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A still from the Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes featuring King Caesar Kong.
Image via 20th Century Studios

2024 is shaping up to be a phenomenal year for video games inspired by popular film franchises. From Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes to Tomb Raider: Reloaded, get ready to dive into these exciting titles (and the movies that inspired them).

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes 

Fans of the iconic "Planet of the Apes" franchise can rejoice! Kingdom of the Planet plunges players into a world where apes have risen to dominance. Developed by Microids, the game promises an open-world, narrative-driven experience. Take on the role of a young ape navigating the complex social hierarchy and forging alliances in a struggle for survival amidst human survivors.

Tomb Raider: Reloaded 

Lara Croft returns in Tomb Raider: Reloaded, a reboot of the 2013 game that revitalized the franchise. Crystal Dynamics promises a revitalized experience with enhanced visuals, refined gameplay mechanics, and a deeper exploration of Lara's origin story. Gear up for action-packed tomb raiding, challenging puzzles, and thrilling encounters with ancient dangers.

Sonic Frontiers 

The blue blur is back, and this time, he's going open-world! Sonic Frontiers marks a significant shift for the franchise, offering players a vast, high-speed, open world to explore. Utilize Sonic's signature speed and agility to navigate diverse landscapes, battle enemies, and uncover hidden secrets. Prepare for a fresh take on the classic Sonic experience.

A still from Avatar: The Way of Water.
Image via 20th Century Fox

Avatar: The Way of Water - The Game 

Dive into the breathtaking world of Pandora with Avatar: The Way of Water - The Game. Ubisoft takes you on an immersive journey alongside the Na'vi, exploring the vast ocean depths and diverse ecosystems of Pandora. Engage in underwater exploration, thrilling combat, and forge bonds with the Na'vi as you face new threats to their home.

The Last of Us Part III 

The critically acclaimed narrative adventure series continues with The Last of Us Part III. Naughty Dog is notoriously tight-lipped about the details, but fans can expect another emotional rollercoaster ride as Ellie and Joel's story continues in a post-apocalyptic America. Prepare for intense action, heart-wrenching choices, and a deeper exploration of the characters' relationships.

Beyond the Screen: A Year of Immersive Experiences

These are just a few exciting glimpses into the world of movie-based games arriving in 2024. Whether you're a fan of classic franchises or eager to experience new stories inspired by your favorite films, this year promises diverse and immersive adventures that will transport you beyond the screen and into the heart of the action.

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