Abandonware DOS title

The most popular based on a novel games

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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Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch

DOS19923.8/5 Tsunami Media
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ICON: Quest for the Ring

DOS19843.6/5 Macrocom
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Treasure Island

DOS19853.5/5 Byron Preiss Video Productions
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9 Princes in Amber

DOS19854.1/5 Telarium
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Dragonflight

DOS19913.6/5 Thalion
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Alice in Wonderland

DOS19893.3/5
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Farenheit 451

DOS19843.4/5 Telarium
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War of the Lance

DOS1990protected4.3/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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The Rocketeer

DOS19912.8/5 NovaLogic
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Frankenstein

DOS19944.1/5 Junkyard
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The Wizard of Oz

DOS19853.9/5 Windham Classics
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Scrooge

DOS19913/5 Leisuresoft
Scrooge is an abandoned interactive fiction graphic adventure game developed and released by Leisuresoft in 1991 for DO. Scrooge is based on the popular Christmas tale of the same name.
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Castle Elsinore

DOS19923.5/5 Temple Software