Many gamers are also huge fans of these television series that capture your imagination with compelling stories and visuals, and it would be a dream come true to step inside these worlds in an interactive format. That’s why today we are going to be hypothesizing about the best TV shows that would make amazing video games. Rest assured that we will not be mentioning any spoilers that might ruin your viewing experience. So, without further ado, let us have a look at 10 of the most game worthy series and how they could be adapted for the fans of the ever so cherished interactive medium.
10. Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy revolves around the story of an aspiring motorcycle gang leader, named Jax, who tries to change the way his club operates. Imagine this game as being one of those famous open world titles developed by Rockstar that we all know and love. The player could start off as a club member and work his way up to becoming President, exactly like in the TV series. Along the way the player could have fun with various side quests and continue the story even beyond the main storyline presented in the show.
The true life story of Pablo Escobar, the greatest drug lord Colombia has ever seen, is the subject of the chronicle-like TV show Narcos. A TellTale Games kind of approach towards the intricate storyline this series offers could be a feasible idea. Maybe you could play as the main character or as a secondary role like you do in TellTale’s Game of Thrones. It would be interesting to see where you would end up after making some hard decisions during key moments or dialogue scenes.
8. Prison Break
In Prison Break, Michael has to infiltrate the penitentiary in order to break out his brother Lincoln who is on death row for a murder he didn’t commit. Similar to the TV series the plot of the game could feature an open world RPG gameplay where the player could team with another friend and explore life in prison as well as on the outside. As you progress through the game you can unlock more powerful abilities or make allies that will definitely come in handy in later missions.
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7. Stranger Things
A series of unusual events is triggered by the disappearance of a young boy from a small town. Dark government agencies, secret human experimentation projects and malevolent supernatural forces surface and break the normality. Stranger Things is categorically good material for a survival horror game, with multiple playable characters and an immersive gameplay that keeps you at the edge of your seat. Because the hero in Stranger Things is a brave girl, the impeccable writing and gameplay from The Last of Us would suit it well.
“Saving people. Hunting things. The family business.” The extremely popular show centered on the Winchester brothers’ story about life as a monster hunter could very easily morph into a modern version of a Witcher style game. Create your own hunter, start with a crappy car and basic weapons and travel the back roads of America in search of “cases”. Work your way up to fake IDs, earn money through credit card scams and ultimately have the main storyline crossing paths with the Winchester boys.
5. Game of Thrones
Besides the unique approach that TellTale had towards adapting the already globally acclaimed TV series Game of Thrones, this franchise surely deserves something more. Maybe a mix between the RPG elements found in Mass Effect and the fighting style and enemy promotions featured in Shadow of Mordor would result in an enjoyable gameplay that takes you all the way to the Iron Throne. Or perhaps you could become one of the three dragon riders that were prophesized in the Old Books.
The saga of the famous Viking leader Ragnar Lothbrook and his obsession with conquering numerous territories has the potential of being reimagined as an open world RPG. Not unlike the popular Assassin’s Creed 4, the gameplay would have the player travel between continents on his Viking longboat and raid villages. You could build up Kategat, dive into the fantastic Norse mythology, make allies and, of course, enemies. If you manage to prove yourself through valiant fighting, you’ll ultimately be worthy to dine with Odin in Valhalla.
3. Breaking Bad
Wouldn’t you like to be the one who knocks? Hopefully some very talented game developers take the already well written plot from Breaking Bad that centers on a terminally ill chemistry high school teacher turned meth overlord and turn it into a very enjoyable GTA-like experience. The player would dive into a very deep and intriguing story together with his partner Jesse with which you can switch places and continue the plotline just like in GTA V. Besides the ever vigilant police you’ll also have to deal with all sorts of crazy rivals.
2. Walking Dead
Just like with Game of Thrones, TellTale has already beaten other potential developers to the punch. But let’s imagine a different gaming experience for the Walking Dead series. Maybe the player could enjoy a better rendition inspired by elements from both Dying Light and State of Decay. You could partake in daily supply missions, huge open maps, building walls and defenses to keep out other rival raiding parties and, of course, zombies. Who doesn’t love zombies.
Like with many other entries on our list this one also has a huge potential of becoming a successful video game. The ingenious story set in a technologically advanced future where people find excitement in visiting a western inspired theme park populated with androids could have you play either as a guest who seeks to find answers or as a host on its way to achieving sentience. Probably a mix between the RPG elements of Fallout 4 and the western look of Red Dead Redemption would yield the best results when it comes to gameplay.