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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 9 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

The combination of Lego, a popular film franchise and a video game is a rich recipe for gaming fun. The series of Lego games has developed since the first release on Nintendo DS. Not only do these games offer a chance to explore, destroy and fight in a world made of Lego but they also serve fans of films like Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings with a chance to revisit the story and characters of their favourite movies.

The games are simple to pick up and play, although along with the button-mashing fights do require some problem solving to advance. You need to use the right character to perform the right task to unlock new areas. Played together in two-player mode makes this an ideal challenge for families.

There are many Lego games to choose from as you can see in the list. The console versions offer better visuals and more fleshed out open worlds to explore, but the handheld DS, 3DS and PlayStation Vita versions are still impressive in the scope of gameplay and the 100's of characters they include from the franchise. The smartphone and tablet versions of the games are the lesser cousins here and offer less involved gameplay in most instances while still being fun.

The main Lego franchise can be browsed in this video and are listed as follows:
  • Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (2005) on Mac, PC, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance.
  • Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006) on Mac, PC, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable.
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Android, iOS.
  • Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (2008) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable.
  • Lego Batman: The Videogame (2008) Mac, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable.
  • Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (2009) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable.
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1–4 (2010) on Mac, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, Android, iOS.
  • Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (2011) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable.
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (2011) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable.
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 (2011) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Android, iOS.
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Vita, Android, iOS.
  • Lego The Lord of the Rings (2012) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Vita, Android, iOS.
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes (2013) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Vita, Android, iOS.
  • The Lego Movie Videogame (2014) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Android, iOS.
  • Lego The Hobbit (2014) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita.
  • Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Android, iOS.
  • Lego Jurassic World (2015) on Mac, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita Android, iOS.
  • Lego Marvel's Avengers (2016) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita.
  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016) on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Android, iOS.
  • Lego Harry Potter Collection (2017-2019) HD rerelease on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One.
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game (2017) on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017) on Mac, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
  • Lego The Incredibles (2018) on Mac, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
  • Lego DC Super-Villains (2018) on Mac, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
  • The Lego Movie 2 Videogame (2019) on Mac, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (2020) on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S.

Along with this line up of Lego games to choose from are some other styles of Lego-video-game combination. Lego Rock Band on PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS offered a rhtyhm action challenge where you use a plastic instrument to play along with classic rock songs.

Lego City: Undercover on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Wii U offers an open world to explore. While most Lego games have an open-world element in at least some areas, this one keeps play open throughout so that children can enjoy exploring at their own pace. On PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch you can do this with two players.

Lego Worlds on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch, takes virtual building back to the classic bricks with familiar figures, buildings and challenges from other Lego video games in an open world where your imagination can go wild in a bottomless bucket of bricks.

Lego Dimensions on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 or Nintendo Wii U, uses smart Lego toys like Skylanders to unlock and upgrade in-game content. Although it’s not being updated any longer, its interactive cooperative brick format offers a novel way to play. Along with more DC Comics and other film franchises, this broadened the Lego games to include smaller TV shows and movies which are unlocked in the game by purchasing the related Lego Dimensions set.

Forza Horizon 4 also offered Lego content in its Lego Speed Champions purchasable add-on that turns the cars and landscape into Lego. Families and younger drivers enjoy exploring the Lego valley and collecting bricks for items in their Lego house and garage.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/02/2005, updated in 2020

Price: 84% off

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, GameCube, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Open World

Developer: TT Games (@TTGames)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 10 hours and 15 hours to complete. Time to complete varies depending on the game and ability of players. Collecting every character and item in these games requires playing levels multiple times with newly unlocked characters and ability. This can take towards 50 hours if you are that way inclined.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. These Lego games offer online multiplayer:
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Lego Indiana Jones II
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  • Lego Worlds

These Lego games offer local wireless multiplayer between two Nintendo DS or 3DS systems (local wireless multiplayer is not an option on Switch):
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super-Heroes - 3DS one cart per system
  • Lego Lord Of The Rings - 3DS - one cart per system
  • Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures - DS one cart per system
  • Lego Batman - DS one car per system
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga - DS one cart per system
  • Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy - DS one cart can be shared between systems
  • Lego Star Wars: The Original Trilogy - DS one cart per system

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Most LEGO games are rated PEGI 7+. For example, the LEGO Movie 2 Videogame was rated PEGI 7 because it features non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context and violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures. The game features lots of hectic battles, where players need to hit other LEGO characters who fall apart into LEGO pieces. There are some boss battles as well.

