Netflix series based on video games: our selection!

Netflix series based on video games: our selection!

Some of our favorite characters from video games have now been brought to life on the small screen, so you can enjoy them while you Netflix and chill on your sofa. We've got a round-up of the best series based on video games all available on Netflix.

Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft is arguably one of the most popular video games available today and luckily for fans, a tv series has also been created. The surprise with Minecraft: Story Mode is that it’s an interactive series (and the reason it made the top of our list), where viewers can participate and decide the course of events!

So far it consists of only one season with five episodes. They're just over an hour long each, but hugely entertaining as Netflix invites you to make decisions about the fate of characters at various key moments in the series. You can decide whether or not to engage in battles, what weapon to use, or even what path to take to reach a goal. Based on these decisions, the plot will take one direction or another.

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Carmen Sandiego

Who remembers the famous Argentinean video game thief of the 80s? Although Carmen Sandiego became popular among gamers four decades ago, there are those today who are hooked on the series without ever having participated in the battles of this femme fatale and the criminal organization V.I.L.E.

In this new remake, the heroine now uses her stolen wealth to help those who need it most and in a twist, moves on to combat the activities of V.I.L.E. A fictional story packed with action and as tender as it is exciting, it will have you hooked from the very beginning. Is Carmen Sandiego a vigilante? What kind of life did she have before she became a criminal? Will she manage to beat the V.I.L.E.?

Released on Netflix in 2019, the series consists of 4 seasons with 32 episodes in total (plus 1 special episode). The Carmen Sandiego series reveals new mysteries about the protagonist and is suitable for children from seven years onwards.

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The Witcher

Released in late 2019, The Witcher has finally made it to Netflix, with the first season consisting of eight episodes, each just under an hour long. The adventures of Geralt of Rivia, the famous monster hunters are presented in an exciting adaption of the video game series for the small screen.

Geralt (the monster hunter) fights in a world where “ men are worse than beasts” as described by the creators of the show itself, in an attempt to make it a better place. The second season of the series will be released on December 17th, 2021.

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Castlevania

Trevor Belmont is the protagonist of the exciting TV series inspired by the video game of the 90s Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. Trevor is the last remaining member of his clan of vampire hunters and has to defend the city from an invasion of beasts who are under the orders of his greatest enemy: Dracula.

Castlevania consists of four seasons, with episode length averaging 23 minutes. Although this is an animated series, viewer discretion is advised and because of the intense and exciting bloodshed battles, it is not suitable for children under 18 years of age. 

Pokémon: Sun and Moon Series

Pokémon has produced numerous video games, series, films, and of course the original cartoon series. In this new series, Ash Ketchum and Pikachu travel all the way to Alola to discover new creatures that populate the tropical region. Of course, Team Rocket will come up with plans to sabotage Ash's dream of becoming a Pokémon coach.

The entire series consists of 118 episodes which are divided into 3 seasons. Each episode averages 22 minutes and the plot is always exciting and engaging packed full of emotions from beginning to end.

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Pokémon Indigo League

For all the purists out there, nostalgic for the original series, Netflix now also features the Pokémon: Indigo League series (initially called just Pokémon), with all 82 episodes of the first season of Pokémon the Series: The Beginning.

It introduces Ash and Pikachu and we watch them form an inseparable friendship as they face multiple villains, battling their way through the Pokémon world. There is something for everyone in this series and it is suitable for adults and children alike.

Sonic Boom

Continuing with video game classics, we had to feature Sonic the Hedgehog, one of the most legendary and charismatic characters in gaming history. In the Netflix Sonic Boom series, our hero will have to save his island from some villains who want to destroy it to build a theme park.

The series consists of 104 short episodes, perfect for a break or to relax for a short amount of time.

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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

An ideal series to watch as a family, Pac-Man, who already catapulted to global fame in the video game and the small screen as a cartoon, has now made it to Netflix with his own TV series Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures.

In the new adventures presented in this series, Pac-Man will have to defeat numerous enemies to save the planet. The series consists of three

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seasons and a total of 52 episodes, each averaging 22 minutes in length. This is a must-see for all lovers of the original video game saga.