Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Would Make Good Video Games


Hey everyone!

It’s Wednesday! That means it is time for another Top 5 Wednesday post, where the topic this week is ‘Books That Would Make Good Video Games’. My preferred genres are mainly contemporary and romance, so I think my list is a little pathetic. But imagine these games more as interactive games rather than action-packed games.

1. The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout


This series has a lot of material and could be really entertaining to play as a game. It could be like the book and have various plot twists as you play. You could control various characters, such as Daemon and Katy, and fight the evil aliens.

2.  Atonement by Ian McEwan

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A lot happens in Atonement, which is why I have chosen it. Maybe you could play all of the characters at the different stages in time, and learn new things as you go. It might be a bit short, so I don’t really think this book would work well, but this is a hard topic for me!

3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Gone Girl could be fun as a crime/thriller game. If you didn’t know the plot twist, then it would be even more fun! I don’t know if there are any games like it around. I guess it could be similar to the game Life is Strange, and in Gone Girl’s case Nick could solve clues as he goes.

4. The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith


This video game would probably be similar to the Lux series, but with vampires instead of aliens. There could be a romantic part to it as well as action, including that annoying love triangle. I guess it would imitate to the television show, but with a more condensed narrative.

5. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

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I haven’t even read this book, but it would be interesting to utilise the fashion aspect within the game. Or maybe the game could mirror the film and have Anne Hathaway’s character go on tasks for Meryl Streep’s character. Actually, I would totally play that game.

Thanks for reading! I hope this list wasn’t too terrible. I am looking forward to read what everyone else has put in their list!

**Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Samantha (Thoughts on Tomes). For more information, check out the group on Goodreads.**

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6 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Would Make Good Video Games

  1. A Mystery-Adventure style game for ‘Gone Girl’ would be great. I mean, it loses some of the punch if you already know how the story ends, but it could make for a whole new way to interact with an already gripping story.

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      1. That’s true. I’ve seen the film adaptation for Gone Girl three times now and I still enjoy it a ton 😀

        That said, would you like to share your articles in our FB group? We’re a growing community of gaming bloggers and we’re always looking for more writers to share their work and discuss all things gaming. Just search for “Game Bloggers United” on Facebook.

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