10 video games extracted from literary works

The book usually tell stories of any genre that do not turn out to be of exclusive use as the main source of inspiration for a fill directors who intend to make an adaptation of the to the big screen.

The great advantage is that from the beginning you we can start with a whole plot that you just have to convert to virtual really with the creation a worlds and characters in a digital format.

1. Dynasty Warriors

Omega Force together with Koei, developed this video game based on the Chinese classic novel ‘Romance of the three Kingdoms’. Specifically, this is considered as a videogame within the Hack and slash genre, as well as being part of a saga of turn-based strategy titles. With regard to its gameplay, the gamer must control a warrior to eliminate as many of number of enemies. One of the primary objectives will be to have to fight and defeat of the main enemy in the map.

2. Spec Ops: The Line

Spec Ops: The Line was launched in 2012 by the company 2K Games. Based on a highly reused genre of third-party shooters, it was developed under the seal of Yager Development. It should be noted that this found its great inspiration of narrative base in the novel ‘The Heart of Darkness’, by the writer Joshep Conrad in the year 1899. With regard to compatibility with consoles, this title could be played in OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Xbox 360 and P3.

3.Parasite Eve

Really designed as a horror video game, it was under the eyes of Squaresoft company under the inspiration of the manuscript of the same name by Hideaki Sena. With regard to its market launch, Parasite Eve saw the light for the first time in 1998 in Japan, launched for the PlayStation console. Among its most cutting-edge features. Also is really important to know that this has a game mode, which is only activated when the story is finished for the first time.

4. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six

It is unknown to what extent this title as an attribution of the world of videogames from the stories of writer Tom Clancy. However, he bases his story on an anti-terrorism unit that sought adaptation in the novel ‘Rainbow Six’. With respect to its creation, this invention was made by company Red Storm together with Ubisoft.

5. The Witcher

Translated from Polish into English as `The Witcher’, The Witcher is nothing more than a genre role title for computers. To begging with, this was developed thanks to the CD Projekt RED STUDIO company, while its distribution was in the hands of CD Projekt in Poland and Atari in the rest of the world.

As far as inspiration, is concerned, this title refers to the plot of the stories told by Andrzej Sapkowski. In addition, it was launched in 2007, choosing Russia as a country of launch.

6. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

This video game classified as a role-playing genre and found its references in the Dracula novel by writer Bram Stoker. Designed and developed by the company NeocoreGames, this title is based on the story of the adventures of the vampire hunter Van Helsing. Also to be noted, this is set in the nineteenth century era of Eastern Europe, known and dubbed as ‘gothic-black’.

7. 80 Days

Launched through the Inkle company for devices with iOS and Android operating systems, it has a series of branched narratives such as the ‘Black Mirror’ movie. This translates into a series of decisions that affect the entire course of the game, these are taken just by the player. The influence of this videogame and inspiration for its development comes from some adventure novels by the great writer Julio Verne.

8. S.T.A.L.K.E.R

The series of horror and survival titles was developed in the city of Kiev by video game developer GSC Game World. We know that the narrative takes place in the area of the Chernobyl disaster because of the experiences found in the book ‘Pícnc Extraterrestre’ by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, who also took references from Andrei Tarkovski’s film. As well, its version is based on a somewhat modified view of the Chernobyl and its horrible nuclear disaster, where the gamer will have to face really dangerous entities.

9. Metro 2033

Taking with references to the post-apocalyptic fiction novels of Dmitri Glukhovski ‘Metro 2033 and Metro 2034’. It’s based is encompassed in the Moscow Metro, a place that hides the last survivors of the global nuclear holocaust. With regard to the aesthetics and design of its scenography, it should be noted that Metro 2033 has a dark color palette that conveys some gloomy feeling. To finish, this is classified within the world of action titles with a mixture between survival horror and first person shooting.

10. Dante’s Inferno

Embedded within the hack and slash video game genre, Dante’s Inferno was developed by the company Visceral Games, while its publication was taken over by the company Electronic Arts on consoles such as PlayStation 3, PsVita and Xbox 360. Regarding inspiration literary, Dante’s Inferno comes from the work of the poet Dante Alighiere or ‘Divine Comedy’.

The setting of the story of the Knight Templar and the rescue of his beloved from the insides of hell, will leave more than one gamer with his high hearth rate.