LEGO first entered video games almost 30 years ago with LEGO Fun to Build on SEGA Pico. Since then, games based on brightly colored Danish bricks and their iconic minifigures have pretty much become a genre of their own, and that's in no small part thanks to Traveler's Tales' addictive approach to action platforming and many game traits. the pop culture it has spawned ever since. LEGO.
It wasn't easy to narrow it down, but we did the best we could and we're proud to present our top 10 LEGO sets of all time...so far.
10. LEGO Island
What would a list of the best LEGO games look like without the original 1997 PC adventure?lego island? While by today's standards it may seem crude and graphically quite crude compared to other entries on this list, LEGO Island still packs a fun, nostalgic adventure. An escaped convict wants to destroy LEGO Island brick by brick, and it's up to you to stop him.
Multiple character classes and a surprisingly contemporary open-world structure make for a good time that's as enjoyable as it is immersive. It might be tricky to find now, but if you can, it's worth a trip to LEGO Island - keep an eye out for the Brickster.
9. LEGO Lord of the Rings
LEGO The Lord of the Rings is one of those rare LEGO titles where instead of hiring voice actors to record new lines for the game, they simply pulled the audio from theLotr-Moviesand put it. But somehow it works. Watching Boromir's emotional death scene as bananas are thrown at him makes the whole scene feel fresh in an extremely silly way that the original movie doesn't support. add somethingEaster eggs(like the achievement of jumping off a ledge and landing in a haystack, like in Assassin's Creed), a great list of characters from the book who didn't make it into the movie, like Tom Bombadil, and all the puzzles and Action We're used to for a while. LEGO game, and you have a LEGO game recipe to rule them all. Well, except for the ones higher up on this list.
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8. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
It may seem like it wasn't meant to work, but LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures shows how a not-so-familiar movie trilogy can be recreated using LEGO bricks without looking like a massive departure from the source material. Similar to the LEGO Star Wars games, LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures takes you through the events of the first three Indy movies, but adds a fun and ironic twist to some of the less kid-friendly scenes.
The gameplay showed a marked improvement over previous LEGO Star Wars games, and like the movies it's based on, Indy focuses a bit more on puzzle-solving and exploration than combat. Like its Star Wars counterparts, this game still packs a punch when played in local co-op. Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures holds up incredibly well nearly 15 years after it was first published, and one could argue that this modern classic belongs in a museum.
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7. Lego DC Superchurken
The recurring theme of the LEGO games is how they reinvent darker themes in a kid-friendly way, without losing the charm of the source material. While LEGO Batman does have a few missions with villains, it's rare for an entire game, let alone a well-known one, to take a turn and play the bad guys. But that's exactly what LEGO DC Super-Villains did, and it's a testament to the charm of the LEGO games and the specific TT Games flair with which they were able to make this rogues' gallery.dc villainsendearing and kid-friendly in a way that engaged fans rather than outraged them.
A custom character was also brought into the story, which was a great way to tap into the creativity of playing with LEGO toys, which are often left out to focus on licensed characters.
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6. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes was the first game from TT Games to take players into an open world, and in this case, it was the huge world of Gotham City. While the open worlds of later LEGO games have often been better, given the LEGO treatment, it's hard to ignore the allure of seeing Batman's terrain. An improvement on the original in almost every way, DC Super Heroes is the culmination of the LEGO Batman series (what happened, LEGO Batman 3?!), DC Super Heroes is everything a Batman fan could want in a game. LEGO, and more. It appeals to DC fans and comic book fans alike with a roster full of well-known and lesser-known characters.characters.
Have you ever wanted to be General Zod, Killer Moth,miCaptain Boomerang in LEGO form? LEGO Batman 2 has you covered. With countless areas to explore, dozens of collectibles and unlockables to discover, the undeniable allure of the LEGO games in full force, and of course Batman and all his costume-based powers, LEGO Batman 2 isn't just one of the best LEGO games, it is also one of the best Batman games so far.
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5. LEGO-Harry Potter
We had high expectations when LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 was first released. Fortunately, the details in every corner of the game were instantly fascinating. The story doesn't just follow the books and movies, LEGO Harry Potter is a far-reaching new take on the wizarding world itself. You can venture through Hogwarts secret passageways, take a close look at each carefully designed common room, and even fly on a broomstick and play quidditch.
