We’ve got 27 book recommendations based on your favourite video games

Yes, this is one for the gamers, indeed. And you don’t have to be a hardcore, MMO L33t destroyer of n00bs. Oh lawd no. We can find your best book-match even if the only video game you’ve ever played was ‘Snake’ on an old flip phone.


Browse these recommendations, and then, if you still haven’t found your match, try using our chart at the end. And maybe for just tonight you can put down your joystick and pick up a stonking good read instead. It’s guaranteed to lvl you up, bro. 

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Alright soldiers of modern warfare, we’ve got just the reads for you. They’ll still have all the same action and fire power, but it’ll happen all inside your head, instead of on the screen.

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Ah, we get it. You’re more into zombies mode on COD? Or maybe you’re just a ‘Resident Evil’ kind of gal. That’s cool. We’ve got you covered.

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Cloud or Vaan? Sephiroth or Jenova? Everyone has their favourite characters. We’re partial to a bit of Vincent Valentine, but you know, he’s a freakin’ icon. If it’s the ‘Final Fantasy’ series that gets you gaming gears working, here’s some good book matches for all you chocobo lovers:

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You like it fast and furious and there’s nothing wrong with that! Whether it’s GTA or any of the other plethora of automobile related games, we’ve picked out a few suggestion that promise to be just pedal to the metal.

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Aw, did you think it was going to be all about the hardcore console gaming? Nuh-uh. We’ve all been addicted to this game at one point or another. So if you’re looking for something light and sweet, we’ve got some sugar for you:

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So Pokemon is your jam, eh? Well you’ve just earned yourself the MP Gym Badge plus these recommendations:


Space, the final frontier. Or something. If you set your sights further afield than this little blue planet then we have just the books for you!

Still haven’t found your perfect match? Well, we haven’t given up yet! Try our match finder below:

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What did you get? Tweet us your results @maximumpopbooks

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Written by Sarah Clare

Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.

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