Although most associate the term “Lego games” with the licensed titles released by TT Games in the past decade or so, the company has been producing video games since 1997 (1995, even, if you include the Japan-exclusive Lego Fun to Build). Today, Lego is still making games from its own properties but is best known for its work with other brands, namely LucasArts, Marvel, and DC. Movie tie-in or not, here are the best Lego games of all time.
There are a lot of Lego games, though. We’ve narrowed our list to 10 options, but there are plenty more for you to play. If you’re interested in a particular franchise, there’s probably a Lego game for it. Lego Indiana Jones, for example, is an excellent game, but it feels a lot like Lego Star Wars. We tried to make our list as diverse as possible, so if you don’t see your favorite franchise, it doesn’t mean the Lego rendition is bad, just that it doesn’t stand out from the pack.
For many, their first introduction into the Lego games was Lego Star Wars, and for good reason. Prior to the first game’s release in 2005, there had only been a handful of licensed Lego games, all of which were expansions for Lego Creator. Lego Star Wars, and in the following year, Lego Star Wars II, changed the course for the Lego brand, ushering in an era of quirky licensed video games. The Skywalker Saga, which launched after all the mainline films were released, includes both games remade, plus the new trilogy. That means you’ll have access to every single Episode, one through nine. This is by far the biggest, most ambitious Lego game of all time. The scope is galaxy-wide, the gameplay is tighter and more fun than ever, and the humor is as on point and family-friendly as possible.
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