While LEGO has been known for its building blocks for all ages, it is also one of the most popular franchises when it comes to games, as well as movies. There have been various popular LEGO franchises that have been turned into games. These games have the same basic art, with each characters and landscape being entirely made with LEGO. While they surely have the same basic LEGO principles, they make for up an unique experience. So, if you have been looking for the best LEGO games to play on your phone, PC or your console, we have you covered. Here are the 15 best LEGO games that you should definitely play:
1. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (iOS, Android, PC, Nintendo DS, Wii, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360)
Harry Potter is one of the most popular franchises in the world. It has an immense fan base, for both the books and movies. So, taking on this franchise must have been tough. However, the LEGO Harry Potter games have stayed true to the books and movies. This LEGO iteration has beautiful environments, humor which refers to the movies and books, and a unique feature – the spells. The spell system is a fresh idea and the game consists of many famous spells. These spells perfectly fit in the game’s style, and that is what makes this game so good.
While the LEGO Harry Potter game for the years 5-7 are also fun, the years 1-4 make up for the most enjoyable experience.
2. LEGO Marvel Heroes (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
This is by far one of the best games from the LEGO series. LEGO Marvel Heroes brings over 100 different characters. As a LEGO game, it has the same design and main objective, but how the objective is reached is the fun part. The game has you collect Cosmic Bricks (a nod to the Infinity Stones) scattered throughout the universe before the villains do. The gameplay is smooth, with a matching plot and you will need to switch between characters to get the job done. There is no shortage of characters, as the game includes all the major teams and much more. You start off as Iron Man and Hulk and then proceed to get the rest of the Avengers and X-men. Having a number of characters improves the overall experience, as each character has specific abilities which will help in certain situations. For example, Black Widow’s power to spoof cameras and other things. This variety and art make this game perfect for Marvel and LEGO fans.
3. LEGO Stars Wars III: The Clone Wars (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PC)
The Clone Wars iteration of LEGO has you play through seasons one and two of the animated series. This merger of intergalactic fighters with LEGO is an interesting one. Like many other games, this one is so good because of the clever use of the Star Wars franchise. There is just something about being able to play your favorite scenes as LEGOs. There are a wide variety of characters; you can play as a mighty Jedi or someone like a lowly droid.
The game stays true to the mechanics of LEGO games, where you need special abilities for each situation. The puzzles are simple, yet engaging, and the combat is simple yet fun as well. There is a hint of something new as well – the ability to drive star-ships into battle and to land your army on a planet and take control of it. Controlling planets is a focus of this game, with an entire mode being dedicated to capturing planets with friends.
If you are a Star Wars fan, you can also check out the Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGO game, which is a lot of fun too.
4. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Android, PC)
LEGO Batman 2 was a game changer for LEGO games, as it introduced a couple of changes, as well as its great story. This was also the first LEGO game, which had a full voice cast to add more flare to the game. For the game itself, it is an amazing one. The game starts with Lex Luthor running for President, along with the Joker and using Kryptonite to fill out ballots. This sets the tone for the entire game, as in the game Batman, Superman and the entire Justice League sets out to stop Luthor and the Joker. The game has similar gameplay, but with added bonuses. The characters have new abilities, which are really fun to use. Cyborg is magnetized, Wonder Woman has the cool lasso, and as you progress, more abilities surface with every character. The game also includes new suits for Batman and Robin, which are pretty cool.
5. LEGO The Lord Of The Rings (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, PC)
The LEGO version of The Lord Of The Rings is another installment, which deviates from the normal LEGO games aimed at children. The Lord Of The Rings has amazing and powerful books and movies, and to see this intense franchise adapted to this style of game is interesting. Middle Earth is portrayed beautifully and the weather and environment play a major part in providing an ambiance which resembles the books and movies. LEGO LOTR takes you through all the main parts of the trilogy in a great manner.
