The Least Faithful Movie Games

Kevin McCallister is woefully separated from his entire family a second time; instead in this installment he catches the wrong plane and spends Christmas in New York. During his stay, he commits fraud by maxing out his father’s credit card, befriends a homeless woman and evades criminals that want to murder him.

Game (SNES)
Home Alone 2 plays like a child’s nightmare in that every grownup/household appliance is literally out to get them. Kevin avoids deadly suitcases and vaccums, while bums and the hotel concierge want to kill/sexually assault him for some reason. Sadly, unlike the movie, the Talkboy does not feature into the game.

Harry Callahan is a tough cop who takes the worst cases and resolves them with a big gun. At odds with his superiors (ya’know, for not doing his job properly), he usually battles serial killers and rapists. And uh… wins. With bullets.

Game (NES)
Released a scant 19 years after the film, the NES version of DH is almost exactly like the film. Just replace normalcy with batshit lunacy. Not only is Harry karate-kicking furniture for items, but he also hops over snakes, electric traps and completely murders every criminal in the area. Just another day on the beat.

Paleontologists, children and one wily mathematician are invited by an optimistic businessman to endorse his dinosaur theme park (so he can look good to investors). One dead Nedry later, and God’s abortions are eating people and terrorizing an island.

Game (SNES)
Alan Grant is loaded to the nines with weapons to incapacitate dinos at every turn. Strangely, the game switches to an FPS once you enter buildings, becoming a sort of Wolfenstein clone. That’s weird considering the point of the Jurassic Park franchise is that humans are in peril, and not purposefully hunting the most savage beasts that once roamed the planet.

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  • 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.