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Not all comic books involve superheroes, and while some comics have been adapted to other mediums before making it to video game console, some developers have chosen to go right to the source material, and the games are all the better off for it.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novels already feel like they take place in a video game world, so what better way to do them justice than to translate the works into a side-scrolling beat ‘em up adventure? Also probably the only time Toronto has been the setting for a video game.
Alien Vs Predator (1999)
Before there was a movie franchise, there was game, and before the game was a Dark Horse comic back in 1990. This was the first time you could play as the Predator, the Alien or a marine, each with their own unique campaign.
The Wolf Among Us
Telltale games are well known for their comic adaptions. This time around, they’ve created a six hour prologue to the popular comic series, Fables. You’ll feel all the emotional stakes and surprising reveals that we’ve come to expect from a Telltale title.
2K Games gave us two dark, gothic first person shooters based on the popular comic series published by Top Cow Productions. This was probably the first time in gaming were eating people’s hearts was gameplay mechanic.
Most of us are probably familiar with the insanely popular Dragonball Z animated series. But before Dragonaball was adapted to the small screen, it was a popular Japanese Manga series. Never forget your roots.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Few people realize that the popular Turok game franchise was a very old comic series before it was a video game. Still, Turok on the N64 remains one of the console’s most memorable titles.
The Walking Dead
Choosing to base their game off of Robert Kirkman’s comic series rather than the wildly popular TV show was probably the best decision Telltale ever made. The Walking Dead: Season 1 not only captured the art of the comic world, but all the emotional depth, creating one of the most emotional experiences ever in gaming.