This article provides a list of television programs based on video games
There have also been several one-off video game-based cartoons, including specials such as Battletoads and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon.
Live action programs
Series about video games
Non-game series episodes with plots centered on video games
- CSI: Miami
- Season 3 Episode 20: “Game Over” (2005) - A skateboarder and video-game tester is found murdered in a car accident. Tony Hawk is in this episode.
- Season 4 Episode 9: “Urban Hellraisers” (2007) - Murders are being commited in a style similar to a Grand Theft Auto-like game.
- CSI: New York
- Season 4 Episode 5: “Down The Rabbit Hole” (2007) - Centers around a murder via Second Life.
- The Fairly Oddparents
- Season 1 Episode 1b: “Power Mad!” ((2001) - Timmy utilizes a virtual reality helmet to play a videogame he wished for as “challenging, a game that you can’t wish yourself out of”. A.J. and Chester use the helmets to play the game as well, not realizing they are in mortal danger.
- Season 4 Episode 3: “Anthology of Interest II” ((2001) - In the segment Raiders of the Lost Arcade Fry sees a simulation of life as it would be if it were more like a videogame.
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent
- Season 3 Episode 10: “F.P.S.” (2004) - A gamer, who appears to be connected to a network of thieves using spyware to commit fraud, is murdered.
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- Season 6 Episode 14: “Game” (2005) - Teenagers run down a prostitute. They seem to be acting out a violent video game.
- Season 9 Episode 2: “Avatar” (2007) - Centers around an online game similar to Second Life.
- ReBoot (1994) - The characters commonly assume the roles of enemy NPCs in “Game Cubes”.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Season 5 Episode 6: “The Game” (1991) - Ktarians attempt to mind-control the crew of the Enterprise with aan addictive holographic videogame.
- Stargate SG-1
- Season 8 Episode 6: ”Avatar” (2004) - Teal’c becomes trapped a virtual-reality training simulator.
- The X-Files
- Season 7 Episode 13: “First Person Shooter” (2000) - The Lone Gunmen summon Mulder and Scully to a virtual reality firm when the new game they have helped design is thwarted by a bizarre female computer character whose power is much more than virtual.