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 Land1989DOS...
Richard Scarry's Best Neighborhood Disc Ever!1991CD-i, DOSActivision, Inc....
The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria (Special Edition)2008WindowsCodemasters Online Gaming...
Dracula1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC3.35
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSMelbourne House3.35
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened2006iPad, WindowsCDV Software Entertainment USA, Inc.3.36
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary2000Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.36
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei1987BREW, DoJa, J2ME, NESAtlus Co., Ltd.3.36
Treasure Island2008WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.36
Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain2009Nintendo DSAspyr Media, Inc....
Lu Ding Ji1994DOSSoft-World...
Murder off Miami1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC3.37
The Hobbit1982Amstrad CPC, Apple II, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Macintosh, MSX, Oric, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.3.37
Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis2007WindowsThe Adventure Company3.37
The Chronicles of Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet2010Macintosh, WindowsDaedalic Entertainment GmbH...
The Waste Land2014WindowsDigital Tribe Entertainment, Inc....
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue (Collector's Edition)2009iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
UBIK1998PlayStation, WindowsCryo Interactive Entertainment3.40
Headless Havoc2007Browser...
The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft2008Wii, WindowsThe Adventure Company...
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SAM Coupé, ZX SpectrumEnigma Variations Ltd.3.42
Mystic Heroes2002GameCubeKOEI Corporation...
Magic School Bus in Concert2000Macintosh, WindowsMicrosoft Corporation...
Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland1996WindowsDreamWorks Interactive L.L.C....
American McGee's Grimm: The Master Thief2008WindowsGameTap LLC...
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Selected Covers

The Waste Land Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Waste Land
Headless Havoc Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Headless Havoc
Murder off Miami ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Murder off Miami

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from The Waste Land
Title screen
Screenshot from Headless Havoc
Title Screen.
Screenshot from Murder off Miami
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