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
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Interplay Productions, Inc.3.80
Stickybear: Reading1992CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Heroes of the Lance / Dragons of Flame / Hillsfar1991DOSWizardWorks Software...
Taiheiki1991TurboGrafx CDIntec Inc....
Conan: The Cimmerian1991Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.59
Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby1991CD-i, Macintosh, Windows 3.xAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Mother Goose: Hidden Pictures1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Akagawa Jirō no Yūrei Ressha1991NESKing Record Co. Ltd....
Gdleen1991SNESSETA Corporation...
Tarzan Goes Ape!1991Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCodemasters...
Where's Waldo?1991NESTHQ Inc.1.33
Mixed-Up Mother Goose1991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.08
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective1991CDTV, DOS, DVD Player, FM Towns, Macintosh, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VISInfinite Ventures, Inc.4.21
Once Upon A Time: Little Red Riding Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision...
Mother Goose: Rhymes to Color1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Megafortress1991Amiga, DOSThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc.4.03
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....
J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan1991DOSKonami, Inc....
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1990DOS...
Wonderland1990Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.53
Frankenstein: The Monster Returns1990NESBandai America, Inc.2.79
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 Cardinal of the Kremlin1990Amiga, DOSIntraCorp, Inc....
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Selected Covers

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

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Where's Waldo?
Title screen
Screenshot from Gdleen
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