5 Binge-Worthy TV Shows Based on Video Games to Stream Right Now on Netflix

5 Binge-Worthy TV Shows Based on Video Games to Stream Right Now on Netflix
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Think video games can't make great TV? These shows on Netflix will prove you wrong.

Are you a fan of video games looking for your next binge-watch? Netflix has got you covered with an impressive lineup of TV shows inspired by some of the greatest video games.


Arcane sets a new standard for video game adaptations. Set in the League of Legends universe, it takes place in the twin cities of Piltover and Zaun. The show is a visual masterpiece, thanks to a unique blend of computer animation and illustrated backgrounds, crafted by the French animation studio Fortiche and Riot Games.

With a stellar voice cast and a narrative that appeals to both fans and newcomers to the game, Arcane has earned accolades in the animation world​​.

The Witcher

Netflix's The Witcher is a shining example of fantasy done right. Henry Cavill stars as Geralt, a monster-hunter in a gritty, lived-in world that feels as real as it gets.

The show has evolved beautifully, with its second season ironing out the kinks of a slightly confusing first season. It’s a shame Cavill leaves the show, but you have three seasons to enjoy his performance.


Castlevania on Netflix is a masterful adaptation of the classic video game, particularly of its third installment. The show captures the essence of the game's intricate world, filled with secrets and challenges.

With stunning animation, the series balances intense action, character development, and a rich storyline.

Carmen Sandiego

The 2019 Netflix series Carmen Sandiego revives the beloved character from the '80s computer game and '90s TV show. Voiced by Gina Rodriguez, this animated series gives a contemporary twist to Carmen's globe-trotting adventures.

It retains the charm and educational value of the original game while infusing it with modern style and storytelling​​.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is this cool anime on Netflix that takes you deep into the Night City universe, the same one you've seen in the game Cyberpunk: 2077. It's made by Studio Trigger, and it's all about this guy named David, who starts off as a student and ends up becoming an Edgerunner.

The show's over-the-top action, along with its unique '80s-inspired animation style, creates a distinct and engaging world.