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
The Chronicles of Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet2010Macintosh, WindowsDaedalic Entertainment GmbH...
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue (Collector's Edition)2009iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
The Waste Land2014WindowsDigital Tribe Entertainment, Inc....
Headless Havoc2007Browser...
The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft2008Wii, WindowsThe Adventure Company...
Magic School Bus in Concert2000Macintosh, WindowsMicrosoft Corporation...
Mystic Heroes2002GameCubeKOEI Corporation...
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SAM Coupé, ZX SpectrumEnigma Variations Ltd.4.40
Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland1996WindowsDreamWorks Interactive L.L.C....
I Spy Fun House2007Macintosh, Nintendo DS, WindowsScholastic, Inc....
Rama1996DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.45
Prisoner of Ice1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.49
The Adventures of Alice who Went Through the Looking-Glass and Came Back Though Not Much Changed1986DOS...
Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow"1985Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC BooterBantam Software3.50
The 3rd Birthday2010PSP, PS VitaSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Charlaine Harris: Dying for Daylight2011WindowsI-Play...
Tlon1999WindowsMidas Interactive Entertainment BV...
Adventures of Robinson Crusoe2009iPad, WindowseGames, Inc....
Alice: An Interactive Museum1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xSynergy Interactive Corp.3.50
Shuihuzhuan: Liangshan Yingxiong1997DOSPanda Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd....
Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice2008WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None2005Wii, WindowsThe Adventure Company3.51
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
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Selected Covers

The Hunt for Red October DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Hunt for Red October

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from The Hunt for Red October
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