The Best Book Games

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Zelle (2019)

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Zelle is a occult adventure game. You can explore the inside and outside of the castle using adventure game mechanics and battle demons with strategic mouse clicks. Your goal in this game is to bring the protagonist home.

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  • rpg
  • horror
  • adventure
  • book
  • heart-pounding
  • demons
  • gore
  • rpgmaker
  • cute
  • battle
  • psychological

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Wayhaven Chronicles: Book One (2018)

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Step into the shoes of a detective and experience a world beyond your imagination in Wayhaven Chronicles: Book One. The interactive fantasy novel by Mishka Jenkins offers 440,000 thrilling words that will take you through moments of romance, friendship, drama, and more. With options to play as female, male, or non-binary, and to be straight, gay, or bisexual, you'll be able to define relationships and start lasting romances with vampires. Fulfill your job of detective in a playstyle that suits your personality. Open yourself up to the unknown and uncover the truth of what awaits in Wayhaven.


What we like:
  • Fantastic story with well-developed characters
  • Enjoyable read with good humor
  • Authentic relationships and slow-burn romances
  • Enthralling writing and vivid, distinct characters
  • Highly addictive and immersive experience
What could be improved:
  • Fairly linear with limited branching except for romance options
  • Detective aspect not prominent

  • rpg
  • text
  • adventure
  • choices
  • book
  • romance

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Unpacking (2018)

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Experience the simple joy of Unpacking in this zen-like game. Through eight house moves, you'll uncover a heartwarming story told through objects, creating an intimate connection with a character you never see. Organize your home, enjoy the beautiful soundtrack, and immerse yourself in a unique narrative journey that mirrors the ups and downs of life.


What we like:
  • Unforgettable storytelling through objects
  • Relaxing, meditative gameplay
  • Beautiful pixel-art visuals
  • Captivating soundtrack
  • Engaging puzzle-solving experience
What could be improved:
  • Game duration is quite short
  • Limited customization options

  • pixel
  • puzzle
  • story
  • book
  • narrative
  • relaxing
  • isometric
  • zen
  • achievements
  • cute

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Labyrinth City (2021)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Adapted from the bestselling children’s book series Pierre The Maze Detective, play as Pierre in this adventure/puzzle game and recover the stolen Maze Stone. Journey through breathtakingly hand-drawn illustrations, meet eccentric characters, and solve puzzles to save Opera City!

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  • book
  • detective
  • hidden-object
  • 2.5d
  • comic
  • collectathon
  • hand-drawn
  • maze
  • collector
  • creature
  • cartoony
  • colourful
  • adventure
  • stylized
  • casual

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Punished Talents: Seven Muses (2017)

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Life imitates art with deadly results in this thrilling whodunit!

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  • crime
  • casual
  • hidden-object
  • adventure
  • entertainment
  • book
  • mystery
  • puzzle
  • high-quality
  • horror
  • detective
  • drama

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Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective (2021)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Adapted from the bestselling children’s book series Pierre The Maze Detective, play as Pierre in this adventure/puzzle game and recover the stolen Maze Stone. Journey through breathtakingly hand-drawn illustrations, meet eccentric characters, and solve puzzles to save Opera City!


  • maze
  • book
  • hand-drawn
  • puzzle
  • detective
  • hidden-object
  • exploration
  • comic
  • collectathon
  • 2.5d
  • collector
  • creature
  • colourful
  • cartoony
  • adventure

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Sorcery! Part 4 (2016)

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An epic adventure through an open world of monsters, traps and magic. Infiltrate the Fortress of Sorcerers, and create your own unique story where every decision you make is remembered, no matter how small. Cheat death, uncover ancient mysteries, and recover the Crown of Kings - if you can.


  • adventure
  • interactive
  • book
  • choices
  • rpg
  • hand-drawn
  • best-selling
  • fiction
  • fantasy
  • story
  • narrative
  • real-time
  • combat
  • million-selling
  • story-changing

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Sorcery! 4 (2016)

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+ New enemies, including mutants, guards, merchants and the undead - each with their own strengths and weaknesses + Adapted from the best-selling gamebook series by legendary game designer Steve Jackson + Swindlestones is back! The game of bluff and deceit is back, with the toughest opponents yet - the Gambling Monks of Effe + Seven Gods, all with different quirks and powers + Start your adventure here, or load your character and all your choices from Part 3 + New music from "80 Days" composer Laurence Chapman


  • interactive
  • book
  • adventure
  • choices
  • rpg
  • hand-drawn
  • best-selling
  • story
  • fiction
  • narrative
  • fantasy
  • real-time
  • open-world
  • combat

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Goosebumps Horror Town (2018)

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Lizzy visited Horrorland with her family in the past and hardly survived it. This time Lizzy is persuaded and escorted by Derek & Margo Strange, two presenters of “The Strange Report”.

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  • simulation
  • never-ending
  • horror
  • build
  • construction
  • book
  • city-building
  • buildings
  • in-depth
  • squad
  • inventory
  • zombies
  • strategy
  • mystery
  • survival

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DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos (2023)

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Suit up as Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman and take on some of the most powerful Super-Villains in the DC universe with DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos.

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  • superhero
  • book
  • dungeon
  • rpg
  • cooperative
  • action
  • cartoony
  • open-world
  • comic
  • action-adventure
  • villain
  • sandbox
  • combat
  • comedy
  • family-friendly

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