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25 TV Show Video Games Fans Pretend Don’t Exist

Whereas it is films and video video games that appear to have the closest relationship to at least one one other, the sport business additionally regularly turns to tv exhibits for concepts to adapt video games into. In loads of methods, TV exhibits are a greater match for the online game remedy, as they inform tales which might be stretched out over longer durations and might be extra simply tailored right into a recreation, fairly than making an attempt to take a two-hour film and stretching it to its breaking level for a 20+ hour recreation.

However the place there are online game variations, there are sometimes dangerous video video games. To make certain, there are loads of actually dangerous video video games based mostly on even the most effective TV exhibits. Some by no means had an opportunity—whomever thought that a recreation based mostly on Residence Enchancment might be something however as painful as being hit within the head with a toolbox was kidding themselves. However loads of TV exhibits look like they have been made to be became video games—and when these find yourself being a disappointment, it has the potential to let down hundreds of thousands upon hundreds of thousands of individuals.

Whereas this listing is certainly an inventory of dangerous video games based mostly on TV exhibits, it’s kind of deeper than that. What this listing is particularly about are video games based mostly on TV exhibits that ought to have been good, and that individuals who love the exhibits are greatest simply avoiding altogether—or making an attempt their greatest to erase from their reminiscences if that they had the misfortune of enjoying them within the first place.

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25 Recreation Of Thrones (PC, X360, PS3)

by way of MobyGames

In case you could not inform by the screenshot, no, that is not the episodic Telltale Recreation of Thrones journey recreation. That recreation was fairly good—perhaps not Telltale’s greatest, however good nonetheless.

This was the primary GoT recreation, and if that is the primary you are listening to about it, think about your self fortunate.

This 2012 GoT recreation was developed by an organization referred to as Cyanide, which, previous to this, principally simply made a collection referred to as Biking Supervisor. Sure, as in bicycles. To say they have been out of their factor with this bad-looking, bad-sounding, and bad-playing action-RPG can be an understatement.

24 Physician Who: Return To Earth (Wii)

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The Physician Who franchise truly has a a lot deeper historical past of online game variations than many individuals understand, since a lot of the early video games have been on Eight-bit computer systems that have been both solely launched in Europe, or have been simply hottest there.

It is solely pretty lately that big-time consoles began to get Physician Who video games, however the outcomes have been underwhelming at greatest and an affront to the license at worse. Attempt to not be stunned once we inform you that this Wii unique is firmly within the latter camp, and North American Who followers must be grateful it was by no means localized right here.

23 WCW/nWo Thunder (PS1)

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The AKI-developed WCW and WWE video games for the Nintendo 64 are nonetheless thought-about a number of the greatest wrestling video video games of all time, and have been a turning level for the entire wrestling recreation style. It isn’t that there weren’t good wrestling video games earlier than that, however there have been additionally lots of actually dangerous ones.

In a pre-WCW vs nWo: World Tour world, followers have been determined for any WCW video games, and they also purchased up rubbish like Thunder and Nitro for N64 and PS1 by the hundreds of thousands. In contrast to the AKI video games, no one continues to be enjoying these, not even out of curiosity.

22 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time Re-Shelled (X360, PS3)

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We completely perceive why a whole lot of previously pixel-based franchises like Tremendous Mario and Road Fighter have made the transfer to polygons even once they launch new 2D installments. Pixel artwork takes lots of time, talent, and cash to do properly.

There’s nonetheless no excuse for taking an present pixel-based recreation and remaking it in bland, ugly 3D.

Particularly when that recreation, Turtles in Time, is among the most beloved video games ever and other people nonetheless play and like it as-is. That is one de-listed Xbox 360 arcade recreation that no one is crying over the unavailability of.

21 Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (PS2, XBX, GCN)

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To be utterly truthful, Chaos Bleeds is not the worst recreation. It is truly one of many few video games on this listing that’s truly fairly respectable. However this is not only a assortment of dangerous video games, however ones that followers of the supply materials have forgotten about or ought to overlook about, and Chaos Bleeds undoubtedly applies.

The issue is that Chaos Bleeds was the follow-up to the superb 2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Xbox unique, which makes this merely satisfactory sequel utterly pointless and solely drags down the general high quality of Buffy’s restricted stint as a console franchise.

20 CSI: NY (PC)

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In the event you aren’t already conversant in the video video games based mostly on the tv franchise CSI, you is perhaps stunned to study that not solely are there fairly a number of of them, however most of them are literally fairly good.

The only recreation based mostly on the short-lived CSI: NY unwisely modified up the components that had been working with the CSI video games as much as that time.

Slightly than being a reasonably in-depth investigation recreation, CSI: NY was principally only a “find the hidden object” recreation, the likes of which you sometimes discover on smartphones. And that bizarre cartoony artwork fashion? Woof.

19 Buddies: The One With All The Trivia (PC, PS2)

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Had this recreation launched on Wii, it may need been a unique story—the Wii was infamous for stuff like this. There was even a devoted Twilight version of Scene-It launched as a Wii recreation.

