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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.

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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Tiger Eye Part I: Curse of the Riddle Box2010Macintosh, WindowsPassionFruit Games...
Alice is Dead: Episode 22010BrowserNewgrounds, Inc.4.17
Dante's Inferno: Trials of St. Lucia2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.1.00
Dante's Inferno: Dark Forest2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc....
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue2010iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
I'm Not a Bad Person Really; I Just Have Low Self-Esteem2010Windows2.12
Treasure Island: The Gold Bug2010Macintosh, WindowsAnuman Interactive SA...
Metro 20332010Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.87
Hamlet2010Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsAlawar Entertainment, Inc.3.78
Before the Law2010Browser3.75
Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer2010WindowsDeep Silver3.00
Metro 2033 (Special Edition)2010Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.29
Nora Roberts Vision in White2010WindowsI-Play3.67
Wolfgang Hohlbein's The Inquisitor2010WindowsPrime Games GmbH...
Dante's Inferno (Divine Edition)2010PlayStation 3Electronic Arts, Inc.4.00
Dante's Inferno (Death Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.5.00
Emerald City Confidential2009Macintosh, WindowsPlayFirst, Inc.4.06
Mystery Masterpiece: The Moonstone2009Macintosh, WindowsFreeze Tag, Inc.4.00
The Three Musketeers: The Game2009Macintosh, WindowsDingo Games...
Frankenstein: The Dismembered Bride2009iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsAnuman Interactive SA3.00
SEGA Fun Pack: Sonic and the Secret Rings / Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz2009WiiSEGA of America, Inc....
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper2009Windows, Xbox 360The Adventure Company3.51
Women's Murder Club: Twice in a Blue Moon2009WindowsI-Play3.28
Adventures of Robinson Crusoe2009iPad, WindowseGames, Inc.2.80
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo2009iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsAnuman Interactive SA2.68
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Screenshot from Alice is Dead: Episode 2