The Least Faithful Movie Games

Spider-Maguire struggles with managing his superhero personal lives (Mary Jane, school, jobs). The presence of eight-limbed villain Dr. Octopus doesn’t help matters much either, or his continual battle with Harry Osborn. Widely regarded as one of the best superhero films ever made (you totally thought so), despite the terrible threequel.

Game (Multi)
This is a little bit different than the previous superhero movies mentioned, only because Spider-Man 2 was already pretty action-packed. In this way, the added villains feel like they’re rounding out the game rather than making up for the lack thereof. Black Cat, Rhino, Shocker and Mysterio all make appearances, with the latter being one of the best boss battles we’ve ever faced. A one punch knockout in a convenience store? Hell, we’d love to see that on film. Although, we don’t remember any damn balloon-saving. God, that was terrible.

Taken from the manga of the same name, the feature film blends traditional anime with CG. Make sure to stay awake through the entire film as it can get fairly convoluted. From what we gleaned: cops are hunting a sentient robotic lifeform - nicknamed the Puppet Master - who’s controlling other cyborg bodies. Kind of like a future ventriloquist.

Game (PS1)
Drawing from the main Ghost universe (read: manga) more so than the film, the game consists of you blasting the crap out of robots with a spider-like tank. Shell was critically well-received, yet confused American audiences who were looking for something similar to the film as it was their main exposure to the license. Not that big a deal, but worth nothing nonetheless.

Two dudes - Wayne and Garth - are extorted by a sleazy producer when they take their public access show to primetime. Bet you forgot about that, huh? You were just thinking about Bohemian Rhapsody and “schwinging” weren’t you? Weren’t you?! 

Game (SNES)
Drawing more from PCP than the actual film, Wayne battles mutated instruments by plucking his guitar for music note projectiles. The rest is just a lame platformer characterized by the phrase “Not”, a sound bite used whenever Wayne is injured or “Excellent” whenever he gets health. Oh, and THQ was kind enough to plaster an actual photo of Mike Myers' face on the Wayne character so that whenever you stop controlling him, he glances at you with a shit-eating grin.


  • monsterhunter3rox - November 15, 2010 6:52 p.m.

    lol,i played blues brothers!
  • Zeb364 - April 25, 2010 10:31 p.m.

    There was no better way to describe that stupid ass picture of Mike Myers in Wayne's World. "Shit-eating grin"
  • katwood92 - October 1, 2008 10:26 p.m.

    I think that, if done right, game adaptations of games could add to and expand the movie world. However, most really suck. Game developers often aren't given enough time to do them well. Since a bad game adaptation can damage movie sales, I think the movie makers should allow the game makers more time to make the games good and writers for both the movie and game shoul work together to ensure a higher quality game.
  • Burn - September 15, 2008 10:27 p.m.

    Gahhh... I really thought Spiderman 3 would be an awesome game. I played it to the end to justify my purchase >_<
  • MacGyver1138 - September 15, 2008 4:22 p.m.

    Superman for the N64 isn't on the list because it wasn't a movie adaptation. I think people are forgetting that these weren't the worst film-to-game adaptations, but the least faithful. A couple of the games weren't that bad, they just didn't follow the movies very well. I do agree that Spider-Man 3 should have been on there, though. Not only did it suck, but you fought a lame goth-chick street gang.
  • mishmoigon - September 14, 2008 9:53 p.m.

    I agree with all of those except for Spider-Man 2. I loved Spider-Man 2, well, a long time ago when I had it. And Spider-Man 3 should be there. I hated that game
  • bron1417 - September 14, 2008 3:02 p.m.

    nice article guys im really looking foward to GF 2 by the way.
  • Herschal - September 13, 2008 10:15 p.m.

    LOL HOME ALONE 2 I never knew they made a game out of that. :S
  • Kehno - September 13, 2008 9:57 p.m.

    I had to watch Ghost in the Shell twice before I understood the whole thing. @_@
  • londonjack - September 13, 2008 8:20 p.m.

    E.T. the game is the greatest game to ever be released to the public you just dont like it becease u didnt know the holes represnted ET's desencent into insanity
  • Da-Ku - September 13, 2008 7:27 p.m.

    I Played The PS2 Ghost In Shell XD
  • darthpat - September 13, 2008 3:51 p.m.

    the reason it goes here is cause pcgamer abadonded there site cause it wasnt too great and more or less took over the pc section here
  • PivotPlurals1 - September 13, 2008 1:16 p.m.

    Nice Articles. it may me a noob to ask, but why does it go to gamesradar when i got to Pc Gamer's site?
  • Amnesiac - September 13, 2008 4:32 a.m.

    I'm not sure if I've played any of these. Oh and @ Alcyones, dig the Kefka avatar.
  • lewis42025 - September 12, 2008 9:22 p.m.

    very interesting. loved it, although, i gotta say i thought robocop would be in there
  • slickmcwilly - September 12, 2008 9 p.m.

    GR is really cranking out the articles this week. Good job guys!
  • ClusterShart - September 12, 2008 8:52 p.m.

    sweet article
  • blackALICE - September 16, 2008 3:36 p.m.

    I own Blues Brothers for the SNES. You do get powered up with the buffing up. That game was the shit, awesome in two player. If GR wants to buy it, for testing, they can be my guest ;)
  • Smeggs - September 16, 2008 12:26 a.m.

    I think the only movie based game I actually like would be Spider-Man 2. And that's only from the Free Roaming the city.
  • Jokebox231 - September 15, 2008 8:44 p.m.

    Why do they even make movie based games, none of them are good, and they usually ruin the movie.

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