Movies For Gamers: Apocalypto (2006)

This is a section of where we post and discuss a trailer for a classic cult movie. The movies we select will hopefully be movies that gamers will love too. And of course, if you haven’t seen it, we’ll give you a link to get it.


Apocalypto, directed and co-written by Mel Gibson, tells a heroic story in a unique, ancient setting. It stirred up some political controversy upon it’s release but if you put all that crap in the backseat, it’s actually an awesome movie. It’s brutal and cruel but really makes you care about the main character who get’s separated from his family after Mayan’s viciously attack his tribe. At it’s core, it’s a chase movie, and a great one at that.


There are no direct video game tie ins with Apocalypto. However, gamers should enjoy the dramatic over tones coupled with the extremely action-packed story telling. Apocalypto’s use of language and environments remove you from the current world, and transport you into ancient Mayan times.

One thought on “Movies For Gamers: Apocalypto (2006)”

  1. This movie is great. It really is a “chase movie” but the cultural setting and the environments really make this movie stand out.

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