Games vs Movies: 20 cutscenes compared

We match up classic games to their film counterparts

But back before 3D cutscenes were the new hotness, classic games from the 8- and 16-bit era had only so much technology. These games couldn’t replicate full cutscenes from the movies. What they did instead was focus on a few iconic incidents from the films they replicated. These games gave us screenshots complete with text to guide the plot and - BAM - we thought we were playing the movie!

Here we present to you 20 movie-to-game comparisons for your viewing pleasure. Note: we added some newer games in there for fun.


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