From Gamer to Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, TV shows and movies are getting more and more hip to video games. While their plots about video games aren't always great (like, um, a FPS where you control the body and free will of a death row inmate), they do manage to invent appealing games. We've listed our ten favorite fictional video games below! 

 

1. Society in Gamer

Heads up, this video is NSFW

Society is The Sims but with real people, which is concerning when you remember how many Sims you drowned or lit on fire. But if Society were real, maybe players wouldn't act like cruel, perverse puppeteers. Maybe they would make their Society avatars do a lot of charity work and serve as firefighters? Probably not, though.

 

2. Bonestorm in The Simpsons

You know this game is good because Bart Simpson went through great lengths to play this game, dabbling in petty crime and spending time with annoying Milhouse. I wish I could jump into The Simpsons world and try it out. Sure, I would have to adjust to life with only four fingers, but it would be worth it.

 

3. Domination in Never Say Never Again

This game's light on story, but it was designed by a power-hungry Bond villain and they're not known for their creativity. Their master plans are always shooting a big rocket at something important. What makes this game appealing is that the gold arcade cabinet is beautiful and that apparently you must don a tuxedo to play.

 

4. Stay Alive in Stay Alive

What sets this game apart from your average horror game is that if your character dies, you die in real life. Scary? Yes. Awesome? ALSO YES. You know how heated you and your friends get playing Smash Bros? Imagine if losing meant you died. Radical.

 

5. Sugar Rush in Wreck-It Ralph

Candy puns + Mario Kart. It's adorable and fun, and I really wish it were real because I would totally play as Rancis Fluggerbutter. Because his name is Rancis Fluggerbutter.