In the past, we have seen many popular television series make the sparkling leap from the TV screen to popular gaming devices, giving their characters a new life in their own video game adaptation.
The fact remains that not all television shows transfer well into video games. In this article we are looking at the top android games that are based on popular TV shows.
Games based on live action TV Shows
The X-Files: Deep State was developed by Creative Mobile and FoxNext Games. It is set in the story of the X-Files universe, a TV show that premiered about 25 years ago about FBI case solving and forensics.
The game was released in 2018. According to its developers, it is modeled to look like what the show would have been in this modern era. It includes various investigations that have hidden object puzzles, some sub forensic games and story driven interactive dialogues.
The game keeps one of the major casts of the show, agent Gareth Dale as your partner and allows you to choose whether to use the default character Agent Cassey Winter or build a character of your own. It is overall free to play and only contains some in app purchases for special features. It is available on most mobile platforms including android.
This game is a combination of both RTS and RPG genre. It is played out in Westeros, the fictional kingdom in the popular TV show, Game of Thrones.
The game gives players a chance to be a Lord. Just like the great Lords of Westeros and join up in the fight to claim the prize of the Iron throne. Players interact with the characters of the game which they know from the show of course. Players must devise strategies to win battles and conquer power seats with the help of a dragon.
The game gives players the opportunity to customize a lot of gear and even upgrade their dragon. But as you might have guessed, these privileges come with a cost.
3. The walking dead:Michonne
Based on the post-apocalyptic horror television series, “The Walking Dead” which itself is told from a comic book, this game is an adventure game with 3 episodes. The game is centered around the main character, Michonne Hawthorne.
There have been quite a few Walking Dead video game tittles released since the original Walking Dead game hit the app store in 2012. The original Walking Dead TV series retained many of the characters from the comic, and so did the video game.
The player takes on the identity of the main character, Lee Everett and tries to survive in the middle of a zombie apocalypse while also protecting the young girl, Clementine.
Players can interact with other characters and can also make decisions that influence the story of the game. The first episode is free while other episodes can be purchased within the game application.
This game is based on the television series adapted from MARVEL comics, the S.H.I.E.L.D. The game is set in a world of superheroes and spies. The organization S.H.I.E.L.D (strategic homeland intervention enforcement and logistics division) consists of highly skilled agents who fight threats to the society.
Players can choose from any of the characters from the avengers, X-Men, defenders and more. There are about 200 characters to choose from, villains and superheroes. You can use the special abilities of your favorite characters to advance through the missions and levels and can also team up with your friends through the multi-player platform.
Criminal minds: The mobile game is a mystery and adventure game by FTX games LTD based on the popular CBS TV show. The game play builds around the strength of a team to solve complex cases.
Players assume the role of a member of the BAU (behavioral analysis unit) and work with the team to investigate and solve criminal cases. The game allows players to assume any character of their choice and try to match their individual traits.
There are in app purchases to advance to the next stages or you can choose to play the game to beat your high scores and setting a new one till it unlocks the next stage.
The stranger things game was modeled after the third season of the Netflix series. It follows the plots in the series and includes some side games. All of the characters in the series are represented in the game and you can assume any of them.
The game also has a local multi player feature so you can play with friends. The game is free to download and play.
7. Swamp People
This game is a typical depiction of living in a swamp, based on the TV show, Swamp People on the History channel.
Players set up camp in the swamp and enjoy the life of the area. Missions include racing in boats and hunting with different types of weapons including cross bows and setting traps to catch alligators.
There is opportunity to customize a lot of things and many adventurous experiences to catch up on.
A game that depicts the story of the drug lord Pablo Escobar. Popularly known as El Patron, simulated after the popular Netflix series, “ Narcos”.
Set in Columbia, and with animated scenes with recognizable locations from the series, players can approach the story from two different directions, either as an ally with the DEA or with the drug cartel. The choice is yours ‘plata’ or ’plomo’. The game is free to play and download. You can also purchase some features within the game.
The game is based on the old Ghostbusters franchise. The player sets out as a new recruit of the group whose purpose is to catch ghosts with a special type of gun, the proton pack.
Many of the characters from the film are also present in the game. It also features the soundtrack from the movie. The game has a multi player feature where you can play with other players as well as build a team that you can use to fight other ghostbusters around the world.
