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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
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
Circuit's Edge1990DOSInfocom, Inc.3.53
Flight of the Intruder1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, NESMindscape, Inc.3.53
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
Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge2010Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle1994Game Boy, Game GearGameTek, Inc....
James Clavell's Shogun1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.56
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
The Colour of Magic1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.3.58
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill (Remastered)2010Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister2010Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
Shuihuzhuan1996GenesisChuanPu Technical...
James Clavell's Shogun1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOSMastertronic, Inc.3.59
Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses!2008Windowsdtp entertainment AG...
Conan: The Cimmerian1991Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.59
The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring2003WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.59
Return to Krondor1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.59
Dracula: Origin2008WindowsThe Adventure Company3.60
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Selected Covers

The Colour of Magic ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for The Colour of Magic
The Wheel of Time Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Wheel of Time
The Hunt for Red October DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Hunt for Red October

Selected Screenshots

Loading screen
Screenshot from The Colour of Magic
Title screen.
Screenshot from The Wheel of Time
Title screen
Screenshot from The Hunt for Red October
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