5 Mobile Games That Are Based on Popular Action Movies
Article by George Norman
On 15 Oct 2015
It’s fun to watch action movies and it’s fun to play games inspired by said movies. Well aware of this fact, mobile game developer and publisher Glu created free-to-play games based on some of the biggest action franchises in the movie world.

Here are 5 mobile games created by Glu, games that are based on adrenaline-pumping, thrilling, action movies.


1. Robocop – The Ultimate Law Enforcement Officer

In 2014, the Robocop franchise was rebooted. MGM, Columbia and Strike Entertainment released a new RoboCop movie starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson. And Glu released a new mobile game based on the new Robocop movie – the official game for the new Robocop movie.

The action in the game is set in Detroit, in the year 2028, just like in the movie. Alex Murphy, who is a good cop and a loving husband & father, is injured while on duty. OmniCorp, a multinational conglomerate that is at the center of robot technology, turns Murphy into RoboCop, a police officer that’s part man and part robot.

Robocop Game – Main Features
  • Hone your skills by shooting your way through training simulations.
  • Upgrade your weapons and robotic suit using OmniCorp technology.
  • Take out large groups of enemies by using drone strikes.
  • Battle the EM-208, the ED-209 and other aggressive robot enemies from the movie.
  • Save human hostages and capture informants.
  • Use body heat vision to scan targets and find their location and weak points.
  • The game is available for iOS and Android (download links underneath the video).

Robocop is a free to play game that offers in-app purchases. It is available for iOS on the App Store. It is available for Android on Google Play and Amazon. Additional information about the game is available here.

2. Hercules – Greece’s Greatest Hero

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson played Hercules, the hero famous for his strength, in the 2014 movie by the same name. In the movie, Hercules is hired by the King of Thrace to defeat a tyrannical warlord. Having completed his legendary 12 labors, Hercules is a sword-for-hire who must help protect the kingdom of Thrace from a ruthless warlord.

Glu’s official Hercules game lets you become Hercules, Greece’s greatest hero. You are to complete Hercule’s legendary labors and you are to prove your worth to all of Greece.

Hercules Game – Main Features
  • Do battle against enemies and fight through the dark and beautiful environments of the ancient world.
  • Use special combinations of melee, magic and ranged traits to cause maximum damage.
  • Get up to 5 companions to join the battle and help you defeat your enemies.
  • Equip your heroes with lethal gear, upgrade your heroes to become the ultimate fighting force.
  • Enter the Fighting Pit and show off your battle skills by going against players from across the world.
  • The game is available for iOS and Android.

Hercules is a free to play game that offers in-app purchases. Get it from the App Store if you have an iOS device, get it from Google Play if you have an Android device. Learn more about Glu’s Hercules game here.

3. Terminator Genisys: Revolution – Fight the Machines, Save the Human Race

On July 1st, 2015, the new Terminator Genisys movie was released to theaters across the US. Arnold Schwarzenegger is once the again the robot tasked with protecting the main character, main character who is played by Emilia Clarke (you know her as Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons from Game of Thrones).

Glu rolled out the official Terminator Genisys game on the same date. The launch of the Terminator Genisys: Revolution game was coordinated with the movie's worldwide theatrical release. The action in the game is set in the year 2028, when the fight against the machines has humanity on the brink of extinction. John Connor is humanity’s last hope and it’s up to you to help him fulfill that destiny.

Terminator Genisys: Revolution Game – Main Features
  • Join the Resistance and fight alongside key Resistance members from the movie.
  • Fight in hundreds of missions and make your way up the ranks
  • Use a variety of present-day and futuristic weapons as you fight the machines in post-apocalyptic locations.
  • Use rockets, grenades, and EMPs against the enemy.
  • Level up your weapons with high explosives, depleted uranium, and plasma.
  • The game is available for iOS and Android.

“Terminator Genisys: Revolution delivers an immersive gaming experience and unique post-apocalyptic combat truly worthy of the iconic Terminator franchise,” said Niccolo de Masi, Glu Chairman and CEO. “We are proud to launch the first ever free-to-play mobile game for Terminator fans worldwide, in close partnership with Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures.”

