Isn't it an evolution of this kind of book. The gamer's capacity to be absorbed in a narrative experience, with a nice support and physical éléments is the most important thing to enjoy the game. The Story in which You are the Hero ... Also repliability dépend mostly of your capacity to read and enjoy the same book again and again, with different path choices ?
In the same scenario, is there some various roads to chose ?
House of Hell, and some of the other Fighting Fantasy game books have been recreated as smartphone apps. Steve Jackson's Sorcery has been turned into a series of elaborate RPG style apps. Ian Livingstone even came back to fray to write a new title 'Blood of the Zombies'. If you enjoyed the game books, I recommend the apps.