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Based On A Novel

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Top 52 best Steam games of all time tagged with Based On A Novel, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Based On A Novel is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Based On A Novel, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Adventure 85%
  2. Story Rich 80%
  3. Singleplayer 59%
  4. Atmospheric 44%
  5. Indie 39%
  6. Female Protagonist 34%
  7. Point & Click 34%
  8. Visual Novel 33%
  9. 2D 33%
  10. Puzzle 33%
  11. Casual 31%
  12. RPG 31%
  13. Action 30%
  14. Exploration 25%
  15. Fantasy 25%
  16. Interactive Fiction 23%
  17. Choices Matter 21%
  18. Great Soundtrack 21%
  19. Drama 20%
  20. Historical 20%
  21. Funny 18%
  22. Detective 18%
  23. Emotional 16%
  24. Third Person 16%
  25. First-Person 16%
  26. Classic 16%

The Based On A Novel tag refers to games that are adaptations or inspired by literary works. These games draw their storylines, characters, or settings from novels and offer players the opportunity to experience the narrative in an interactive format.

Games that fall under this tag often strive to capture the essence of the original novel and provide a unique gaming experience that complements the source material. They can encompass various genres such as action-adventure, role-playing, puzzle-solving, or visual novels. Some key features of games based on novels include:

  • Faithfulness to the Source Material These games emphasize staying true to the events, themes, and atmosphere of the original novel. Players can expect familiar characters, locations, plot points, and moral dilemmas that reflect what they experienced while reading.
  • Narrative Focus Central to these adaptations is a strong emphasis on storytelling. Games based on novels often prioritize rich narratives with well-developed characters and complex story arcs.
  • Additions and Enhancements While maintaining fidelity to its source material is important, game developers will sometimes add new elements or expand upon certain aspects of a novel's universe in order to create compelling gameplay experiences.
  • A Different Perspective Games based on novels allow players to inhabit characters' shoes firsthand rather than serving as passive readers. This immersive quality brings an extra layer of engagement and interactivity not present in traditional books.

In terms of examples for this tag:

  • The Witcher Developed by CD Projekt Red, The Witcher series is based on Andrzej Sapkowski's fantasy novels. The games follow Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter with supernatural abilities known as witchers, as he traverses an expansive world filled with political intrigue and mythical creatures.
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Developed by GSC Game World; S.T.A.L.K.E.R. takes inspiration from Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's novel Roadside Picnic. The game explores a post-apocalyptic landscape around Chernobyl after an incident referred to as "The Zone," mixing elements of science fiction with survival horror.
  • Metro series Developed by 4A Games; Metro is based on Dmitry Glukhovsky's post-apocalyptic novels set in the Moscow Metro system following a devastating nuclear war. Players navigate through dark tunnels battling mutants and hostile factions while experiencing moral dilemmas within society's remnants.

Overall, games based on novels aim to provide fans with an interactive way to engage with beloved literary works while also appealing to gamers who appreciate compelling storytelling.

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