"The Pillars of the Earth" is one of Ken Follett's world-bestseller novels. Here, we have a video game adaptation created for the Xbox One gaming system. However, there are 3 parts, called "books," to this video game, making it a series. Each part, or book, has 7 chapters. This listing contains all 3 books.
The main setting of the story is still the village of Kingsbridge, in the 12th century, in England. You can play as:
- Jack the outsider, a stonemason
- Aliena, a disgraced noblewoman
- Philip the monk, the prior of the small abbey of Kingsbridge
By doing so, you can change the events that take place in the village. This is done also through exploring the village, talking to others, and taking decisions. Will you help the people in constructing a cathedral that will help them claim wealth and security, or not? If you decide to help, all 3 characters must work together.
The story spans over 30 years, and it's filled with conspiracies, romance, and even war. The game stands out through its hand-painted backgrounds, more than 200 of them.