You may have heard of movies based on books. But what do you know about games based on books? In this article, we examine games that are adaptations of a book or based on its universe.
Dante’s Inferno, which attracted players looking for a similar game after the God of war series, is based on the most famous epic poem in Italian literature.
The first part of Divine Comedy, written by Dante Alighieri in the 14th century, is about hell.
This poem tells us Dante’s journey between hell, purgatory, and heaven. Dante’s Inferno was released exclusively for consoles in 2010. The majority of the characters in the game contain reinterpretations of the names found in the poem.
Mount&Blade: With Fire & Sword
The action role-playing game Mount&Blade: With Fire & Sword, released in 2011, has a story based on Henryk Sienkiewicz’s book. The book, which took place in the 17th century during the uprisings in the Poland-Lithuania region, is the first in the series that includes historical characters.
Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl, released in 2007. Developed by Ukrainian GSC games, the game is based on the novel called Roadside Picnic. Roadside Picnic offers an alternative version of the world with 6 regions in which strange events can occur.
The Lord of The Rings
The Lord of the Rings is one of the most important names in the world of fantasy. After the movie, many games were released. The lord of the rings book series has increased its popularity.
Call of Cthulhu
H.P. Lovecraft is a name that has influenced many people in every field with his books, short stories, and the Cthulhu mythology he created. Call of Cthulhu, which is in the Cthulhu book, contains 8 stories of the H.P. Lovecraft. It is worth mentioning that there are no games that are directly transferred from their stories.
At the Mountains of Madness is one of the longest books of Lovecraft. The book is about research assistants who travel to the south pole for an expedition.
Part of the investigation team disappears after saying that they are investigating the unknown creatures. And this book inspired the game Conarium.
Based on Dmitry Glukhovsky‘s novel of the same name, The Metro series presented the book to the players in the best possible way. After the nuclear war, the adventure of the Artyom, which grew up in the underground metro tunnels of Moskow, gave life to the games Metro 2033 (2010), Metro: Last Light (2013), and Metro Exodus (2019).
Spec Ops: The Line
Spec Ops: The Line, which was released as the newest game of the Spec Ops series in 2012, is one of the games inspired by the books. The Heart of Darkness book by Joseph Conrad and the movie named Doomsday adapted from this book. In the game, we face the horrors of war as the leader of a research team.
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The Witcher series begins with short stories collected by Andrzej Sapkowski in 2 books and continues with a long adventure of 5 books. We met the monster hunter named Geralt of Rivia in The Last Wish, which was first published in 1993. After the Witcher 1 and 2 games, The last game became the most admired and praised game among players.