The game has simple mechanics like other LEGO games but having that ambiance of Middle Earth changes your entire experience. On your quest, you have the nine members of the fellowship with you as you leave behind Rivendell. On your quest, you will need to switch between characters to complete puzzles and smash objects to gain studs. This combination of intensity and LEGOs makes for a fun game.
6. LEGO Jurassic World (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Android, PC)
The combination of Dinosaurs and LEGO make for a great game. The Jurassic World iteration of LEGO has over hundred payable characters, with the gameplay being as old as dinosaurs, yet still charming. You still have to solve puzzles, and you still can smash objects to gain studs to spend on constructions. However, that’s not it for this game, as there are a few changes. Rather than having different abilities and weapons for each character, this game has a form of classes. Paleontologists can dig, zoologists dive deep in dino-dung, and hunters can set off targets from afar. This makes for a more balanced style of gameplay.
Another feature that distinguishes this LEGO game from the others is that this one relies far less on combat. As the plot of the movie was about surviving the carnivorous giants, it would not make sense to have much combat in the game. The combat which does take place is more meaningful and adds to the overall plot, which further enhances gameplay.
7. LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean (PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, PC)
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean also got the LEGO treatment, which produced a fun to play game. The game haves you play through all the four movies in a LEGO world, much like all LEGO games do. The story is the differentiating factor, and the game does well in that area. The characters feel all in place, and the atmosphere is much like in the movies, with just a little (or a lot of) LEGO in it. Some violent complex ideas have been toned down, but it does not affect the game that much. You still have dozens of characters to choose from, including Jack Sparrow of course, each with a unique ability for different tasks, and you still break and build stuff.
Apart from that, the game does not have voice acting, but the expressions and reactions of the characters make up for it. The game also has beautiful cut-scenes which keep you updated on everything.
8. LEGO City Undercover (PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC)
LEGO City Undercover is the first game by Traveler’s Tales to not feature any major book or movie franchise. Previous games might have relied on the plot of the licensed franchise, but Undercover hosts a completely in-house story. The main character is a cop who returns to LEGO City after a long absence. He finds out that his nemesis has escaped, and now you need to capture him. The plot may be clićhed, but this storyline is never done before in a LEGO world.
The story has a good progression with new missions and skills being unveiled slowly with it. The game has good humor, and beautiful and colorful places. The gameplay is refined, and the puzzles are far more logical. This being the first truly in-house game of Lego, has surely delivered.
9. LEGO Ninjago: Shadow Of Ronin (Android, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, iOS)
Shadow of Ronin is another LEGO game that has an amazing plot. The land of Ninjago is faced with a new villain called Ronin who steals the memories of the Ninjas, as well as their elemental powers in their first encounter. In the rest of the game, the Ninjas set out to find the sacred Obsidian Weapons to restore their memories and powers. The plot plays very well with the game, as many refinements have been made for this LEGO iteration. The main gameplay is the same: you smash objects, earn studs, and build. Apart from that, Shadow Of Ronin adds new elements to the game; you can ride a colossal samurai warrior, race bikes, and even fly dragons. Combat is emphasized in this game, and with LEGO’s simple controls, it makes for a simple yet fun game.
10. The LEGO Movie Video Game (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC)
Traveler’s Tales Lego usually takes a franchise, inserts Lego into the mix and call it a game. However, with The LEGO Movie already being in a LEGO world, TT has designed this game differently – sort of. The game takes the entire movie’s plot and has you play through it. While this does take out some of the charms, as the main feature of these games is to see non-LEGO things in LEGO form, the main character and an excellent plot make this come through. The main character is Emmet, and the game has his entire transformation from a normal man to the fabled carrier of the Piece of the Resistance.
The game also consists of beautiful cut-scenes from the movie to add some more of it to the game. Apart from the cast of the movie, there are bonus characters such as Superman and Wonder woman. All these characters have superpowers, which will be required in different situations. The gameplay is similar to other LEGO games. You smash and build stuff, but with this game, the puzzles and the gameplay sees some refinement as well.
