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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Hong Gildong-jeon1993DOSA+...
Return of the Phantom1993DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.51
Dracula in London1993Windows 3.xSDJ Enterprises, Inc....
Betrayal at Krondor1993DOS, WindowsDynamix, Inc.3.94
Hound of the Baskervilles1993DOSPrism Leisure Corporation Plc...
Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet1993DOS, Linux, PC-98, WindowsI•Motion, Inc.3.88
Dracula Unleashed1993DOS, DVD Player, Macintosh, SEGA CDInfinite Ventures, Inc.3.62
Companions of Xanth1993DOSLegend Entertainment Company3.92
Noddy's Big Adventure1993AmigaThe Jumping Bean Co....
Frederik Pohl's Gateway1992DOS, WindowsLegend Entertainment Company3.95
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective - Volume II1992DOS, Macintosh, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VISICOM Simulations, Inc.2.88
Daughter of Serpents1992DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.2.90
Just Grandma and Me1992Macintosh, VIS, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc....
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Interplay Productions, Inc.3.80
Megafortress: Operation SkyMaster1992AmigaThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc....
Noddy's Playtime1992Amiga, Atari STThe Jumping Bean Co....
Stickybear: Reading1992CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
More Dark Fables from Aesop1992CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes19923DO, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.96
Yamamura Misa Suspense: Kinsenka Kyō Ezara Satsujin Jiken 1992TurboGrafx CDNaxat Soft...
The Dark Fables of Aesop1992CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Castle Elsinore1992DOSTemple Software, Inc....
The Dark Half1992DOSCapstone Software2.97
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny1992DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA CD, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx CDKOEI Corporation4.03
Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch1992DOSTsunami Media, Inc.3.20
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Selected Covers

The Dark Half DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Dark Half
Daughter of Serpents DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Daughter of Serpents
Return of the Phantom DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Return of the Phantom

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Castle Elsinore
Title screen.
Screenshot from The Dark Half
Character generation, step 1: choose personality traits.
Screenshot from Daughter of Serpents
main title
Screenshot from Return of the Phantom
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