We now see countless IPs adapted into all media types, including video games. Television shows are perfect for video game adaptations since there’s a lot of world-building in a multi-episode format and more material to build a game around.
THE SIMPSONS: HIT & RUN
The Simpsons: Hit & Run, released in 2003, may have been the best GTA-like from that generation of games. It successfully incorporated the driving and mission mechanics from a more mature GTA series
TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD SERIES
No other developer was succeeding in the decision-based adventure game genre quite like Telltale was in the 2010s. Their Walking Dead series is the best example of that.
GOOF TROOP WAS DESIGNED BY A RESIDENT EVIL ALUM
The demographic for the short-lived Goof Troop TV show was perfect for the young audience playing video games in the early 90s. Goof Troop was released for the SNES in 1993 when video games based on IPs were much more commonplace.
DUCKTALES IS AN ALL-TIME NES CLASSIC
DuckTales is often hailed as one of the best NES games ever. It was so successful that it was revived in the form of 2013’s DuckTales: Remastered with reimagined visuals similar to the style of the TV show.
LOST: VIA DOMUS
Lost was one of the most successful network TV series of the 2000s. It garnered initial attention due to its big production and mysterious plotline as it went from being a more grounded Gilligan’s Island to an extended episode of The Twilight Zone.