For PS2, nevertheless, this trivia recreation simply felt utterly misplaced. Positive, it’s full of a variety of clips from the present, however that is about all it has going for it. The menus look PS1 high quality, the questions themselves are means too exhausting for anybody however probably the most Associates-obsessed fan, and the reward for profitable is principally to observe a trailer for the sport.

18 24: The Recreation (PS2)

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When Kiefer Sutherland changed David Hayter for Metallic Gear Strong V, followers weren’t too pleased. Particularly when Sutherland ended up barely even speaking, with Kaz and Ocelet dealing with the majority of the exposition adopted by Massive Boss sometimes grunting in settlement.

It truly wasn’t Sutherland’s first online game position—he made his debut reprising Jack Bauer within the 24 recreation.

Whereas the present was revolutionary, the sport was as generic and unimpressive as may be, stricken by a critical lack of polish and feeling just like the builders needed to full it inside 24 hours.

17 Star Trek: Deep Area 9: Dominion Wars (PC)

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Regardless of the place you fall on the age-old Star Wars vs Star Trek debate, one factor is tough to dispute—Star Trek video games have been higher as an entire. There have truly been a surprisingly small variety of really dangerous Star Trek video games.

One of many outliers of Star Trek’s in any other case strong online game fame is Dominion Wars, an RTS based mostly on Deep Area 9.

On prime of simply being a really uninspired, by-the-numbers expertise, Dominion Wars was additionally suffering from bugs, together with instructions typically simply not registering—which is sort of essential in a real-time technique recreation.

16 Home, M.D. (PC, NDS)

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A medical procedural TV collection could make for an fascinating online game. One of the best strategy to take for a recreation based mostly on Fox’s hit present Home M.D. would’ve both been a Telltale-esque journey recreation or a Phoenix Wright-style visible novel.

The Home online game did not take that route. As an alternative, it has you fixing mysteries by partaking in arbitrary minigames like navigating a sandwich by means of a maze whereas avoiding hungry docs. You understand…identical to the present. Critically, who was this recreation even made for?

15 Alias: Underground (PC)

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Once more, that is a type of conditions the place we have to state proper off the bat that this is not the sport you assume it’s. The extra well-known Alias online game was launched in 2004 for PS2, Xbox, and PC and was a satisfactory third-person motion recreation that bridged two episodes of the collection.

Alias: Underground is a wierd and virtually utterly forgotten episodic adaptation of the present for PC that really predated the opposite recreation.

Go forward, attempt to discover information on this recreation on-line—all that exists are little scraps that affirm why no one ought to care.

14 Household Man: Again To The Multiverse (PC, X360, PS3)

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It was in all probability naive to anticipate a lot from video video games based mostly on Household Man, as video video games tailored from its friends—The Simpsons, South Park, et al—have been principally misses, to place it properly. At the very least the primary one, merely titled Household Man Video Recreation!, was a type of “if you love the show, you’ll probably have fun playing it for an afternoon” sort of affairs.

Somewhat than take that basis and enhance upon it, sequel Again to the Multiverse took a nosedive in high quality, and is not even value it for probably the most hardcore of followers.

13 Misplaced: By way of Domus (PC, X360, PS3)

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Misplaced: By way of Domus takes the age-old cop-out route of starring a protagonist that you simply by no means even see on the collection. And the stand-in voices for the Misplaced characters that do seem sound laughably dangerous, as if performed by actors who by no means noticed the present.

It will’ve been high quality to have a recreation that was a non-canon Misplaced aspect story if it was at the very least a superb recreation. However By way of Domus is the other of a very good recreation.

The builders received the fan service down, however overlook to attempt to truly make a compelling recreation round it.

12 The X-Information Recreation (PC, PS1)

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Whereas FMV video games have been already on the decline after the mid-1990s, Fox nonetheless thought that might be the perfect style for the 1998 recreation based mostly on its hit sci-fi collection The X-Information.

Nicely, there was a purpose why FMV video games did not stick round for very lengthy—and though The X-Information Recreation is admittedly one of many higher ones, that is slightly like being probably the most gifted member of Nickelback. The X-Information recreation was successful upon launch, nevertheless it was shortly forgotten because the world transfer past its clunky, antiquated fashion.

11 Battlebots (GBA)

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Of all the TV exhibits on this record, maybe none are better-suited for a online game adaptation than BattleBots. In any case, it is a present all about constructing robots and having them struggle one another—the corresponding video games virtually make themselves.

Nevertheless, if players know something, it is that even probably the most can’t-miss recreation premise is not resistant to being utterly botched within the improper arms.

In case you are the world’s largest BattleBots and by some means the GBA is the one system you’ll ever personal—you continue to should not play this ugly, slapped-together cash-in.

10 The Workplace (PC)

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There actually is not a lot else that we have to say to persuade you that this recreation must be wiped from historical past—simply take a look at that image.

What’s much more insulting about the Workplace online game is that it is not just a few $5 iOS recreation—it was a retail PC launch! And, extra astonishing nonetheless, ports have been deliberate for the DS, PSP, PS2, Wii, and even Xbox 360. Yep, that recreation in image above might’ve been a 360 recreation. In the event you’re even significantly questioning what this recreation is about, then go play it. You deserve the punishment.

