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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The Wizard of Oz

DOS19853.9/5 Windham Classics
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Megafortress

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Artech Studios
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Zorro

DOS19953.3/5 Capstone
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Dragonflight

DOS19913.6/5 Thalion
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Dracula in London

DOS19883.4/5 SDJ Enterprises
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ICON: Quest for the Ring

DOS19843.6/5 Macrocom
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Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death

DOS19913.8/5 Mr. Micro
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The Shadows of Mordor

DOS19883.7/5 Beam Software
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Farenheit 451

DOS19843.4/5 Telarium
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Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch

DOS19923.8/5 Tsunami Media
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War of the Lance

DOS1990protected4.3/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Castle Elsinore

DOS19923.5/5 Temple Software
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The Rocketeer

DOS19912.8/5 NovaLogic
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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.