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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.

  • 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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None2005Wii, WindowsThe Adventure Company3.53
Act of War: Direct Action2005WindowsAtari, Inc.3.87
Akiko's Trivocum2005WindowsWeltenschmiede...
Act of War: Direct Action (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsAtari Europe S.A.S.U.4.00
The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree2005Game Boy AdvanceNamco Hometek Inc....
Legendo's The Three Musketeers2005Macintosh, WindowsMeridian4, Inc.3.14
Suikoden Tactics2005PlayStation 2Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.54
Nancy Drew Mega Mystery 4 Pack2005WindowsThe Adventure Company3.00
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth2005Windows, Xbox2K Games, Inc.3.83
Voyage2005WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.81
Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon2005WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.78
Zathura2005PlayStation 2, Xbox2K Games, Inc....
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock2005WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.4.09
A Series of Unfortunate Events2005WindowsOberon Media, Inc.3.20
Nancy Drew Double Dare 22005WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
80 Days2005WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.3.00
Pluk van de Petteflet2005Macintosh, Nintendo DS, WindowsForeign Media Games...
Nancy Drew: Double Dare2004WindowsAtari, Inc....
Suikoden IV2004PlayStation 2Konami Corporation3.74
Return to Mysterious Island2004iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Symbian, Windows, Windows MobileDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.60
The Cat in the Hat2004PlayStationNewKidCo, Inc....
Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor2004WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.83
Gooka: The Mystery of Janatris2004Windows1C Company2.48
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring2004Wii, WindowsUbisoft, Inc.3.63
Tolkien Collection2004WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.4.00
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Selected Covers

Suikoden IV PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Suikoden IV

Selected Screenshots

Intro movie
Screenshot from Suikoden IV