Most Popular Video Games Released 1990-01-01 to 1990-12-31


1. The Secret of Monkey Island (1990 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

9.4
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Young pirate wanna-be Guybrush Threepwood sets out to pass the Three Trials, woo the governess Elaine Marley, reach the fabled Monkey Island and vanquish the nefarious ghost pirate LeChuck.

Directors: Craig Derrick, Ron Gilbert | Stars: Dominic Armato, Earl Boen, Alexandra Boyd, Leilani Jones

Votes: 2,264

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are stars in the arcade with this big four player game that is loaded with action, adventure, and fun! The evil Shredder is at it again! This time he ... See full summary »

Directors: H. Ohyama, H. Toyoda

Votes: 951

3. Mad Max (1990 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Action Adventure Video Game

Votes: 51

4. Die Hard (1990 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.4
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Play as John McClane in an attempt to save the building.

Votes: 72

5. Super Mario World (1990 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Family

9.3
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While Mario and Luigi are vacationing in Dinosaur Land, Bowser kidnaps the Princess. Mario and his new dino friend Yoshi go on a mission to save her.

Director: Takashi Tezuka

Votes: 2,797

6. Lord of the Rings (1990 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

7.2
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While Frodo and Sam, now accompanied by a new guide, continue their hopeless journey towards the land of shadow to destroy the One Ring, each member of the broken fellowship plays their ... See full summary »

Star: Robin Atkin Downes

Votes: 146

7. Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Solid Snake has retired from FOX-HOUND, but is called back to active duty to infiltrate the heavily armed nation "Zanzibar Land" and rescue a kidnapped inventor.

Director: Hideo Kojima

Votes: 864

8. Sex Olympics (1990 Video Game)

Not Rated | Adventure

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9. Snow Bros.: Nick & Tom (1990 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy

7.8
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Nick and Tom (the snow bros) set off on an adventure to save princesses from big monsters with just the snowballs in their hands.

Votes: 24

10. Moonwalker (1990 Video Game)

Action, Music, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Beat-em-up arcade game. Michael Jackson must save kidnapped children from gangsters and stop the drug dealer Mr. Big.

Votes: 90

11. Pit-Fighter (1990 Video Game)

Unrated | Action

6.1
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Choose between a wrestler, a kick-boxer, and a "third degree black belt", and fight your way to the "ultimate warrior".

Stars: Bill Chase, Mark Williams, Glenn Fratticelli, John Aguire

Votes: 66

12. The Spy Who Loved Me (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure

7.7
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Votes: 22

13. Mega Man 3 (1990 Video Game)

E | Action, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Dr. Wily has reformed, but while he and Dr. Light create a peacekeeping robot, eight Robot Masters have stolen important components that Mega Man must recover.

Director: Keiji Inafune

Votes: 501

14. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990 Video Game)

7.5
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Directors: Keiichi Suzuki, Kun Udagawa

Votes: 74

15. Nightbreed: The Interactive Movie (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Nightbreed (1990) video game adaptation in the form of an interactive visual novel. Aaron Boone must stop a sadistic serial killer known as 'The Mask'. In the process, he meets Nightbreed, a mutant species of humanoids.

Star: David Cronenberg

16. Mad Dog McCree (1990 Video Game)

Action, Western

7.7
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The player must stop villainous Mad Dog McCree and his gang of outlaws, who've robbed the bank, locked up the sheriff, tied up the mayor and kidnapped his lovely daughter. The game is not completely linear.

Director: David O. Roberts | Stars: Rusty Dillen, Ben Zeller

Votes: 49

17. Ghostbusters (1990 Video Game)

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18. Beverly Hills Cop (1990 Video Game)

Not Rated | Action, Adventure

5.8
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Video-game of the popular movie in which you take on the role of Axel Foley.

Votes: 18

19. King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder (1990 Video Game)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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King Graham must travel from his kingdom of Daventry to Serenia and save both his family and castle from an evil wizard bent on revenge!

Stars: Art Lewicki, Josh Mandel, Leonard 'Ray' Bergeron, Richard Aronson

Votes: 117

20. Little Nemo: The Dream Master (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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Nemo journeys to Slumberland to rescue Morpheus, the king of Slumberland, from the clutches of the evil Nightmare King.

Votes: 76

21. Days of Thunder (I) (1990 Video Game)

Sport

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Star: Joe Casino

22. Fainaru fantajî III (1990 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Four orphans seek to restore the balance between light and darkness in the world.

Director: Hironobu Sakaguchi

Votes: 316

23. Dragon's Lair (1990 Video Game)

Adventure

3.7
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Based on the 1983 laserdisc arcade game, Dirk The Daring must rescue Princess Daphnie from the fire breathing dragon, Signe.

Votes: 18

24. Dirty Harry (1990 Video Game)

Not Rated | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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Votes: 18

25. Loom (1990 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Seventeen-year-old Weaver Bobbin Threadbare is left alone on the small island of Loom. Armed only with a magical musical instrument he begins his own adventure.

