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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Prisoner of Ice1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.49
Tlon1999WindowsMidas Interactive Entertainment BV3.50
Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy2008WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.50
Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow"1985Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC BooterBantam Software3.50
The Adventures of Alice who Went Through the Looking-Glass and Came Back Though Not Much Changed1986DOS3.50
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
Mixed-Up Mother Goose1987Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.51
James Clavell's Shogun1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.52
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.3.54
Mixed-Up Mother Goose1991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.54
Suikoden Tactics2005PlayStation 2Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.54
Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon2008Macintosh, WindowsMC2-Microïds3.54
Magic School Bus Whales and Dolphins2001WindowsMicrosoft Corporation3.57
De griezelbus 21999Macintosh, WindowsElzenga-Uitgeverij Zwijsen Algemeen B.V.3.57
Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile2007Macintosh, WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.58
Shuihuzhuan1996GenesisChuanPu Technical3.58
The Binding of Isaac2011Macintosh, Windows3.58
James Clavell's Shogun1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOSMastertronic, Inc.3.59
Circuit's Edge1990DOSInfocom, Inc.3.59
Return to Krondor1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.59
Dracula: Origin2008WindowsThe Adventure Company3.60
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring2004Wii, WindowsUbisoft, Inc.3.60
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Selected Covers

Shuihuzhuan Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Shuihuzhuan
Mixed-Up Mother Goose Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for Mixed-Up Mother Goose
Prisoner of Ice DOS Front Cover Sticker in the bottom right corner
Front cover for Prisoner of Ice
The Binding of Isaac Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for The Binding of Isaac

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Shuihuzhuan
Title Screen
Screenshot from Mixed-Up Mother Goose
The rather eerie title screen
Screenshot from Prisoner of Ice
Loading screen
Screenshot from The Binding of Isaac