Abandonware DOS title

Games based on a novel

A lot of old games were based on a book, being it a novel or even a short story. Some novels that inspired developers to create video games are The Lords of the Rings (by J. R. R. Tolkien, Rendez Vous with Rama (by Arthur Clarke), The Mist (by Stephen King).
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The Hobbit

DOS19834/5 Beam Software
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The Hunt for Red October

DOSMac19874.1/5 Oxford Digital Enterprises
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The mist

DOS19853.9/5 Angelsoft
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The Rocketeer

DOS19912.8/5 NovaLogic
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The Shadows of Mordor

DOS19883.7/5 Beam Software
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The Wizard of Oz

DOS19853.9/5 Windham Classics
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Touché: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer

DOS19954.1/5 Clipper Software
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Transarctica

DOS19933.9/5 Silmarils
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Treasure Island

DOS19853.5/5 Byron Preiss Video Productions
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War in Middle Earth

DOS19883.9/5 Synergistic Software
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War of the Lance

DOS1990protected4.3/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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William Shatner's TekWar

DOS19954/5 Capstone
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Zorro

DOS19953.3/5 Capstone