Recently as part of my writing boosters in year 6 I chose to use an older game to inspire some descriptive writing. Another World is a game that first came out in 1991, I remember playing on the SNES. We watched the intro and played a little of the notoriously hard first level and then wrote or descriptions. The children where engaged and I got some really nice writing out of my group. A few children even stayed behind at the end to finish the level.
Check out the video to see the intro to the game.