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
Related Game Groups
- 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.
|DOME||1988||MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000||System Sacom||...|
|Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels||1988||Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh||Infocom, Inc.||3.23|
|Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde||1988||NES||Bandai America, Inc.||0.32|
|Los Pájaros de Bangkok||1988||Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum||Dinamic Software||...|
|Heroes of the Lance||1988||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, SEGA Master System, ZX Spectrum||Strategic Simulations, Inc.||3.17|
|J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth||1988||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum||Melbourne House||3.59|
|Bob Morane: Jungle 1||1987||Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, Thomson TO||Infogrames Multimedia SA||2.47|
|How to be a Complete Bastard||1987||Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Virgin Games, Inc.||2.80|
|Don Quijote||1987||Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum||Dinamic Software||3.94|
|Tai-Pan||1987||Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum||Ocean Software Ltd.||4.08|
|Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei||1987||NES||Namco Limited||3.39|
|The Shadows of Mordor||1987||Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX Spectrum||Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.||4.30|
|In 80 Days Around the World||1987||Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64||Rainbow Arts Software GmbH||3.00|
|Robinson Crusoe||1987||Amstrad CPC, Thomson TO||Coktel Vision||3.00|
|Frankenstein||1987||Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||CRL Group PLC||...|
|The Hunt for Red October||1987||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, ZX Spectrum||Datasoft, Inc.||3.29|
|Temple of Terror||1987||Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Adventuresoft UK Ltd.||2.60|
|Falcon: The Renegade Lord||1987||Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Virgin Games, Ltd.||3.00|
|The Three Musketeers||1987||Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS||American Action AB||...|
|Treasure Island||1987||Commodore 64||Mastertronic Ltd.||...|
|Jeffrey Archer: Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less - The Computer Game||1987||Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Domark Ltd.||...|
|Mixed-Up Mother Goose||1987||Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOS||Sierra On-Line, Inc.||3.45|
|Bob Morane: Chevalerie 1||1987||Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Thomson TO||Infogrames Multimedia SA||2.10|
|La Abadía del Crimen||1987||Amstrad CPC, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum||MCM Software||3.19|
|The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole||1987||Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum||Virgin Games, Ltd.||3.00|
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