What are the Best LEGO Games?
Written by: TameGamer - 10:21 Sep-02-2019

All in all, there have been 69 video games that have been released based on LEGO, the world’s most popular construction toy. And quite a few of them have gone on to be critical and commercial hits. The LEGO Group were going well with their games from 1995-2005, but when they hooked up with Traveller’s Tales that’s when everything really kicked off. The release of 2005’s LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game rewrote the rulebook when it came to LEGO games, a base formula that all based on the toy have followed since. So what are some of the highlights when it comes to the games they’ve released since?

 

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

 

It would be easy to include the original LEGO Star Wars game into the mix seeing as it was the one that started it all off, but I’m not going to. Nor am I going to include the much-hailed sequel The Original Trilogy. Because I’m going to include them both. The Complete Saga was the third Star Wars game to be released under the LEGO license, which took the content from the two games and smushed them into one. They also beefed up the content from the first installment, adding in an extra level and adding in hidden collectibles like the ones seen in The Original Trilogy. Whilst it didn’t have the same impact as the previous releases, due to it being an update rather than an original release, it is the most comprehensive LEGO game to date.

 

That will soon change though, with the announcement that The Skywalker Saga, an original game covering Episodes I-IX, including the not-yet-released Rise of Skywalker movie, is due out in 2020. The earlier LEGO Star Wars games, however, will always be seen favorably, as they kicked us off on this gaming oeuvre we now have.

 

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Raiders of the Last Temple

 

Lucasfilm must’ve been really happy with the way the Star Wars games turned out, as Indiana Jones was the next property to be given the LEGO treatment, in 2008’s The Original Adventures. Adapting the cult classic trilogy – Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Temple of Doom and the Last Crusade – was no mean feat, but TT Games managed it. Having such rich source material to work from must’ve been a great help too. With the game coming out in 2008, the same year as Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released in theatres, it was used to build up hype for the upcoming blockbuster, but didn’t feature any levels from the upcoming movie. They were featured in a follow-up game aptly called Indiana Jones 2, which features truncated versions of the original trilogy. Seeing as the fourth installment in the franchise was met with a mixed response by viewers, the first game is seen as the superior title.

 

In the game and the films, Indy isn’t afraid to travel the world by plane. In fact, he does it a lot. For all the trials he was put through, I bet he never had to deal with anything more annoying than airport parking charges. However, thanks to Parking at Airports, you can search for the best deals so you can save on this travel cost.

 

One Game to Rule Them All

 

If you’re going to applaud any LEGO game for their open-world take, it’ll have to be LEGO Lord of the Rings, released in 2012. You can travel up and down Middle Earth, from Hobbiton to Rivendell and Minas Tirith to Helm’s Deep, if it’s in the movies you can visit there. One other thing they took from the movies was the use of the voice acting, which was the first LEGO game developed by TT Games to feature it. Previously they had used grunting, visuals gags and slapstick to tell the stories, but in the case of LotR they opted to tone down the humor (but not eradicate it), in favor of telling the story more faithfully. The game was well-received by critics and fans alike, but the handheld version was panned. And this has made you want to play the game again, good luck finding a digital copy, seeing as they were pulled from sale at the start of the year.

 

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Simply Marvellous

 

How do you manage to take all the Marvel superheroes and seamlessly slot them into a coherent, exciting narrative with good gameplay? Well, that’s exactly what the developers achieved when putting together LEGO Marvel Superheroes. Whilst it does stylistically borrow a few things from the Marvel Cinematic Universe like the design of a handful of characters, the design of the helicarrier and the voice of Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, there are so many things which are completely original. It’s a completely unique experience, with varied gameplay and a good-length story and an open-world aspect to it as well. The cutscenes alone could be constructed into its own compelling movie.

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I have Lego Hobbit and Lego LOTR in my steam library, I cant wait to get into those

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No Lego City Undercover, blasphemy!


Lego Harry Potter was one of my fave of the franchises. Ended up a bit disappointed by Lego Jurassic World, felt like there was something missing.


Eager to see how much it's all changed for the next Lego Star Wars though, I hear they've give it a big shake-up!

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Haha sorry!


Yeah it will be interesting to see, I'm excited!

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