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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Frederik Pohl's Gateway1992DOS, WindowsLegend Entertainment Company3.95
Richard Scarry's Best Neighborhood Disc Ever!1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Richard Scarry's Busiest Neighborhood Disc Ever!1991CD-iPhilips Interactive Media International Ltd....
Where's Waldo?1991NESTHQ Inc.1.37
Gdleen1991SNESSETA Corporation...
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective1991CDTV, DOS, DVD Player, FM Towns, Macintosh, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VISInfinite Ventures, Inc.4.21
Mixed-Up Mother Goose1991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.03
Akagawa Jirō no Yūrei Ressha1991NESKing Record Co. Ltd....
Mother Goose: Hidden Pictures1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Mother Goose: Rhymes to Color1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan1991DOSKonami, Inc....
Tarzan Goes Ape!1991Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCodemasters...
Megafortress1991Amiga, DOSThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc.4.03
Taiheiki1991TurboGrafx CDIntec Inc....
Once Upon A Time: Little Red Riding Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision...
Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby1991CD-i, Macintosh, Windows 3.xAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Heroes of the Lance / Dragons of Flame / Hillsfar1991DOSWizardWorks Software...
Conan: The Cimmerian1991Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.59
The Cardinal of the Kremlin1990Amiga, DOSIntraCorp, Inc....
Wonderland1990Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.43
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Interplay Productions, Inc.4.40
Flight of the Intruder1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, NESMindscape, Inc.3.40
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SAM Coupé, ZX SpectrumEnigma Variations Ltd.4.40
Team Yankee1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOSEmpire Software...
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1990DOS...
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Selected Covers

Where's Waldo? NES Front Cover
Front cover for Where's Waldo?

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Where's Waldo?
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