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The best TV series based on video games

The Last of Us from the HBO continues to amaze his audience and every week brings home some new record. In honor of this TV series, which seems to be ever more faithful to the original video gamelet’s find out together best TV series based on video games. We know that adapting a video game is never easy, and many transpositions like Resident Evil have deeply disappointed us.

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However there are some products that have proven to be true to the source material. Let’s discover them together.

The best TV series based on video games: The Witcher

The show of Netflix, The Witcherwhich conquered the world for its incredible casting and costume design, is based on the video game of the same name developed by To install CD Projekt Red. Follows the story of the Witcher Geralt in Rivia (played in the first three seasons by Henry Cavil), who tries to find his place in a world where people are scarier than monsters. The whole scenography eh costumes from the show television are what attracted the players of the video game. It has a dystopian, lived-in and dirty look, it is fascinating, unique and particular.

Furthermore, the interpretation of Cavill, a well-known fan of the videogame series, it definitely made a difference.

The cinematographer, Romain Lacourbas, he gave his all and managed to make all the action scenes perfectly; besides, the plot follows the same pace of the book and video game. Starting from the fourth season the lead actor will change and we don’t know how faithful the plot will remain. However, until then, The Witcher remains one of best TV series inspired by video games of the last years.


Since the release of the first video games in 1996, i Pokémon have become the highest-grossing media franchise in the world. The series is all about capturing a team of cute pocket monsters and training them to defeat the rival coaches and become regional champions. During their adventure, the trainers will also have to compile the entire game encyclopedia known as Pokédex.

One of the reasons for the success of the franchise is the anime released in 1997which has a very special place in our hearts.

The anime offers the audience a chance to see a world where humans and Pokémon live together in harmony. Being hand-drawn, Pokémon battles are more dynamic e visually interesting compared to static models used in games. The writing can be a bit hit and miss, but the morals and characters work perfectly.


Since we are talking about animated series, it seemed only right to name another animated adaptation that has received much acclaim from both fans and critics. Set in the universe of the hugely popular video game League of Legends, Arcane is produced by the French animation studio Fortiche.

The series follows the lives of popular video game characters and sisters Vi e Jinx, played by Hailee Steinfeld and Ella Purnell, respectively. The series had such an incredible reception upon its debut that, at the time, it also established Netflix’s highest rated series record one week after the first.

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Plus the series came to life later six years of illustrated drawings it’s a animation mix proving that, with the right care, successful videogame adaptations can be made. The series perfectly presents the complex plot con i class distribution problems. The soundtrack by Pusha T, Denzel Curry and Sting adds another layer of spectacularity to the series, which keeps viewers glued to the screen.

The best TV series inspired by video games: Dota: Dragon’s Blood

Based on Dota 2 by Valve, Dota: Dragon’s Blood is the Netflix TV series that follows the story of the famous knight Davion.

Davion must use the power of the dragon to fight the monstrous demon that is wreaking havoc. Although it is based on the Dota video game, it is not a complete adaptation and has some creative and innovative aspects. The composer Dino Meneghin it also contributes to the aura of the product with a futuristic soundtrack.

The plot, however, remains in line with the basics of the game, with dark and gruesome action scenes, evocative and gory visuals and a stellar performance from the cast. For a fantasy universe, the script also balanced effectively the humour e the actionmaking the product more attractive.


The animated television adaptation of the dark horror fantasy video game Castlevania has received much appreciation from the entire gaming community. The show, just like the video game, follows the story of the last survivor of the clan Belmont, Trevora powerful vampire killer.

Upon its release, Castlevania was praised for its use ofanimation, which was completely in line with the video game. The animation represented effectively the sharp environment, Dark e horrifying of the video game, which immediately captured the public’s attention.

The gothic theme was well accompanied by the soundtrack composed by Trevor Morris, adding more depth to the already sad stories of the characters. However the series was put on hiatus due to some issues, leaving the story of a show that had incredible potential incomplete.

The Last of Us

We know it’s early and that only three episodes have come out but that’s enough for us. The HBO series of The Last of Us it is in fact already widely acclaimed as the best video game adaptation of all time. Performed by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey and created by Craig Mazin (Chornobyl) and Neil Druckmann, The Last of Us tells the story of a smuggler named Joel who is entrusted with the task of escorting the fourteen year old Ellie across the new United States, ravaged by a zombie apocalypse.

The HBO product is extremely faithful to the video game. The plot, the characters, the links between them, the settings, every little detail makes all the gamers in the world smile. We honestly couldn’t ask for better and we can’t wait to continue to be kidnapped by this immense world.

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Marco Dellapina is a passionate writer who dives into the exciting world of video games. With a deep love for gaming, Marco brings you the latest updates, reviews, and insights on the ever-evolving landscape of interactive entertainment. Join Marco on an immersive journey through the realm of video games and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and releases. Get ready to level up your gaming knowledge with Marco Dellapina's articles.