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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

The Lion King
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Disney's Aladdin
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Robocop
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007: License to Kill

DOS19894/5 Quixel
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A Nightmare on Elm street

DOS19893.9/5 Westwood Studios
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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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Arachnophobia

DOS19914.1/5 Blue Sky Productions
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Back to the Future Part 2

DOS19903.9/5 Images Software
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Batman Returns

DOS19923.8/5 Spirit of discovery
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Batman: the Movie

DOS19904.1/5 Ocean Software
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Beauty and the Beast

DOS19923.8/5 Infogrames
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Beethoven 2

DOS19933/5 Rozner Labs Software Group
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Beetlejuice: Skeletons in the closet

DOS19924/5 Hi-Tech Expressions
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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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Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

DOS19904/5 Off The Wall Productions
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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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Blues Brothers RPG

Windows XP/98/952004freeware3.9/5
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Bram Stoker's Dracula

DOS19934/5 Psygnosis
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City of Lost Children

DOS19973.9/5 Psygnosis
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Days of Thunder

DOS19904/5 Argonaut Games
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Dick Tracy

DOS19903.3/5 Titus Interactive
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Die Hard

DOS19893.4/5 Activision
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Die Hard 2: Die Harder

DOS19923.6/5 Tiertex Design Studios
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Disney's Aladdin

DOS19944.2/5 Virgin Interactive
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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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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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Gremlins

DOS19842.8/5 Atari
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Gremlins 2: The New Batch

DOS19903.4/5 Elite Systems
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Windows XP/98/9520013.9/5 KnowWonder
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Home Alone

DOS19913.9/5 Manley Associates
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

DOS19924/5 Manley Associates
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Hook

DOS19924.2/5 Shadow Software
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Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures

Windows 3.xMac OS1996demo4.1/5 LucasArts