Game to Series Adaptations To Watch

Game to Series Adaptations To Watch

Games have given us an array of great characters and stunning storylines, so it seems only natural that these would inspired their own, standalone series too.


Discover some of the games that have been reimagined as series below!


The Last of Us

 Based on the popular Naughty Dog game of the same name, this series brings beloved characters from the gaming franchise to life with the help of Pedro Pascal (Joel) and Bella Ramsey (Ellie). It follows Joel (Pascal) as he attempts to smuggle young Ellie (Ramsey) out of the post-apocalyptic United States, now inhabited by dangerous survivors, and the newly cannibalistic, infected.


As the chasm between the affluent city of Piltover and the oppressed city of Zaun deepens, sisters Jinx (Ella Purnell) and Vi (Hailee Steinfeld) find themselves on opposing sides of the conflict. Based on the world renowned League of Legends game, this adds a whole new depth the plot of the game itself.

Tekken: Bloodline

Loosely adapted from Tekken 3 game storyline, the series follows Jin Kazama as he develops his fighting abilities in order to avenge his mother,  Jun Kazama, after she's murdered by Ogre. Definitely one to watch for fans of the games.


Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Taking inspiration from the game Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red, this animate series sees young, talented street kid, David as he emerges from the depths of grief only to become a black-market mercenary, otherwise known as "edgerunners" or "cyberpunks".

The Cuphead Show!

In this animated series we see Cuphead and Mugman as they overcome various trials and tribulations that they encounter in their day-to-day lives living on the Inkwell Isles. Only loosely based on the Cuphead game, this series is a fun little number to kick-back with, and an easy watch for fans.

Mega Man: Fully Charged

In a very Pinocchio-style storyline, we're introduced to Aki Light, an advanced robot built by Dr. Light, living as a young boy alongside his human sister, Suna Light, who turns in Mega Man when under attack from rogue robots, also known as Robot Masters.

Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

 Centred around on a group of tough warriors who have come together under the influence of Raiden (spelled Rayden in the show), this series sees them working together to defend Earthrealm from invaders that entered through portals from other dimensions. It may not really follow the narrative from the game, but still a fun watch for Mortal Kombat fans. The nostalgia is strong in this one!


With a storyline described as bring from its own "silver timeline," this well received series took Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber) and gave his character not only true depth, but face too. We can't wait to find out if there'll be a second series! 

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

 Encompassing a combination of both live-action and animation, this series paired WWF's "Captain" Lou Albano and Danny Wells, playing Mario and Luigi, alongside a string of fun, animated stories based on the Super Mario games.
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