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* ''VideoGame/TheAncientArtOfWar'' was based on Sun Tzu's ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'', a 2,500-year-old treatise on military strategy. Sun Tzu appears in-game as the most challenging opponent.

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* ''VideoGame/TheAncientArtOfWar'' was based on Sun Tzu's ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'', ''Literature/{{The Art of War|SunTzu}}'', a 2,500-year-old treatise on military strategy. Sun Tzu appears in-game as the most challenging opponent.


* Creator/TelltaleGames' ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' and ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' games.

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* Creator/TelltaleGames' ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' game and ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' games.the ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' series.


* ''[[IncredibleHulk Hulk: Destruction]]'' got a RecursiveAdaptation comics miniseries released simultaneously with the video game, creating an ambivalent example. Like the ''Ultimate Spider-Man'' example, it was supposed to be comic-book canon but didn't end up fitting properly.

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* ''[[IncredibleHulk ''[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk: Destruction]]'' got a RecursiveAdaptation comics miniseries released simultaneously with the video game, creating an ambivalent example. Like the ''Ultimate Spider-Man'' example, it was supposed to be comic-book canon but didn't end up fitting properly.


* ''[=EarthBound=] 64'', which later became ''VideoGame/Mother3'', had characters inspired by ''[[Literature/TheBookOfLies The Notebook]]''.


* ''Earthbound 64'', which later became ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'', had characters inspired by [[Literature/TheBookOfLies The Notebook]]

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* ''Earthbound ''[=EarthBound=] 64'', which later became ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'', ''VideoGame/Mother3'', had characters inspired by [[Literature/TheBookOfLies ''[[Literature/TheBookOfLies The Notebook]]Notebook]]''.


* Two for ''TheGreatGatsby'' (not entirely serious).

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* Two for ''TheGreatGatsby'' ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'' (not entirely serious).


* ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' was also adapted (by {{Sierra}}) into an AdventureGame.

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* ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' was also adapted (by {{Sierra}}) Creator/{{Sierra}}) into an AdventureGame.


** ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}'' has been adapted into several games on several platforms.
** The ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' SNES and Genesis games adapting the "Death and Return" arc from the comics.

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** ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' has been adapted into several games on several platforms.
** The ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' SNES and Genesis games adapting the "Death and Return" arc from the comics.



** The ''IronMan[=/=]X-O Man of War'' game adapts the intercompany crossover of the same title.

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** The ''IronMan[=/=]X-O ''ComicBook/IronMan[=/=]X-O Man of War'' game adapts the intercompany crossover of the same title.



* The UrExample comes from Tellarium Games in [[TheEighties the early 1980s]]. They adapted several books into games with varying degrees of success from InNameOnly (''Swiss Family Robinson'') to canonical sequels to the author's original work. The most famous of these was their {{Canon}} sequel to the ''Literature/GreenSkyTrilogy'', which got the greenlight from Zilpha Keatley Snyder provided they use the game to [[AuthorsSavingThrow reverse a decision she regretted making in the final book]]. She actually drew the map of the tree city Orbora for the game, and her music-professor husband Larry wrote the music.
** Creator/RayBradbury also helped write a Farenheit 451 gane for them that acts as a sequel to the book.

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* The UrExample comes from Tellarium Games in [[TheEighties the early 1980s]]. They adapted several books into games with varying degrees of success from InNameOnly (''Swiss Family Robinson'') to canonical sequels to the author's original work. The most famous of these was their {{Canon}} {{canon}} sequel to the ''Literature/GreenSkyTrilogy'', which got the greenlight from Zilpha Keatley Snyder provided they use the game to [[AuthorsSavingThrow reverse a decision she regretted making in the final book]]. She actually drew the map of the tree city Orbora for the game, and her music-professor husband Larry husband, Larry, wrote the music.
** Creator/RayBradbury also helped write a Farenheit 451 gane ''Fahrenheit 451'' game for them that acts as a sequel to the book.



* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Companions_of_Xanth Companions of Xanth]]'', a 1993 adventure game based on one of the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' books. Fittingly enough, [[ShapedLikeItself the book in question is about someone playing a computer game that allows them to explore Xanth]].

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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Companions_of_Xanth Companions of Xanth]]'', a 1993 adventure game based on one of the ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' books. Fittingly enough, [[ShapedLikeItself the book in question is about someone playing a computer game that allows them the player to explore Xanth]].



* VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}} is based on a Russian novel of the [[Literature/{{Metro2033}} same name]].

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* VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}} ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'' is based on a Russian novel of the [[Literature/{{Metro2033}} same name]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' was based off of ''Literature/TheWaterMargin''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' was based off of ''Literature/TheWaterMargin''.



* ''TheTick'' game was primarily based on the AnimatedSeries, but also used several characters exclusive to the comics, such as the Running Man, the Red Scare and Clark Oppenheimer.

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* ''TheTick'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' game was primarily based on the AnimatedSeries, but also used several characters exclusive to the comics, such as the Running Man, the Red Scare and Clark Oppenheimer.



* ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'' had a game to go with the live action movie version. While the movie is not considered to be all that good, some versions of the game are actually pretty good.

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* ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'' had a game to go with the live action live-action movie version. While the movie is not considered to be all that good, some versions of the game are actually pretty good.


** ''MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'' is a loose adaptation of the ''Civil War'' CrisisCrossover.

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** ''MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'' ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance2'' is a loose adaptation of the ''Civil War'' CrisisCrossover.


* The 1989 Infocom game ''VideoGame/CircuitsEdge'' was based on Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger's middle-eastern {{Cyberpunk}} novel, ''Literature/WhenGravityFails''.

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* The 1989 Infocom game ''VideoGame/CircuitsEdge'' was based on Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger's middle-eastern {{Cyberpunk}} CyberPunk novel, ''Literature/WhenGravityFails''.''[[Literature/MaridAudran When Gravity Fails]]''.


* Creator/{{Infocom}}'s adaptations of ''VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' and ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]''

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* Creator/{{Infocom}}'s adaptations of ''VideoGame/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' and ''[[Literature/AsianSaga Shogun]]''''Literature/{{Shogun}}''


* TelltaleGames' ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' and ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' games.

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* TelltaleGames' Creator/TelltaleGames' ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' and ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' games.


*** Years before that, ''CaptainAmerica and the Avengers'' was an even looser adaptation of the "Acts of Vengeance" crossover.

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*** Years before that, ''CaptainAmerica and the Avengers'' ''VideoGame/CaptainAmericaAndTheAvengers'' was an even looser adaptation of the "Acts of Vengeance" crossover.


* TelltaleGames' ''{{Bone}}'' and ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' games.

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* TelltaleGames' ''{{Bone}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' and ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' games.


* The Literature/{{Discworld}} books have had a few games based on them: a TextAdventure based on ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', two Rincewind-centric games that took elements from multiple books, and ''DiscworldNoir'', which had an [[CanonForeigner original protagonist]] and storyline. ([[DevelopmentHell There still haven't been any big-screen films yet]], just [[MadeForTVMovie TV movies]].)

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* The Literature/{{Discworld}} books have had a few games based on them: a TextAdventure based on ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', two Rincewind-centric games that took elements from multiple books, and ''DiscworldNoir'', ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'', which had an [[CanonForeigner original protagonist]] and storyline. ([[DevelopmentHell There still haven't been any big-screen films yet]], just [[MadeForTVMovie TV movies]].)

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