With many video game being adapted into TV shows we thought we would offer up a few titles that deserve their shot on the silver screen.
There have been many video game franchises that have been given a chance to grace the big screen such as Nintendo's Detective Pickachu and Ubisoft's Prince of Persia. Now with the likes HBO's smash hit televised version of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us an entire new type of video game adaptation has been made possible. As a result we thought it would fun to come up with a few more video game franchises that should be given the chance to make the leap into a televised format. There's plenty of video game to tv show adaptations that could wow the normies.
So, without further ado, here are five video game franchises that I believe should be made into a TV series.
Five video game franchises that should be adapted into TV shows
Here are my picks for the five video game franchises that I believe should be brought to the big screen. Please note that while these are listed in a numerical fashion that does not mean we think one game is more deserving of a series than another. Also this list is entirely subjective, so if there is a game you do not see mentioned here that does not mean I think it is any less worthy than these titles. So without further ado, let us begin.
1. Mass Effect (BioWare)
Starting off our selection of TV worthy games we have a science fiction franchises that truly lives up to the genre is Mass Effect. Though there are so many shows related to space exploration, but there are few that truly go to infinity and beyond quite like BioWare's RPG series.
The story of Mass Effect revolves around you going out to different planets, instead of just being a small feature. Second, the games give us a very unique cast of characters all of whom have their own quirks and issues that allow for much more relatability than other similar entries into this genre.
Add to that Mass Effect's complex and interesting storyline that is already fit for a televised and/or cinematic format. What's more it is a story that is full of endless possibilities, where the actions of the main character, Commander Shepherd, will ultimately shape the course of the universe as a whole.
With the relatively recent release of the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, which brought all three of the original trilogy back to life in stunning 4K, now is definitely the time to give viewers a brand new sort of sci-fi epic. Because let's face it, we are still trying to get over the horror show that was Paramount's Halo series.
2. Horizon Zero Dawn/Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games)
This is both the most unique, as well as the youngest game franchise on this list. But if there is one thing that Guerrilla Games' Horizon series has proved, it is that post-apocalyptic stories don't all have to be super dark and depressing. They can also be enjoyable cinematic adventures that people of all ages can enjoy. That is exactly the kind of thing that a Horizon based tv show would bring to people.
Not only is the scenery of the Horizon games incredible to look at, it also features a fairly unique take on a genre that has all but stagnated in recent years. And it isn't just the giant cybernetic animals that allow it to stand out. The games also boast a pretty well-rounded and loveable protagonist in Aloy who is learning about all of the wonders of this world alongside us.
3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games)
Over the last 3 - 5 years we have seen a bit of a resurgence in entertainment centered around the wild west and cowboying in general. With Paramount's world renowned Yellowstone universe chief among them. But with that show seemingly coming to an abrupt end, all of the major studios will be clambering to find the "next yellowstone."
And what better way to replace a show about morally grey cowboys than by bringing to the screen one of the best video game franchises to ever grace our consoles; Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption series.
Now, given the vast scope of both Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2's plots it would only make sense for them to be combined into one big series. After all both games ultimately revolve around one single, albeit slightly dysfunctional family, whose story is told through the perspective of two very interesting and morally grey protagonists in Arthur Morgan and John Marston.
Not to mention the games have a pretty great soundtrack and some jaw-dropping scenery to go with the equally incredible cast of characters.
4. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (BioWare)
This is the second sci-fi themed BioWare game to be featured on this list, and this is certainly one that needs to be given a theatrical adaptation. The iconic RPG, which was released in 2003, stands in a class of it's own as far as gamers and Star Wars fans are concerned.
For years Star Wars fans have been crying out for the world within Knights of the Old Republic to be brought to the big screen in one way or another. And it is easy to understand why.
For starters, given that the events of the game are set long before the events of the movies, it would add a whole new dimension to type of content that Disney have been churning out for Star Wars.
And most importantly: it would enable Disney to bring to life one of the most complex and iconic characters in the Star Wars universe: Darth Revan.
5. Overwatch (Activision-Blizzard)
Of the many games that have been released in the last couple of decades, Activision-Blizzard's Overwatch is certainly one that would work nicely as a tv series. With the recent successes of Riot Games' Arcane and Valve's Dota: Dragon's Blood, it just feels like Overwatch is due to be given its' shot on the silver screen.
Like with the two aforementioned Netflix shows, you do not have to know a whole lot about the game itself to become invested in a series based around it. And we already have an idea of how an Overwatch cinematic series might look given the all of the animated shorts Blizzard have released since the game's launch. Plus, who wouldn't love to see characters like Genji strut their stuff in an epic cinematic experience.
And there you have it, my picks for video games that I believe deserve to be adapted into a tv show. What do you think of this list? Are there any games that you want to see be given a run on the silver screen?