Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin’s epic series of fantasy novels, which has been adopted into a hugely popular TV series, is one of the popular culture phenomena of our times. Almost ubiquitous in its reach across national and cultural boundaries, it is little wonder that it has spawned an ever-growing catalogue of related video games. Here, we’ll take a look at five of the best GoT games out there.
- Reigns: Game of Thrones
This game was released in late 2018, and comes from the developer Nerial, who worked in tandem with HBO. The game is the third in the Reigns series, and follows the same template as the previous two titles, but has the Game of Thrones universe as its setting.
A strategy game, you take on the identity of one of the main characters from the TV series, and must meet a series of challenges that allow you to build your campaign and unlock other characters. Mini games like tavern brawls and jousting are also present. The game is available for Android, iOS, Linux, macOS and Microsoft Windows.
- Game of Thrones
Released in 2014, this game is shares the exact same title as the series, and is an adventure game which allows you to work your way through a number of episodes based on action and characters from the TV series. Developed by Telltale Games, the structure of this game follows the pattern set by other games from the developer, such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us.
The plot of the game revolves around the northern House Forrester, which rules Ironrath. There are five playable characters you can control, and fans of the TV series will recognise plenty of the voice actors, settings and characters. If you want to really experience the world of Game of Thrones, this is the game you need.
- Game Of Thrones Slots Game
Of course, some people would rather play slots games than all-action adventure games. For the person who wants to spin some GoT-related reels, the Games of Thrones slot game offers plenty of entertainment. The game has three rows, five reels and 243 paylines. The symbols on the reels will be very familiar to fans of the TV series, as the coats of arms of all four of the story’s main houses are featured.
- Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms
For those readers who like to become immersed in world of massively-multiplayer role-playing games (MMRPGs), Seven Kingdoms is the game for you. Set in the same time frame as the TV series, this game allows you to take an active role in the conflict between the houses of Lannister, Baratheon and Stark. It features an action-based combat system, and you can participate in giant battles and sieges in its later stages.
- Game of Thrones: Genesis
This game takes players through an earlier period in the history of Westeros, so many of the characters and places may be unfamiliar to fans of the TV series. An older game, this was released back in 2011, and many players may find it a little dated. For hardcore fans of the series, though, this is chance to dive down deep into the myths and legends that underpin Game of Thrones.