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Inspiration: Literature

Group Description

This group contains games based on previously published works of literature and characters from those works. This can include novels, short stories, or any other form of written fiction, published in books, plays, magazines, in e-books or even online as text.

Limitations
  • If the game directly references content or design from another adaptation of a literary work (such as a movie), it is no longer considered to be based solely on the original work and is instead based on the new derivative work.

  • Works of literature which are based on an already existing game are not eligible for this group. In those cases the literature is inspired by the game, not the other way around.

  • Legendary characters such as Zeus, King Arthur or Robin Hood are based on a loose series of tales and mythology. For that reason, different materials have sprung up with completely different retellings and the characters themselves do not really apply to any particular piece of literature. These can only be included in this group if the game references a specific book, author, or story.

  • Games which merely recreate the atmosphere of a certain author or set of stories are not to be included in this group.
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Game TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
Jekyll & Hyde2001WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.57
Druuna: Morbus Gravis2001WindowsMC2-Microïds2.19
The Tomorrow War: Factor K2007Windows1C Company...
The Tomorrow War2006Windows1C Company...
Odyssey: The Search for Ulysses2000WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.32
Knights of the Cross2001WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o.1.39
Gooka: The Mystery of Janatris2004Windows1C Company2.48
Zathura2005PlayStation 2, Xbox2K Games, Inc....
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (Remastered Edition)2008Windows93GAMES4.06
Hong Gildong-jeon1993DOSA+...
Hong Gildong-jeon 21995DOSA+...
The Cardinal of the Kremlin1990Amiga, DOSIntraCorp, Inc.2.50
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Trivia Challenge2002WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc.1.58
The Shadows of Mordor1987Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.4.30
The Crack of Doom1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.3.06
Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1: Greed2012WindowsAdventure Productions3.17
Seas of Blood1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure International (UK)4.35
Temple of Terror1987Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventuresoft UK Ltd.2.60
Auryn Quest2001WindowsThe Adventure Company2.90
Inhabited Island: The Earthling2007WindowsAkella...
Inhabited Island: Prisoner of Power2007WindowsAkella1.86
American McGee's Grimm: Puss In Boots2008WindowsGameTap LLC3.14
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None2005Wii, WindowsThe Adventure Company3.53
American McGee's Grimm: A Boy Learns What Fear Is2008WindowsGameTap LLC3.09
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express2006WindowsThe Adventure Company3.77
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Selected Covers

Seas of Blood ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Seas of Blood
The Crack of Doom DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Crack of Doom
Knights of the Cross Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Knights of the Cross

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Seas of Blood
There is no title screen; this small menu is all you see before entering the game proper
Screenshot from Hong Gildong-jeon
Opening Title - Hmm...dead Hobbits already? (EGA)
Screenshot from The Crack of Doom
Title Screen
Screenshot from Knights of the Cross