Originally published on Set The Tape
Everyone likes LEGO, right? Whether it’s fond memories of building your own unique creations as a child, or indulging in buying a fun licensed kit as an adult, you would be hard challenged to find someone that hasn’t enjoyed playing with it at some point. With the massive popularity of LEGO, it’s of little surprise that the LEGO video games have been as popular as they are.
With the November’s release of LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 looming large, now seems like a good time to look back at the rest of the series and to pick out the top five LEGO games you need to check out.
5. LEGO Dimensions
LEGO Dimensions is an amazing game. The game combines dozens of LEGO universes to give you a game where you can play as Batman, The Doctor, Homer Simpson, and Harry Potter all at the same time.
However, the main downside of this game is the cost. Buying new characters and levels can be very expensive. If you can afford to do so, it easily delivers one of the best LEGO games around that is still expanding. What other game gives you the LEGO version or Red Dwarf and The Goonies?
4. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Despite the name, the third entry in the Batman series is a Justice League game, bringing more characters into the series than ever before. It draws from both the Superman and Green Lantern mythos to deliver a game of galactic proportions that builds on the success of the previous entries in the series.
3. Lego Marvel Superheroes
The original LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game is still one of the best in the LEGO series. With a story that spans the whole Marvel universe and a roster of 150 characters, it gives us one of the best Marvel games around.
The hub world in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is fantastic, with an entire New York City to adventure around in. You can visit the Baxter Building, Xavier’s School, and Avengers Tower. You can fight against Green Goblin as Cyclops and Captain America. This game combines so many fantastic elements of the Marvel universe to deliver an enjoyable game.
2. LEGO City Undercover
LEGO City Undercover is what would happen if LEGO created their own Grand Theft Auto game, minus the murder, drugs and prostitutes. LEGO City Undercover is easily one of the most enjoyable games in their roster, with some fun and unique features that make this stand out from the crowd.
Playing as an undercover cop, you don’t unlock new characters, but get to change your disguises to allow you to perform different tasks in the hub world. The hub itself is a huge city that takes the best features from real world cities like New York, San Francisco, Miami and Los Angeles.
The game is also full of 70’s and 80’s cop show and action movie references, with Columbo, Dirty Harry, and Starsky and Hutch all making appearances, and my personal favourite being the construction worker who talks like Arnie and makes Schwarzenegger film puns.
1. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Could it be anything else? The game that made the series what it is. It’s the oldest game on the list, but it’s still easily one of the best. Letting you play through the first six films of the Star Wars saga, it’s thoroughly enjoyable in its simplicity. Whilst it doesn’t have a lot of the features that later games have, it is LEGO at it purest and most enjoyable.
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