6 Robert De Niro movies that would make badass games

Goodfellas Theft Auto

The De Niro mashup: GTA meets Goodfellas

So, all your life you always wanted to be a gangster, huh? Well kiss our cannelloni if Rockstar isn't about to make your wiseguy-fantasising dreams come true. Joining forces with Scorsese, the developer's Goodfellas/GTA hybrid will let players roam around 70s New York, taking part in all manner of missions ripped from the film's celluloid.

From taking part in the Lufthansa heist, sharing a bowl of spaghetti with Johnny Two Times, to learning how to cut garlic so thin it liquefies in the pan; Goodfellas Theft Auto offers the authentic Italian American experience. That, and it'll also let you totally whack the shit out of anyone that calls you 'funny'.

Above: The game that lets you buy a wig then brutally stab the wig shop owner in the back of the neck

You Better F*ckin’ Fold Casino Poker

The De Niro mashup: Poker Smash meets Casino

The year is 1973. The place is the Tangiers Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Playing a young up-and-coming poker pro, it's your job to fleece Sam Rothstein's casino for every cent in the place. You'll play cards, the slots and roulette, as you try to outfox security and avoid getting done in by Joe Pesci and his brutal biro.

The unofficial companion piece to the classic 1995 film, this is the perfect game for anyone with a crippling to semi crippling gambling problem. The house might not always win in the virtual Tangiers. But get caught trying to pull a scam here and you can look forward to an all expenses paid trip to a hole in the desert.

Above: Win at this casino and you'll take the sort of trip to the desert that ends with you getting to second base with a shovel and a plie of dirt

Actually Crazy Taxi

The De Niro mashup: Crazy Taxi meets Taxi Driver

On every street in every city, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody... who then goes out and runs over loads of old ladies and puppies in his cab. That's right, after years in development hell, Sega is finally ready to release its gritty reimagining of the Crazy Taxi series, with a mentally disturbed twist.

Join Travis Bickle for the ultimate joy ride or... eh, homicide ride, as he tries to impress Cybill Shepherd by moving down everyone in sight. So if you're a disgruntled cabbie who's dreamed of snapping and shooting that mouthy customer in the back seat, then this is the game you've been looking for all your slightly demented life. Just promise us you won't try to shoot the President because you've got the hots for Jodie Foster, alright?

Above: Actually Crazy Taxi - the game that makes mental illness fun!

Can you think of any other famous film characters you think deserve their own kick-ass games? Then you should let your voice ring loud and clear in the comments below.

May 3, 2010


  • zachbob - September 22, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    I think there should be an Omega Man and Left 4 Dead mash up... Complete with the awesome music and trippy colors when Heston dies.
  • crisdace - September 6, 2010 2:02 p.m.

    John Wayne: Anyone of his Westerns meets Red Dead Redemption!!!!
  • AuthorityFigure - May 6, 2010 1:08 p.m.

    Surely Once Upon a Time in America has a more gangster/GTAIV potential than Goodfellas... You could start out as the kids running scams and move into adulthood (where it all goes bad!)
  • philipshaw - May 4, 2010 2:11 p.m.

    All of these would be great. We sort of need a MGS and Kurt Russell mash up, it could be called Escape from Shadow Moses
  • MaynardJ - May 4, 2010 8:24 a.m.

    Another hilarious feature from GR! The whole Heatman part and Actually Crazy Taxi made me laugh. And Goodfellas Theft Auto would be the second GTA game starring Ray Liotta. You guys forgot a good one: Backdraft! Investigating fires as De Niro, and extinguishing them as Kurt Russell. I don't think any big game put you up against fire before. Would Cape Fear be cool as a game?
  • rocketfuel - May 4, 2010 2:56 a.m.

    I hate to be this guy, but actually crazy taxi isn't like taxi driver at all... He doesn't hit anything with his car, he just tries to assassinate the politician and save young jodi foster from pimps. But alas, movie games do take liberties on plot so, what the hell. Its been a year since ive watched it... maybe i missed the old lady and dog killing?
  • Vitoruss1 - May 3, 2010 9:58 p.m.

    I'm on board with @PhantomDave with the 'Meet the Parents Xtreme Beach Volleyball' game.
  • krabsich - May 3, 2010 8:43 p.m.

    the casino game would be slick. stealing from the casino while avoiding joe pesci would redefine survival horror. pesci's final scene in that flick gives me chills every time.
  • Rhymenocerous - May 3, 2010 7:48 p.m.

    They were actually gonna a make Taxi Driver game a few years back. Totally different to your idea though, hehe.
  • sveini22 - May 3, 2010 6:54 p.m.

    Haha epic :D
  • CommandoDS - May 3, 2010 6:25 p.m.

    How about Ronin? That movie had car chases, stealth parts, and amazing gun fights. That would make a bad ass movie! But good list none the less.
  • ventanger - May 3, 2010 3:40 p.m.

    I cracked up reading 'Actually Crazy Taxi' hahaha. Let's get a Hannibal Lecter game, you wouldn't have to worry about making Lecter look younger than he did decades ago (*cough* Red Dragon *cough).
  • PhantomDave - May 3, 2010 3:18 p.m.

    You forgot Meet The Parents Xtreme Beach Vollyball.
  • TURbo - May 3, 2010 2:35 p.m.

    I would totally play a Deer Hunter game if it also had Christopher Walken. Play Russian Roulette with 3 bullets in the chamber.
  • drewbian - May 3, 2010 2:16 p.m.

    hahahahahahahah this is amazing made me smile nice one guys, particularly liked heatman haha picture is classic
  • 510BrotherPanda - May 3, 2010 2:03 p.m.

    Dave, the Raging Bull on has some spelling mistakes I think, "indulge" and "entertaining".
  • washedaway - May 3, 2010 1:30 p.m.

    shouldnt 'Cabela’s Dangerous Deer Hunter' only allow the player to fire "one shot"
  • boxmeizter - May 3, 2010 1:14 p.m.

    john travolta: face/off meets any sandbox game uma therman: kill bill series meets red steel or something clint eastwood: any western movie meets red dead redemption

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