The Top 10 Video Game TV Shows that Won’t Disappoint

Apr 26, 2024

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Have you finished the first season of Fallout (2024) and need more video game TV shows? Are you too excited about upcoming series like “Knuckles” or “Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft” and need to find something else to watch in the meantime? 

In any case, we’ve handpicked 10 video game shows we think you’ll like. We’ll tell you what they’re based on and where to watch them — we’ll even throw in a spoiler-free synopsis for each one. Here are our top picks for TV shows based on video games.

1. Fallout 

Year Released: 2024

Based On: the Fallout games

Rating: TV-MA 

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Fallout is one of the latest video game TV shows. It follows Lucy, a vault dweller, as she leaves the safety of her vault to explore a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. The Wasteland tests her can-do attitude at every turn. 

The Fallout TV show currently has one eight-episode season but was officially renewed for a second just one week after its premiere. 

The official trailer for Fallout. Source: Amazon Prime Video

2. Dragon’s Dogma

Year Released: 2020

Based On: Dragon’s Dogma

Rating: TV-MA

Where to Watch: Netflix

If you’ve been binging Dragon’s Dogma 2, this TV show might be perfect for you. As video game shows go, it’s decent. Follow one man’s journey as he sets out to vanquish the dragon that took away his heart — and his family.  

The Dragon’s Dogma TV show has one seven-episode season. 

The official trailer for Dragon’s Dogma. Source: Netflix

3. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners 

Year Released: 2022

Based On: Cyberpunk 2077

Rating: TV-MA

Where to Watch: Netflix

This is one of the most iconic video game TV shows ever made — it was a major driver for the redemption of Cyberpunk 2077 after its brutal launch. It immerses you in Night City as you follow one street kid’s quest for vengeance, bringing you face-to-face with the realities of cyberware, cyberpsychosis and mercenary work. 

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners has one standalone, ten-episode season.

The official teaser trailer for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Source: Netflix

4. The Last of Us

Year Released: 2023

Based On: The Last of Us Part I

Rating: TV-MA

Where to Watch: Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video

After a global pandemic turns society into a spore-ridden, post-apocalyptic wasteland, Joel is tasked with safeguarding a 14-year-old girl who may be humanity’s last hope. This show is a faithful adaption of the critically acclaimed game — it’s as close to a shot-for-shot remake as most video game TV shows will ever get. 

The Last of Us TV show has one nine-episode season. The second season is expected to drop sometime in 2025, according to some reports. 

The official trailer for The Last of Us. Source: Max

5. Castlevania 

Year Released: 2017 – 2021

Based On: the Castlevania games

Rating: TV-MA

Where to Watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

This is one of the best shows based on video games you’ll find. Trevor Belmont and his steadfast companions fight against vampires and hordes of the undead controlled by none other than Dracula. It’s a story of vengeance, companionship and regret told with a cinematic, eye-catching art style. 

The Castlevania TV show has four seasons, amounting to 32 episodes in total.

6. Castlevania: Nocturne 

Year Released: 2023

Based On: the Castlevania games

Rating: TV-MA

Where to Watch: Netflix

Set during the French Revolution, Castlevania: Nocturne picks up hundreds of years after the original series. Richter Belmont travels to France in search of vengeance but soon gets more bloodshed than he bargained for. One reviewer says it does the games — and its predecessor — justice, describing it as a “revolutionary epic” and its art style as “fluid dreaminess.”

Castlevania: Nocturne currently has one eight-episode season but has been renewed for a second. You can find some intriguing teaser trailers for it on YouTube. 

The official trailer for Castlevania: Nocturne. Source: Netflix

7. Arcane: League of Legends 

Year Released: 2021

Based On: League of Legends

Rating: TV-14

Where to Watch: Netflix

At its core, Arcane: League of Legends is a story of two sisters finding themselves while searching for each other. Set in the steampunk-esque world of Piltover and Zaun, you follow Vi and Jinx — two champions from the game — as their backstories unfold. It has a 100% rating and a 96% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, if that’s any indicator of how good it is.

The Arcane TV show currently has one nine-episode season. The second season will be released sometime in November 2024, according to Netflix. 

The official trailer for Arcane. Source: Netflix

8. DOTA: Dragon’s Blood 

Year Released: 2021 – 2022

Based On: DOTA 2

Rating: TV-MA

Where to Watch: Netflix

This video game TV show follows one Dragon Knight as he summons the strength to use the power of a dragon to stop an even greater evil. He quickly becomes entangled in a complicated web of intrigue and action far more severe than he could’ve ever imagined. 

DOTA: Dragon’s Blood has three seasons, amounting to 24 episodes in total.

The official trailer for DOTA: Dragon’s Blood. Source: Netflix

9. Dragon Age: Absolution 

Year Released: 2022

Based On: Dragon Age

Rating: TV-MA

Where to Watch: Netflix

In Dragon Age: Absolution, one eccentric team must steal an artifact and escape with their lives. Although it sounds easy enough, they quickly realize they’re in over their heads — and they’re not sure who they can trust.

Dragon Age: Absolution has one six-episode season. 

The official trailer for Dragon Age: Absolution. Source: Netflix

10. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness 

Year Released: 2021

Based On: the Resident Evil games

Rating: TV-MA

Where to Watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

The Resident Evil franchise is a legendary horror series — and has some of the most violent video games in history. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness follows Leon and Claire as they work to unravel a grave, gory secret in time to save the world yet again. 

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness has one four-episode season. 

The official trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. Source: Netflix

Can’t Find Anything On This List? There’ll Be More Soon

While video game TV shows seem to be in short supply, it seems a few major studios and streaming platforms have got the message that viewers like you can’t get enough of them. Keep an eye out for upcoming series based on games like Borderlands, Five Nights at Freddy’s, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon and Until Dawn. If you can’t wait, there are also movies based on video games you can watch.

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Jack Shaw is a senior writer at Modded. Jack is an avid enthusiast for keeping up with personal health and enjoying nature. He has over five years of experience writing in the men's lifestyle niche, and has written extensively on topics of fitness, exploring the outdoors and men's interests. His writings have been featured in SportsEd TV, Love Inc., and Offroad Xtreme among many more publications.