Fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones" are probably more than glad that 2017 has finally arrived, but, reality is, there are still many months to go before the new season returns. In the process of waiting, several video games, such as "Skyrim" and "Dishonored," which resemble the setting and plots of the hit TV series are recommended to fans to make their wait more bearable.
Other major titles that several reports mention include "Stronghold 2" and "Torchlight 2" that both feature castle-building tasks and leading armies into battle. The "Torchlight" sequel is said to be highly similar to "Game of Thrones" as it features heroes who go against several enemies with magical powers. These same heroes also have wolf companions that remind players of the direwolves of the Stark children of Winterfell.
Forbes previously reported a list of games that "Game of Thrones" fans might consider looking into, while they wait for the next season of the TV series. For a feel of the unpredictable politics in the Seven Kingdoms, the article recommends the game "Crusader Kings 2" that allows players to forge alliances in order to crush their enemies involving scheming and plotting. For "Game of Thrones" fans who seek the revenge plot and assassinations, Bethesda's "Dishonored" is the best choice. In the game, players get to kill their opponents in a variety of ways in order to protect the daughter of the dead empress.
Moreover, the article also recommends "Dark Souls" versions 1–3 for viewers who like the trials by combat in the TV series such as the battle between the Viper and the Mountain and Brienne and The Hound. As for viewers who miss the complex ethical traps in the series, they might find Telltale's "Walking Dead" interesting together with "Tales from the Borderlands" and "The Wolf Among Us." For those who miss Daenerys' dragons, there is no other suited video game than "Skyrim."
Meanwhile, husband and wife creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy of HBO's "Westworld" reveal that one of their inspirations in coming up with the theme of the TV series is the video game "Grand Theft Auto." According to sources, Nolan got inspiration for the world-building tasks in "Westworld" from the excitement one feels when playing "Grand Theft Auto."
"Game of Thrones" season 7 is slated to return on HBO in fall this 2017, while "Westworld" season 2 is expected to come back in 2018.