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  • TyeTheCzar - April 6, 2010 3:13 p.m.

    Hey, Watership Down! Lugaru got here first! http://www.wolfire.com/lugaru And the upcoming Overgrowth will probably be out before you ever will! MUAHAHAHAHAHA
  • TdotFunk - April 6, 2010 3:03 p.m.

    The Dark Tower Series would be amazing.
  • crumbdunky - April 6, 2010 2:54 p.m.

    Seeing as anyone attempting to make a film of Naked Lunch(or even understand a good deal of it)always end in a total mess don't we think a game would be useless, confusing and pointless? Junky might make a good game-as a kind of road trip RPG where you have to beat your addiction! Naked Lunch? Impossible on so many, many levels. As for HoD-we'd be much more likely, and better off, having a game of the film that it inspired in Apocalypse Now. Brando's mental Colonel would be a great final boss/game villain in either an FPS or Mass Effect style shooter/RPG hybrid. Certainly, as there's NEVER been an attempt at a great 'Nam game it's one I'd love to play. You could always go for the teen angst buck(or the buck of anyone who ever read the book during THEIR teens) in Catcher in the Rye. Cool third person adventure going on there, imo, and a very different setting to pretty much any game ever so it could be cool. If I could choose just one book to make into a game, however, I'd want a sprawling, ambitious adaptation of The Idiot by Dostoyevsky. Trying to stay within the moral boundaries of Prince Myshkin's "Childlike Christ" figure would make an RPG with the best moral system EVER as you battle for the love of the ladies! You'd try to keep your social position, keep peace with the nihilists and other factions in the story, have drinking and handwriting style mini games(sounds dull but you could have one where you had to copy something down accurately and get paid/XP accordingly).Sie quests playing as other characters would be cool as well and , again, the Victorian Russian setting would be very cool to see rendered on a console or PC. Be one hell of a big project, however, an how you keep the story fresh in these games is beyond me!Is that why DI was so mental?
  • drewbian - April 6, 2010 12:32 p.m.

    1984 would be the sickest game ever if it was made in a lucasarts point and click way or even as a kind of quirky alan wake style thing
  • g4m3rk1dd - April 6, 2010 12:19 p.m.

    not sure if you guys were just talking about older books...but what about but what about one like "Supernaturalists" or another older one like "Farenheit 451" and "To Kill A Mockingbird" could be the next "Pheonix Wright" (not sure if i spelled it right i dont know cuz i've never even realy looked at it before)
  • oryandymackie - April 6, 2010 10:08 a.m.

    Come on! The Bible, people!
  • philipshaw - April 6, 2010 9:57 a.m.

    Great Top 7, even though you did it before GR
  • AggressiveMold - April 6, 2010 3:29 a.m.

    What about the story of Jason and the Argonauts? Oh wait... Well how about a game focused on the norse gods, only to mix things up, they make it all future-like? Oh wait... Fuggit. Give me Halo 4.
  • BLOODmuffins - April 6, 2010 3:09 a.m.

    Also, The Road and No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy would be fucking awesome as open-world adventure games with survival horror elements thrown in.
  • BLOODmuffins - April 6, 2010 3:07 a.m.

    If it was done correctly, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski could be one of the most mind-blowing and psychologically thrilling games ever made. The book is the biggest mindfuck you could possibly experience, and it is somewhat difficult to describe. The easiest thing to say about it is that the experience of reading the book is what it is really about. This could make it difficult to adapt into a game, but the right team with the right resources could make something amazing.
  • powerpc127 - April 6, 2010 2:58 a.m.

    @miningguyx360 Boobs to books? That's not even a full letter. What if I want to know about games? I guess they don't cover stuff in the g's... I don't think LotF would make a good game anyway, even if a real dev got their hands on it. I mean, to do it justice you'd have to put some child porn in there. BUT Heart of Darkness would make an awesome twist of Oregon Trail. You could barter with locals, hunt, manage resources, fight off dysentary (or malaria, I guess), and take your chances on whether or not the animal carcass you stumbled across is edible. Sounds like great fun. recaptcha pressed grass hehehe
  • JizzyB - April 6, 2010 2:58 a.m.

    None of these books seem interesting. Pride and Prejudice? Really? I agree with those saying All Quiet on the Western Front could be good. After playing The Darkness I can picture the setting easily.
  • johngrybos - April 6, 2010 2:33 a.m.

    Watership Down would make a much better RTS than beat-em-up. Digging tunnels, recruiting other wildlife (recon mouses, heavy attack seagulls), psychic Fiver could lift the fog of war, Bigwig and Woundwort as troop-buffing heroes. It's perfect!
  • WhiskeyBit - April 6, 2010 2:09 a.m.

    The Road by Cormac McCarthy= awsome survival game.
  • miningguyx360 - April 6, 2010 2:07 a.m.

    From boobs to books, if it relates to video games, GAMESRADAR HAZ GOT U COVERED!
  • snothammer - April 6, 2010 2:07 a.m.

    @Thantos410 I kind of think anything by Ayn Rand could be adapted into games in some manner. Her books are all about self-sufficiency/indepence, so at least they could have a solid player-character. They'd also be driven by the player's actions, which is already becoming a staple in the medium of games. On a separate note, I also think A Separate Peace by John Knowles might work as a game. I imagine it would be like Bully meets Heavy Rain meets Animal Crossing.
  • RebornKusabi - April 6, 2010 2:04 a.m.

    Okay I know it's just a joke, and an incredibly funny one at that, but while Dante Alighieri in real life looked nothing like his "Kratos meets Leonidas from 300" character model, he WAS a soldier at one point and not in the "George W. Bush" kind of way but in the "He fought in the front rank of the Guelph cavalry at the Battle of Campaldino" way. Just throwing that out there for people who say that Dante Alighieri wasn't a fighter in real life; many philosophers, and generally 99% of the highly-educated men during that time, had fought in a war or had seen live battle at some point. Again though, it's a hilarious ending punch-line for people who don't know these facts and I would say even people who DO know the facts of Dante Alighieri. Loved the article! Great stuff, especially the additions of those GOD-AWFUL Jekyll/Hyde and Lord of the Flies games, they were... terrible!
  • Romination - April 6, 2010 2:03 a.m.

    and i was excited because i thought this would be serious... For Whom The Bell Tolls would be the most saddening and depressing thing to have to slog through in a first-person perspective, with an inner monologue likely going the whole time, you might as well just kill yourself when you buy it
  • Thantos410 - April 6, 2010 1:10 a.m.

    Personally, I think they could make a great RPG out of "Anthem" by Ayn Rand.
  • TURbo - April 6, 2010 1 a.m.

    Is Far Cry 2 not a good enough substitute for Heart of Darkness? Well this will be like the Episode 76, instead of Johnny Ridgeback, they get Snooty Literature Nazis

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