264 8.1 01. American McGee's Alice - PC Games
Inspired by Lewis Caroll's famous classic novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this game was developed by designer American McGee (of DOOM and Quake fame). In a drastic departure of the original tale, Alice, who is now older, is a lone survivor of a fire that killed her family. She has been locked up in an asylum and must travel thru Wonderland once more in order to restore her sanity. She is a darker person now, and because of this, Wonderland is also dark and twisted.
Thanks to Grand Assault for this entry
195 7.6 02. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl - PC Games
Based on the famous science fiction novel Roadside Picnic (Piknik na obochine, 1977) by Russian writers Arkadi and Boris Strugatski. There is also a famous movie adaptation of the novel by Andrei Tarkovski, but the game actually is much closer in concept to the book although instead of having numerous Zones around the world, the game s focused around the Ukranian town of Chernobyl, the site of the most severe nuclear accident in history.
53 7.3 03. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth - Xbox
95 8.3 04. The Witcher - PC Games
Based on the books by the Polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher is a new addition to the RPG genre from Europe, starring the main character from the books - Geralt, a professional monster-slayer.
There is also a much improved enhanced version of the game.
60 7.7 05. Blade Runner - PC Games
You play the role of police officer McCoy, a Blade Runner, whose special job is to hunt down replicant rebels. But during your investigations, you also get to see their side, and your vision of the world and society begins to change...
Based on the movie of the same name, which in turn was based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.
34 6.7 06. Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None - PC Games
36 7.4 07. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six - PC Games
48 7.9 08. Dracula: Origin - PC Games
40 6.7 09. Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy - Xbox 360
Based more on the trilogy of books by Robert Ludlum than the three hit action movies (Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum), the game does however including several levels that were Hollywood-envisioned, such as the escape from Zurich embassy, or the Paris car chase in a Mini, two events not found in the novels.
Thanks to CelShader for this entry
24 6.9 010. Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Expres... - PC Games
28 6.8 011. Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened - PC Games
21 8.7 012. Betrayal At Krondor - PC Games
Based on Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar saga (and co-written with Feist himself) is Betrayal At Krondor, a new tale in the Riftwar universe. The story begins as Gorath, a moredhel (dark elf) renegade, who intended to warn the people of Krondor of the upcoming moredhel invasion, is attacked by an assassin.
Thanks to Elfflame for this entry
23 7.1 013. Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun - PC Games
22 8.9 014. Return to Mysterious Island - PC Games
Inspired by Jules Verne's book The Mysterious Island, you play a young woman who is stranded on an uncharted island. Attempting to break a world record by sailing around the world by herself, Mina is washed overboard during a storm and manages to swim to a beach. She must learn to survive by finding food and shelter and will eventually find a way to explore the entire island.
9 8.8 015. Voyage: Journey to the Center of the Moon - PC Games
18 7.5 016. Dune - PC Games
This 1992 DOS title is based on the legendary Frank Herbert novel of the same name and visually inspired by the 1984 David Lynch movie, Dune is a strategy-adventure hybrid where the player takes the role of young Paul Atreides, the son of Duke Leto.
The 2001 game Frank Herbert's Dune is actually based more on the TV mini-series than the novel.
8 8.3 017. Companions of Xanth - PC Games
10 8.8 018. Destination: Treasure Island - PC Games
19 6.4 019. Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis // Versus Arsene L... - PC Games
10 7 020. Culpa Innata - PC Games
Turkish novelist Alev Alatli's series of books, “Kabus” (The Nightmare, 2000) and “Rüya” (The Dream, 2001), were inspirations for Culpa Innata. The novels makes projections for the world, namely the New World Order with reference to Bilderberg, Club of Rome. In fact, we note that she even anticipated September 11 as a showdown among the instigators of the post-modern fascism, which - if unchecked - she fears will be the dominating the future of the world.
29 7.3 021. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream - PC Games
Based upon Harlan Ellison’s short story of the same name. It is about an evil computer named AM that has destroyed all of humanity except for five people he has been keeping alive and torturing for the past 109 years. Each survivor has a fatal flaw in his or her character, and in an attempt to crush their spirits, AM has constructed a metaphorical adventure for each that preys upon their weaknesses.
15 8.3 022. Return To Krondor - PC Games
51 7.9 023. Shadow Complex - Xbox 360 Live Arcade
This hit Xbox 360 Live Arcade downloadable game is based on the novel Empire by famed story-teller Orson Scott Card, who envisions a future America where the rift between right and left ideologies reach a breaking point and a deadly internal civil war rages on in the United States.
Thanks to CelShader for this entry
5 7 024. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - PC Games
8 8.3 025. Call of Cthulhu: Prisoner of Ice - PC Games
Based on a H.P. Lovecraft story, Prisoner of Ice puts you in the role of Lt. Ryan, an American agent stationed aboard the submarine H.M.S. Victoria on a rescue mission to the Antarctic. The Victoria picks up two mysterious crates during the course of the rescue. Before you know it the Captain is eaten alive by the cargo, a horrific monster with whom you are trapped aboard the submarine. And that's just the start of your problems.
20 8 026. The Dark Eye - PC Games
The player is transported into several of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous works including "The cask of Amontillado" and "The Tell-Tale Heart". All of the stories are surrealistically rendered with claymation figures and haunting music. Burrough's reading of "The Masque of the Red Death" is not to be missed.
4 7 027. Shannara - PC Games
5 1 028. 80 Days - PC Games
1 0 029. Auryn Quest - PC Games
4 7 030. Red Storm Rising - PC Games
2 0 031. Hans Christian Anderson: The Ugly Prince Duc... - PC Games
Day after day, a lovely young princess gazes out the window at a world she can't experience. On her 15th birthday, she runs away from her privileged life in search of an adventure. On her journey, she meets young Hans Christian Andersen - a poor teenager struggling to make his way in life. Together they meet the Little Mermaid, the Ugly Duckling, and other characters made famous in Andersen's fairy tales.
1 0 032. UBIK - PlayStation
9 7.3 033. Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet - PC Games
Shadow Of The Comet is a unique horror adventure, inspired by the terrifying writings of H.P. Lovecraft. In 1834, in the small New England fishing village of Illsmouth, the distinguished British scientist Lord Boleskine lost his mind. After studying ancient manuscripts of evil repute, he had travelled to this place to observe the passing of Halley's comet. What he observed that night, however, turned him into a raving lunatic. Now, 76 years later, Halley's comet is coming back, and young astronomer John T. Parker has travelled to Illsmouth to try to uncover the truth.
1 0 034. Hard to be a God - PC Games
Hard To Be A God is an action/RPG based on the science-fiction novel, by the same title, written by the Soviet writers Arcady and Boris Strougatsky, published in 1964. In the future, mankind dwells into space-exploration, ultimately coming across the planet Tsurinak, where humans live still in the medieval ages.
73 7.6 035. Dante's Inferno: Divine Edition - PlayStation 3
128 7.9 036. Metro 2033 - PC Games
(Coming Soon; Release Date TBA)
This Russian-developed FPS shooter is based on story by Russian author Dmitriy Glukhovskiy. The setup: In 2011, a worldwide nuclear catastrophe decimated civilization. Moscow citizens retreated to the tubes, building a network of city-states along the underground subways to avoid the surface, where radiation spawned breeds of psychic supermutants. It is being developed by many of the programmers who worked on 2007's hit 'STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl'.
The english translation of the book has not been released it. It is coming in December 2009.
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