Ranking the LEGO Video Games

Ranking Lego Video games

Whenever someone asks me what game they should play with their significant other I always suggest a LEGO game. They are easy to play, you’ll have a grasp of the controls in about 2 seconds, and they aren’t overly difficult. Nothing screams romance like hanging in your apartment, ordering an XL pizza and wearing nothing but your underwear for a weekend with the one you love. Best of all, none of the games on this list are going be challenging enough to end up in an argument (No guarantees, but I think it’s a safe bet). After playing through LEGO Dimensions, I thought I’d rank each of the LEGO games starting with:

19. LEGO Rock Band (2009)

By the time LEGO Rock Band came out, I was Rock Banded out. It’s a shame because the soundtrack was pretty kick ass. Blink 182, Counting Crows, Spin Tap, and The Kooks. It’s a good game, but I just didn’t need another Rock Band expansion in my life at the time.

18. LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean (2011)

I think I’m one of the only person in the world that didn’t like the first Pirates of the Caribbean, and I gave up halfway through the second one. The LEGO version is alright, but it’s a shame there is no voice-over and the story was pretty complex and confusing. I’m sure a Pirates fan would love it, but it’s not for me.

It is the first of the LEGO games to features a tracker though which was an amazing addition to the series.

17. LEGO Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2011)

I’m a huge Star Wars fan but have never seen the Clone Wars TV show, so I didn’t give this one to much love. The giant battles were fun, but the storyline wasn’t there.

16. LEGO: The Hobbit (2014)

I feel this is one of the more boring LEGO Games, but really the source material wasn’t all that exciting. The Hobbit was two films to many and even Peter Jackson has started apologizing for them. Here’s hoping he goes back to making practical low-budget horror films.

Also why did this game not include the third movie?

15. LEGO: Harry Potter Years 1-4 (2010)

I wanted to love this game, but, unfortunately, a glitch forced me to restart my entire game. To this day, I don’t think a patch has come out, but the problem is known across the internet. I never went back and finished this one.

14. LEGO: Batman (2008)

LEGO: Batman is a great game and one of the first ones I played. The soundtrack from 1989 was perfect. It hasn’t aged that well, but it sure was fun when it came out.

13. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Adventure Continues (2009)

This game disappointed me. It was the first game to use an open world hub and while interesting at first it didn’t add to the experience and actually made the game worse. It had the movie tie-ins including the awful fourth movie, but it just wasn’t nearly as fun as the first game.

If you have the first one, this one is pretty much the same with some slight improvements to the graphics and gameplay.

12. The LEGO Movie Videogame (2014)

This game had legs, was quite funny, but, unfortunately, it followed the movie too closely. I would have wished for an original story following Emmet and the gang, hopefully, that will change in the inevitable sequel.

11. LEGO: Harry Potter Years 5-7 (2012)

As the name suggests, this title focuses on key moments from the last three Harry Potter years, resulting in a magical game that brings Hogwarts to life.

Game developer Traveller’s Tales paid close attention to both the films and books in looks and story, so genuine Potter fans will feel right at home.

10. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014)

This would have placed higher had their been an open world like Marvel Super Heroes. I feel like this was a missed opportunity. About halfway through the game you get to play as the villains which were highly entertaining.

9. LEGO: Jurassic World (2014)

Dinosuars + LEGO + Chris Pratt = YES PLEASE.

Jurassic Park 3 wasn’t really neccesary though, was it?!

8. LEGO Indian Jones: The Original Adventures (2008)

Though not packed with a ton of characters, LEGO Indiana Jones focused more on exploring hidden areas for treasures instead of switching characters. The game was packed full of laughs and the motorbike missions were awesome. Also there’s quite a few Star Wars references.

This was the first LEGO game to feature split-screen co-op which comes in handy when one player wanders off.

7. LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes (2013)

As a huge Marvel Fan, I loved the amount of characters this game had to offer. Over 150! This game had a great original story and plenty of collectibles. I’ve put more hour into this LEGO game than any of the other titles on this list.

It was unfortunately plagued with glitches, but I could care less. All I wanted to do was flip cars with Venom and Howard the Duck.

6. LEGO: Lord Of The Rings (2012)

This game was packed with awesome moments. Each level was filled to the brim with bad guys to destroy. This game blew me away and was a ton of fun following the movies very closely. The soundtrack is incredible, I could listen to it all day.

One of the only things I disliked is that Frodo was absolutely useless.

5. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007)

Six Star Wars games in one!

The graphics were great, the classic soundtrack was intact, and it was filled with tons of LEGO jokes. I think I’m going go back and play this before the new movie comes out. It beats having to rewatch the Phantom Menace.

4. LEGO: Marvel Avengers

Full review here.

If it wasn’t for the insane amount of glitches and odd opening level this would rank higher but it is a damn fine game none the less. I’d rather play through this again than have to sit through the terribly uneven Age of Ultron.

3. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Full review here.

The voice acting is the best yet, and there is plenty of new never before seen features in The Force Awakens. It’s a little on the short side, but the hidden characters and side missions are so good you won’t be disapointed.

2. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)

Hands down this is the best Batman game of the Trilogy. This was also of the LEGO games to feature voice acting (it used to be just grunting). Playing as Batman while your friend plays as Superman is wicked.

This also has the best story of any of the original LEGO games.

  1. LEGO Dimensions (2015)

Hands down the best LEGO Game to date. The fact that it comes with actual LEGO is flipping brilliant. I’m really excited to see what the future holds for the Dimension Series. Now can we please get a LEGO: Simpsons game?!

It’s incredible how many LEGO games have come out in the last 8 years. Each one is fun in their own right, and you can pick up most of them for pretty cheap at EB Games. Hit me up on @twitter and let me know your thoughts.

Brock McLaughlin

Brock McLaughlin

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5 Comments

  1. eh, i thought marvel’s superheroes should’ve been ranked higher. It was really fun, and possibly the best.

  2. You didn’t even mention Lego City undercover which is Legos answer to Grand Theft Auto? Hands down the best.

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