The idea for this thesis came about due to my interest in video games and how they have progressed in today’s culture. I have always enjoyed playing video games from an early age. I began playing video games in the 1990’s, and to see the difference in today’s video games is astonishing. Video games are now in the stage of their lifecycle that they have the means to replicate other media. The specific media video games are being compared to is film. They are being compared so much to film to the extent that reviewers are making statements such as ‘’The best action movie you’ve ever played.’’’1. With not only my own experiences with video games, but also my experience as a student of film, I decided to undertake an investigation into what makes a video game to film adaptation so popular, and what are the differences and similarities in relation to the original source media.