Game developers have been recreating our favorite television shows for years. From CSI to Game Of Thrones there has always been a varied amount of TV based video games on the market.
Having watched my fair share of television shows and played a lot of games centered around TV that we all know and love, I decided that I would put together a list of 5 shows that I would love to see appear as a game on the Xbox Live Store.
#5 : Sherlock
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
What’s not to like about being able to control Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman solving modern day crimes in a modern day London.
#4 : Breaking Bad
When a chemistry teacher is diagnosed with a terminal lung cancer, he teams up with his former student, Jesse Pinkman, to cook and sell crystal meth.
Breaking Bad as a TV show is extremely popular, with 5 series made, the idea of a video game isn’t too far-fetched. A game would follow the story line nicely. Throw in some cooking mini games and it would be sure to be a recipe for success!
#3 : Misfits
After a group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, they begin to develop superpowers.
The show has a great setting for a game. With a vast array of characters to choose from, Misfits could have been a fun way of passing time and with the comedy elements from the show, it would have appealed to non-serious gamers too.
#2 : Broadchurch
When a young boy is murdered in a small coastal town, a media frenzy occurs, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Broadchurch has so many possibilities for a game development opportunity. It could center around the events running up to the murder and how the playable character may or may not be able to prevent it.
#1 : Prison Break
Due to a political conspiracy an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out from the inside out.
Prison Break is my all time, personal favorite TV show. Although there has already been a Prison Break video game, ‘Prison Break: The Conspiracy’, it never really matched up to the success of the television show.
In ‘The Conspiracy’, players take control of Tom Paxton, an agent with covert organization ‘The Company’, who must go undercover as a prisoner within Fox River State Penitentiary in order to ensure that the falsely incarcerated Lincoln Burrows must be executed in the electric chair. The game is split into nine chapters, all of which represent a part of the real story that the TV series followed.
Many people (myself included) disliked the idea of not being able to play as the main protagonist from the TV show and I believe that if the game had been made this way, it could possibly been as much as a success as the show!