User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Gooka: The Mystery of Janatris2004Windows1C Company2.48
Conan2004GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox1C Company2.88
Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor2004Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.83
Tolkien Collection2004WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.4.00
Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch2004WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.93
Oz the Magical Adventure: Interactive Storybook2004WindowsDK Multimedia...
Return to Mysterious Island2004iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Symbian, Windows, Windows MobileDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.60
Fighting Fantasy Book 1: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain2004Palm OSProporta...
The Cat in the Hat2004PlayStationNewKidCo, Inc....
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure2004Macintosh, WindowsViva Media, LLC4.88
Suikoden IV2004PlayStation 2Konami Corporation3.69
Arthur's Sand Castle Contest2003Macintosh, WindowsRiverdeep Interactive Learning Limited5.00
Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island2003WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.74
The Hobbit2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.30
Journey to the Center of the Earth2003WindowsMicro Application, S.A.2.83
Vos en Haas: Het plan van Haas2003Macintosh, WindowsLannoo Nieuwe Media3.71
Xin Juedai Shuangjiao 32003WindowsUnistar3.71
TalesWeaver2003Macintosh, WindowsNexon Corporation...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX2003PlayStation 2, WindowsKOEI Co., Ltd.4.63
Rainbow Fish and the Amazing Lagoon2003Macintosh, WindowsGlobal Software Publishing Limited2.83
The Hobbit2003Game Boy AdvanceSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.63
The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring2003WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.65
Clifford the Big Red Dog: Phonics2003Macintosh, WindowsScholastic, Inc.3.33
Shadows of RON2003Windows...
Arthur's Pet Chase2003Macintosh, WindowsThe Learning Company, Inc.4.53
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Selected Covers

The Hobbit PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for The Hobbit
Arthur's Pet Chase Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Arthur's Pet Chase

Selected Screenshots

Alone in the cave, about to meet Smeagol.
Screenshot from The Hobbit
Intro - Arthur signs up his 30th customer.
Screenshot from Arthur's Pet Chase