Video Game Movies Ranked Worst to Best


Assassin's Creed (2016)

Adjusted Score: 25.209%
Critics Consensus: Assassin's Creed is arguably better made (and certainly better cast) than most video game adaptations; unfortunately, the CGI-fueled end result still is still a joylessly overplotted slog.
Synopsis: Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar,... [More]
Directed By: Justin Kurzel


Street Fighter (1994)

Adjusted Score: 19.191%
Critics Consensus: Though it offers mild entertainment through campy one-liners and the overacting of the late Raul Julia, Street Fighter's nonstop action sequences are not enough to make up for a predictable, uneven storyline.
Synopsis: A military commander is sent by an international organization to fight a psychotic dictator who holds a relief team hostage.... [More]
Directed By: Steven E. de Souza


Doom (2005)

Adjusted Score: 22.858%
Critics Consensus: The FPS sections are sure to please fans of the video game, but lacking in plot and originality to please other moviegoers.
Synopsis: One of the most popular and influential video games ever makes its way to the big screen in this sci-fi... [More]
Directed By: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Adjusted Score: 24.927%
Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie is perfect for the role of Lara Croft, but even she can't save the movie from a senseless plot and action sequences with no emotional impact.
Synopsis: A popular video game comes to the screen with this big-budget adventure starring Angelina Jolie as a buxom heroine recalling... [More]
Directed By: Simon West

Adjusted Score: 23.999%
Critics Consensus: Resident Evil: Apocalypse has lots of action, but not much in terms of plot or creativity.
Synopsis: One of the only survivors of a man-made plague joins forces with a team of private warriors in a bid... [More]
Directed By: Alexander Witt

Adjusted Score: 23.076%
Critics Consensus: Critics say that the third Pokemon movie has a better plot than its two predecessors. This is not enough, however, to recommend it to those not already fans of the franchise.
Synopsis: In this animated feature, young Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum and his loyal friends journey to the beautiful mountain town of... [More]


Need For Speed (2014)

Adjusted Score: 28.238%
Critics Consensus: With stock characters and a preposterous plot, this noisily diverting video game adaptation fulfills a Need for Speed and little else.
Synopsis: Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, DreamWorks Pictures' "Need for... [More]
Directed By: Scott Waugh

Adjusted Score: 25.507%
Critics Consensus: Resident Evil: Extinction is more of the same; its few impressive action sequences unable to compensate for the pedestrian plot.
Synopsis: Director Russell Mulcahy takes over for the third chapter in the Resident Evil film franchise, which finds genetically altered Alice... [More]
Directed By: Russell Mulcahy

Adjusted Score: 24.19%
Critics Consensus: As dim-witted and lifeless as its undead antagonists, Resident Evil: Afterlife is a wholly unnecessary addition to the franchise.
Synopsis: Experience a new dimension in action horror as director Paul W.S. Anderson uses the 3D technology pioneered by James Cameron... [More]
Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson

Adjusted Score: 29.581%
Critics Consensus: Though the sequel is an improvement over the first movie, it's still lacking in thrills.
Synopsis: This sequel to the 2001 hit video-game adaptation Lara Croft: Tomb Raider finds Jan de Bont stepping in for director... [More]
Directed By: Jan de Bont


Warcraft (2016)

Adjusted Score: 35.021%
Critics Consensus: Warcraft has visual thrills to spare, but they -- and director Duncan Jones' distinctive gifts -- are wasted on a sluggish and derivative adaptation of a bestselling game with little evident cinematic value.
Synopsis: Legendary Pictures' WARCRAFT, a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment's globally-renowned universe, is directed by Duncan... [More]
Directed By: Duncan Jones


Silent Hill (2006)

Adjusted Score: 31.492%
Critics Consensus: Silent Hill is visually impressive, but as with many video game adaptations, it's plagued by inane dialogue, a muddled plot, and an overlong runtime.
Synopsis: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her... [More]
Directed By: Christophe Gans

Adjusted Score: 31.736%
Critics Consensus: Resident Evil: Retribution offers everything one might reasonably expect from the fifth installment in a heavily action-dependent franchise -- which means very little beyond stylishly hollow CGI-enhanced set pieces.
Synopsis: The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating... [More]
Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson

Adjusted Score: 33.644%
Critics Consensus: With a ridiculous plot and comical acting, checking one's brain at the door is required before watching DOA: Dead or Alive.
Synopsis: Legendary Hong Kong action director and choreographer Corey Yuen brings Tecmo's best-selling video-game franchise to the big screen in a... [More]
Directed By: Corey Yuen

Adjusted Score: 7.434%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A strange disease is decimating the land and it's up to the Hero cloud to emerge from solitude and defeat... [More]


Mortal Kombat (1995)

Adjusted Score: 35.581%
Critics Consensus: Despite an effective otherwordly atmosphere and appropriately cheesy visuals, Mortal Kombat suffers from its poorly constructed plot, laughable dialogue, and subpar acting.
Synopsis: Three reluctant fighters are drafted for an intergalactic martial-arts tournament that will determine the fate of the human race in... [More]
Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson


Resident Evil (2002)

Adjusted Score: 37.077%
Critics Consensus: Like other video game adapations, Resident Evil is loud, violent, formulaic, and cheesy.
Synopsis: The director of Mortal Kombat (1995) adapts another popular video game for the big screen with this gory action thriller.... [More]
Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson

Adjusted Score: 39.366%
Critics Consensus: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter may prove mind-numbingly chaotic for the unconverted, but for fans of the venerable franchise, it offers a fittingly kinetic conclusion to its violent post-apocalyptic saga.
Synopsis: The human race's last hope against apocalyptic obliteration is super soldier Alice (Milla Jovovich), but she's been stripped of her... [More]
Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson

Adjusted Score: 42.13%
Critics Consensus: It doesn't offer much in the way of substance, but Prince of Persia is a suitably entertaining swashbuckler -- and a substantial improvement over most video game adaptations.
Synopsis: Ubisoft's popular video-game series of the same name gets adapted for the big screen in this sweeping fantasy adventure starring... [More]
Directed By: Mike Newell

Adjusted Score: 14.441%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Fathom Events and The Pokémon Company International bring the highly anticipated new animated feature film Pokémon the Movie: I Choose... [More]
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Adjusted Score: 48.413%
Critics Consensus: The Angry Birds Movie is substantially more entertaining than any film adapted from an app has any right to be -- which may or may not be much of an endorsement.
Synopsis: In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The... [More]
Directed By: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly

Adjusted Score: 49.512%
Critics Consensus: The movie raises the bar for computer animated movies, but the story is dull and emotionally removed.
Synopsis: The first feature-length motion picture to use computer-generated imagery to create not only effects, props, and environments but also the... [More]


Tomb Raider (2018)

Adjusted Score: 62.27%
Critics Consensus: Tomb Raider reboots the franchise with a more grounded approach and a star who's clearly more than up to the task -- neither of which are well served by an uninspired origin story.
Synopsis: Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now... [More]
Directed By: Roar Uthaug

Adjusted Score: 14.393%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA is the third installment in the massively popular CG animated film franchise, following Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)... [More]
Directed By: Takanori Tsujimoto


Rampage (2018)

Adjusted Score: 60.851%
Critics Consensus: Rampage isn't as fun as its source material, but the movie's sheer button-mashing abandon might satisfy audiences in the mood for a brainless blockbuster.
Synopsis: Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily... [More]
Directed By: Brad Peyton

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