10. LEGO: The Hobbit
A follow-up to LEGO’s Lord of the Rings, step into the little shoes of Bilbo Baggins as he leaves the comforts of the Shire to join the Dwarves quest to reclaim the Kingdom of Erebor. Make your way to the Lonely Mountain in a journey marred by Goblins, Orcs, and Trolls. Movie dialogues and fantastic visuals unite to create a charmingly LEGO-fied Middle Kingdom, packed with trademark LEGO comedy. It’s a lot of fun…for two-thirds of a franchise.
It did exceptionally well on the PlayStation 4 which seems more polished than the others, despite a glitch early in its release. The Xbox systems suffered quite a lot fom bugs, while the critical PC reviewers were not at all happy with this incomplete adaptation. It has a PlayScore of on the PlayStation 4, on the PlayStation 3, on the Wii U, on the PC, on the Xbox One, and on the Xbox 360.
9. The LEGO Movie Videogame
Everything is awesome in this videogame rendition of the popular LEGO Movie.
Turn your everyman character into a hero, and fulfill the prophecy with a band of iconic allies. Become a master builder and take your place in Cloud Cuckooland. Building is a central part in this story, much more so than your usual LEGO game. Start from the bottom and conquer basic builds with handy instruction pages. Unlock powerful builders to create awesome from scratch. It’s much shorter than other LEGO titles, but it assures action in every scene. Collect coins, destroy structures, gather blocks, and build like the LEGO Universe depends on it. As fun as this movie tie-in is, it doesn’t veer too much from the film with the glaring lack of friendly pokes at the source material. It has a PlayScore of on the Wii U, on the PS3, on the PS4, on the Xbox One and 3DS, on the PS Vita, on the Xbox 360, and on the PC.
8. LEGO: Marvel Avengers
LEGO takes on the most popular superhero franchise yet.
A spiritual successor to LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes, this adaptation combines the two Avengers movies, and four other Marvel films that follow Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. Aside from the beloved Avengers team, there are over 200 characters to play as. This time, two heads are better than one. Form a tag team out of your super friends, combine powers, and perform kickass finishers. There’s an infinite amount of possibilities, with every tag team creating unique finishing moves. It’s LEGO-fied Avengers and more. Fight in extended versions of iconic battle scenes, and revel in wisecracking dialog voiced by the movie actors themselves. It also comes with an array of improvements on its mechanics to make villain-slaying that much easier. It has a PlayScore of on the PS4, on the Wii U, on the PS3, on the 3DS, on the PS Vita, on the Xbox One, and on the PC .
7. LEGO: Jurassic World
While Jurassic World the movie wasn’t much of a success, this LEGO version might actually bring justice to the name. It brings together the four movies of the Jurassic Park franchise to create a vast world of dinosaur-loving goodness.
It’s a nostalgia-ridden adventure with over 20 levels, five of which are based off of the films themselves. But, as LEGO games go, the gory deaths of the franchise are replaced with wacky situations to fit their child-friendly vibe. But that doesn’t take away from the ferociousness of these blocky Dinosaurs. Become one yourself, with 20 unlockable dinosaurs in the game’s collection of 100 playable characters. That includes the lovingly obscure that fans of the series will appreciate. It has a PlayScore of on the PS3, on the PS4, on the Wii U, on the 3DS, on the PS Vita, on the Xbox 360, on the PC, and on the Xbox One.
6. LEGO: The Lord of the Rings
Take your place in the fellowship of the ring and journey to Mordor in this brick-laden Middle Kingdom. Travellers Tales channels Tolkien’s attention to detail, resulting in a stunning replication that’s worthy of its name. Setting aside the blocky minifigures, the game is meticulously designed, with bricks seamlessly combined with the monumental landscapes of the trilogy. Even LEGO’s signature slapstick humor had to be toned down to make way for the sheer epicness of the source material.
While it’s fun to go through the plot, you can also roam around the kingdom with two of your characters. It gives you a sense of continuity and adventure as you see the land unfold before your eyes. While it’s a feature that’s lost on the mobile versions, it was the PS Vita and the 3DS that took the brunt of all the criticisms due to dreary colors and indistinguishable elements. It has a PlayScore of on the PS3, on the PC, on the Xbox 360, on the 3DS, and on the PS Vita.
5. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
The bright and colorful LEGO world gets a gritty facelift to match the dark and eerie atmosphere of Batman’s Gotham City.
Bask in the neon greens and reds of our cape crusader’s vast open world. Of course, the dark atmosphere of Gotham only serves to create a fine contrast to LEGO’s quirky humor. There’s plenty of irreverent comedy to absorb, with appearances of notable friends and villains from the DC Universe. Watch Batman’s blossoming romance with Catwoman, and take back Robin’s wandering gaze as he fanboys over the Man of Steel. Plus, it also has a two player co-op mode so you can explore the world in splitscreen fashion. Play it on a Wii U, and you’ll have two separate screens for each player, doubling the excitement of the game mode.
It has a PlayScore of on the PS3, on the WiiU, on the PC, on the 3DS, on the Xbox 360, and on the PS Vita.
4. Lego Dimensions
While LEGO arguably started the whole toy-to-life genre, they actually made it happen with LEGO Dimensions. Using USB toy pads, watch your lego pieces come alive onscreen, along with their trusty vehicles. No need to make your own stories and sound effects, this game will do it for you.
It brings all their movie licenses to one gigantic brick universe. Watch Batman trade punches alongside the wizard Harry Potter, the speedy hedgehog Sonic, and so much more. Make your own team of unlikely allies as you venture to worlds unknown in a quest to defeat Lord Vordtech. And, when you’re sick of the high definition explosions, you can always go old school and build with your functional plastic minifigures. It’s the best of both worlds…or should I say dimensions? It has a PlayScore of on the Xbox One, on the PlayStation 4, on the Wii U, and on the Xbox 360.
3. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Marking their first venture into the Marvel Universe, your favorite Marvel heroes get plastic makeovers, complete with c-shaped grapplers and blocky torsos. Iron Man’s not gonna like it, but you might, as it gathers gods and mutants from around the multiverse to save Earth once again. Where the LEGO Avengers lacked, this game happily filled in, with appearances from the fantastic quartet and the formidable mutants of the X-men saga. It even includes a standard cameo from THE Stan Lee himself. Go through a few quests and you’ll unlock him as a playable character with the combined powers of his creations.
Kick alien ass in a LEGO New York, walk about in the S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier, and solve puzzles in Deadpool-narrated sidequests. What can I say? It’s super fun! It has a PlayScore of on the PS3, on the Xbox 360, on the PS4, on the Wii U, on the PC, on the 3DS, on the PS Vita, and on the Xbox One.
2. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Coming back to their best-selling franchise, Beyond Gotham packs a lot of surprises. Explore the buried history of the brooding Batman as he shares the spotlight with DC’s greatest heroes and villains. It’s not as open as previous iterations, but it still offers massive worlds to rummage for sweet lego bricks. Visit several hubs like the Batcave, Hall of Justice, and the many planets of the Lantern corps. Prance around the Batcave with a guided tour from Conan O’Brien. There’s plenty more celebrity cameos including Kevin Smith and Adam West basically playing himself in his role as a distressed TV personality. Not only can you switch from the lightning fast Flash to the miniscule Atom in the tap of a button, you can also dress them in wacky yet functional outfits to fit every occasion–taking stud collecting to a whole new level of hilarity.
It has a PlayScore of on the Xbox One, on the PC, on the PS3, on the PS4, on the Wii U, on the Xbox 360, and on the PS Vita.
And the number one LEGO game is LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Apart from all the LEGO games out there, LEGO Force Awakens really outshines most of the entries by giving you a whole new feel to the conventional LEGO formula. Fans of the Star Wars saga will be very delighted to know that this game goofily portrays the 7th movie of the franchise in typical LEGO charm. Dialogues from the movie were also recycled like most LEGO games do. Perhaps it’s fun addition is its cover system. Engage enemies by hiding beneath trenches and walls to avoid incoming attacks. It’s like playing Mass Effect meets LEGO. Exploring Jedi Temples, solving puzzles, battling out the First Order and collecting unlockables couldn’t be more exciting. Especially if it’s Star Wars. It’s the best LEGO Game so far. It has a PlayScore of on the Xbox One, on the PS4, on the PS3, on the Wii U, on the PS Vita, on the Xbox 360, on the 3DS, and on the PC.