Doesn't it seem like there should be more games based on Stephen King books? I'm still waiting for someone to give me an edition of THE STAND Civ 5. Really, no one has wanted to drive Christine? Think about it -- it would be a lot more fun than Pole Position. Actually, a lot of things were better than that game.
Here is a list of video games based on King's work. I am not including Discordia. If you know of others, tell me in the comments section (or email me).
1985: THE MIST:
Was a text adventure game. Remember Zork?
1989: THE RUNNINGMAN
The Running man was released as a Commodore 64 game. It also inspired a game called "Smash TV."
1992: THE DARK HALF:
www.giantbomb.com gives us this review of The Dark Half video game:
The Dark Half is a point and click story based adventure game based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. It was released in 1992 by Capstone and even though many consider it to be a terrible game, it is highly sought after and considered a cult hit.
The Dark Half was developed by Symtus and published in 1992 by Capstone. It is a ScummVM-esque point and click adventure game that is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Although the mechanics of the game are very similar to many adventure games released around the same time from LucasArts, it is possible to die / be arrested in the game, bringing your adventure to an eary finish.
The game itself is a poor reflection of the novel and is riddled with plot holes and inconsistencies. Even with these inherent flaws, The Dark Half remains a cult classic, a title that is still highly sought after even this long after it's debut. The ease of getting a "Game Over" screen is such that it's vital to save often and in different files, which is a turn off for many gamers with games such as Monkey Island setting the benchmark of a "deathless" game.
1994: The Lawnmowerman
This was a Sega Genesis game. I never got to play it because we were Atari people. Then Commodore.
For more, check out David Finniss article at voices.yahoo.com.Finnis' article covers all of the above games,and also a wallpaper program called F13: "The only thing that I was able to find on my own was a program called F13. It wasn't so much a game as a program that gave you wallpapers for your desktop. There were some mini-games as well as an electronic copy of Everything's Eventual. It received a mixed review at best."
10 King Novels That Should Be Video Games:
I liked this article by Clayton Ofbricks: 10 Stephen King Novels That Should Be Video Games. He gives a nice outline of how each game would be played out.
1) The Shawshank Redemption: 3rd Person Stealth Action
2) The Stand: Post Turn Based Strategy
3) The Green Mile: Construction and Management Simulation
4) Misery: Tower Defense
5) The Dark Tower: Action RPG
6) Christine: Extreme Driving Sim
7) Rose Red: Survival Horror
8) Pet Sematary: FPS
9) Salem’s Lot: Sandbox
10) Cujo: TriviaOr. . . you could just play The Sims 3 Supernatural! Or, Naughty Bear.