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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.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Jules Verne: Collector's Edition2006WindowsDreamCatcher Europe SA3.00
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express2006WindowsThe Adventure Company3.76
Destination: Treasure Island2006iPad, Macintosh, WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.67
Miss Spider's Scavenger Hunt2006Macintosh, WindowsThe Game Factory ApS3.75
Nancy Drew 75th Anniversary Edition2006WindowsThe Adventure Company...
Zathura2005PlayStation 2, Xbox2K Games, Inc....
Pluk van de Petteflet2005Macintosh, Nintendo DS, WindowsForeign Media Games...
Legendo's The Three Musketeers2005Macintosh, WindowsMeridian4, Inc.3.14
A Series of Unfortunate Events2005WindowsOberon Media, Inc.3.20
Nancy Drew Double Dare 22005WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
Act of War: Direct Action2005WindowsAtari, Inc.3.87
Nancy Drew Mega Mystery 4 Pack2005WindowsThe Adventure Company3.00
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock2005WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.4.09
The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree2005Game Boy AdvanceNamco Hometek Inc....
Voyage2005WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.87
Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon2005WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.78
80 Days2005WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.3.04
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None2005Wii, WindowsThe Adventure Company3.53
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth2005Windows, Xbox2K Games, Inc.3.83
Suikoden Tactics2005PlayStation 2Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.54
Akiko's Trivocum2005WindowsWeltenschmiede...
Act of War: Direct Action (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsAtari Europe S.A.S.U.4.00
Bionicle: Maze of Shadows2005Game Boy AdvanceTHQ Inc.3.00
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure2004Macintosh, WindowsViva Media, LLC4.88
Tolkien Collection2004WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.4.00
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Selected Covers

Zathura Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Zathura

Selected Screenshots

Main menu: You can choose one of three levels of difficulty.
Screenshot from 80 Days