The best and worst Game of Thrones video games ever made

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If you are a Game of Thrones fan looking for something to play until the next season airs, we’ve got you covered.

The number of video games set in the world of Westeros is surprisingly sparse, and while some are faithful adaptions, others are simply a disappointment to the franchise.

Check out the best and worst Game of Thrones video games ever made:

Game of Thrones

Developer: Cyanide

Metacritic Score: 58

Released back in 2012 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows, Game of Thrones is an action role-playing game based on the Song of Ice and Fire novels as well as the Game of Thrones series.

The game’s decent story is obscured by its low-quality graphics, repetitive gameplay and terrible voice acting, making this title an overall disappointing and lackluster Game of Thrones experience.

Game of Thrones video game

A Game of Thrones: Genesis

Developer: Cyanide

Metacritic Score: 53

A Game of Thrones: Genesis was the first Song of Ice and Fire adaption developed by Cyanide Studios, and launched for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows in 2011.

Genesis is a strategy game set a millenium before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire, and focuses on legendary characters within the world of Westeros.

The game is the lowest-rated Game of Thrones video game adaption ever made and has been criticised for its bad interface, shoddy combat, and terrible pacing.

Game of Thrones Genesis

Game of Thrones: Ascent

Developer: Disruptor Beam

Metacritic Score: 67

One of the better-rated Game of Thrones video game adaptions is a social network browser-based game titled Game of Thrones: Ascent.

Ascent is a casual role-playing/strategy game which features simple point-click controls and various effective browser-based multiplayer mechanics, which result in a surprisingly playable title.

Although it does not feature the complexity of triple-A retail games, Game of Thrones: Ascent offers a decent casual gaming experience with few flaws.

Game of Thrones Ascent

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series

Developer: Telltale Games

Metacritic Score: 64

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series is the highest-rated retail Game of Thrones video game adaption.

Telltale Games is famous for its point-and-click story-focussed games, which are as close to a cinematic experience as they are to a fully-fledged video game.

Applying its tried-and-tested approach to Game of Thrones has given gamers a faithful adaption of the series without offering anything too revolutionary.

Game of Thrones Telltale

Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms

Developer: Bigpoint Games

Metacritic Score: N/A

Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms is still officially in development, although the project has gone dark since its 2013 release date came and went without any updates from the developers.

Seven Kingdoms is an interesting concept, planting players in a Game of Thrones MMO world and granting them the freedom to employ the intrigue and deception featured in the TV series.

The game features a focus on strategy and control of forts and castles and will be a browser-based title.

Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms

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