Whether they tell a completely new story set in an already known universe or a story you might or might not have already played through. Here are 4 of the best Game Novels out there!
Mass Effect: Revelations
Author: Drew Karpyshyn
Serving as a prequel to the first game, this novel tells the story of (Captain) Anderson and Saren. It serves as a great backstory to the already excellent story Mass Effect and shines a new light on some of the existing characters in the game. There are a few more Mass Effect books all fitting between the stories of the games. Although all are very enjoyable, we believe this one to be the best.
Halo: The Fall of Reach
Author: Eric Nylund
The Fall of Reach acts as a prequel to the original Halo game (best enjoyed as the Anniversary Edition on XBox360 or XBoxOne). It tells the origin of the Spartans super-soldiers, their training and missions. This novel teaches many new things not known to people who only played the games. Though non of the ‘new’ information is in any way vital to fully enjoy the Halo games, it does add quite a bit of depth. On top of that, it just is an awesome Sci-Fi military novel on it’s own!
World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde
Author: Christie Golden
Rise of the Horde tells the incredible story of how the Orc clans of Draenor banded together and started their destructive journey to Azeroth. Starring interesting characters such as Durotan, Orgrimm Doomhammer and Gul’dan. Easily amongst Golden’s best works and a great way to brush up on the vibrant history and lore behind the current World of Warcraft expansion: The Warlords of Draenor.
Assassin’s Creed: The Secret Crusade
Author: Oliver Bowden
Unlike the titles above, this book is not a prequel or a side-story of the games but a direct retelling of the same story. Being told from the perspective of Niccolò Polo, the father of Marco Polo. It tells about Altaïr’s adventures in the first game and adds just enough to be refreshing. The action is tense and fast and the story remarkably brutal at times. Unless you’re not into written stories, this is probably the best way to experience the story of the original Assassin’s Creed Game!
There they are, our favourite game novels. There are many more interesting novels out there so we’re wondering, did we miss your favourite? Let us know and we might just update our opinion as well as our library!