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The most popular based on a movie games

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

Star Wars: Yoda Stories
action-adventureWindows XP/98/95
Disney's Aladdin
actionDOS
The Lion King
actionDOS
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Star Wars: Yoda Stories

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 LucasArts
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Disney's Aladdin

DOS19944.2/5 Virgin Interactive
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The Lion King

DOS19944.1/5 Westwood Studios
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Blade Runner

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac1997protected4.2/5 Westwood Studios
Blade Runner is one of those point & click adventure games that somewhat manages to fully capture the spirit of a cult movie without copying the original plot. Fans of the Blade Runner movie will enjoy this game, even without Harrison Ford. Blade Runner was developed by Westwood Studios and released in 1997 by Virgin.
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Robocop

DOS19894/5 Data East
Robocop is an abandoned beat 'em up / run and gun shooter game developed and released by Data East in 1989 for a number of platforms, including DOS. Robocop is a conversion from an arcade game released by Data East in 1988 and it was based on the movie of the same name, Robocop, by Paul Verhoeven. Your goal is to get to the final boss by shoot...
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Bram Stoker's Dracula

DOS19934/5 Psygnosis
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Rambo 3

DOS19883.6/5 Ocean Software
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Windows XP/98/9520014/5 KnowWonder
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Robocop 3

DOS19923.9/5 Digital Image Design
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: the Action Game

DOS19893.8/5 Tiertex Design Studios
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

DOS1989protecteddemo4.2/5 LucasArts
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure is a point-and-click adventure game released in 1989 by Lucasfilm Games. The game was designed by Ron Gilbert, David Fox, and Noah Falstein. It is based on the 1989 film "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", directed by Steven Spielberg.The game follows the plot of the movie closely and incl...
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Ghostbusters

DOS2006remake4/5
Ghostbusters is a abandoned action game based on the 80s hit movie Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters was released in 2006 as a remake of the game of the same name developed by Activision in 1984 for a number of platforms including C64, Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum.
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007: License to Kill

DOS19894/5 Quixel
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Beverly Hills Cop

DOS19903.1/5 Tynesoft Computer Software
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The Blues Brothers

DOS19914.2/5 Titus Interactive
The Blues Brothers is a platformer that follows the adventures of Jake and Elwood Blues as they try to put their band back together. The player controls one of the Blues Brothers through various levels, each filled with obstacles, enemies, and puzzles. The ultimate goal is to collect musical notes and instruments to assemble the band. develope...
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Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures

Windows 3.xMac1996demo4.1/5 LucasArts
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Wayne's World

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.
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Star Wars

DOS19884.2/5 Atari
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Alien Trilogy

DOS19964.1/5 Probe Entertainment
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Die Hard

DOS19893.3/5 Activision
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Platoon

DOS19873.6/5 Ocean Software
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Ghostbusters 2

DOS19893.8/5 Dynamix
Ghostbusters 2 is an abandoned action game based on the movie of the same name, set in New York. Ghostbusters 2 was developed by Dynamix and released by Activision in 1989. It's part of a series of games based on the popular Ghostbuster franchise, being the olny one developed for DOS.
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The Terminator: Future Shock

DOS19954.2/5 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.
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Gremlins

DOS19842.8/5 Atari
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Who framed Roger Rabbit

DOS19883.8/5 Silent Software
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Once Upon a Forest

DOS19953.9/5 Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corporation
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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...
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Days of Thunder

DOS19903.9/5 Argonaut Games
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Die Hard 2: Die Harder

DOS19923.6/5 Tiertex Design Studios