5 terrific TV shows that should be made into video games

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Have you ever watched a TV show and thought it would make a phenomenal video game?

Whether it’s a sprawling fantasy epic, a hard-hitting nature documentary, or a slick detective drama, there are plenty of amazing stories on the small screen that we’d love to get more actively involved with. Hey, at least it would stop us shouting at the TV when someone onscreen does something stupid, like walking right towards the monster’s outstretched claws.

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Have you ever watched a TV show and thought it would make a phenomenal video game?

Whether it’s a sprawling fantasy epic, a hard-hitting nature documentary, or a slick detective drama, there are plenty of amazing stories on the small screen that we’d love to get more actively involved with. Hey, at least it would stop us shouting at the TV when someone onscreen does something stupid, like walking right towards the monster’s outstretched claws.

So here are five TV shows that we think would make brilliant video games. Any obvious ones that we’ve missed out?

1. Game of Thrones

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Now we know that Game of Thrones has a few video game iterations already, but this time we’re thinking of something like Skyrim, with a big, open world with a boatload of things to do and places to discover, and major political messes to get into if your speech skill isn’t high enough. And naturally, there’d be a hundred nasty ways to get bumped off. You’d definitely need to keep a Red Priest or Priestess as your follower to bring you back to life again.

2. Sherlock

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You know the bits in Detroit: Become Human where Connor picks out pieces of evidence to figure out what happened at a crime scene? It’d be just like that. And better yet, there could be a minigame where irritating Mycroft scores you points.

3. Killing Eve

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Villanelle has some ingenious ideas for assassinating her targets, but what about if we had a Hitman-style game where we could pick out the most ridiculous murder weapons possible from a variety of ordinary household objects? Or maybe something more like Assassin’s Creed, if only so we could parkour over the rooftops as Villanelle in her frilly pink dress.

4. Bear Grylls: Mission Survive

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This would be a game that’s all about survival and exploration, perhaps along the lines of Uncharted or Tomb Raider, but forget the celebs: we’d be playing as Bear Grylls. Best part is, there probably aren’t many survival skills that he hasn’t learned yet, so we’d be scaling mountains, crossing deserts, and catching snakes to toast over a fire for our evening snack in no time at all.

5. Planet Earth

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Honestly, any of David Attenborough’s TV shows would do, so long as he’s narrating our progress. Maybe something along the lines of Horizon Zero Dawn, but instead of living amongst largely peaceful robots, we’re setting out on an adventure to explore amazing places in the real world and make a record of the incredible creatures that live there. From a safe distance, of course.

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