From Game to Screen: 10 Video Game Adaptations to Stream

It’s a huge responsibility for production studios when they decide to turn video games into on-screen adaptations. The harshest critics can be those who faithfully played the games and know every detail, but when done right, they become huge money makers for the studios.

HBO’s The Last of Us pleased fans when Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey brought Joel Miller and Ellie Williams to live action on the wildly popular series which premiered in January. Universal’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie premiered in early April and has since become the highest-grossed video game adaptation ever, bringing in $700M worldwide. These are just two examples of how, when done correctly, video games turned into TV shows or films can be profitable and pleasing to fans.

There are many video games that have been adapted to screen, so here are 10 video game adaptations you can stream right now.

Assassin’s Creed (2016)

Who’s in it: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams

Synopsis: “Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society.”

Where to watch: Prime Video

Halo (2022-)

Who’s in it: Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone, Jen Taylor, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, Danny Sapani

Synopsis: “Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown.”

Where to watch: Paramount+

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Who’s in it: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel Craig

Synopsis: “Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.”

Where to watch: Cinemax, HBO Max

Mortal Kombat (2021)

Who’s in it: Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Ludi Lin, Joe Taslim, Mehcad Brooks, Tadanobu Asano, Hiroyuki Sanada, Chin Han

Synopsis: “MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out Earth’s greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe”

Where to watch: HBO Max, Tubi

Rampage (2018)

Who’s in it: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton, P.J. Byrne, Jack Quaid, Demetrius Grosse

Synopsis: “When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.”

Where to watch: TBS, TNT, Tubi

Resident Evil (2002)

Who’s in it: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey, Indra Ové, Colin Salmon, Eric Mabius, Anna Bolt, Joseph May

Synopsis: “A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Silent Hill (2006)

Who’s in it: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Jodelle Ferland, Alice Krige, Kim Coates, Deborah Kara Unger, Tanya Allen

Synopsis: “A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.”

Where to watch: Pluto TV

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

Who’s in it: Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Lee Majdoub, Neal McDonough

Synopsis: “After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help him defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on him.”

Where to watch: Paramount+

Uncharted (2022)

Who’s in it: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Rudy Pankow, Tati Gabrielle, Sophia Ali

Synopsis: “Street-smart Nathan Drake is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan to recover a fortune amassed by Ferdinand Magellan, and lost 500 years ago by the House of Moncada.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Warcraft (2016)

Who’s in it: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky, Daniel Wu

Synopsis: “As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.”

Where to watch: Prime Video


Amber Dover is a multimedia journalist with over a decade writing about pop culture. Cat mom with a deep love of horror, you can follow Amber at @Glambergirlblog on Instagram and Twitter.

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