Best Based On A Novel Games on Steam

Steam currently has 94 Based On A Novel games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Based On A Novel game rankings were last updated on 6/12/2024.

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1. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl tells a story about survival in the Zone – a very dangerous place, where you fear not only the radiation, anomalies and deadly creatures, but other S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s, who have their own goals and wishes.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl holds the #1 spot for "best Based On A Novel game on Steam" with a Player Score of 93. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 40,649 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 38,536 positive reviews and 2,113 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/20/2007
Franchise S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Developer GSC Game World
Publisher GSC Game World
Steam App Id 4500

2. Spec Ops: The Line

A Third-Person modern military Shooter designed to challenge players' morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations.

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Spec Ops: The Line has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Based On A Novel games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 53,553 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 49,962 positive reviews and 3,591 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Spec Ops: The Line on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 6/29/2012
Developer YAGER
Publishers
Steam App Id 50300

3. Metro: Last Light Complete Edition

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Metro: Last Light Complete Edition has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Based On A Novel games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,018 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,931 positive reviews and 1,087 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and is not available to play on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Metro: Last Light Complete Edition on the Steam Deck.

Steam App Id 43160

4. Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™

Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle of Middle-earth.

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Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™ has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Based On A Novel games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 85,276 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 78,759 positive reviews and 6,517 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 9/30/2014
Developer Monolith Productions
Publishers
Steam App Id 241930

5. Metro 2033

Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands. In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland.

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Metro 2033 has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Based On A Novel games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 32,529 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 30,150 positive reviews and 2,379 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Metro 2033 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 3/16/2010
Developer 4A Games
Publisher Deep Silver
Steam App Id 43110

6. Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth-

A 2D Metroidvania-style game developed under the supervision of Ryo Mizuno, depicting the story of Deedlit and the events leading up to Record of Lodoss War: Diadem of the Covenant. Use a variety of weapons and spirit powers to unravel the mystery of the labyrinth.

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Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Based On A Novel games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,122 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,707 positive reviews and 415 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 3/27/2021
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Steam App Id 1203630

7. Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth

12th century, England: In a time of poverty and war, a small town begins the construction of a cathedral to claim wealth and safety for its people. In their struggle to survive, lives and destinies intertwine. Based on Ken Follett's world-bestseller ‘The Pillars of the Earth’.

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Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Based On A Novel games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,559 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,088 positive reviews and 471 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $1.99
Release Date 8/15/2017
Developer Daedalic Entertainment
Publisher Daedalic Entertainment
Steam App Id 234270

8. Prose & Codes

Explore the wonderful world of books through deceptively simple cryptograms. 10% of every purchase benefits Project Gutenberg, an online library of over 60,000 free ebooks.

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Prose & Codes has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Based On A Novel games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 206 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 205 positive reviews and 1 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Prose & Codes on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $7.99
Release Date 2/11/2022
Developer Hero Game Co LLC
Publisher Hero Game Co LLC
Steam App Id 1718910

9. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition

A time of untold chaos has come. Mighty forces clash behind the scenes in a struggle for power and influence. The Northern Kingdoms mobilize for war. But armies on the march are not enough to stop a bloody conspiracy...

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Based On A Novel games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 69,229 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 62,581 positive reviews and 6,648 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 4/16/2012
Franchise CD PROJEKT RED
Developer CD PROJEKT RED
Publishers
Steam App Id 20920

10. Metro 2033 Redux

In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the Earth's surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age. The year is 2033.

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Metro 2033 Redux has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Based On A Novel games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 83,498 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 75,158 positive reviews and 8,340 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 8/28/2014
Developer 4A Games
Publisher Deep Silver
Steam App Id 286690

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