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The Best Books Based on Video Games

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We love gaming, but sometimes even we need a screen break! Here are some of the best books based on video games we've read over the years...

Halo: Contact Harvest

Contact Harvest establishes how the war between the human race and alien covenant forces began. It's told from the point of view of both Sergeant Johnson and the covenant and is essential reading if you're into the Halo series. Plus it's well-written. Not always a given with this genre!

Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth

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Less surprisingly, Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth is another well-written story. This book sees Nathan Drake's character fully fleshed-out, while keeping a lot of the fast-paced action we expect from the series.

Alan Wake

It would be an insult to cliches everywhere if Alan Wake, a game about a writer whose wife goes missing, wasn't also translated into a book. Although it's a bit cheesy in places, the adaptation is full of suspense and mystery.

Tomb Raider and the Lost Cult

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The Tomb Raider franchise lends itself well to instalments of Lara Croft's many adventures. The Lost Cult sees our favourite female action hero head into the forests of Peru to guessed it - a lost cult. There are lots of references to the games in this book. We bet you can't spot them all!

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Following Ezio, Brotherhood is focused around the story of Assassin's Creed II, but adds so much more to the character and plot than the game perhaps manages to do. If you're a fan of the franchise, you'll enjoy this.So which will you read first? Our list of our favourite books based on video games is by no means exhaustive - if you've read something you think we should check out, let us know in the comments below, too! With all this extra time on our hands we're in the market for more.

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