Skill Rating

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. One family told us, "Lego games work well for our 3-year-old. They love to wonder round and bash, even if they're not fussed about completing anything." Another found this good for their 5-year-old to watch first, playing the hub world sections and then fully play themselves by the time they were 7-years-old.

CostsCosts

Lego usually costs £8.99 to £59.99. 

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Steam Store PC £14.99

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Steam Store PC £19.99

LEGO Batman: The Videogame

Steam Store PC £14.99

LEGO Brawls

Steam Store PC £32.99

LEGO City Undercover

Steam Store PC £24.99

LEGO DC Super-Villains

Steam Store PC £34.99

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

Steam Store PC £9.99

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

Steam Store PC £14.99

LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

Steam Store PC £15.49

LEGO Jurassic World

Steam Store PC £15.99

LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes

Steam Store PC £14.99

LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes 2

Steam Store PC £24.99

LEGO MARVEL's Avengers

Steam Store PC £24.99

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Video Game

Steam Store PC £15.49

LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens

Steam Store PC £24.99

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Steam Store PC £15.49

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Steam Store PC £15.49

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Steam Store PC £39.99

LEGO The Hobbit

Steam Store PC £14.99

LEGO The Incredibles

Steam Store PC £34.99

LEGO The Lord of the Rings

Steam Store PC £14.99

LEGO Worlds

Steam Store PC £24.99

LEGOⓇ Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

Steam Store PC £15.49

Lego Batman

XBox Store Xbox One £14.99

Lego Batman 2

XBox Store Xbox One £14.99

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Switch Store Wii U £39.99

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Lego DC Super-Villains

Lego Harry Potter Collection

XBox Store Xbox One £34.99

Lego Indiana Jones 2

XBox Store Xbox One £8.99

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

XBox Store Xbox One £14.99

Lego Jurassic World

Lego Legends Of Chima: Laval's Journey

Switch Store 2DS|3DS £34.99

Lego Marvel Avengers

Switch Store Wii U £39.99
Switch Store 2DS|3DS £29.99

Lego Marvel Collection

XBox Store Xbox One £49.99

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Deluxe Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £59.99

Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe In Peril

Switch Store 2DS|3DS £39.99

Lego Marvel's Avengers

XBox Store Xbox One £39.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £29.99

Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game

PlayStation Store PS4 £47.99

Lego Ninjago: Nindroids

Switch Store 2DS|3DS £34.99

Lego Ninjago: Shadow Of Ronin

Switch Store 2DS|3DS £34.99

Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Video Game

XBox Store Xbox One £8.99

Lego Star Wars II

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99

Lego Star Wars III

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99

Lego Star Wars: Tcs

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

XBox Store Xbox One £39.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £47.99
Switch Store Wii U £39.99
Switch Store 2DS|3DS £29.99

Lego The Hobbit

XBox Store Xbox One £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99
Switch Store Wii U £39.99
Switch Store 2DS|3DS £34.99

Lego The Incredibles

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game. The more recent Lego games offer paid purchases to unlock content, characters and bricks. For example, character packs for LEGO Marvel's Avengers offered special characters with unique abilities. This is often offered in a Season Pass bundle. For example, Lego Marvel's Avengers Season Pass.

AccessibilityAccessibility


Over the years, accessibility has improved. Although earlier games had limited options, the new gamers offer more. Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga was the first to offer difficulty settings.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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