10 Movies That Should Have iOS Games


Movie tie-in games are usually ostentatious marketing money grabs that end in rip-off titles with only the remotest similarity to the films that inspire them. There are a few exceptions, but on the whole, they remain a pile of cut-corners, lazy design, and uninteresting rubbish. They also tend to be related to movies that we have absolutely no interest in seeing. There is so much wasted potential here. Come on developers! You’re given golden content every year and you squander it with broken controls and games that have nothing to do with their celluloid counterpart. But some movies would lend themselves well to the iOS platform. Lets have a look at 10 Movies That Should Have iOS Games.

  • Galaxy Quest

    Dreamworks Pictures

    Galaxy Quest is one of the funniest movies out there for Trek nerds and those of us who grew up on cheesy science fiction shows. Control the NSEA Protector as Jason Nesmith, playing Cmdr. Peter Quincy Taggart, who, along with his crew and fellow actors, doesn't believe anything that's happening is real. This could be a fun space sim/shooter with lots of great dialogue and funny situations. That's why we're starting our 10 Movies That Should Have iOS Games with this classic comedy gem.

  • Goodfellas

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Casino would have also been a good choice but in this gangster open world game, you work your way up from towel boy to top gangster, alongside mobster pals Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito. Hijack trucks, take out rival bosses and see if you can figure out what's so f***ing funny about Tommy.

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Mythology is always ripe with fantastic video game possibilities. Guillermo Del Toro created a whole new mythology for Pan’s Labyrinth and it absolutely deserves to be expanded upon in the iOS realm. Tapping open the game could feature that spectacular look with moving ink, leading you through a series of tasks to save your family and rejoin the underworld. You could explore the space under the tree with that repulsive frog, or simply try and find your way around the labyrinth with that suspicious faun. Done right, a Pan’s Labyrinth game could only expand your imagination and enjoyment of the film.

  • Serenity

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Don’t lie! You definitely wanted to own a Firefly class transport ship. Being able to pilot Serenity like Captain Malcolm Reynolds is every Browncoat’s dream. You could explore the galaxy with your favorite characters while picking up exciting smuggling missions, rebelling against the core planets, and saving the universe. Imagine all the hodgepodge weapons you could stick on your ship for epic space battles with the Reavers, or having a shootout with Patience on Whitefall. There’s a whole shiny galaxy to explore and it is just waiting to be created.

  • Shaun of the Dead

    Rogue Pictures

    Catch phrase galore and gore abound in this film. It also has zombies. Enough said. Developers, go get busy coding up The Defense of The Winchester level and one where you can run down brain suckers with a Jag. Get this entry in our list of 10 Movies That Should Have iOS Games made!

  • Spaceballs


    The Schwartz would be strong with this game for the iOS. Like Yogurt said, it is all about merchandising. It would be fantastic to steer the Eagle 1 through the ear canal of Mega Maid and then lightsaber fight Dark Helmet. The combing the desert scene could be turned into a hilarious endless running game where you have to capture as many Dinks, the Jawa knock-offs, as you can. Would you dare give Dark Helmet the raspberry? Come on, you know you wished you were Lone Star and had a sidekick with a name synonymous with spew.

  • The Fifth Element

    Columbia Pictures

    This one is a no brainer since the plot and presentation of this movie is exactly that of a video game. You could make it a running game like Mirror’s Edge with Leeloo as she escapes the lab. Pair that with a driving mechanic through the skies of some futuristic city, an epic shootout on a giant space going cruise ship, and you’d have a damn good time. Of course, you’d have to sprinkle in some witticisms from Bruce Willis, but we can live without any Chris Tucker voice overs.

  • Robocop

    Orion Pictures

    Part man, part machine, all iOS ass kicker. This action-packed platformer won't be a port of the arcade game or the movie remake. It'll feature all new graphics, have a Rated-R edge and of course, will only be sold for a dollar.

  • The Princess Bride

    20th Century Fox

    If Westley was a game developer, his only answer to our cries for a Princess Bride game would be “as you wish.” This satirical fairytale would make for a fantastic iPhone game. Just imagine having to guide Fezzik up the Cliffs of Insanity, swiping your way through the famous sword fights, or even outsmarting that irate skamp Vizzini. The fairytale setting would make for some great cartoonish visuals and there are so many great quotes, that there would never be a lack of solid dialogue. See? A Princess Bride game isn’t so inconceivable.

  • Dumb & Dumber

    New Line Cinemas

    This would be the dumbest game to ever come out for iOS. Nothing you do will make any sense as you follow the adventures of Lloyd and Harry in this point-and-click adventure. Get Lloyd and Harry safely to Aspen. A place where, "the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano." You can have new chapters based on the upcoming sequel as well. Dumb & Dumber finishes up our list of 10 Movies That Should Have iOS Games.

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