Your love for video games doesn’t have to stop at video games — there are plenty of movies to check out as well. Some of them are a theatrical retelling of the stories we’ve already played. Others expand on their source games, providing more information about the setting and characters.
You can check out seven of these unique titles on Plex using its free, on-demand, streaming service. Don’t have time right now? Add these titles to your Watchlist, grab a friend, and get ready for a movie marathon night.
Street Fighter Alpha
Ryu, the famously recognizable main character of the Street Fighter series, struggles with the “Dark Hadou” — a dark energy that physically and mentally changes a person into a being solely focused on defeating their opponent. As he’s contemplating his situation, numerous people take an interest in Ryu’s activity due to his reputation as a champion fighter.
Among them is a boy named Shun, who appears with the claim that he is Ryu’s long-lost younger brother. Ryu takes the boy under his wing, and the two decide to enter a fighting tournament. Trouble soon ensues, culminating into a battle featuring many Street Fighter favorites.
Street Fighter Alpha: Generations
Generations takes a look back at the origins of a character named Akuma (called Gouki in the movie) and the Dark Hadou. It centers on Akuma’s acceptance of the Dark Hadou, Ryu as his enemy, and Ryu’s refusal to accept the Dark Hadou.
DOA: Dead or Alive
Based on the Dead or Alive fighting game franchise, DOA features a group of female fighters participating in a tournament for a cash prize. Conspiracies and mysteries abound as the ladies figure out the real reason why the tournament exists.
This video game movie retells the main story of the fighting game Tekken. Jin Kazuma participates in a tournament to learn more about his mother’s death and the identity of his father. Along the way, he fights and befriends other competitors — refusing offers from other corrupt groups and avoiding assassination attempts at the same time.
Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic
Based on the Dante’s Inferno video game, the Animated Epic follows Dante’s descent into hell in order to save his lover’s soul. He travels deeper through the levels, fighting monsters and demons along the way, while remembering and confessing to his own sins.
Dead Space: Downfall
Downfall follows the events of the USG Ishimura and the outbreak of undead creatures called “Necromorphs.” A combination of hallucinations and Necromorphs causes the deaths of nearly everyone on the ship — leading to the events of the first Dead Space game.
Dead Space: Aftermath
Aftermath takes place after the first game but before the second. Another disaster befalls a crew, this time of the USG O’Bannon. Sent in to investigate the incident at Aegis VII, only four crew members ended up surviving what happened. One by one, they recall the events as they undergo interrogation by their rescuers.