Director: Brian Moriarty | Stars: Richard Seyd, Pat Franklyn, Lauren Jones, Donada Peters

Votes: 223

26. Dr. Mario (1990 Video Game)

E | Family

7.3
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Mario takes up the helm of a doctor in Mushroom Hospital. Three new types of viruses threaten healthy life, so "Doctor" Mario formulates multi-colored vitamins ready for microscopic battle.

Directors: Takahiro Harada, Hitoshi Yamagami

Votes: 463

27. Wing Commander (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Votes: 216

28. Ys: Book 1&2 (1990 Video Game)

8.7
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You play as Adol who goes on an adventure fighting monsters, later on, he climbs Darm Tower to fight Dark Fact. In the Sequel, Adol is sent to the floating island of YS to save the people from the demons and monsters, and to fight Darm.

Stars: Alan Oppenheimer, Jim Cummings, Michael Bell, Shannon Beaty

Votes: 60

29. Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (1990 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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A year after the downfall of the Shadow Warriors, a new enemy threatens Billy and Jimmy Lee, as Marion is kidnapped by a mysterious organization.

Director: Yoshihisa Kishimoto

Votes: 106

30. Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (1990 Video Game)

Adventure

8.9
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And so the Hero of Spielburg journeyed with his new friends to the desert land of Shapeir for a well-deserved rest and change of scenery. But dark clouds are brewing in the kingdom of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Corey Cole, Lori Ann Cole

Votes: 65

31. Crime Wave (1990 Video Game)

Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

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A massive crime syndicate has taken over our major cities, turning them into deadly criminal wastelands, with murder, arson, drugs, and extortion, all under the control of a mysterious man ... See full summary »

Directors: Bryan Brandenburg, Bruce Johnson

32. DuckTales: The Quest for Gold (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Terence McGovern, Russi Taylor

Votes: 66

33. Red Baron (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure

7.4
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Director: Damon Slye

Votes: 39

34. F-Zero (1990 Video Game)

E | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

7.8
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A futuristic racing game where players compete in a high-speed hovercar racing tournament. In the year 2560, multi-billionaires with lethargic lifestyles created a new form of entertainment based on the Formula One races called "F-Zero".

Director: Kazunobu Shimizu

Votes: 250

35. Ultima VI: The False Prophet (1990 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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Director: Richard Garriott | Stars: Martin Galway, Richard Garriott, Robert Garriott, Warren Spector

Votes: 41

36. Back to the Future Part II & III (1990 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

2.4
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Votes: 27

37. Silver Surfer (1990 Video Game)

Action

8.5
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Directors: Graeme Devine, Rob Landeros

Votes: 79

38. Ninja Ryû Ken-den II: Ankoku no Jashin Ken (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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Director: Hideo Yoshizawa

Votes: 77

39. Nightbreed: The Action Game (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Aaron Boone must find keys to progress through five levels and find the vicious serial killer The Mask who has his girlfriend as well as his mutant friends called the Nightbreed.

40. Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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A young ninja and his dog take on the thugs of the Neo-Zeed Corporation and their boss the Union Lizard.

Votes: 44

41. Nemo (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

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Director: Yoshiki Okamoto

42. Super Deform Snatcher (1990 Video Game)

Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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Follows the same storyline as the original Snatcher. Gillian Seed, an agent of the JUNKER organization assigned to investigate a breed of cyborgs known as Snatchers, who prey on humans by killing them and taking their place in society.

Director: Hideo Kojima

Votes: 15

43. Smash TV (1990 Video Game)

T | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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You control a contestant of a deadly violent TV game show.

Star: Ed Boon

Votes: 39

44. Street Fighter 2010 (1990 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Ken had no interest in the frontier. Then his partner Troy was killed. Someone broke into their lab, stole their invention, and left Troy as a pile of jelly on the floor. It's been 25 years... See full summary »

Votes: 22

45. Dragon Warrior IV: The Guided Ones (1990 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

8.6
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A warrior is ordered by his king to locate children that are mysteriously disappearing. A spoiled princess and her advisers wanders the world to find freedom from her confining life. A pair... See full summary »

Director: Koichi Nakamura

Votes: 86

46. The Amazing Spider-Man (1990 Video Game)

6.7
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Spiderman's girl, Mary Jane, in trouble as the evil Mysterio kidnaps her and takes her to his hideout, Rockwell Studios. To save her, Spider-Man must navigate through various environments ... See full summary »

Votes: 6

47. Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter (1990 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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As the story begins, the Starship Arcada is under attack. The evil Sariens have boarded and are killing off the crew, one by one. The all-powerful Star Generator has been stolen, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Douglas Herring, Scott Murphy

Votes: 68

48. Total Recall (1990 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

4.1
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Votes: 24

49. Gals Panic! (1990 Video Game)

6.1
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Stars: Shiori Asano, Ayami Kida, Marina Matsumoto, Yuki Miho

Votes: 12

50. Crystalis (1990 Video Game)

Drama, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Emperor Draygon awakens from a cryogenic sleep one hundred years after a global nuclear war. Even though he is unable to recall his name or who he was, he begins to discover that he may be the key to save this world from destruction.

Directors: Minoru Arakawa, John Bauer, Claude Comair, K. Kôno, Howard Lincoln, Scott K. Tsumura

Votes: 56