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.
Sub-Groups: Authors Sub-Groups: Books Related Game Groups
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Game TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri's Druuna: Morbus Gravis2001WindowsMC2-Microïds2.19
Jekyll & Hyde2001WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.40
The Tomorrow War: Factor K2007Windows1C Company...
Odyssey: The Search for Ulysses2000WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.24
Gooka: The Mystery of Janatris2004Windows1C Company2.48
Zathura2005PlayStation 2, Xbox2K Games, Inc....
Hong Gildong-jeon 21995DOSA+...
Hong Gildong-jeon1993DOSA+...
The Cardinal of the Kremlin1990Amiga, DOSIntraCorp, Inc....
Return to Krondor1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.60
Dinotopia: Game Land Activity Center2002WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc....
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Trivia Challenge2002WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc....
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....
Shadows on the Vatican - Act 1: Greed2012WindowsAdventure Productions...
Seas of Blood1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure International (UK)...
Temple of Terror1987Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventuresoft UK Ltd....
Rebel Planet1986Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumAdventuresoft UK Ltd....
Inhabited Island: The Earthling2007WindowsAkella...
Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power2007Macintosh, WindowsParadox Interactive AB...
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None2005Wii, WindowsThe Adventure Company3.51
American McGee's Grimm: Beauty and the Beast2008WindowsGameTap LLC...
Auryn Quest2001WindowsThe Adventure Company2.90
American McGee's Grimm: The Girl Without Hands2008WindowsGameTap LLC2.58
American McGee's Grimm: Puss In Boots2008WindowsGameTap LLC...
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Selected Covers

Temple of Terror ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Temple of Terror
Jekyll & Hyde Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Jekyll & Hyde
Auryn Quest Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Auryn Quest

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Temple of Terror
Main menu
Screenshot from Jekyll & Hyde
Title screen
Screenshot from Hong Gildong-jeon 2
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