What’s the Best Video Game TV Show or Movie Adaptation?

What's the Best Video Game TV Show or Movie Adaptation?

Everyone’s talking about how this The Last of Us HBO TV show is the best and how it’s an example of a video game adaptation done right. Not to mention there’s The Super Mario Bros Movie out now, acting as an adaptation of Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Bowser’s story. It might get people wondering what else is out there to watch. Well, now’s as good of a time as any to share some suggestions as to also admirable adaptations worth watching.

Steins;Gate was honestly an amazing show with a wonderful aesthetic, great pacing, and a genuinely gripping story. I’ve never played the original visual novel but from what I’ve heard, it seems to be a fairly faithful adaptation that did the source material justice. While it didn’t necessarily make me want to play the game (I mean, it kind of feels like the Steins;Gate show did a great job of covering everything already), it did make me go around and recommend it to everybody and anybody. So if you’ve never watched Steins;Gate and you like sci-fi with a touch of surprisingly sweet romance, I highly suggest that you put that on your to-watch list. — Stephanie

If you haven’t watched any of the Persona anime adaptations yet, maybe you should? These adaptations are honestly all pretty great examples of some of the best TV shows and movies based on video games. The Persona 3 movies are good, but I really recommend Persona 4: The Animation and Persona 5: The Animation. Especially if you maybe want to catch up and played one version of the games, but don’t want to spend a couple hundred hours going through them again. They tend to hit all the plot points, all while looking amazing. — Jenni

Jenni Lada
About The Author
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.