The 13 Best Games Based on Books

Occasionally, the boundaries of the literary world are intertwined with the game world. The amazing universes created by master authors find their place in the game world in various ways. Here are the best games based on books.

The Best Games Based on Books

Dante’s Inferno

Dante’s Inferno, the game of EA Games, which we can put in the status of surpassing with its depictions of hell, takes its inspiration from one of the most famous works of world literature, Dante’s Inferno. In the game, we start an impressive adventure among the layers of hell.

The Witcher Series

The amazing The Witcher universe, created by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, was brought to the game world by Polish company CD Projekt Red and, so to speak, moved the stones. Although the book series has been able to rise above certain popularity, it would not be wrong to say that the main production that announced this magnificent universe to the whole world is the game series.

Assassin’s Creed Series

One of the sources of inspiration for the book, which was inspired by Hasan-i Sabbah and the poppy, is of course Alamut Castle, one of the most extensive and famous novels written on the subject. It is possible to notice the influence of the novel, written by Vladimir Bartol and published for the first time in 1938, especially in the first games of the series.

The Lord of the Rings Games

The Lord of the Rings series, written by J.R.R Tolkien and one of the most famous works in human history, has inspired countless games so far. The Lord of the Rings games, which appear in many different genres from RPG to strategy, from Lego games to multiplayer productions, continue to add new ones.

Metro Series

Adapted from the Metro series written by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky to the game with the same name, the production is about humanity’s founding of a brand new civilization by taking shelter in the narrow tunnels of the Moscow subway in order to survive after a nuclear war.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Series

The production, presented to the players by the Ukraine-based developer team GSC Game World, was taking us to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant area, the area called ‘The Zone’, where one of the biggest nuclear disasters in human history took place. The inspiration for the series is the novel Picnic in Space, written in 1971 by brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.

Call of Cthulhu

There are many games inspired by the twisted, uncanny and terrifying worlds of H.P Lovecraft. Call of Ctulhu, on the other hand, is named after one of the author’s most famous stories and introduces us to cosmic horror and gods who are older than humanity.

Rainbow Six Games

The famous American author Tom Clancy’s novel series of the same name inspired many different games in the hands of Ubisoft. Although we have seen many different games under the title of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six so far, the most famous of them is of course Siege.

Alice Series

The series, which is a game adaptation of one of the most famous books in world literature, Alice in Wonderland, consists of two games, American McGee’s Alice and Alice: Madness Returns. Contrary to the book, the game series, which has a gothic and creepy tone, has won the hearts of many players with this aspect.

Dune: Spice Wars

Although we have seen many large and small Dune games so far, it would not be possible to pass by without including Dune: Spice Wars, which has made its debut recently. The cult novel series, which has been adapted to the cinema twice, one of which was recently, is also the inspiration for this successful strategy game.

Sherlock Holmes Series

It would be absurd to think that the world’s most famous detective has not stepped into the gaming world. Sherlock Holmes, which we have seen countless times with movie and series adaptations until now, is also in front of the players with a successful series.

Parasite Eve Series

Parasite Eve, which was written by Hideaki Sena and published for the first time in 1995, is one of the names that the literary world lent to the gaming world. The sci-fi classic also has a manga series and a movie.

Conan Exiles

Conan the Barbarian is also one of those who stepped into the game world after the pages of books and comics. The game, which takes us to the dangerous world of Conan, is one of the remarkable productions of the open world and survival genres.

Written by Maya Robertson


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