Terminator Genisys: Revolution is a free game that offers in-app purchases. If you have an iPhone, go get it from Apple’s App Store. If you have an Android, go get it from Google Play. And if you want to learn more about it, click here.

4. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation – Fight the Syndicate

Rogue Nation, the fifth installment in the Mission Impossible series, was be released on July 31st, 2015 in the US. Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) takes on his most dangerous mission yet – to find and eradicate the Syndicate, a rogue organization that’s set on destroying the IMF. Worse still, the Syndicate has agents that are as skilled as IMF’s agents.

Glu did not release the Rogue Nation game on the same date as the movie. It released it a bit sooner, probably to generate buzz for it.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Game – Main Features
  • Join the IMF (Impossible Missions Force), infiltrate secure locations, eliminate high-profile targets, and perform lethal strikes.
  • Confront the Syndicate and travel to exotic locations like Morocco, London, and Vienna to collect intelligence, take out enemy agents, and destroy rogue bases.
  • Use advanced weaponry and gear to complete impossible missions, things like sniper rifles, assault rifles, heavy guns, rocket launchers, throwing knives, med kits, armor and more.
  • Protect your resources by building up your IMF headquarters; attack other players and steal their headquarters.
  • Create or join an IMF agency; collaborate with members of your agency to win agency events.
  • The game is available for iOS and Android.

“We are excited to deliver the first ever free-to-play Mission: Impossible mobile game as part of Glu’s ongoing partnerships with Paramount Pictures and Skydance,” said Niccolo de Masi. “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’s intense action gameplay introduces players to exotic locations from the upcoming film while incorporating engaging social components such as PvP, co-op agencies, and in-game chat.”

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is a free game that offers in-app purchases. It’s available for download on Apple’s App Store, on Google Play, and on Amazon. Learn more about the game here.

5. James Bond: World of Espionage – The Bond Universe of Strategy and Intelligence

Spectre, the new action adventure thriller starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, will be released on November 6 in the US. Google is giving you the chance to win a prize package worth $25,000, package that includes four seats for the premiere of the new 007 movie.

And Glu is giving you the chance to immerse yourself in the Bond universe of strategy and intelligence by playing James Bond: World of Espionage, the first free-to-play mobile game in the history of the Bond franchise.

James Bond: World of Espionage Game – Main Features
  • Join 007 and other iconic characters in an action-packed game of strategy and adventure.
  • Think strategically and make tactical decisions to recruit, train and deploy agents around the globe.
  • Build your MI6 faction; find, recruit, and develop top agents with unique talents.
  • Level up your agents through training; give your agents advanced gear to increase their stats.
  • Battle other agencies for supremacy in Alliance Wars or in limited time events for world domination.
  • Extensive social features are built into the game: PvP, real-time chat, guilds, leaderboards, and events.
  • The game features more than over 100 real-world actors and models as agents and villains.
  • The game is available for iOS and Android.

“We’re tremendously proud to deliver the first free-to-play mobile game for undoubtedly the most storied film franchise in history,” said Niccolo de Masi. “I believe our innovative approach to creating a game with its own authentic cast and narrative will resonate with fans of James Bond films and Glu games alike.”

James Bond: World of Espionage is a free game that offers in-app purchases. The iOS version is available for download on Apple’s App Store. The Android version is available on Google Play and Amazon. Learn more about the game here.

About Glu

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in San Francisco, Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games for a wide range of platforms. Glu’s unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers globally.

Visit Glu’s official website to learn more.

In related news…

Minions, the animated movie that earned more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office, has been turned into a mobile game called Minions Paradise.

Minions Paradise introduces Phil, an exclusive, never-before-seen Minion that was created exclusively for the game. After Phil manages to shipwreck the cruise ship and strand everyone on a tropical island, it’s up to him to turn the island into the ultimate vacation getaway.

Learn more about the Minions Paradise game here.

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