Games Based on Books

Created Mar 2, 2018 by Bambei
We all like whining about books that were better than films. Minor changes in the plot are annoying, forced sequels are frustrating, and what is it? Isn’t the Gunslinger supposed to look like Clint Eastwood? Guh!
How do video game adaptations feel?
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    by Andrzej Sapkowski Surprise-surprise! Well, yes the Witcher is based on books, so why not include it in the list? It’s not exactly an adaptation, more of a fan-fiction sequel, since the first game p…
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      in contrast with Ayn Rand Originally, Ken Levine came up with an idea for BioShock as the opposite to Objectivism that depicts the human creator as the crown of the society. The game saturated it th…
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      Assassin's Creed screenshot
        Alamut by Vladimir Bartol Assassin’s Creed as a franchise is huge and can compare with the likes of CoD or WoW in influence. It is hard to remember that the original ideas come from the book, Alamut. …
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        Parasite Eve screenshot
          by pharmacologist Hideaki Sena It is an astonishing game of the PS1 era, when Square got some guts to experiment, so they made a Hollywood-sized thriller about monster-mutants. Even more, Parasite Ev…
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            by Dmitry Glukhovsky Unexpectedly grown game series Metro was in fact based on the eponymous books by the Russian writer. The distinctive features of the game is underground setting with what’s left …
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            Shin Megami Tensei IV screenshot
              Digital Devil Story by Aya Nishitani The horror books series became the base for all Shin Megami Tensei games with some literary ideas spawning spinoffs like Persona. Mysterious labyrinths in other d…
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              I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream screenshot
                by Harlan Ellison It is a short story about the almighty supercomputer torturing people of the past with nightmares, showing them sins they’d committed over and over. This adventure let you live thro…
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                  Heart of Darkness by Joseph ConradHidden under skin of typical in that times third person shooter story about war crimes, filled with tiny clues about what really happened. For this idea, you have to …
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                  American McGee's Alice screenshot
                    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll The darkest sequel Alice’s adventures could get. In the beginning, her parents die in a fire caused, perhaps, by Alice herself. The girl drops out of …
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