10. Star Trek
Star trek game is based on the sci-fi TV show modeled particularly after the star trek genesis and voyager’s series. Players assume the position of the captain of a starship as they combat other star ships in interesting missions.
Ships can be upgraded, and new ships built and crew members can be recruited either by making some in-app purchases or simply playing the game to gain some of these rewards.
Modeled after the ABC TV series Desperate Housewives, players assume the role of the main character, a housewife with amnesia who has recently moved to a neighborhood with her family who must survive antics from other women seducing her husband and also look out for his son.
The neighborhood is a little hostile but that certainly contributes to the adventure of this life simulation game. Let’s see how far you can go protecting your family.
12. WWE Mayhem
This is an arcade game that simulates the wrestling sport. Players can choose to play as any of their favorite athlete like John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker and all other WWE favorites and legends.
Compete and become the greatest wrestler of all time. Each of the wrestlers is modeled to look like they appear in real life with their unique abilities and favorite smack down techniques. The game is free to play and download and also contains in-app purchases.
13. Power Rangers
A game that boasts of all characters from the Power Rangers franchise. Select your favorite character and fight real time opponents. Players can also form teams with their friends and share strategies. Players can build up their best character and confront the biggest villain Rita Repulsa and rid the Morphin grid of her and her monsters.
Castle of Illusion is modeled after the Walt Disney’s cartoon. Players play mickey mouse and try to save Minnie mouse from an evil witch in the castle of illusion. There are different obstacles on each level of the game and mickey needs to avoid them by jumping over them or attack them by bouncing on them.
Bonus: Altered Carbon
The upcoming Altered carbon game is based on the Netflix series which is adapted from the 2002 novel. It is a new year in the future, immortality is now possible, and humans can now interchange bodies.
In this new era, the mind is like a digital code called sleeves and you can embed it in any body you can afford so that you continue to live. These sleeves can however be destroyed. When this happens you are gone forever, dead.
Players will have to survive through making enough to afford a new body and defending their sleeves in this new game. The is currently in development and is set to release on August 2020.
Games based on Animated TV Shows
14. South Park
South park series of games are based on the animated TV series South park. The show itself is about four boys and their activities in a fictional town. The games each have unique adventures with stories revolving around the south park boys.
The series include South park, the fracture, South park Phone destroyer and others, each with unique stories and adventures but all adapted from the TV series.
The game boasts of characters from the popular Nickelodeon cartoon including SpongeBob, Avatar and the Ninja Turtles. Players use their favorite characters and their special abilities to win different challenges and prizes.
A game based on the hilarious animated series: Family Guy. It is the duty of the players to rebuild Quahog and restore it to its former state. The characters from the show are all present in the game. Players can interact with any of them while they try to save the city together. There are side missions in the game as well.
17. The Simpsons
The game centers on the five family members of the animated sitcom, “The Simpsons”. Each family member has distinct attributes, and this is employed to solve challenges that arise within the game.
The game boasts of many challenges on each level and even more after completing the levels.
18. Ninja Turtles
Based on the Nickelodeon animation series Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles, a franchise which started in 1990. The game is about the Ninja turtles, Ralph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey as they possess new power and their adventures.
Players can assume any of the four ninjas and use their unique abilities in conquests and adventures. The game is free to play but contains in-app purchase of some items.
You can play as Fry or Leela from the animated series Futurama. The setting is in New York and players have to protect the city and the people from hypnowaves. A lot of abilities to be unlocked. Players can even participate in battles.
Bonus: Dragon Ball Z
Adapted from the Japanese animation, the game is a free to play game with elements of puzzles and board games. The player fights with opponents through a puzzle style. Special in game items like traps and power ups can be used in the game.
Pokémon Rumble Rush is a game based on the popular Japanese franchise and TV series Pokémon. Pokémon, which is also called pocket monsters is about some characters of fiction which players train to fight against each other.
Game based on television game shows
The game is based on the TV game show jeopardy. The host Alex Trebek takes the audience and his contestants on an interesting trivia show. Similarly, in this game, players are presented with answers and have to respond by framing a question which the answer satisfies.
The game boasts of being a good brain exercise that can increase players’ IQ and cognitive abilities. The questions are global general knowledge from different categories like science, music, geography and mathematics. You can also play against your friends as well as participate in tournaments where you can make it to the top of the leaderboards.