The Best Video Games Based on Game Shows

Video games are a great way to live out a life that you can’t actually achieve.

Whether stalking through the streets of Grand Theft Auto in the fastest cars or winning the Super Bowl thanks to EA Sports NFL franchise, your dreams can be realized when playing good quality video games. As the technology gets more advanced, the experiences get better too. Couple the powerful processing of your home computers with evolving gaming chairs, and you can while away the hours immersed in virtual worlds, comfortable and secure.

Sometimes, a video game puts you in a situation you could feasibly find yourself in, a simulation of a real-life activity. Think about titles such as Farming Simulator or Fishing Frenzy – they’re things that you might perceivably do in your life. The same goes for game show titles. You might be a contestant on Jeopardy; you may not. Either way, you can practice at home, just in case the change arises. If it does, you’ll be ready!

There are plenty of titles out there replicating gameshows, but which are the best? If you want to put yourself in the shoes of someone on a game show from the comfort of your gaming chair, which are the best ones to keep an eye out for? These three will certainly keep you entertained.


Jeopardy is one of America’s best-loved game shows, and it is a great place to start on your home console. It’s available on the PlayStation 4, so it is right up to date. It uses an interesting interface, mixing old episodes of the show with your mobile device. It is a mobile/console hybrid which some like and others might find confusing. It’s also all about playing at home together, so make sure you’ve got your friends on the couch with you when you load it up. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, you only have to go back to the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 for a more straightforward version. In fact, there are more than 300 video game versions of Jeopardy going back to the NES in the early nineties, so most classic console owners will be covered.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Who Wants To Be a Millionaire hasn’t been around as long as Jeopardy, but it could be argued it has a universal cultural impact. After all, few gameshows have a blockbuster movie based on them, such as Slumdog Millionaire, which Screen Rant mention was a multiple Oscar winner. There are also lots of versions and adaptations of the brand across digital media, with straight-out gameshow games such as the PS Now version of ‘Millionaire’, as well as other uses of the branding, such as the Foxy Games Slingo title of the same name. There are also some ‘lite’ versions available on iOS, which don’t exactly reflect the gameplay but follow a quiz show theme, usually all of the same name. With such recognizable imagery, there’s little wonder it has become so popular. The PS Now version of the game users standard player/controller interface, putting it one up on Jeopardy, and uses cartoon avatars to depict the players.

Wheel of Fortune

Unlike some of the interpretations of Millionaire, Wheel of Fortune is rather a standard offering wherever you find it, iOS, Android or otherwise. The best version is currently on the PS4 and Xbox One, and like Millionaire uses cartoon avatars, rather than the complicated mobile interface of Jeopardy. It remains very true to the show’s format and can even be found packaged with Jeopardy in a single title called America’s Greatest Game Shows.