The Best Game Of Thrones Video Game So Far Is 8-Bit And Free

The console game was rubbish, the browser-based social strategy game lacks action — what's a Game of Thrones fan gotta do for a satisfying video game adaptation of their passion? Spanish comic artist Abel Alves offers this free solution.

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Like the fabled NES games of old, Game of Thrones: The 8-Bit Game foregoes telling George R.R. Martin's entire story (or what's he's done so far), instead focusing on four characters as they battle their way through key moments in the saga. We've got Jon Snow heading to the wall, seen above. In the official trailer below, we get a glimpse of Daenerys Targaryen, perhaps looking to recover her stolen dragons from those creepy bald guys.

I'm not quite sure who the other two characters are supposed to be. Oh well, one way to find out — Game of Thrones: The 8-Bit Game can be downloaded for free right here.

DISCUSSION

It is free so there's hardly a lot of room for complaint but if anyone watched the HBO show or read the books and thought "this will make a great 8-bit platformer!" then their ambition falls some way short of my own.

When I get a full on Game of Thrones videogame equivalent of The Witcher 2, then I'll be satisfied.