Game On! How Do The Budgets Of Hollywood’s Top Blockbusters Compare To Their Video Game Counterparts?

Giving us lucky folks multiple platforms to thrust ourselves into the world of our favorite storylines and characters comes at a price. While the film industry is open about the multi-millions it costs to bring ideas to the big screen, the video game world isn’t so transparent.Below are a list of well known film/video game crossovers. You’ve probably watched the films. You’ve probably played the games. But which cost more to produce? Let’s find out.1. World Of Warcraft
Game: World Of Warcraft (2004) v Film: Warcraft (2016)The fourth instalment in the online role playing Warcraft universe still remains hugely popular today, with 5.5 million subscribers as of 2015.It’s not a surprise that, due to the game’s popularity, a feature film is in the works. Set to be released this year, the feature will focus on the first meeting between humans and orcs. 2. Tomb Raider
Game: Tomb Raider (2013) v Film: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)Lara Croft is arguably the most iconic character to emerge from the gaming world, making her first appearance in the original Tomb Raider, which is now (unbelievably) 20-years-old. Most recently the character appears in the 2013 video game reboot.Within film, Angelina Jolie rocked the khaki in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, before the Cradle of Life sequel. 3. Deadpool Game: Deadpool (2013) v Film: Deadpool (2016)
The Merc with a Mouth was a surprise, record breaking R-rated hit this year, starring Ryan Reynolds in the lead role. Although this was Wade Wilson’s first live-action solo venture, the character was the protagonist of his own video game three years prior.4. Hitman
Game: Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002) v Film: Hitman (2007)The Hitman gaming franchise is a huge success, first launching with Codename 47 in 2000. Since then, eight more instalments have been released, with the most recent being this year’s Hitman.The franchise has also launched two feature length films, the first in 2007 and a follow up with 2015’s Hitman: Agent 47.5. Max Payne
Game: Max Payne 3 (2012) v Film: Max Payne (2008)The popular gaming franchise spawned a film spinoff in this case, fronted by Mark Wahlberg as the titular character.The series was launched in 2001 with Max Payne, and followed up with Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne before the third instalment was released (I’m not going to say the name again, I promise).6. Resident Evil
Game: Resident Evil 2 (1998) v Film: Resident Evil (2002)Ah, Resident Evil. I have fond memories of being scared shitless by the Capcom’s horror as a youngster. The franchise has launched a huge number of games across a range of platforms.Naturally, anything that terrifying and successful was going to be turned into a film at some point, and it was with 2002’s horror of the same name.7. Star Wars
Game: Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011) v Film: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)Star Wars is probably the biggest media franchise in the world, with multiple wildly successful feature films, video games and memorabilia. The Old Republic was an attempt to try and attain the same level of success in the video gaming world. I’ve compared it here to Revenge of the Sith as that was the latest release at the time of the game’s production.8. DC Universe
Game: DC Universe Online (2011) v Film: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)The free-to-play DC Universe Online brought the comic book powerhouse’s characters to the video game world, all concentrated neatly into one package.In DC’s cinematic universe, the ensemble of top characters melded together for this year’s Dawn of Justice, starring Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.9. Final Fantasy
Game: Final Fantasy VII (1997) v Film: Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
I couldn’t write a list which compares video games and movies without including Final Fantasy, could I? It’s one of the most iconic series ever made, and resulted in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, directed by the creator of the series Hironobu Sakaguchi.The feature film is the most expensive ever based on a video game, but did it cost more or less than Final Fantasy VII?What is your favorite video game on the list?Via: Kotaku