11 Songs That Should Be Made Into Video Games

by (@kat_george)

Lana Del Rey‘s song “Video Games” got us thinking — what if some of our favorite songs were made into actual video games? We thought about some tracks we love, and quickly found that many of them lend themselves perfectly to the video game format. We’ve even taken the trouble to add an objective and plot to each of our selections, so we think that someone should take some of these hit songs and pixelate them so we can add them to our consoles. You have to admit, they do sound more appealing than that rumored Angry Birds / Kanye West collaboration…

Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”
In which you attempt to save Paz De La Huerta from herself.

Rihanna, Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Run This Town”
In which you are the mayor of a town, and must run it as such.

Drake – “Crew Love”
In which you attempt to build and sustain a “crew” with challenges including in-fighting, mutiny and rival crews.


BeyoncĂ© – “1+1″
An educational game in which you solve math problems.

John Mayer – “Heartbreak Warfare”
In which you use love as a weapon, in the style of COD. You can pick up different “guns” as you go, including truth bombs, guilt launchers and sniping rifles.

Pat Benatar – “Love Is A Battlefield”
As above.

Christina Aguilera – “Fighter”
In which you gratuitously fight everything that comes into your path, with no apparent plot.

Grace Jones – “Pull Up To The Bumper”
In which you steal cars and sell drugs in the style of Grand Theft Auto, but more glamorously and without the misogyny.

Arcade Fire – “Suburban War”
In which bored housewives becomes zombies and take over your town. You must fight using your scruples and mundane objects you find in the deserted suburban landscape to survive.

Kanye West – “Gold Digger”
In which you must search for gold in order to build and sustain a community and military force to take over neighboring land, in the style of World Of Warcraft.

Radiohead – “Karma Police”
In which you are a future cop responsible for exacting justice based on ethics and/or morality. You must also fight orthodox police who believe in the arbitrary rule of law.

[Photos: Getty Images; World Of Warcraft]

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