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The best 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
actionDOS
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
strategyWindows XP/98/95, Mac OS
Spider-Man 2: The Game
action-adventureWindows XP/98/95, Mac OS
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Spider-Man 2: The Game

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS20044.2/5
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Disney's Aladdin

DOS19944.2/5 Virgin Interactive
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The Train Escape to Normandy

DOS1988protected4.2/5 Artech Studios
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Star Wars

DOS19884.2/5 Atari
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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

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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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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Hook

DOS19924.2/5 Shadow Software
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Jurassic Park

DOS19934.2/5 Ocean Software
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Star Wars: Yoda Stories

Windows XP/98/9519974.1/5 LucasArts
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Star Wars: Rebel Assault

DOSMac OS1993protected4.1/5 LucasArts
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Rambo First Blood Part 2

DOS19854.1/5 Angelsoft
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James Bond 007: Goldfinger

DOS19864.1/5 Angelsoft
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Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures

Windows 3.xMac OS1996demo4.1/5 LucasArts
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Arachnophobia

DOS19914.1/5 Blue Sky Productions
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The Terminator: Future Shock

DOS19954.1/5 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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Alien Trilogy

DOS19964.1/5 Probe Entertainment
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Star Wars: X-Wing

DOS1993protected4.1/5 LucasArts
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Star Wars: TIE Fighter

DOS1994protected4.1/5 LucasArts
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Batman: the Movie

DOS19904.1/5 Ocean Software
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Beauty and the Beast

DOS19924.1/5 Infogrames
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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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The Lion King

DOS19944.1/5 Westwood Studios
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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.
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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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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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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

DOS19924/5 Manley Associates
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007: License to Kill

DOS19894/5 Quixel
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Beetlejuice: Skeletons in the closet

DOS19924/5 Hi-Tech Expressions