The Best Video Games Based On Movies For Dads

Everyone needs a little time to themselves from time to time, including hardworking, dedicated dads. In the past, we’ve explored the world of video games based on TV shows, but here we’ll be looking into games based on some of the best movies ever. Seriously, with all these in your repertoire, you’ll be able to relax and refresh in no time.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game (1984)

First and foremost, we’ve got a game based on one of the best dude movies ever created: Ghostbusters. In all honesty, the game doesn’t really break any boundaries or raise expectations, but the NES release has everything from the Ghostbusters movie that we’ve grown to love, so it still manages to stand among the best video game-from-movie adaptations. At the end of the day, you get to be an actual Ghostbuster – what could make a game better than that?

Blade Runner (1997)

For a long time, Harrison Ford has remained the epitome of the ultimate dad, appearing as Indiana Jones, Han Solo and Rick Deckard. That dude could protect even a fully-grown man from anything – he’s just the best, always! So, when the game version of Ridley Scott’s iconic sci-fi epic Blade Runner was released in 1997, it soon shot to the top of the charts. The point-and-click detective adventure is a seriously great time and can even still be downloaded on PC now at

Ace Ventura Pet Detective (2015)

When it comes to comedies, few are packed full of as many dad jokes as the Ace Ventura series. Fortunately for gamers, Playtech created an online slot adaptation of the iconic Jim Carrey movies. Featuring 5 reels and a total of 243 ways to win, it has many funny moments of its own, including three bonus features, free games and a variety of animal symbols that include a red shark, a pink elephant and a green gorilla. Available among a variety of other slots based on movies and TV shows at, Ace Ventura Pet Detective is a seriously entertaining way to pass the time.

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Not only is Spider-Man 2 a great video game-from-movie adaptation, but it’s even considered one of the best games created for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox era. Set in a sandbox gameplay environment that you can explore at your leisure, the game is sort of reminiscent of a Grand Theft Auto release, except you get to be Spider-Man. We’re talking web-slinging, flying through the air, capturing bad guys Spider-Man. It really is a fantastic time and is endlessly re-playable.

GoldenEye 007 (1997)

Finally, how could we possibly end this list without mentioning James Bond and the incredible GoldenEye 007 video game? While the movie is thought to be the flick that saved the franchise, per Denofgeek, the game somehow managed to do an even more impressive job of bringing Bond back to life. Created for the N64, GoldenEye 007 transformed the FPS world, adding a multiplayer option and more guns than you could shake a martini at.

With these five games on hand, you’ll never get bored again, so why not head to the man cave and get gaming.