9 The Sopranos: Street To Respect (PS2)

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HBO clearly has no drawback promoting the licenses to their numerous exhibits and not likely caring what is completed with these licenses as long as the verify clears. Like most different online game variations of mafia-based properties, Street to Respect abandons all the present’s subtlety and depth in favor of a bland motion recreation.

The sport can also be woefully ugly, which is a tragedy as a result of they really obtained a lot of the present’s forged to return and voice these gross variations of their characters.

Eight Journey Time: Discover The Dungeon As a result of I Do not Know! (3DS)

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It is heartbreaking how a lot of the Journey Time video video games have been subpar, because the present was clearly created by individuals with a real love of gaming. Solely Hey Ice King… is a genuinely good recreation, principally a contemporary tackle Zelda II.

Nevertheless, of the lesser Journey Time video games, one stands out because the worst of the bunch: Discover The Dungeon As a result of I Do not Know! It is a repetitive, unimaginative dungeon crawler with zero of the present’s appeal. We referred to as out the 3DS model particularly as a result of it does not even have the multiplayer that makes the opposite variations virtually tolerable.

7 Jail Break: The Conspiracy (PC, X360, PS3)

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The story behind Jail Break: The Conspiracy’s improvement is definitely a reasonably fascinating one. Unique writer Brash Leisure went bankrupt earlier than the sport was completed, however developer ZootFly determined to maintain engaged on the sport on their very own dime for over a yr earlier than Deep Silver picked it up and helped them end and launch it.

Sadly, all of that work and ambition did not make for a superb recreation. It did not even make for a satisfactory recreation—The Conspiracy is principally a catastrophe in each attainable means. And we imply it: Each. Attainable. Approach.

6 South Park (N64, PC, PS1)

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Dude! This recreation was dangerous, particularly on PS1. Regardless of extraordinarily excessive pleasure for it that even landed it on the duvet of EGM, the primary South Park recreation was an abysmal mess that did nearly every part mistaken.

At the start, constructing the world and characters with polygons was a large mistake and resulted in an exceedingly ugly recreation.

That the sport was a wonky FPS the place you threw snowballs at armies of repeating enemies was even worse. The upside is that Trey Parker and Matt Stone started to become involved with South Park video games quickly after this travesty.

5 The Defend: The Recreation (PC, PS2)

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Again when exhibits on primary cable channels have been thought-about inferior to what was on common networks and paid cable, The Defend made everybody take note of a then-little-known channel referred to as FX, whereas additionally giving different primary cable channels the arrogance to make comparable leaps.

For as trailblazing as The Defend was, the online game it impressed was a cliche as they arrive.

Once more, a really deep and sophisticated present is boiled right down to a generic motion recreation that pulls a totally Vic Mackey on its supply materials: betrays it in probably the most horrific method attainable.

four The Adventures Of Batman & Robin (Sega CD)

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Batman has had a really spotty online game historical past. When his video games are good, they’re unimaginable—Arkham Metropolis is likely one of the greatest video games of the final decade. And when they’re dangerous, they’re among the many worst video games of all time—Darkish Tomorrow says good day.

This Sega CD outing is not fairly Darkish Tomorrow standing, however it’s not a lot better. 

Whereas the video games with this title on SNES and Genesis are enjoyable platformer beat-em-ups, this one is a completely in-Batmobile affair—and manages the seemingly unimaginable feat of creating it not enjoyable to drive the Batmobile.

three The Simpsons Wrestling (PS1)

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There are numerous dangerous Simpsons video games, far more than good and even respectable ones, sadly. However followers of the franchise put up with disappointing video games like Simpsons Skateboarding and Street Rage simply because they allow us to discover a digital illustration of Springfield with our favourite characters.

Simpsons Wrestling does not even have that going for it. All that we’re left with is among the absolute worst video games ever made, from an concept that somebody in all probability threw out throughout a pitch assembly as a joke and an government permitted as a result of he misinterpreted everybody’s uproarious laughter as real pleasure.

2 The Strolling Lifeless: Survival Intuition (PC, X360, PS3, Wii U)

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Like Recreation of Thrones, there’s each an amazing Telltale recreation based mostly on The Strolling Lifeless and a dreadfully terrible motion recreation additionally based mostly on it. Even for those who simply cannot stand journey video games or hate the entire Telltale strategy, there’s completely no purpose to ever play Survival Intuition.

Need a zombie-based FPS that is not a dumpster hearth? Play Left four Lifeless, Left four Lifeless 2, or Lifeless Island.

Already performed these? Play them once more. Any itch you may need that actually solely TWD: Survival Intuition can scratch ought to require instantly medical consideration.

1 Superman (N64)

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Extra generally known as Superman 64, this recreation is a failure on utterly legendary ranges. It is arduous to know simply what makes it so troublesome to make an excellent Superman recreation, however forcing the Man of Metal to fly via rings whereas wrestling with the worst flight controls in gaming historical past is definitely not the correct strategy.

That this recreation was technically based mostly on the 90s Superman animated collection that is still the most effective non-comic variations of the character of all time makes its full lack of any redeeming qualities all of the extra tragic.

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