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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
Red Storm Rising1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.64
DOME1988MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000System Sacom...
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1988Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSMelbourne House3.31
Lancelot1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, ZX SpectrumDatasoft, Inc.4.06
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision3.00
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1988Atari ST, ZX SpectrumEssential Myth, The2.50
Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Beheaded Smuggler1988ZX SpectrumMental Images...
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels1988Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.23
Los Pájaros de Bangkok1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumDinamic Software...
Neuromancer1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOSInterplay Productions, Inc.3.93
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1988NESBandai America, Inc.0.32
James Clavell's Shogun1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.65
Dracula in London1988DOSPersonal Companion Software3.27
Conan: "Spotkanie w krypcie"1987ZX Spectrum1.33
Bob Morane: Chevalerie 11987Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Thomson MO, Thomson TOInfogrames Multimedia SA2.10
How to be a Complete Bastard1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVirgin Games, Inc.2.80
In 80 Days Around the World1987Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Rainbow Arts Software GmbH3.00
Jeffrey Archer: Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less - The Computer Game1987Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDomark Ltd....
The Hunt for Red October1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, ZX SpectrumDatasoft, Inc.3.29
Don Quijote1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumDinamic Software3.94
Tai-Pan1987Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.4.08
The Three Musketeers1987Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSAmerican Action AB...
Treasure Island1987Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd....
Robinson Crusoe1987Amstrad CPC, Thomson TOCoktel Vision3.00
Temple of Terror1987Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventuresoft UK Ltd.2.60
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Selected Covers

Neuromancer DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Neuromancer
The Hunt for Red October DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Hunt for Red October
Treasure Island Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Treasure Island

Selected Screenshots

Neuromancer Title Screen
Screenshot from Neuromancer
Title screen
Screenshot from The Hunt for Red October
The story.
Screenshot from Treasure Island