We have separated five games that have a fantastic storyline, worthy of great cinematographic productions.
The universe of pop culture has always been very receptive to the adaptations of books, but recently, the possibilities of having script adaptations for games that could become a TV series, or even on some streaming platform, were raised. It would be interesting to follow this content, which we love so much, being transported to the TV screens and to see other people taking an interest in them in the same way that we do.
Thanks to the interactions and emotions that the game provides, the audiovisual media that talk about the theme, have accumulated a considerable fan base over the years. Games are a great example of this with titles that we will leave below, but in an unusual way, games like Counter-Strike , with titles with no history or anything to go on, currently serve as a background for various everyday television situations.
A proof of how games are with everything, is the success of The Witcher series on Netflix, a doubt that everyone has is about what will be the next great series based on a video game, since now this type of adaptation has proven to be a good bet and other confirmed adaptations of Resident Evil and big titles are coming.
Here we list the five games, whose scripts leave nothing to the great audiovisual productions.
5. Detroit: Become Human
Detroit: Become Human is a game that has a scenario that can easily be enjoyed in a TV series. The series could focus on how tensions between humans and divergent ones began and on how the first robots managed to "break" their programs and flee to live in freedom in Jericho, thus creating the seeds of rebellion that we witnessed in the game.
The plot could also show how the use of these divergents only served to further widen the social chasm, practically ending the middle class and dividing the people between the wealthy, who can basically buy slaves and put them to work for free in their businesses; and the miserable, who now don't even have the option of underemployment and need to spend their days feeling angry at life. It is certainly a game that has a huge potential to raise great discussions about the problems of society.
4. God Of War
Many of us look forward to the day when we will see Kratos' adventures come out of video games and come to life with real actors, nothing better than turning this Greek tragedy into a series. All the density of Kratos' story, his revenge and torture could be perfectly adapted over a multi-season series, which would surely rival titles like Vikings and Game of Thrones.
3. Life Is Strange
Another game that could easily become a TV series is Life Is Strange, the game could be the basis for a great anthology series (like American Horror Story, Fargo and Black Mirror), with each season introducing us to a scenario, plot and totally new characters, but always with one thing in common: how the discovery of superpowers by any of the characters affects everyone's life.
2. Silent Hill
The game, released in 1999 by Konami, won several adaptations for movie screens, but it never appealed to fans of the game. A kind of remake, telling how the city became all this terror would be interesting.
A series in the franchise could even count the beginnings of Silent Hill before its fire and all the evil that the townspeople practiced to make it a living nightmare.
1. The Last of Us
The Last of Us is too good to be stuck with video games, both visually and in its narrative. In the game, in a hostile post-pandemic world, Joel and Ellie, brought together by desperate circumstances, need to trust each other to survive a brutal journey through what remains of the United States.
The game brings a dense and complex narrative, which brings great existential reflections on affective relationships, as well as it raises the debate about social ethics, especially when circumstances start to justify morally reprehensible acts.