T5W #12: books that would make good video games.

This a topic right up my street! I adore books and I adore video games. So, putting the two and two together is a dream idea. There are so many ideas just floating around my head right now, so narrowing it down was so so difficult, but here we go!

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday is in collaboration with the BookTubeSFF Awards. And, as always, Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group now run by Samantha at Thoughts On Tomes. Where you are given a topic to post about every Wednesday; simple. You can find the link to the Goodreads group here.

O N E – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

This was the first one that popped into my head, and the most obvious. As a book, it is a wonderful homage to 80’s classics, and as a video; it would be the perfect homage. By creating it in perfect 80’s style; taking inspiration from the games that inspired levels in the book. I can see it’s pixelated perfection in my head right now.

T W O – Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

I mean who hasn’t dreamed this one. A Skyrim type RPG where you can create yourself, and explore Hogwarts and Hogsmede and go to classes and level up in the different classes, I MEAN C’MON WHY ISN’T THIS A THING YET.

T H R E E – The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Exploring space with the Wayfarer crew is literally all I’ve thought about since I finished this book, to be honest. It’s a perfect concept for a video game, stopping off in various spaceports, upgrading the ship, building relationships. It’d be like No Many’s Sky…. except fun.

F O U R – The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This could be an excellent puzzle based game. Solving the various encryptions and hacking into the system, fight sequences in space. Switching between Kady and Ezra on the different levels. It would be glorious.

F I V E – The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

You could either pick a Shadowhunter to be; or create your own and rise through the academy. Now that the universe is so expanded, there is so much material to incorporate and places to explore.


What books do you think would make excellent adaptations into video games?


3 thoughts on “T5W #12: books that would make good video games.

  1. Ready Player One was also the one that popped into my head first, haha. All of your picks are so great. Illuminae would be a great puzzle game, why didn’t I think of that 😛 There is various Harry Potter games, but a new Harry Potter game that is as epic and great as Skyrim is would be AWESOME!!!

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