Games based on TV shows that actually don’t suck


Before we lay out an argument for this one, we know what you’re thinking: the Game of Thrones TV show borrows from the books written by George R.R. Martin. You’re right! We’re including it, however, because Telltale’s Game of Thrones video game is based on the TV show.

The Game of Thrones Telltale series creates a whole new storyline inside HBO’s Game of Thrones universe. It centers around House Forrester, a minor noble house in Westeros best known for its strong ironwood tree groves. The Forresters are House Stark bannermen, and the game itself begins at the tail end of the TV show’s “Red Wedding.” What’s a Red Wedding, you ask? We won’t spoil that for you — it’s something you have to see for yourself.

Just know that, throughout the course of the six-episode series, Telltale not only manages to flesh out an entire family of background characters from the Game of Thrones world, but does so in a way that interweaves their stories with major characters in the franchise. Mira Forrester serves as a handmaiden to Margaery Tyrell and shares several scenes with Margaery, Tyrion Lannister, and Cersei Lannister (voiced by show actors Natalie Dormer, Peter Dinklage, and Lena Headey, respectively). The rest of her family members interact with other notables in the show, as well. It all happens in the margins — almost as though the cameras were off but the GoT world was still spinning — and it makes everything happening within the game feel authentic and canon.

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, this is not one to miss.

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