List of novels based on video games

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The following is a list of novels based on video games.

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Franchise Title Author(s) ISBN Genre Based on/ Notes
Alan Wake Alan Wake Rick Burroughs ISBN 0765328437 Third-person shooter
Assassin's Creed Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade Oliver Bowden ISBN 978-0-241-95172-9 Action/ Adventure Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed: Renaissance ISBN 978-0-14-104630-3 Assassin's Creed II
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood ISBN 978-0-241-95171-2 Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed: Revelations ISBN 978-0-241-95173-6 Assassin's Creed Revelations
Assassin's Creed: Forsaken ISBN 978-0-7181-5949-8 Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed: Black Flag (novel) ISBN 978-0-4252-6296-2 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Baldur's Gate Baldur's Gate: A Novelization Philip Athans ISBN 978-0786915255 RPG
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn ISBN 978-0786915699
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal Drew Karpyshyn ISBN 978-0786919857
Battlefield 3 Battlefield 3: The Russian Andy McNab, Peter Grimsdale ISBN 978-1455508921 First-person Shooter
BioShock BioShock: Rapture John Shirley ISBN 978-0765367358 First-person Shooter
BioShock Infinite BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt Ken Levine, et al. ASIN B00B2SO7NU First-person Shooter A short prequel to the game.
Borderlands Borderlands: The Fallen John Shirley ISBN 978-1439198476 RPG
Borderlands: Unconquered ISBN 978-1439198483
Bot Colony Bot Colony Eugene Joseph ISBN 978-0-9865804-0-6 Action/ Adventure
Brute Force Brute Force: Betrayals Dean Wesley Smith ISBN 978-0345458506 Third-person shooter
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars Keith R. A. DeCandido ISBN 978-0-345-49814-4 Strategy
Crimson Skies Crimson Skies Eric Nylund. Michael B. Lee, Nancy Berman, Eric S. Trautmann ISBN 978-0-345-45874-2 Action/ Adventure
Wings of Fortune: Pirate's Gold Stephen Kenson ISBN 978-1555604073
Wings of Justice: Rogue Flyer Loren L. Coleman ISBN 978-1555604066
Crysis Crysis: Legion Peter Watts ISBN 978-0345526786 First-person Shooter Crysis 2
Crysis: Escalation Gavin Smith ISBN 978-0575115705 Short stories set between Crysis 2 & 3.
Darksiders Darksiders: The Abomination Vault Ari Marmell ISBN 978-0345534026 Action/ Adventure
Dead Island Dead Island Mark Morris ISBN 978-0857501035 RPG
Dead Space Dead Space: Martyr Brian Evenson ISBN 978-0-7653-2503-7 Third-person shooter
Dead Space: Catalyst ISBN 978-0-8576-8176-8 Third-person shooter
Deus Ex Deus Ex: Icarus Effect James Swallow ISBN 978-0-85768-160-7
ISBN 978-0-34552-359-4
RPG
Diablo Legacy of Blood (Diablo, Book 1) Richard A. Knaak ISBN 978-0-671-04155-7 RPG
The Black Road (Diablo, Book 2) Mel Odom ISBN 978-0-7434-2691-6
The Kingdom of Shadow (Diablo, Book 3) Richard A. Knaak ISBN 978-0-7434-2692-3
Moon of the Spider (Diablo) Richard A. Knaak ISBN 978-0-7434-7132-9
Demonsbane (Diablo; Diablo Archive) Robert B. Marks ISBN 978-1-4165-7699-0
Birthright (Diablo: The Sin War, Book 1) Richard A. Knaak ISBN 978-0-7434-7122-0
Scales of the Serpent (Diablo: The Sin War, Book 2) Richard A. Knaak ISBN 978-07434-7123-7
The Veiled Prophet (Diablo: The Sin War, Book 3) Richard A. Knaak ISBN 978-0-7434-7124-4
Book of Cain ISBN 978-1608-87045-5 Diablo 3 Deckard Cain
The Order Nate Kenyon ISBN 978-1-4165-5078-5 Diablo 3
Doom Knee Deep In The Dead Dafydd ab Hugh, Brad Linaweaver ISBN 978-0671525552 First-person Shooter
Hell on Earth Dafydd ab Hugh, Brad Linaweaver ISBN 978-0671525620
Infernal Sky Dafydd ab Hugh, Brad Linaweaver ISBN 978-0671525637
