5 more TV shows that would make amazing video games

TV shows games - The Last of Us
TV shows games - The Last of Us

With HBO set to turn apocalyptic action-adventure The Last of Us into an intense live-action drama, we decided to look at some other games that would work equally well on the small screen. Then we binned that list because it was bad.

After a brief but intense crisis, we gave it one final shot, frantically opting to reverse-engineer the original idea. The result is this, five legendary TV shows that would make amazing video games, and it’s too late to bin now. Even after we realised we already listed some classic TV shows that should be made into video games.

The Last of Us Part II

With HBO set to turn apocalyptic action-adventure The Last of Us into an intense live-action drama, we decided to look at some other games that would work equally well on the small screen. Then we binned that list because it was bad.

After a brief but intense crisis, we gave it one final shot, frantically opting to reverse-engineer the original idea. The result is this, five legendary TV shows that would make amazing video games, and it’s too late to bin now. Even after we realised we already listed some classic TV shows that should me made into video games.

The Office

Game Dev Story

We’re thinking a Slough-based management sim in which you run a successful paper merchant while also being a friend, boss, and chilled-out entertainer. Keep spirits high with spontaneous dances at charity fundraisers, but avoid pranksters hell-bent on encasing office equipment inside cubes of jelly. Hey, if you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.

The Mandalorian

Star Wars: Bounty Hunter

An open-world hunting simulator in which you play as Werner Herzog’s character from the acclaimed Star Wars show, The Mandalorian. Your mission is straightforward: hunt and exterminate Baby Yoda. That may sound easy, but was it easy for Wile E. Coyote to catch the Road Runner? No it was not, and the Road Runner didn’t even have force powers.

Deadwood

Call of Juarez

A family-friendly minigame compilation set in the rootin’ tootin’ Wild West. Play a relaxing round of poker at uncle Al Swearengen’s laid back saloon, join kindly Doc Cochran and extract kidney stones the old fashioned way, and settle scores with a harmless bit of mud wrasslin’. This game uses R-rated quotes from the show but covers it with an ear-splitting beeping noise only children can hear.

Breaking Bad

Paperboy

In this Paperboy-style arcade game, you play as Walter White, a simple man with a big dream: to be the one who knocks. Your aim is to knock on as many doors as possible within the time limit, all while avoiding rogue tyres, steep curbs, and axe-wielding sociopaths, on your journey to be only door-knocker in town. Between levels there’s a Tetris-like minigame in which you stack cash in the walls.

Peaky Blinders

Assassin's Creed Syndicate

You play a nosy neighbour who spies on street residents through their living room blinds. The longer you peak, the more points you get, but if you peak for too long then your neighbours will shine a torch in your face and then shout, “Aha, that’s what you get for being a peaky blinder”. It sticks fairly close to the source material (I don’t think you’ve even seen Peaky Blinders – Ed.)

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