10 video games set in Colorado

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4. Cliffhanger (1994, SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega CD)

Based on the Rocky Mountains-set Stallone flick (a little of which was filmed in Durango, but most of which actually shows Italy), this game was basically Final Fight, but, uh, colder? Despite Sly's lovingly pixellated mug staring at you as you play, venerable gaming magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly gave this one its "Worst-Movie-To-Game" award of 1994. On the plus side, you get to kick John Lithgow's ass at the end.

3.Wargames, WarGames, DEFCON 1, and WarGames: WOPR (1988, 1998, 2012, ColecoVision, Atari 8-Bit Computers, Commodore 64, PS1, PC, iOS, Android)

The original WarGames video-game movie tie-in had you man the computer of NORAD's missile-defense system in Cheyenne Mountain, and unlike DEFCON, the objective was to buy enough time for a cease-fire. WarGames: DEFCON 1 for Playstation was a more straightforward military shooter, and this year's WarGames: WOPR for the iPhone and Android puts you in charge of NORAD's malevolent computer as you go toe to toe with cute lil' Matthew Broderick and Dabney Coleman to blow up the world.

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