Endgame Dafydd ab Hugh, Brad Linaweaver ISBN 978-0671525668
Doom 3: Worlds on Fire Matthew Costello ISBN 978-1416549802 Doom 3
Doom 3: Maelstrom Matthew Costello ISBN 978-1416553854 Doom 3
Dragon Age Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne David Gaider ISBN 978-0765363718 RPG prequel novel to Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age: The Calling ISBN 978-0765324092
Dragon Age: Asunder ISBN 978-0765331175
Driver Driver: Nemesis Alex Sharp ISBN 978-0552163965 Action/ Adventure Driver: San Francisco
Elemental: War of Magic Elemental: Destiny's Embers Bradley Wardell ISBN 0-345-51786-5 Strategy Elemental: War of Magic
Elite Elite: The Dark Wheel Robert Holdstock Action/ Space-Sim
Elite: Dangerous Elite: Wanted Stephen Deas & Gavin Smith ISBN 978-1473201286 Action/ Space-Sim
Elite: Nemorensis Simon Spurrier ISBN 978-1473201262
Elite: Docking is Dangerous Gideon Defoe ISBN 978-1473201309
Elite: Reclamation Drew Wager ASIN B00KUY2MX4
Elite: And Here the Wheel John Harper ASIN B00KZ0ZNI4
Elite: Lave Revolution Allen Shroud ASIN B00KVER5IA
Elite: Mostly Harmless Kate Russell ASIN B00KUXT3DC
Elite: Tales from the Frontier various ASIN B00KZ2DLPO
Fable Fable: The Balverine Order Peter David ISBN 978-0441020065 RPG
Fable: Blood Ties ISBN 978-1937007409
Fable: Edge of the World Christie Golden ISBN 978-0345539373 Fable: The Journey
Final Fantasy XIII Final Fantasy XIII-2 Fragment Before (Japanese) Eishima Jun RPG
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Fragment After (Japanese)
Gabriel Knight Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Jane Jensen ISBN 0-451-45607-6 Action/ Adventure
The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery ISBN 0-451-45621-1
Gears of War Gears of War: Aspho Fields Karen Traviss ISBN 978-0-345-49943-1 Third-person shooter
Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant ISBN 978-1-84149-738-9
Gears of War: Coalition's End ISBN 1439183953
Gears of War: Anvil Gate ISBN 978-0345499455
Gears of War: The Slab ISBN 978-0-356-50105-5
God of War God of War Matthew Stover, Robert E. Vardeman ISBN 978-0345508676 Action/ Adventure
God of War II Robert E. Vardeman ISBN 978-0345508683
Guild Wars / Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon Matt Forbeck, Jeff Grubb ISBN 978-1-4165-8947-1 MMORPG
Guild Wars: Edge of Destiny J. Robert King ISBN 978-1-4165-8960-0
Guild Wars: Sea of Sorrow Ree Soesbee ISBN 978-1-4165-8962-4
Halo Halo: The Fall of Reach Eric S. Nylund ISBN 1-84149-420-8 First-person Shooter
Halo: The Flood William C. Dietz ISBN 1-84149-421-6
Halo: First Strike Eric S. Nylund ISBN 1-84149-422-4
Halo: Ghosts of Onyx Eric S. Nylund ISBN 0-7653-1568-8
Halo: Contact Harvest Joseph Staten ISBN 0-7653-1569-6
Halo: The Cole Protocol Tobias S. Buckell ISBN 978-0-7653-1570-0
Halo: Evolution Vol I: Essential Tales from the Halo Universe Various ISBN 978-0-7653-1573-1
Halo: Evolutions Vol II: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe Various ISBN 978-0765366955 Reprint of Volume I, plus another story (Wages of Sin)
Halo: Cryptum Greg Bear ISBN 978-0-7653-2396-5
Halo: Primordium Greg Bear ISBN 978-0-7653-2397-2
Halo: Silentium Greg Bear ISBN 978-0-2307-5832-2
Halo: Glasslands Karen Traviss ISBN 978-0-7653-3040-6
Halo: The Thursday War Karen Traviss ISBN 978-0-7653-2394-1
Halo: Mortal Dictata Karen Traviss ISBN 978-0-7653-2395-8
Hellgate: London Hellgate: Exodus (Hellgate: London Trilogy, Book 1) Mel Odom ISBN 1-4165-2579-3 RPG
Hellgate: Goetia (Hellgate: London Trilogy, Book 2) ISBN 1-4165-2580-7
Hellgate: Covenant (Hellgate: London Trilogy, Book 3) ISBN 1-4165-2581-5
Hitman Enemy Within William C. Dietz ISBN 978-0-345-47132-1 Stealth Action Hitman 2, Hitman: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money.
