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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

The Lion King
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Disney's Aladdin
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Robocop
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The Lion King

DOS19944.1/5 Westwood Studios
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Disney's Aladdin

DOS19944.2/5 Virgin Interactive
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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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Spider-Man 2: The Game

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS20044.2/5
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Rambo 3

DOS19883.6/5 Ocean Software
Rambo III is an action video game based on the 1988 action film of the same name, featuring the iconic character John Rambo, portrayed by Sylvester Stallone. The game was developed and published by various companies for different platforms, including Sega for its consoles and Ocean Software for home computers. The game follows the plot of the ...
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Alien Trilogy

DOS19964.1/5 Probe Entertainment
Alien Trilogy is a first-person shooter video game released in 1996 for various platforms, including the PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and MS-DOS. Developed by Probe Entertainment and published by Acclaim Entertainment, the game is based on the first three films in the Alien franchise. The game's narrative loosely follows the storyline of these mo...
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Star Wars: Yoda Stories

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 LucasArts
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Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures

Windows 3.xMac OS1996demo4.1/5 LucasArts
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Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2001protected4.1/5 LucasArts
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds is a science fiction real-time strategy game set in the Star Wars universe, focused both on the first and the second Star Wars trilogy. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds was developed by LucasArts Entertainment in 2001. SWGB was developed using the Genie engine, the same used for Age of Empires.
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Windows XP/98/9520013.9/5 KnowWonder
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Blade Runner

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS1997protected4.2/5 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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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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The Blues Brothers 2: Jukebox Adventure

DOS19933.8/5 Titus Interactive
The Blues Brothers 2: Jukebox Adventure is a video game developed by Titus Interactive and released in 1993. It is a sequel to the original The Blues Brothers game, which was based on the popular 1980 film of the same name. The game was available on several platforms, including the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, and PC. The gam...
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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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Star Wars

DOS19884.2/5 Atari
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Batman: the Movie

DOS19904.1/5 Ocean Software
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

DOS19924/5 Manley Associates
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A Nightmare on Elm street

DOS19893.9/5 Westwood Studios
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Beverly Hills Cop

DOS19903.2/5 Tynesoft Computer Software
The Beverly Hills Cop video game by Tynesoft is an action-adventure game based on the popular film franchise starring Eddie Murphy. It was released in 1990 for various home computer platforms, including the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and Amstrad CPC.In the game, players take on the role of Axel Foley, the wise-cracking detective played by Murphy in...
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: the Action Game

DOS19893.9/5 Tiertex Design Studios
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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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The Black Cauldron

DOS1986freeware3.8/5 Sierra On-Line
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City of Lost Children

DOS19973.9/5 Psygnosis
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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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Home Alone

DOS19913.9/5 Manley Associates
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Robocop 3

DOS19923.9/5 Digital Image Design
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The Terminator: Rampage

DOS19934/5 Bethesda Softworks
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Batman Returns

DOS19923.8/5 Spirit of discovery
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007: License to Kill

DOS19894/5 Quixel