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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
UBIK1998PlayStation, WindowsCryo Interactive Entertainment3.48
Prisoner of Ice1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.50
Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow"1985Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC BooterBantam Software3.50
Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy2008WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
The Adventures of Alice who Went Through the Looking-Glass and Came Back Though Not Much Changed1986DOS...
Tlon1999WindowsMidas Interactive Entertainment BV...
The Hunt for Red October1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, ZX SpectrumDatasoft, Inc.3.51
Return of the Phantom1993DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.51
The Wheel of Time1999WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.51
James Clavell's Shogun1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.52
The 3rd Birthday2010PSPSquare Enix, Inc....
Circuit's Edge1990DOSInfocom, Inc.3.53
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None2005Wii, WindowsThe Adventure Company3.53
Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby1991CD-i, Macintosh, Windows 3.xAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Suikoden Tactics2005PlayStation 2Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.54
Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon2008Macintosh, WindowsMC2-Microïds3.54
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring2004Wii, WindowsUbisoft, Inc.3.55
Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle1994Game Boy, Game GearGameTek, Inc....
De griezelbus 21999Macintosh, WindowsElzenga-Uitgeverij Zwijsen Algemeen B.V....
Magic School Bus Whales and Dolphins2001WindowsMicrosoft Corporation...
Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile2007Macintosh, WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.58
Shuihuzhuan1996GenesisChuanPu Technical...
James Clavell's Shogun1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOSMastertronic, Inc.3.59
Conan: The Cimmerian1991Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.59
The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring2003WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.59
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Selected Covers

The Hunt for Red October DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Hunt for Red October
Circuit's Edge DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Circuit's Edge
Return of the Phantom DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Return of the Phantom
UBIK Windows Front Cover
Front cover for UBIK
Shuihuzhuan Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Shuihuzhuan

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from The Hunt for Red October
Your associates in the game.
Screenshot from Circuit's Edge
main title
Screenshot from Return of the Phantom
Ella Runciter makes an appearance in the opening FMV; if you've read the novel you know who she is.
Screenshot from UBIK
Title screen
Screenshot from Shuihuzhuan
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