Hitman Damnation Raymond Benson ISBN 978-0345471345 Prequel to the game Hitman: Absolution
Homefront Homefront: The Voice of Freedom Raymond Benson, John Milius ISBN 978-0345527158 First-person Shooter
Ico Ico: Castle in the Mist Miyuki Miyabe ISBN 978-1421540634 Action/ Adventure
Infinity Blade Infinity Blade: Awakening Brandon Sanderson ASIN B005SFRJ6K RPG Only the e-book format is available for this novel.
Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death Dredd Vs. Death Gordon Rennie ISBN 978-1844160617 First-person Shooter
Killzone Killzone: Ascendancy Sam Bradbury ISBN 978-0241954317 First-person Shooter
King's Quest King's Quest 1: The Floating Castle Craig Mills ISBN 978-1572970090 Action/ Adventure
King's Quest 2: Kingdom of Sorrow Kenyon Morr ISBN 978-1572970335
King's Quest 3: See No Weevil ISBN 978-1572971745
Mass Effect Mass Effect: Revelation Drew Karpyshyn ISBN 978-0-345-49816-8 Third-person shooter
Mass Effect: Ascension ISBN 978-0-345-49852-6
Mass Effect: Retribution ISBN 978-0-345-52072-2
Mass Effect: Deception William C. Dietz
Metal Gear Solid Metal Gear Solid Raymond Benson ISBN 0-345-50328-7 Stealth Action Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty ISBN 0-345-50343-0 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriot Project Itoh ISBN 978-1421540016 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Myst Myst: The Book of Atrus Rand Miller, Robyn Miller, David Wingrove ISBN 978-0786861590 Graphic adventure, Puzzle
Myst: The Book of Ti'ana Rand Miller, David Wingrove ISBN 978-0786861606
Myst: The Book of D'ni Rand Miller, David Wingrove ISBN 978-0786861613
Oolite Status Quo Drew Wagar ISBN 978-1-4523-9704-7 Action/ Space Sim
Mutabilis ISBN 978-1-4523-2925-3
Incursio ISBN 978-1-4659-6502-8
Finis ISBN 978-1-4661-5764-4
Perfect Dark Zero Perfect Dark: Initial Vector Greg Rucka ISBN 0-7653-1571-8 First-person Shooter
Perfect Dark: Second Front ISBN 0-7653-1572-4
Planetfall Planetfall Arthur Byron Cover ISBN 0-380-75384-7 Action/ Adventure
Project Starfighter Project: Starfighter Stephen J Sweeney ISBN 978-0-9558-5611-2 Shoot 'em up First commercial novel to be based on a GPL video game.
Rage Rage Matthew J. Costello ISBN 978-0-3455-2936 First-person Shooter
Remember Me Remember Me: The Pandora Archive Scott Harrison ASIN B00DJ2WI0G Action-adventure An official prequel to the game.
Resident Evil Resident Evil: Zero Hour (Resident Evil) S.D. Perry ISBN 0-671-78511-7 Survival horror Resident Evil Zero
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil #1) ISBN 0-671-02439-6 Resident Evil 1
Resident Evil: Caliban Cove (Resident Evil #2) ISBN 0-671-02440-X
Resident Evil: City Of The Dead (Resident Evil #3) ISBN 0-671-02441-8 Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil: Underworld (Resident Evil #4) ISBN 0-671-02442-6
Resident Evil: Nemesis (Resident Evil #5) ISBN 0-671-78496-X Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica (Resident Evil #6) ISBN 0-671-78498-6 Resident Evil Code: Veronica
Resistance Resistance: The Gathering Storm William C. Dietz ISBN 0-345-50842-4 First-person Shooter
Resistance: A Hole in the Sky ISBN 978-0345508430 Prequel to Resistance 3
Return to Krondor Krondor: The Betrayal (Book 1 of The Riftwar Legacy) Raymond E. Feist ISBN 0-380-97715-X RPG
