G2A.COM  G2A News Features The Wonderful World of Best LEGO Video Games
LEGO is one of the most powerful and long-lasting toy brands in the world, maintaining its relevance decade after decade. The building blocks of creativity that the Danish company has been delivering since the 1930s have eventually found their way into the digital medium as far back at the 90s.
It wasn’t until the past decade or so that LEGO-based games have really hit their stride. We’re here to bring several noteworthy LEGO video games to your attention.
Before we move on to discussing the games themselves, it may be a good idea to establish a common ground. The most popular product are the Lego System bricks, which come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colours, and functions. Although simple in function, they can be used to create incredible constructions, even life-sized or bigger. Often they also come in themed sets, such as pirate ships, Medieval castles, or LEGO versions of popular movies, like Star Wars or Pirates of the Caribbean.
There are also other lines of Lego, like Technic. It replaces the Basic bricks with ones better for older audiences and for creating working mechanisms, like car models with working gears and hydraulic elements, for example. Or Duplo, which has large, rounded bricks, safer for small children. As for the games, they are almost universally based on the System line, reflecting its universal nature. That said, let’s talk games.
What is great about the LEGO games, is that most of them are available for split-screen mode. You can enjoy playing these amazing games with your friends or children, the latter will be especially interested in such entertainment as everyone knows that kids love LEGO. These games will help to introduce some of the best movies, books and comic book stories to your young ones and bring some nostalgia tear to more than one eye!
Lego Worlds is as pure a Lego experience as it gets without having a huge private warehouse filled with more bricks than you know what to do with. The game is a sandbox, which means it’s content with giving you a world to explore, tools to play around with, and leaving you alone to your own devices.
It’s not out of place to liken this game to Minecraft, because it’s more or less that, only with less modability and actual Lego bricks instead of colourful cubes. Lego Worlds allows you to build anything you normally could piece together in real life.
Star Wars and Lego games appear inseparable. When The Force Awakens came to the cinemas it was only a matter of time before a corresponding video game was released. The Force Awakens in Lego form is divided into chapters, which use the movies’ scenes as the basis and expand on them, to make them more fun (and funny) to play through.
There are ten chapters, plus a prologue and an epilogue. It’s plenty of content to play through, even before you complete the levels with different characters to discover new secrets. Much like other Lego game, it’s a great way to experience the story with children too young to watch to film.
Lego The Force Awakens
The Lego version of Jurassic World has a misleading title, since it actually covers the first four movies of the franchise. So you’ll get to meet Lego Ian Malcolm endorsing going faster, and maybe you’ll even whack the Spinosaurus more effectively than the T. Rex did in Jurassic Park 3.
One of the coolest features of the game is that, in addition to a huge gallery of playable human characters, there are playable dinos as well. You can therefore run about as a velociraptor, for example. If you love the whimsical survival horror atmosphere of Jurassic Park movies, you’re bound to enjoy this.
LEGO Jurassic World
If you want to prepare your children for a future time spent with the Grand Theft Auto series, this is the way. Lego City Undercover is a family friendly introduction to virtual urban open-worlds, and crime that’s inevitably going on in the back alleys.
The main character is a cop called Chase McCain, who return to the Lego City and has to deal with growing criminal and personal crises connected to your previous case. It’s quite dense, story-wise, surprisingly so for a Lego game.
Lego City Undercover
The staying power of the Harry Potter series is undeniable. It’s been, and is going to be for years to come, many a child’s point of entry into the fantasy genre. It’s the perfect child-friendly franchise to be turned into a Lego game. So it’s no wonder it’s been done.
Naturally there are spells the characters can cast, accessible through the spell wheel once unlocked. There are also potions, which are as integral to the gameplay as the spells. It has also aged better than the original Harry Potter games.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
There’s nothing like the pulpy exploits of an adventurous archaeologist, other than the excellent original soundtrack composed by John Williams. This Lego game tones down many of the gruesome and memorable scenes from the original Indiana Jones and makes them much funnier.
This time, the mission hub is the Barnett College, where doctor Jones teaches between his adventures. There are over eighty different characters to play as, including Han Solo and Santa Claus. Or you could create your own character in Free Play.
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
A bundle of three Marvel-themed Lego games cover a large portion of the Marvel universe, both based on comic books and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lego Marvel’s Avengers follows the first two Avengers movies in addition to several Phase Two titles. On the other hand the Super Heroes line deals with more or less original storylines.
Between the three games, there’s a humongous number of playable characters and variants thereof. Many of them are less-known due to not being featured in any notable cartoon or movie.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Deluxe Edition
If you enjoyed the Lego Batman movie, be prepared for more of the same (roughly). It’s three games focused on the Caped Crusader and his exploits around the DC universe, with plenty of appearances from other more or less famous heroes and villains from around the comics and movies.
There are dozens of characters, dozens of iconic locations, and a suitably Lego over-the-top storytelling. The third game even moves the story to space, including Lantern Corps planets.
LEGO Batman Trilogy
A more toned down experience, than many other Lego games, Lego Lord of the Rings is ALMOST as long as the full re-watch of all three parts of Peter Jackson’s movie adaptation in their extended version.
Lego Lord of the Rings will let you see the full journey from start to finish, albeit in the patented Lego video game humorous, family-friendly manner. A nice feature is that the characters can collect items, enhancing the typical Lego gameplay with more roleplaying aspects.
LEGO Lord of the Rings
If you love Star Wars, you may enjoy Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga just fine. The game lets you play smoothly through episodes I to VI, recreated with the cheeky Lego humour.
The Complete Saga is actually a joint version of 2005’s Lego Star Wars The Video Game and 2006’s The Original Trilogy, but slightly reworked and expanded upon. It’s the definitive way to play them, at least until The Skywalker Saga arrives in 2020.
Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga
This concludes our list of the Lego games which are the most worthy of recommendation. They span multiple franchise adaptations, add some original creations, and are overall tons of fun, family-friendly gaming content. There are many more Lego games out there to check out, but these are definitely top ten.