Abandonware DOS title

Games based on a novel sorted by release date

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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Discworld

DOS19954.2/5 Perfect Entertainment
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I have no Mouth and I Must Scream

DOS1995protected4.1/5 The Dreamers Guild
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Prisoner of Ice

DOS1995protected4.1/5 Chaosium Inc.
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Shannara

DOS1995protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Touché: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer

DOS19954.1/5 Clipper Software
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William Shatner's TekWar

DOS19954/5 Capstone
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Zorro

DOS19953.3/5 Capstone
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Discworld 2: Mortality Bytes!

DOS19964.1/5 Perfect Entertainment
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Callahan's Crosstime Saloon

DOS19974/5 Legend Entertainment
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J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan

DOS19974.1/5 Papyrus Design Group
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Dune 2000

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Westwood Studios
Dune 2000 is an abandoned science fiction classic real-time strategy game based on the popular Dune franchise. The Dune "universe" took form in the books of science fiction writer Frank Herbert and went on to include movies, TV series, comics, and of course video games. Dune 2000 is one of the finest RTS of its era; it was developed by We...
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Arrakis

DOS20003.9/5
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Dune Generations

Windows XP/98/952002canceled3.8/5 Cryo Interactive Entertainment
Dune Generations was a canceled 3D MMO strategy game set in the Dune universe that was never published. Dune Generations was in development by Cryo Interactive Entertainment, but it was canceled in 2002 when the company filed for bankruptcy. As of 2002 the game was still in the alpha stage; what's left are some screenshots ...