The Best PlayStation, Xbox, and PC Games Based on Popular Novels 

Over the years, there have been several action RPGs that have shocked the world with their captivating storylines. However, many gamers do not realize novels often play a huge part in them. From Assassin’s Creed to Bioshock, here the best games that were based on popular novels.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.- Shadow of Chernobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.  revolves around the Chernobyl incident, but its depiction of government experiments and the tragedy is largely based on a novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky named Roadside Picnic.



Millions of players have hunted their nightmares while playing Bloodborne. Little do they know the game is primarily based on the work of American horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft.


The Witcher

Surprisingly, not many gamers know that the one of the best action RPG series ever is actually based on novels by Andrzej Sapowski. Just like the games, the novel portrays a interesting world with brilliant characters. 


Death Stranding

Japanese author Kobo Abe is the author of Rope, the novel that later became the inspiration behind the award-winning game, Death Stranding. Unsurprisingly,  the book is as intense as the game. 



Even if Bioshock does not have the best gameplay, it’s story is second to none. This is because the game is heavily influenced by Ayn Rand’s direct criticism of the philosophy of objectivism. 

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Seige

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six easily stands out among the other games in the military genre. This is because of the novels that talk about collective success, and focus on ideas like planning and execution. 


Assassin's Creed 

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has a special place in the hearts of gamers around the world. A novel by Vladimir Bartol, Alamut, is the inspiration behind it. 


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