Krondor: The Assassins (Book 2 of The Riftwar Legacy) ISBN 0-00-224695-3
Krondor: Tear of the Gods (Book 3 of The Riftwar Legacy) ISBN 0-00-224680-5
Rogue Trooper The Quartz Massacre Rebecca Levene ISBN 1-84416-110-2 Third-person shooter
RuneScape RuneScape: Betrayal at Falador T.S. Church ISBN 978-0-9559078-0-7 MMORPG
RuneScape: Return to Canifis ISBN 978-1848567276
RuneScape: Legacy of Blood ISBN 978-0857687579
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Southern Comfort John Mason ISBN 978-1466220720 First-person Shooter
Shadow Keep Shadowkeep Alan Dean Foster ISBN 978-0446325530 Action/ Adventure
Shadow Warrior Shadow Warrio N°1: For Dead Eyes Only Dean Wesley Smith ISBN 0-671-01879-5 First-person Shooter
You Only Die Twice Ryan Hughes
Silent Hill Silent Hill: The Novel (Japanese) Sadamu Yamashita Survival horror Silent Hill 1
Silent Hill 2: The Novel (Japanese) Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3: The Novel (Japanese) Silent Hill 3
Sonic the Hedgehog Metal City Mayhem (Book 1, Gamebook) James Wallis ISBN 0-14-090391-7 Platform
Zone Rangers (Book 2, Gamebook) James Wallis ISBN 0-14-090392-5
Sonic v Zonik (Book 3, Gamebook) Nigel Gross, Jon Sutherland ISBN 0-14-090406-9
The Zone Zapper (Book 4, Gamebook) Nigel Gross, Jon Sutherland ISBN 0-14-090407-7
Theme Park Panic (Book 5, Gamebook) Marc Gascoigne, Jonathan Green ISBN 0-14-037847-2
Stormin' Sonic (Book 6, Gamebook) Marc Gascoigne, Jonathan Green ISBN 0-14-037848-0
Stay Sonic Mike Pattenden
Sonic the Hedgehog in Robotnik's Laboratory (Book 1) James Wallis, Marc Gascoigne and Carl Sargent (under the pseudonym of Martin Adams) ISBN 0-426-20401-8 Based on the origin established in Stay Sonic and published in the UK by Virgin Publishing.
Sonic the Hedgehog in the Fourth Dimension (Book 2) James Wallis, Marc Gascoigne and Carl Sargent (under the pseudonym of Martin Adams) ISBN 0-426-20402-6 Based on the origin established in Stay Sonic and published in the UK by Virgin Publishing.
Sonic the Hedgehog and the Silicon Warriors (Book 3) James Wallis, Marc Gascoigne and Carl Sargent (under the pseudonym of Martin Adams) ISBN 0-426-20403-4 Based on the origin established in Stay Sonic and published in the UK by Virgin Publishing.
Sonic the Hedgehog in Castle Robotnik (Book 4) James Wallis, Marc Gascoigne and Carl Sargent (under the pseudonym of Martin Adams) ISBN 0-426-20405-0 Based on the origin established in Stay Sonic and published in the UK by Virgin Publishing.
Sonic the Hedgehog Michael Teitelbaum ISBN 0-8167-3199-3
Robotnik's Revenge Michael Teitelbaum ISBN 0-8167-3438-0
Fortress of Fear Michael Teitelbaum ISBN 0-8167-3582-4
Friend or Foe? Michael Teitelbaum ISBN 0-8167-3672-3
Sonic & Knuckles Michael Teitelbaum ISBN 0-8167-3781-9
Sonic X-Treme Michael Teitelbaum
Meteor Shower Messenger Based on the Second/Third season of Sonic X
Spaceship Blue Typhoon Diana Gallagher Based on the Second/Third season of Sonic X
Where's Sonic? Using a similar idea to the Where's Wally?/Where's Waldo? books, each page presented the reader with a different puzzle, each one inspired by a different level from Sonic 2 on the Genesis / Sega Mega Drive. Published by Ladybird Books Ltd.
Where's Sonic Now?
