Abandonware DOS title

Games based on movies sorted by release date

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
actionDOS
Disney's Aladdin
actionDOS
Robocop
shooterDOS
novatron-1

Novatron

DOS19823.3/5 Verisoft
gremlins-1-01

Gremlins

DOS19842.8/5 Atari
jamesbondview2kill-1

James Bond 007: A View to a Kill

DOS19853.9/5 Angelsoft
rambo-first-blood-01

Rambo First Blood Part 2

DOS19854.1/5 Angelsoft
goonies-01

The Goonies

DOS19853.9/5 Datasoft
007-goldfinger-1

James Bond 007: Goldfinger

DOS19864.1/5 Angelsoft
blackcauldron-1

The Black Cauldron

DOS1986freeware3.7/5 Sierra On-Line
thegreatescape-1

The Great Escape

DOS1986protected4.1/5 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.
platoon-1

Platoon

DOS19873.6/5 Ocean Software
3stooges-1

The Three Stooges

DOS1987freeware3.6/5 Cinemaware
topgun-3

Top Gun

DOS19873.4/5 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.
psycho-02

Psycho

DOS19883.4/5 Starsoft Development
rambo3-1

Rambo 3

DOS19883.6/5 Ocean Software
startrek1stcontact-1

Star Trek: First Contact

DOS19883.6/5 Simon & Schuster Interactive
starwars-4

Star Wars

DOS19884.2/5 Atari
the-train-escape-to-normandy-02

The Train Escape to Normandy

DOS1988protected4.2/5 Artech Studios
rogerrabbit-1

Who framed Roger Rabbit

DOS19883.8/5 Silent Software
willow-03

Willow

DOS19883.9/5 Brian A. Rice
jamesbondlicence-3

007: License to Kill

DOS19894/5 Quixel
nightmareelmstreet-1

A Nightmare on Elm street

DOS19893.9/5 Westwood Studios
diehard-1

Die Hard

DOS19893.3/5 Activision
ghostb2-1

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.
indylastcrusade-4

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...
indy3action-3

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: the Action Game

DOS19893.8/5 Tiertex Design Studios
jaws-06

Jaws

DOS19894/5 Starsoft Development
moonwalker-03

Moonwalker

DOS19893/5 Emerald Software
robocop-2

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...
startrekfinalfront-1

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

DOS19893.4/5 Mindscape
the_untouchables-02

The Untouchables

DOS19894/5 Ocean Software