Not only Fallout: 7 series based on the plot of computer games that are also worthy of attention

By: Technoslav Bergamot | 15.04.2024, 17:26

The newFallout series, created by Amazon and based on the famous computer game series, unexpectedly received unexpectedly high reviews from viewers and a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It also Fallout games are back in high demand online: all thanks to the eponymous series on Amazon and discounts on Steam. This success underscores the growing trend of series adaptations of video games, which has been gaining momentum in recent years. Video games, with their rich narratives and deeply developed universes, are the perfect candidates for adaptations to the small screen. Adaptations of games such as TheWitcher,Arcane andCyberpunk: Edgerunners have already gained popularity and recognition. They have demonstrated how effectively the gaming experience can be transferred to a non-interactive format, while maintaining the attention and enthusiasm of the audience.

Here are seven other series based on computer games that you might have missed (and this should be corrected).

"The Witcher

  • The game: "The Witcher"
  • Year of release: 2019
  • Platform: Netflix

The Witcher series, which debuted on Netflix in December 2019, quickly became one of the most popular series on the platform. The series is based on a series of books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, as well as popular video games by CD Projekt Red. The central character, Geralt of Rivia, played by Henry Cavill, is a witcher - a mutated monster hunter who travels around the medieval world known as the Continent. The series also focuses on other key characters, including Yennifer of Wengerberg, a powerful sorceress (Anya Chalotra), and Princess Ciri (Freya Allan). The music, including the well-known song"Toss a Coin to Your Witcher", has become popular with fans. "The Witcher has been recognised for its impressive special effects, challenging fight scenes and deep narrative.

Interesting fact: Henry Cavill, who played Geralt, is a big fan of both The Witcher book series and CD Projekt Red video games. Cavill actively sought the role of Geralt, convinced that he was the perfect fit for the character, as he understands the world and motivations of Geralt of Rivia.


  • The game: "League of Legends"
  • Year of release: 2021
  • Platform: Netflix

"Arcane is an animated series based on the universe of theLeague of Legends video game by Riot Games. The series was released on Netflix in November 2021 and quickly gained popularity and critical acclaim, in particular due to its detailed graphics and deep storyline. The story focuses on the fate of two sisters, Vi and Powell (Jinx), whose lives are divided by tragic events in the city of Zaun. The series was created and developed by Alex Yee and Christian Linke of Riot Games, who served as executive producers. A special role in the animation design was played by the French studio Fortiche Production, which was responsible for the visual style of the series. The musical score, which included elements of electronic music and orchestral compositions, also played a key role in creating the unique atmosphere of Arkane. The series has been widely recognised for its innovation in the animation genre and ability to immerse viewers in a rich emotional world.

Fun fact: Arcane has become known for its unique visual style, which combines 3D modelling with traditional 2D animation. This innovative rendering technique allows for detailed and expressive imagery that adds depth and texture to the world of League of Legends.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

  • The game: "Cyberpunk 2077"
  • Year of release: 2022
  • Platform: Netflix

"Cyberpunk: Edgerunners" is an animated series based on the universe of the video game Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red. The series was released on Netflix in 2022 and gained recognition for its unique visual style and exciting storyline. The story revolves around a young man named David Martinez, who becomes a mercenary in an attempt to survive in the dangerous metropolis of Knight City.

The series was developed in partnership between CD Projekt Red and Japanese animation studio Studio Trigger. The project is executive produced by Rafał Jaki from CD Projekt and Masahiko Ōtsuka from Studio Trigger. The project was directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, known for his work on Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill. Music was provided by Akira Yamaoka, known for his compositions for the "Silent Hill" series of games. "Cyberpunk: Edgerunners" is marked by dynamic combat scenes and bright, rich graphics that reflect the character and atmosphere of the game "Cyberpunk 2077".

Fun fact: bright colours, dynamic animation and extreme perspectives help to convey the chaotic and energetic atmosphere of Knight City, the central location of the series.


  • The game: "Castlevania"
  • Year of release: 2017
  • Platform: Netflix

"Castlevania is an animated series based on the video game series of the same name by Konami. The series debuted on Netflix in 2017 and was warmly received by critics and viewers for its dramatic plot and high-quality animation. The story follows Trevor Belmont, the last member of a cursed clan of vampire hunters who is trying to save Eastern Europe from the threat of the vampire Dracula.

