6 Video Games Inspired By Books

I’ve lost track of the number of days quarantined and video games have become a number one source of entertainment for me. There are so many movies inspired by literature, but have you ever stopped to think about video games that are inspired by writing pieces rather than its film counterpart? I’m going to take this time to share several video games that were inspired by books!    1. ‘BIOSHOCK’ I was never a fan of BioShock, but I have many friends who were into the series. BioShock was inspired by the philosophies of Ayn Rand in the novel ‘Atlas …

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I’ve lost track of the number of days quarantined and video games have become a number one source of entertainment for me. There are so many movies inspired by literature, but have you ever stopped to think about video games that are inspired by writing pieces rather than its film counterpart? I’m going to take this time to share several video games that were inspired by books!

 

 1. ‘BIOSHOCK’

I was never a fan of BioShock, but I have many friends who were into the series. BioShock was inspired by the philosophies of Ayn Rand in the novel ‘Atlas Shrugged.’ Her philosophical ideas explores a society that focuses on objectivism, lack of innovations, and individualism.

BioShock

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2. Tom Clancy’s ‘RAINBOW SIX’

Sharing the same name as the novel, ‘Rainbow Six‘ by Tom Clancy encourages teamwork. Both the series and the video game focus on a fictional counter-terrorist group that plans and flawlessly executes missions, as a team should.

Rainbow Six Siege

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3. ‘The WItcher’

A well known series, ‘The Witcher‘ ,by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, follows the story of Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who uses his supernatural abilities to hunt his prey. The video game adaptation doesn’t follow the storyline, but it does allow players to make decisions that shape the gameplay.

The Witcher

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4. ‘Parasite EVE’

This is the first time I heard about this novel and its video game sequel. The novel and the video game share the same name, with both being popularized within the United States and Japan. ‘Parasite Eve‘ by Hideaki Sena, in short, is a novel focused on a mutated parasite that is determined to become the new dominant species of earth.

Parasite Eve

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5. The ‘Harry POTTER’ Series

This is a given, I remember owning the ‘Chamber of Secrets’ for the Gameboy Advance and ‘The Goblet of Fire’ for the PSP. We are all familiar with J.K. Rowling’s successful ‘Harry Potter‘ series and If I recall correctly, the video games stayed true to the storyline.

Chamber Of Secrets

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6. ‘assassin’s creed’

This is absolutely my personal favorite. I remember being a pro at stunning my opponents during multiplayer matchups. I would have never thought that Assassins Creed was connected to a novel. Apparently there are theories that Assassins Creed was inspired by Vladimir Bartol’s novel ‘Alamut.’ The game allowed players to challenge social norms and praised individualistic freedom. Throughout the series of Assassins Creed, “nothing is true, everything is permitted,” is a frequent and repetitive motto used by the storyline protagonists. Fans of the franchise believe that the basis of the game is based on ‘Alamut,’ since the motto used throughout the series is taken directly from the novel.

Assassins Creed

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