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7 video-game adaptations that will make you relive your childhood

Here's a list of video game adaptations that can be streamed online

  • Harshita Alok Sharma

Last Updated: 06.30 PM, Apr 17, 2021

7 video-game adaptations that will make you relive your childhood

For die-hard fans of video games, they offer an escape from reality into an adrenaline-pumping world full of fantasy and adventure. It's probably why video-game adaptations are much sought-after in Hollywood. From Warcraft and Tomb Raider to Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and the upcoming Without Remorse that is closely tied to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six video game series, audiences are spoilt for choice when it comes to such movies.

With Mortal Kombat gearing up for release, here is a list of seven video game adaptations that’ll bring you one step closer to experiencing the thrill of playing the actual game.

Mortal Kombat (1995) -Netflix

This original adaptation of the Mortal Kombat video games is simplicity at its best. Directed by Paul W.S Anderson, Mortal Kombat delivers on all its expectations - a plotline that stays true to the video games and fight sequences that will give you an adrenaline rush. The film stars Bridgette Wilson, Robin Shou, Christopher Lambert and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.

Assassin’s Creed (2016) - Amazon Prime Video

For those of you who haven’t played the video games, Justin Kurzel’s Assassin’s Creed serves as a good introduction to this alternate universe. Michael Fassbender’s character travels in time, only to experience the actions of his assassin ancestor. The special effects and action scenes are worth mentioning in Assassin’s Creed. The film also stars Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) - Amazon Prime Video

If you’re a master at collecting rings in the Sonic video games, this movie is for you. Sonic the Hedgehog, directed by Jeff Fowler, follows Sonic the Hedgehog who is trying to escape mad scientist Dr. Robotnik. The film stars Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey. When the initial designs for Sonic were released, fans reacted poorly. In order to make Sonic a memorable experience, the filmmakers went back to the digital drawing board in order to release a new design which aligned with the expectation of the fans.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu (2019) - YouTube

Loved watching the adventures of Ash and Pikachu when you were younger? Well, this remake of the Pokemon video games is even better. Ryan Reynold voices Detective Pikachu and that alone should be enough reasons to watch this film. Throw in plenty of jokes, incredible CGI and a plot that makes you understand the importance of family, and you’ve got yourself Pokemon Detective Pikachu. This film is the highest rated video game movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes for a reason.

The Witcher (2019) - Netflix

When Henry Cavill is not too busy being Superman, he’s a mutated monster hunter named Geralt in The Witcher. Eight episodes of this fantasy series will ensure that you get over your Game Of Thrones withdrawal symptoms. There’s plenty of blood, gore and violence - viewer discretion is advised!

Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018) - Disney+ Hotstar

Sequel to the hit 2012 animated comedy film Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph Breaks The Internet continues the plot of the previous film. Ralph and his best friend Vanellope undertake a new adventure - visiting the mysterious land of the Internet through a Wi-Fi router at the arcade to save Sugar Rush. The film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch and is a perfect watch for kids.

Street Fighter (1994) - JioCinema

Jean-Claude Van Damme served as the inspiration for the video game, so it only makes sense for him to be the star of the movie too. Steven E. de Souza’s Street Fighter is a movie you’re bound to love if you’re a fan of the video games featuring characters such as Ryu, Ken, Guile and Chun-Li. The film also stars Kylie Minogue and Raul Julia.