11. LEGO The Hobbit (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
The Hobbit LEGO game follows the first two movies of the trilogy, giving us the chance to lead Bilbo to the dwarf land beneath the Lonely Mountains. Like many other LEGO games, the main style remains the same, but there are fresh features as well. There are new rhythm-based challenges, an item creation system, which allows you to create something from your collected pieces, and some mini-games as well.
Following the atmosphere of the movies, the game is intense and has enemies that are a challenge, and provide some good combat along with keeping the game interactive. There are plenty of characters with different abilities. Each of these characters are to be used in specific situations, but take note of the details, as the characters look alike. The overall game is fun and seems right, with no exaggeration in sequences.
12. LEGO Worlds (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch)
LEGO Worlds is another LEGO game that is not based on any licensed book or movie. Instead, it offers a Minecraft-esque world with an infinite number of worlds and possibilities. LEGO Worlds does not feature a specific story, rather it is about collecting gold bricks from hidden chests, and completing quests such as building tree houses and fending off zombies. The game does feature different characters with different abilities, but the main appeal of this game is the powerful editor. You have the power to build anything from the LEGO bricks. If destroying stuff is more to your liking then you can even do that.
You have complete freedom to cut, copy and paste any building. This feature is implemented in quests as well, but with the unlimited supply of these tools make it really easy. Plus, the only reason you would want the gold bricks is to open more worlds, so that you can explore more and build more, and if it weren’t for that, we would all be just building stuff.
13. LEGO Legends Of Chima (iOS, Online)
Legends Of Chima is an unorthodox LEGO game. Instead of the usual smash and build gameplay, this is an MMO game. In this game, players play against each other, shooting and hitting each other with blasters and weapons. The game has a backstory though. The land of Chima has 8 tribes of animals, which lived in peace until something happened which caused them to be against each other. The control of the world is at stake. The game gives you plenty of options to create your own plastic animal, and the game is played out in conventional MMO and RPG style. You can wield two range or melee weapons, and your objective is to take quests and free Chima from the crocodiles that caused the separation between the tribes. The game is decent, with many differences from the usual LEGO games which make this game unique to play.
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14. Lego Indiana Jones: The Adventure Continues (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, Nintendo DS, PC)
LEGO Indiana Jones comes back for another round in The Adventure Continues. It takes the original game and concept and makes it even better. This is obviously based on the famous franchise of Indiana Jones. The game has many scenes which represent the beautiful scenery of the movies. One of the notable improvements of this game is Indy’s whip. This whip is the special ability of our main character, and unlike in the last game, you can use this whip from anywhere. The game also has you ride on vehicles to defeat enemies. It also has many different characters, as well as bonus rounds, to collect the golden treasure. The main gameplay is the similar to other LEGO games, just more refined.
15. LEGO Dimensions (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360)
LEGO Dimensions is a chaotic collision of worlds, which is handled really nicely by the game. This game brings many notable movies, games, and books such as Back To The Future, Batman, and Portal, to life. This is done by physical toys you can buy. Theses toys can be transported to the game through a portal, which is connected. The starter pack lets you complete the campaign mode easily, but additional sets need to be bought if you want to explore the really open-world maps. Traveler’s Tales really handles this type of game well.
There are plenty of references in the game of the different franchises, and seeing the fights between the numerous characters is sure to make you grin. Apart from the different worlds, the gameplay is similar to other LEGO games where you solve puzzles. However, the main appeal is the merger of worlds which it does nicely.
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The Best LEGO Games You Can Play
Well, that was our list of the best LEGO games you can play on your Android device, iPhone, iPad, Windows PC, Mac, or your consoles like PS4, Xbox One etc. Our list includes the LEGO games from various popular movie franchises, along with standalone LEGO games. So, try them out and let us know your favorite LEGO game. Also, if you have other favorite LEGO games then feel free to mention them in the comments section below. We may have missed some amazing LEGO adventures.