Onesumore: Every Video Game Released Based on Netflix Originals
Video game intellectual property is becoming staple property with Netflix working on nearly a dozen video game-based projects, but Netflix has also played a role in its own video games. Below we’ll take a look at all of the video games and crossovers that Netflix has been involved with.
As we mentioned, the other way around, Netflix is fitting a bunch of top tier gaming IPs into TV series and movies, including The division, Sonic the hedgehog and Assasin’s Creed.
We will divide this article into two halves. One focusing on full-length video games based on Netflix Originals and the other where crossovers got to video games.
We will also only include released games, there was a very notable Tellgame in development based on Strange things which was finally canceled given that the studio sank.
Complete List of Netflix IP Based Video Games
Netflix Infinite Runner
Release: early 2017
This little gem was a mobile version that saw some characters from Netflix’s biggest shows at the time, including Marco polo, Narcos, Orange is the new black and Strange things run in a platform style game.
The game was complete with 8-bit interpretations of the theme tunes, but the game has since been taken offline and is no longer available.
Stranger Things: The Video Game
Posted: November 2017
Of the two fully released Strange things video games, the former is still in our opinion Netflix’s best foray into video games.
Top-down 2D gameplay reminiscent of the first Grand Theft Auto game lets you explore the town of Hawkins while looking for clues and completing puzzles.
Stranger Things 3: The Video Game
Developped by: BonusXP
For the second game based on Strange things, BonusXP has returned and upped the stakes with new characters, a new look, an expanded story, and a larger version across multiple platforms including PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Switch.
Stranger Things VR Experience
Release: End of 2017
Released on virtual reality devices, this extremely short experience saw you in Will Byer’s house and a series of events ultimately led to a fear of jumping. The experiment takes less than 5 minutes.
Narcos: The Rise of the Cartels
Release date: November 2019
One of the two strategy games now includes fighting cartels with this top-down strategy combined with a third-person shooter that can be compared to games like XCOM.
Critics were often critical, calling it a half-baked experience.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
Release date: Early 2020
Based on the now-canceled Dark Crystal reboot series for Netflix, this turn-based strategy game lets you battle the Skesis along with the Gelflings.
The game follows the same rhythms as the main Netflix series story with added comics to help the story.
The reviews weren’t too kind to the game, criticizing it for being hollow and poorly designed menu systems.
Netflix Video Game Crossovers
Stranger things with Minecraft
Minecraft has seen many crossovers with other massive IPs in the past and it was only a matter of time before Stranger Things hit. He did so at the end of 2017 with new skins for Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, Eleven, Joyce, Hopper and many more.
Stranger things in Fortnite
Fortnite is often considered the greatest video game of the past decade and has seen a small but notable crossover with Strange things. A number of upside down portals were added to the game before two skins finally made their way onto the game including an outfit for the Demogorgon and Hopper.
The door has been opened.
– Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 5, 2019
Stranger Things with Dead by Daylight
The biggest (and best in our opinion) crossover Stranger Things has had so far is when the Demogorgon was added to the Dead by Daylight monster video game. The video game sees multiple survivors pitted against various hunters and this DLC added the Demogorgon.
Alongside new killer Demogorgon and survivors Nancy Wheeler and Steve Harrington, a new map has been released called The Underground Complex which is located under the Hawkins National Laboratory.
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