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Sean Williams Action/ Adventure
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
StarCraft Liberty's Crusade (StarCraft, Book 1) Jeff Grubb ISBN 978-0-671-04148-9 Strategy
Shadow of the Xel'Naga (StarCraft, Book 2) Gabriel Mesta ISBN 978-0-671-04149-6
Speed Of Darkness (StarCraft, Book 3) Tracy Hickman ISBN 978-0-671-04150-2
Uprising (StarCraft; StarCraft Archive) Micky Neilson ISBN 978-1-4165-4929-1
Queen Of Blades (StarCraft) Aaron S. Rosenberg ISBN 978-0-7434-7133-6
I, Mengsk (StarCraft) Graham McNeill ISBN 978-1-4165-5083-9
Firstborn (StarCraft: Dark Templar, Book 1) Christie Golden ISBN 978-0-7434-7125-1
Shadow Hunters (StarCraft: Dark Templar, Book 2) Christie Golden ISBN 978-0-7434-7126-8
Twilight (StarCraft: Dark Templar, Book 3) Christie Golden ISBN 978-0-7434-7129-9
Nova (StarCraft: Ghost) Keith R. A. DeCandido ISBN 978-0-7434-7134-3
Spectres (StarCraft: Ghost) Nate Kenyon ISBN 978-1-4391-0938-0
Heaven's Devils (StarCraft II) William C. Dietz ISBN 978-1-4165-5084-6
Devils' Due (StarCraft II) Christie Golden ISBN 978-1-4165-5085-3
Stationfall Stationfall Arthur Byron Cover ISBN 0-380-75387-1 Action/ Adventure
Street Fighter Street Fighter: Dream Never Ends Talyn Rahman-Figueroa - Fighting Available online. Plans for the book to be published in partnership with Capcom.
Tekken Tekken: The Dark History of Mishima (Japanese) Takashi Yano ISBN 978-4-08-775402-5 Fighting
The Elder Scrolls The Infernal City Greg Keyes ISBN 978-0-345-50801-0 RPG
Lord of Souls ISBN 978-0-345-50802-7
Tom Clancy's EndWar EndWar David Michaels Strategy
The Hunted David Michaels
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Ghost Recon David Michaels ISBN 978-0-425-22014-6 First-person Shooter
Combat Ops ISBN 978-0-425-24006-9
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Splinter Cell David Michaels ISBN 978-0-425-20168-8 Stealth Action
Operation Barracuda ISBN 978-0-425-20422-1
Checkmate ISBN 0-425-21278-5
Fallout ISBN 978-0-425-21824-2
Conviction ISBN 978-0-425-23104-3
Endgame ISBN 978-0-425-23144-9
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X HAWX David Michaels ISBN 978-0425233191 Vehicle Simulation
Tomb Raider The Amulet of Power Mike Resnick ISBN 978-0345461711 Action/ Adventure
The Lost Cult E.E. Knight ISBN 978-0345461728
The Man of Bronze James Alan Gardner ISBN 978-0345461735
Uncharted Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth` Christopher Golden ISBN 978-0345522177 Action/ Adventure
Unreal Hard Crash (Unreal No.1) Ryan Hughes ISBN 978-0671018818 First-person Shooter
Prophet's Power (Unreal No.2) Dean Wesley Smith ISBN 978-0671018825
WarCraft Warcraft: Day of the Dragon (Book 1) Richard A. Knaak ISBN 978-0671041526 Strategy
Warcraft: Lord of the Clans (Book 2) Christie Golden ISBN 978-0743426909
Warcraft: The Last Guardian (Book 3) Jeff Grubb ISBN 978-0671041519
Warcraft: Of Blood and Honor Chris Metzen
Warcraft: War of the Ancients #1: The Well of Eternity Richard A. Knaak ISBN 978-0743471190
Warcraft: War of the Ancients #2: The Demon Soul ISBN 978-0743471206
Warcraft: War of the Ancients #3: The Sundering ISBN 978-0743471213
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Dawn of War C S Goto Strategy
Ascension C S Goto
Tempest C S Goto
Blood Ravens: The Dawn of War Omnibus C S Goto
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior Fire Warrior Simon Spurrier ISBN 978-1844160105 First-person Shooter
World of Warcraft World of Warcraft: Cycle of Hatred Keith R.A. DeCandido ISBN 978-0743471367 MMORPG
World of Warcraft: Night of the Dragon Richard A. Knaak ISBN 978-0743471374
World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King Christie Golden ISBN 978-1439157602
World of Warcraft: Stormrage Richard A. Knaak ISBN 978-1439189467
World of Warcraft: The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm Christie Golden ISBN 1416550747
World of Warcraft: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects Christie Golden ISBN 1416550887
World of Warcraft: Wolfheart Richard A. Knaak ISBN 978-1451605761
World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War Christie Golden ISBN 978-1451697919
World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde Christie Golden ISBN 978-0743471381
World of Warcraft: Tides of Darkness Aaron Rosenberg ISBN 978-1416539902
World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal Aaron Rosenberg, Christie Golden ISBN 978-1416550860
X-COM X-Com UFO Defence Diane Duane ISBN 0-761-50235-1 Strategy UFO: Enemy Unknown