Continuing the story with the second game, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (both now available together as the LEGO Harry Potter Collection), you can travel the world even further and visit places like Zonko's Joke Shop, Grimmauld Place 12, Godric's Visit Hollow and even London. The fantastic graphics, the rewarding exploration, and the levels themselves, which are classic LEGO in the best possible way, make it even more wonderful.
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4. LEGO Star Wars: A Complete Saga
LEGO Star Wars has the unique honor of being the first pop culture object to receive the LEGO treatment. Reimagining the iconic characters, creatures and vehicles from that galaxy far, far away as bulky modular construction sets was a golden stroke, attracting a whole new generation of Star Wars fans and collectors. Whilestar wars video gameshas been around for almost as longStar Wars movies, the minimalist polygonal nature of Star Wars in LEGO form was ripe for video gamification.
Released amid the flurry of merchandise and hookups to coincide with the theatrical release of Revenge of the Sith, LEGO Star Wars could easily have been a forgotten waste of money. Instead, Traveler's Tales infused the game with its combination of puzzle platforming, collectibles, and humor. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy kept the momentum going the following year, appealing to older Star Wars fans who perhaps enjoyed the prequels less, and the rest, as they say, is history. If those two little games hadn't set a precedent, we probably wouldn't be writing this list.
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3. LEGO Star Wars: A Skywalker Saga
After nearly two decades of developing LEGO Star Wars video games, the Traveler's Tales team easily pulled together content from their previous titles, added some new levels from Rise of Skywalker, and called it a day. Instead, they decided to completely overhaul the combat, the camera, the structure of the outside world, and literally every level, character, and vehicle in Star Wars. This set is packed with an impressive amount of crafting and collecting for both the casual Star Wars fan and those who would instantly recognize a minifigure based on Malakili the Grudge Keeper.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga not only lets you play wacky video game remasters of the major numbered Star Wars movies, it also includes references, nods, andcollectiblesbased on spinoff movies, TV shows and more. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a deeper, richer and more action-packed take on the LEGO games and we hope it will be applied to all LEGO games in the future.
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2. LEGO City in disguise
There are plenty of open-world action games out there that let you steal cars, take down criminals, and customize your character in a sprawling modern metropolis, but few of them are rated "And for everyone." LEGO City Undercover meets all of these criteria and offers players the closest thing to a LEGO Grand Theft Auto game for kids.
The world is not only impressively large and full of fun collectibles, activities, and fun references to old police action movies, but it also has a surprisingly good story with plenty of wit and charm. Most LEGO games are characterized by the movie series or popular licensed property they're based on, but LEGO City Undercover proves that LEGO games can be cool and fun in their own right.
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1. LEGO Marvel Superheroes
The Marvel Universe (non-film) has all the makings of a great LEGO game, as it has a huge roster of characters that can be turned into instantly recognizable minifigures, with plenty of alternate costumes offered as unlockables. The various powers, abilities, and gadgets of the heroes and villains have created a wide range of fun gameplay mechanics without taking too much leeway over who can do what. Its levels took players to familiar locations across the universe, from Asgard to Asteroid M to The Savage Land, but were still anchored in a vast sandbox of the New York City hub world.
But the best thing LEGO Marvel Super Heroes had to offer was that all your favorite comic book characters could play together. At the time of publication, theatrical versions of Spider-Man, The Avengers, and The X-Men existed in several different universes within the tangled web of intellectual property rights. Marvel video games have been in a worse situation, being mostly rushed movies with a few exceptions. LEGO Marvel Superheroes had none of these problems. It's everything that made Marvel Comics great, reimagined in the form of plastic blocks with the sense of humor and attention to detail of TT Games. The game even included characters and locations that didn't exist (and in some cases still don't exist) as physical LEGO toys, like Xavier's Mansion and Professor X himself.
Unsurprisingly, LEGO Marvel's Avengers are mostly colored within the lines of the MCU. The larger roster of LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 was conspicuously lacking in characters whose movie rights fell under the Fox umbrella. While that wasn't the case, the first game set the bar so high that it didn't really need a sequel. I mean, name another game where you can have Doctor Doom and Venom ride on the backs of escaped circus animals.
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Did you play any of these games growing up or did you just love playing them?legos for adults? Did you think we missed any LEGO games that should have been on this list? Let us know! For more top 10 lists, check out our other lists likeThe 10 best video game remakes of all time!