Books, video games, movies, TV shows, theatre… we all have our own preferred medium to experience a great story, but one thing we can all agree on is that they don’t necessarily transfer well from one format to another.
Take for example the history of adapting beloved novels into movies. For every triumph, there are a handful of failed or at least disappointing adaptations, and even the good ones are often found wanting by fans to the extent that we’ve all heard the phrase “Yeah it’s good, but not as good as the book” at some point. This is in large part due to the fact that trying to condense hundreds of pages spent bringing a world to life into a two hour movie means removing a huge amount of detail that makes an author’s world feel so alive.
But at this point in time, it feels as though video games have become the medium most well suited for adapting and evolving great works of fiction and fantasy. Video games can provide immersion, interactivity and freedom like nothing else, and the fact that they are far less fettered than movies in terms of length and delivery allows developers to truly bring a story to life.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of five other great novels that we consider prime candidates for a foray into the world of gaming, so without further ado:
What novels would you love to see play out on the other side of your controller? Let us know by joining the discussion below.