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Gamers Pick Top Anticipated and Favourite Video Game Adaptations in Survey

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From the first film adaptation of a video game, the Super Mario Bros film in 1993, to recent adaptations for the screen like the hit series, The Last of Us, bringing video games to life in TV or film has been met with varying responses. 

To find out how gamers view these adaptations, tech, gaming, and toy retailer GAME at Frasers Group has surveyed 650 GAME customers to reveal which adaptations have proved most popular within the gaming community, along with the titles that gamers are most hopeful to see adapted in the future. 

Which upcoming new film and TV adaptations are gamers most excited for? 

Upcoming releases gamers are most excited for

Total

Fallout

49%

BioShock

38%

God of War

34%

The Legend of Zelda

29%

Borderlands

26%

Ghost of Tsushima

24%

Gears of War

22%

Days Gone

18%

Knuckles

16%

Splinter Cell

15%

Nick Arran, managing director of GAME, explains : “With a release date of 11th April, the Amazon Prime video adaptation of Fallout is highly anticipated amongst gamers. The post-apocalyptic series will see Ella Purnell take on the role of Lucy, the protagonist. 

“The second most anticipated release, Netflix’s adaptation of BioShock, a game often played on Xbox, will see the underwater city of Rapture brought to life. The cast of the exciting adaptation is yet to be revealed, only furthering excitement around upcoming announcements on the development of the film.”

The data also revealed that only 9% of gamers are looking forward to the recently announced The Sims film, which is surprising due to the popularity of the game since its first release in 2000. The adaptation will be produced by LuckyChap, the production company run by Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, and Sophia Kerr, which saw phenomenal success with the Barbie film adaptation. 

What gaming franchises would gamers like to see adapted next? 

Adaptations gamers would like to see

Total

Red Dead Redemption

41%

Mass Effect

38%

Horizon Zero Dawn / Horizon Forbidden West

33%

The Elder Scrolls

29%

Grand Theft Auto

24%

Watch Dogs

23%

LA Noire

23%

Far Cry

18%

Destiny

17%

Crash Bandicoot

14%

Nick shares: “Gamers are keen to see the western adventures in Red Dead Redemption adapted for viewing. This would see former outlaw John Marston journey across the American West and Mexico, which is extremely appealing for the big screen.

“The gaming community would also like to see an adaptation of the Mass Effect series. Interestingly, an adaptation that would see protagonist Commander Sheperd brought to life had been in the works but has since been cancelled.” 

There was less demand for adaptations of FIFA (2%) and Forza (3%) among gamers. 

Which film and TV adaptations do gamers have positive opinions of?

The film and TV adaptations that gamers had the most positive opinion of are: 

The adaptations that gamers have a positive opinion of

Total

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (the original film series)

52%

The Last of Us

52%

The Witcher

48%

Resident Evil film franchise

46%

Assassin’s Creed

40%

Nick shares: “Nostalgia plays a key role for many gamers, so seeing the classic Lara Croft: Tomb Raider films in joint top place only reaffirms this. The HBO adaptation of The Last of Us also received an overwhelmingly positive response from gamers, so it’s no surprise that it was named as a key favourite amongst GAME customers. The 2023 series was also named among the favourite adaptations for 42% of gamers.

Adaptations that were less popular amongst gamers were revealed as The Angry Birds movie (12%), Five Nights at Freddy’s (11%) and Monster Hunter (10%). 

Nick adds: “With such excitement around upcoming adaptations such as Fallout, it’s clear to see the success of video game adaptations in recent years, like The Last of Us, leaves gamers eager and excited for new adaptations.”

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