Anymore, the best video games tend to be interactive movies. So, it stands to reason that many games have potential to be solid television shows. IGN looked the gaming/television connection and came up with six games that would have the best shot at being successful shows on Netflix.
- Grand Theft Auto V – “Three criminal characters experiencing the same events from different perspectives” is a solid basis for a crime show.
- Fallout – Post-nuclear apocalypse despair combine with 1950s-era optimism is a great formula for a dramatic/horror/comedy/sci-fi combo.
- Bloodborne – The ghouls, werewolves, and horse skeletons would make for a great live-action horror story, if they can keep CGI and animation budgets under control.
- God of War – The father/son relationship that develops through a journey across Midgard has “Netflix drama” written all over it…with plenty of monster killing and decapitation along the way.
- The Legend of Zelda – With as many variations of this story, you could realistically do something new every season. Why hasn’t this been tried yet?
- Animal Crossing – “A human character takes the train to a small, unexpected town, only to be greeted by a diverse cast of talking animals.” By combining cute-and-cuddly with a few foul-mouthed smartass animals, this one can’t miss if done right.