Video games based on movies tend to get a bad rap, and thats with good reason because there’s so many terrible ones out there that it’s hard to keep track. Often times they’re rushed to be released alongside the movie so they’re left buggy, broken or incomplete. So here’s my top 5 list of worst video game-movie tie ins. These games didn’t just make the list because they’re bad, but they also did a great injustice to some of my favorite movies. So let’s start the count down! #5. RoboCop for the Xbox. RoboCop is such a great movie, I don’t know anybody who does’t like it. There have been quite a few games since it came out in 1987 and some were even pretty good, but why do you need to make a game 15 years after the movie came out? Oh yeah, probably for money. This game just screams cash grab to me.
They were just trying to sell their boring, broken first person shooter to fans of the RoboCop franchise only because it had the name slapped on the cover. It’s not as creative or entertaining as the movie in the least. It’s just bland, repetitive shooting and it doesn’t even do that well. Each case is a different level that RoboCop must solve, but really that just means walking through and shooting everybody. There are also secondary objectives like to arrest a certain amount of people or to save hostages. The weapons aren’t fun to use at all. They are very generic and there aren’t that many of them. Aiming is a hassle, especially when enemies are far away because you can’t zoom in so you’ll be shooting wildly at them while at the same time they are hitting you with ease. Often times as soon as you enter a room enemies will be shooting at you from all directions which is annoying and then you’ll realize Robocop cannot take any punishment. You’d think the metal clad machine would be able to take a few shots, especially since in the movie bullets bounce right off him.
Heaven forbid you get hit by a flamethrower because that means instant death. I wasn’t even sure what happened the first time I was hit by a flamethrower I thought it was a glitch! What makes this game even worse is that when you die it’s back to the start of the level. I don’t usually mind this but playing through a level can take about 20 or more minutes so if you die near the end of a mission it makes you question if you should replay it or just quit. Actually the question you should be asking yourself is why you started playing this to begin with. The graphics are nothing special here and actually pretty bad for the Xbox. And don’t get me started on the voice acting because it is laughable at best. To top it all of some copies of this game will flat out just not work, not because the disc is scratched, but because the developers shipped a broken game.