47 Video Game Movies Ranked Worst to Best

You know the saying: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try (and try and try, and maybe cry, then try) again. Since the beginning with the bizzare and bleak Super Mario Bros., movies based on video games haven’t fostered the most sterling reputation. Good thing Hollywood apparently has unlimited continues! And now, we gather every video game movie adaptation with a Tomatometer and rank ’em worst to best.

#47

Tekken (2009)
0%

#47
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The year is 2039. World wars have destroyed everything and territories are run by corporations, the mightiest -- and cruelest... [More]

#46
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Old West is changed forever when sexy half-human/half-vampire BloodRayne rides into Deliverance for a showdown against Billy the Kid... [More]
Directed By: Uwe Boll

#45
#45
Adjusted Score: 4.486%
Critics Consensus: Inept on almost every level, Alone in the Dark may not work as a thriller, but it's good for some head-slapping, incredulous laughter.
Synopsis: Edward Carnby is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the... [More]
Directed By: Uwe Boll

#44
Adjusted Score: 4.942%
Critics Consensus: With its shallow characters, low budget special effects, and mindless fight scenes, Mortal Kombat - Annihilation offers minimal plot development and manages to underachieve the low bar set by its predecessor.
Synopsis: Just when you thought the game was over, along comes the second movie inspired by the popular video game Mortal... [More]
Directed By: John R. Leonetti

#43
#43
Adjusted Score: 3.925%
Critics Consensus: A grungy, disjointed, mostly brainless mess of a film, House of the Dead is nonetheless loaded with unintentional laughs.
Synopsis: A group of unsuspecting teens stumble upon the living dead in an old house. When one of them dies during... [More]
Directed By: Uwe Boll

#42

BloodRayne (2006)
4%

#42
Adjusted Score: 4.913%
Critics Consensus: BloodRayne is an absurd sword-and-sorcery vid-game adaptation from schlock-maestro Uwe Boll, featuring a distinguished (and slumming) cast.
Synopsis: In 18th century Romania, Rayne (a girl with a human mother and vampire father) possesses superhuman strength but a soft... [More]
Directed By: Uwe Boll

#41
Adjusted Score: 4.876%
Critics Consensus: Featuring mostly wooden performances, laughable dialogue, and shoddy production values, In the Name of the King fulfills all expectations of an Uwe Boll film.
Synopsis: Uwe Boll's fantasy adventure film In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale stars Jason Statham as Farmer,... [More]
Directed By: Uwe Boll

#40
Adjusted Score: 6.858%
Critics Consensus: The combination of a shallow plot and miscast performers renders Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li a perfectly forgettable video game adaptation.
Synopsis: As the *Street Fighter saga celebrates its 20th anniversary, fight fans are invited to follow along with fearsome fighter Chun-Li... [More]
Directed By: Andrzej Bartkowiak

#39
#39
Adjusted Score: 8.3%
Critics Consensus: Mediocre effort even by the standards of video game adaptations, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D features weak characters and an incomprehensible plot with a shortage of scares.
Synopsis: In Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father (Bean) have been on the run, always one step... [More]
Directed By: Michael J. Bassett

#38

Postal (2007)
7%

#38
Adjusted Score: 7.534%
Critics Consensus: An attempt at political satire that lacks any wit or relevance, Postal is nonetheless one of Uwe Boll's more successful films -- for what it's worth.
Synopsis: Notorious, critic-boxing director Uwe Boll takes the helm for this adaptation of the controversial video game that ignited controversy across... [More]
Directed By: Uwe Boll

#37

Double Dragon (1994)
8%

#37
Adjusted Score: 8.019%
Critics Consensus: Double Dragon's clever use of special effects cannot mask the film's overly simplistic storyline and cheesy dialogue.
Synopsis: This sci-fi action film, aimed at a younger audience, is based upon a popular video game. It is set in... [More]
Directed By: James Yukich

#36
#36
Adjusted Score: 12.715%
Critics Consensus: Hitman: Agent 47 fails to clear the low bar set by its predecessor, forsaking thrilling action in favor of a sleekly hollow mélange of dull violence and product placement.
Synopsis: HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine,... [More]
Directed By: Aleksander Bach

#35

Wing Commander (1999)
10%

#35
Adjusted Score: 11.599%
Critics Consensus: The low budget may explain Wing Commander's cheesy special effects, but can't excuse the lame dialogue or the movie's obsessive reliance on sci-fi cliches.
Synopsis: Based on a popular series of video games, Wing Commander introduces us to an elite fighter squadron in the year... [More]
Directed By: Chris Roberts

#34
Adjusted Score: 8.932%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the sacred Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to... [More]
Directed By: Takeshi Nozue

#33
Adjusted Score: 17.107%
Critics Consensus: Audiences other than children will find very little to entertain them.
Synopsis: Pokémon, the lovable little characters who have become favorites in video games, TV cartoons, comic books, and toys, comes to... [More]

#32

Pokémon 4Ever (2002)
14%

#32
Adjusted Score: 14.216%
Critics Consensus: Only for diehard Pokemon fans.
Synopsis: The "pocket monsters" discover new friends and face off against new adversaries in this installment in the Pokemon animated series.... [More]

#31
#31
Adjusted Score: 16.267%
Critics Consensus: Despite flashy sets and special effects, Super Mario Bros. is too light on story and substance to be anything more than a novelty.
Synopsis: The huge success of the video games featuring animated Italian plumbers the Mario Brothers led to this $42 million live... [More]

#30

Hitman (2007)
15%

#30
Adjusted Score: 17.725%
Critics Consensus: Hitman features the unfortunate combination of excessive violence, incoherent plot, and inane dialogue.
Synopsis: Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, the "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47. His... [More]
Directed By: Xavier Gens

#29
#29
Adjusted Score: 16.704%
Critics Consensus: Despite being somewhat more exciting than the previous film, this kiddy flick still lacks any real adventure or excitement. What is does contain is choppy animation and poor voice acting. Doesn't match up to virtually anything out there.
Synopsis: In this action-packed anime film, fearless Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum and his pals must try to save Earth from destruction.... [More]

#28

Max Payne (2008)
16%

#28
Adjusted Score: 20.46%
Critics Consensus: While it boasts some stylish action, Max Payne suffers severely from an illogical plot and overdirection.
Synopsis: Max Payne is a maverick cop - a mythic anti-hero - determined to track down those responsible for the brutal... [More]
Directed By: John Moore (VIII)

#27

Pokemon Heroes (2003)
16%

#27
Adjusted Score: 16.24%
Critics Consensus: This series isn't getting any better.
Synopsis: Set in a mysterious city on water, a baffling maze of canals and alleyways provides the glamorous setting for the... [More]

#26

Ratchet & Clank (2016)
18%

#26
Adjusted Score: 20.135%
Critics Consensus: Ratchet & Clank may satisfy very young viewers, but compared to the many superior options available to families and animation enthusiasts, it offers little to truly recommend.
Synopsis: Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman... [More]

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