The series was written by Warren Ellis, a renowned British comic book and book writer who is recognised for his ability to create deep and complex storylines. The project is directed by Sam Deats, who has helped to create a special atmosphere and visual style for the series. The Castlevania series is recognised for its attention to detail, skilful depiction of battles and the ability to harmoniously combine traditional gothic horror motifs with modern animated storytelling.

Interesting fact: the Castlevania series of games is known for its gothic atmosphere and themes, which include castles, vampires and other elements of European folklore. This atmosphere was successfully transferred to the animated series, where the dark aesthetics and complexity of the narrative were preserved.


  • The game: "Halo"
  • Year of release: 2022
  • Platform: Paramount+.

The Halo series, based on the video game series of the same name by Microsoft, debuted on the Paramount+ streaming service in 2022. This sci-fi saga is set in a universe where humanity is waging a desperate war against a mysterious alliance of alien races known as the Covenant. The protagonist, Master Chief, played by Pablo Schreiber, is a super-soldier who becomes a key figure in this war.

The series was produced by Kilyn Dylan and Frank O'Connor, who are part of the 343 Industries team, the studio that oversees the Halo universe. The series also received major contributions from Steven Spielberg, who served as executive producer through his production company Amblin Television. Otto Bathurst, best known for his work on Black Mirror, will direct the film. "Halo" is marked by high-quality visuals, complex characters and a deeply thought-out narrative that expands the already well-known gaming universe.

Fun fact: Cortana, the artificial intelligence from the "Halo" series of games, became so popular that Microsoft used her name and concept for its voice assistant, which helps users manage operating systems and perform everyday tasks, strengthening its brand in the field of technology.

Resident Evil.

  • The game: "Resident Evil"
  • Year of release: 2022
  • Platform: Netflix

"Resident Evil" is a series that was released on Netflix in 2022, based on the video game series of the same name by Capcom Corporation, known for its horror and survival elements. The series is a new story set in the Resident Evil universe, focusing on Albert Wesker's daughters, Jade and Billie, in a world plagued by the T virus, which turns people and animals into zombies. The series is created by Andrew Dabb, who is known for his work on Supernatural and is the writer and showrunner of the project. The executive producers of the series include Mary Leah Sutton, Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben.

Fun fact: the "Resident Evil" series is known for pioneering the "survival horror" genre and significantly influencing the development of this trend in video games, combining puzzles, exploration, resource management, and combat in an atmosphere of tension and fear.

The Last of Us

  • The game: "The Last of Us"
  • Year of release: 2023
  • Platform: HBO Max

"The Last of Us" is a television series adapted from the video game of the same name by Naughty Dog, which was released on HBO in 2023. The series tells the story of Joel, played by Pedro Pascal, and Ellie, played by Bella Ramsey. They travel through a post-apocalyptic America devastated by a fungal pandemic. The series is created by Neil Druckmann, co-creator of the original game, and Craig Mazin, known for his work on the Chernobyl series. They served as head writers and executive producers. The music for the series was composed by Gustavo Santaolalla, who also composed the soundtrack for the video game.

Interesting fact: after the release of the first episode of The Last of Us, this episode became one of the highest rated on IMDb, receiving almost universal recognition as one of the best series debuts of recent years.

Bottom line.

Creating television series based on video games opens up new storytelling possibilities, allowing us to better immerse ourselves in the immersive worlds that were originally made for games. Series such as Halo, Arkane or The Last of Us have shown that stories from games can appeal to many people, offering not only fun but also deep feelings and reflections. We can expect the new series to be just as entertaining, and with each new show, game-based stories are getting closer to films. Thanks to new technologies and greater interest in games, the future of such series looks very exciting, promising many new adventures and discoveries.

In the world of video game adaptations, there are more and more exciting projects that promise to attract the attention of game and film fans. For example, Netflix is preparing new series based on popular gaming franchises:

Assassin's Creed is a story about a mysterious competition between two ancient organisations - the Assassins and the Templars. This series promises to immerse viewers in a deep world of historical adventures with fantasy elements. Netflix is taking over the creation of this project, so we can expect high quality production and a deep disclosure of the game universe.

Tomb Raider continues to tell the story of Lara Croft, an indomitable antiquities hunter. Lara will take on the task of uncovering ancient secrets and fighting sinister forces. The Netflix series has every chance to recreate the dynamic and emotionally charged adventures that fans have come to love in the games.

Splinter Cell is the story of Sam Fisher, an agent of a special unit that performs the most difficult tasks around the world. Netflix is planning to turn Fisher's story into an animated series, which will allow us to dive deeper into the complex world of espionage and modern technology.

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