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Submitted by horror_spooky 537d ago | opinion piece

Five TV Shows That Would Make Great Games

TV shows are adapted into games all the time, with varying degrees of success. These are five TV shows that would make great games, plus a couple of honorable mentions! (Culture)

Root  +   537d ago
FRINGE :)
DigitalRaptor  +   537d ago
I can honestly say this would be so awesome if done right.

They'd have to keep up with the writing of the series though and keep it as suspenseful and grounded on the characters. You know, we all saw how those LOST: Via Domus and Prison Break: The Conspiracy games turned out. We don't need another one of those.

They'd also have to keep up with the barrage of hilarious Walter performances.
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Magnus  +   537d ago
Vikings or Sons of Anarchy
iGAM3R-VIII  +   537d ago
I was going to say Person of Interest but Ubisoft are making Watch_Dogs!!
DigitalRaptor  +   537d ago
These things need to be done right. I can't wait for someone to make a video game with the same flair as a show like Breaking Bad. Although I still think they are best left as TV shows. Perhaps video games aren't ready for this sort of expression, but I think the episodic treatment could work well, but it has to be done right to be successful.
CommonSense  +   537d ago
It says Breaking Bad could do a good follow up side story, but I'm pretty confident Walter will be dead by the end, so that won't happen. Season 5 IS the follow up story. The epilogue, if you will. The main show really ended with Season 4.

Plus, I don't really see that being a good game. For one thing, could you imagine the media's outcry over a game that "glorifies" drug dealing?

@DigitalRaptor: Agreed, I think it should be unique IPs, not TV show adaptations/spinoffs.
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Parapraxis  +   536d ago
It would make a horrific game, I absolutely love the show, but NO WAY could a game be made of its content.

On the other hand, a proper dev handling a Game of Thrones game would probably make for a good game.
CapsLocke  +   537d ago
Breaking bad is so overrated.
EdoubleD  +   537d ago
What? Really?
TheRealSpy  +   537d ago
I really like the show, but it is also overrated. Unlike everyone else here, I didn't make the show, so I don't take it personally when something I like is not praised.

Though, it is nowhere NOWHERE near as overrated as The Walking Dead. That show is just plain awful (except season 1, that was pretty damn good). The adventure game was cool..

I'll tell you what's NOT overrated. This mentos commercial.

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majiebeast  +   537d ago
Yeah... NO!

@Ironfist

Then they are better off just making a game about the comic green arrow.
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ironfist92  +   537d ago
Arrow. Basically Assassin's Creed and Batman put together...in a GTA style city.
DeadManMcCarthy  +   537d ago
Game Of Thrones would make a great game.
wenaldy  +   537d ago
A genuine Miami Vice game
ANIALATOR136  +   537d ago
Eastenders the game. Walk round the square as Phil Mitchell. X to sigh heavily. R1 to pull an angry face. L2 and R2 to make phil turn red and very enraged. Your enemy in the game is Ian Beale
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Calm Down Sunshine  +   537d ago
I second this.

Boss fights:

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dreamoner  +   537d ago
Farscape(great series), the schizophrenic cousin of Star Wars, cant think of a better one.
plaZeHD  +   537d ago
Breaking Bad is extremely awesome, and not overrated.
urwifeminder  +   537d ago
Id like to see an ellen game .
Kran  +   537d ago
Not sure about Breaking Bad. I love the show, don't get me wrong...

but how would that work as a game?

Mission 1: Lie to your Wife and Son
Mission 2: Cook Meth
Mission 3: Buy a car wash
Mission 4: Shoot a few dudes
Mission 5: Cook more meth

Wouldn't really work :/
horror_spooky  +   536d ago
Heavy Rain worked.
Tonester925  +   537d ago
Spartacus
Wigriff  +   537d ago
The Wire.

And not the College Humor version, as hilarious as it may be:

http://www.collegehumor.com...
Parapraxis  +   536d ago
Games I think that could be made from shows:
Falling Skies (I think this could actually be great)
V (show was meh, but the story itself would work well with a game)
Spartacus (God of War style of course)
Firefly (Sci-fi bounty hunting/shooter)
Nikita (bad-ass female lead kicking ass arkham style)
Game of Thrones (with a GOOD dev ie:Bethesda or CD Project RED)
Top Gear (official branded racer)
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