One of the best-selling novelists on earth, Tom Clancy’s words have been turned into brilliant video games by game developers and studios
Tom Clancy is one of the best-selling novelists in the world who is known for writing spy fiction, crime fiction and techno-thrillers. A bulk of novels written by him have storylines about spies carrying out various covert and overt operations in different parts of the world before and after the Cold War. Over the years, the storylines of his books have been turned into brilliant action-packed video games.
Why is this article important?
Tom Clancy and his books have a huge fan base and if you are one from that army, this article could prove to be a great read. On the other hand, if you are a gamer who has grown up playing games such as Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon without knowing who Tom Clancy is, it is time for you to learn about the mastermind who gave birth to a great series of video games.
Rainbow Six first introduced in 1998
In August 1998, Tom Clancy released his novel by the name of Rainbow Six. However, the first and original Rainbow Six game was released in the market before the launch of the book. Therefore, the first game is not based on the book but later on, several parts of the game made it to our gaming systems based on Rainbow Six novels. Note that so far, we have had 20 different iterations of the Rainbow Six game.
The Hunt for Red October introduced Tom Clancy to the world of gaming
The year was 1991 and, to be honest, in that era, the gaming world was in a nascent stage. Clancy wrote the novel by the same name and soon after, it was turned into a video game that was launched on Nintendo. Not to forget, the Hunt for Red October was also turned into a movie in 1990 that starred Hollywood superstar Sean Connery; famous for playing Agent 007.
What about Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon?
These are some more games that bear the name of Tom Clancy. Sadly, the Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon series were not written by him. Instead, these series were written by Raymond Benson and David Michaels because of branding rights owned by Ubisoft; the video game developing firm that gave birth to several Tom Clancy video games.