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!
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.
Vikings or Sons of Anarchy
I was going to say Person of Interest but Ubisoft are making Watch_Dogs!!
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.
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.
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.
Breaking bad is so overrated.
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.
Yeah... NO! @Ironfist Then they are better off just making a game about the comic green arrow.
Arrow. Basically Assassin's Creed and Batman put together...in a GTA style city.
Game Of Thrones would make a great game.
A genuine Miami Vice game
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
I second this. Boss fights:
Farscape(great series), the schizophrenic cousin of Star Wars, cant think of a better one.
Breaking Bad is extremely awesome, and not overrated.
Id like to see an ellen game .
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 :/
Heavy Rain worked.
The Wire. And not the College Humor version, as hilarious as it may be: http://www.collegehumor.com...
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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