STP writes: "Almost as long as there have been games, there have been games based on movies. Tie-ins are big business, as they help drive up hype for movies, which until recent years, tended to make far more money than games ever could. Unfortunately for gamers, they are also notoriously rushed products that often feature bland gameplay, confusing storylines, and reek of being rushed (Raiders of the Lost Ark for the Atari 2600 and Hudson Hawk for the NES, for example, set the bar incredibly low).
Still, there are a few diamonds in the rough that give us a consistent glimmer of hope that good movie-based games can happen. The iPhone is a relatively new gaming platform, but there are already a handful of games, both great and truly abysmal. The following is a list of the stand-outs and the heinously offensive."