Abandonware DOS title

Games based on movies

In the 80s and the 90s we all saw a lot of good blockbuster movies come out. Some of them were good, some of them were bad. Unfortunately, most of video games based on movies (called 'tie-in') were really bad. Developers tried to put everything they could in those games and divided gameplay in different parts, each of them with a different gameplay: platform, driving sim, puzzle, etc. The best games based on a movie are those that focus on a single genre: Indiana Jones games, Star Wars games etc.

Most popular based on a movie games

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
action-adventureWindows XP/98/95
Disney's Aladdin
The Lion King

Based on a movie games

  • terminator2judgement-1
    DOS19914/5 Syntetic Dimensions

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of the many adaptations of the Terminator franchise. This one is based on the movie of the same name, but it's not as good as the movie, according to critics. Terminator 2 is an action game developed by Syntetic Dimensions and released by Ocean Software in 1991 for DOS. It was also published for C64, ZX Spectrum, A...

  • beverly-hillbillies-01
    DOS19933.3/5 Synergistic Software
  • blackcauldron-1
    DOS1986freeware3.8/5 Sierra On-Line
  • bluesbrothers1-1
    DOS19914.2/5 Titus Interactive
  • bluesbrothers2-1
    DOS19933.8/5 Titus Interactive
  • the-godfather-02
    DOS19913.3/5 Creative Materials
  • goonies-01
    DOS19853.8/5 Datasoft
  • thegreatescape-1
    DOS1986protected4/5 Denton Designs

    As a prisoner of war, you must find a way to escape a prison in Germany in 1942. The prisoner has a daily routine which will follow if not controlled by the player for a certain amount of time.

  • lionking-3
    DOS19944.1/5 Westwood Studios
  • neverending-story2-arcade-05
  • the-rocketeer-03
    DOS19912.5/5 NovaLogic
  • taking-of-beverly-hills-02
    DOS19913.5/5 Off The Wall Productions
  • terminator-future-shock-05
    DOS19954.3/5 Bethesda Softworks

    The Terminator: Future Shock is an abandoned science fiction first-person shooter game based on the popular Terminator movies franchise, set in a dystopian world where machines has taken over the Earth. The Terminator: Future Shock was developed by Bethesda Softworks and released in 1995 for DOS.

  • terminatorrampage-3
    DOS19934.1/5 Bethesda Softworks
  • 3stooges-1
    DOS1987freeware3.6/5 Cinemaware
  • the-train-escape-to-normandy-02
    DOS1988protected4.4/5 Artech Studios
  • the_untouchables-02
    DOS19893.9/5 Ocean Software
  • topgun-3
    DOS19873.5/5 Ocean Software

    Top Gun is an abandoned flight combat simulation game developed by Ocean Software and released by Thunder Mountain in 1987 for DOS and a number of other 8 bit platforms. As the title suggests, Top Gun is based on the movie of the same name starring Tom Cruise.

  • waynesworld-3
    DOS19933.9/5 Capstone

    Wayne's World is an abandoned point and click adventure game based on the movie of the same name. In Wayne's World you control both the characters of Wayne and Garth (created by Mike Myers and Dana Carvey) in a quest to save their TV show. Wayne's World was developed and released by Capstone in 1993.

  • rogerrabbit-1
    DOS19883.8/5 Silent Software
  • willow-03
    DOS19883.8/5 Brian A. Rice