme culture.

1994’s Street Fighter is hard to miss, especially given the film’s confusing cast choices.

We have Belgian Jean-Claude Van Damme as quintessentially American hero Guille, Australian Kylie Minogue as British Cammy, and a very ill Raul Julia giving the performance of his life as M. Bison.

This made a surprisingly large profit of almost £90m from a tiny investment of £31m.

1. Super Mario Bros. (1993)

While the upcoming film features an all-star cast, including Chris Pratt and Jack Black, Nintendo would certainly want us to forget the early ’90s version ever existed.

Bob Hoskins starred as our burly plumber, and it was set in the real world rather than the vibrant Mushroom Kingdom of video games.

The visuals of the entire film are dark gray and take place in a dystopian future.

Super Mario Bros. was a box office flop, making £30m from its £40m investment, although the startling directional choices make this film a fun watch to watch.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

All the latest gaming tips and tricks


Looking for tips and tricks for your favorite consoles and games? We’ve got you covered…

Get all the news about PS5, Xbox and other video games here The five worst video game adaptations that will make you cringe

Fry Electronics Team

Fry is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button