By Sebastain Rooney

Video game adaptations are becoming more prevalent in today’s media as video games become more accepted by the general public. While most of the time the show or movie doesn’t do the game justice, there are a few adaptations out there that have won the hearts of people that do not even play video games.

  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners


    The new anime on the block. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is one of the best shows to come out in the year and it hasn’t even been out for a month yet. I felt that the story and character work that the show has was excellent and it shows the viewers a new story of living in Night City. Cyberpunk 2077 on release was a huge flop, but a year later it has turned itself around into one of the most popular games of the year with Edgerunners being a big reason for the major success.

  • Arcane


    League of Legends is probably the most played game on the planet. As a MOBA type of game there never was a chance to explore characters without reading their background in game. Arcane changed that. The show serves as a kind of prequel or at the least actual character development. We see young Vi, Caitlyn, Echo and Jinx and see how they got to where they are. Although it may not line up with the lore provided by Blizzard, it seems that Arcane is becoming canon to new lore.

  • Pokemon


    An oldy but a goldie. Released way back in 1997 Pokemon remains an all time classic. Pokemon is still one of the most popular IPs whether it comes to the games, the shows, or even the card packs everyone and their mother knows of Pokemon. Over the years we follow Ash Ketchum, the never aging kid, on his journey to become the best trainer ever. Once a new game releases, Ash takes his journey to the newest region introduced.

  • Sonic The Hedgehog


    After the initial trailer the internet slammed this movie for the atrocious look of Sonic. Props to the team for going back and changing the model to something that is more accurate to the games. The movie released and became the highest grossing video game movie in the US and that success was rewarded with a sequel, a sequel to the sequel and a spin-off with Knuckles. More importantly, this movie showed that you can make a good live action video game movie.