If International LEGO Day teaches us one thing it’s that those colourful, little angular blocks of feet-stabbing plastic are something of a gateway to the human imagination. Whether it’s creating a vase filled with vibrant flowers or engineering a semi-functional, reduced scale replica of a Bugatti Chiron supercar, LEGO has long been something of an enabler for those looking to exercise their creativity.
Equally, the numerous wildly popular LEGO video games manage to pull off a similar feat – capturing the hearts and minds of just about anybody who plays them. What are the best LEGO games money can buy though? Well, we’re glad you asked…
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Which is the best LEGO game, I hear you ask? Well, it’s LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga and we shall be taking no more questions on this most sacred of matters.
A compilation of the LEGO Star Wars games spanning the first six movies that arguably kicked off the whole LEGO video game renaissance years ago, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a freewheeling showcase of charming visuals, wholesome comedy and deceptively sophisticated platforming puzzler gameplay. All wrapped up in a lucious Star Wars setting and stuffed with your favourite characters and moments, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a triumphant fusion of LEGO and a galaxy far, far away to say the least.
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
Much like its titular big screen, whip-cracking and wise-cracking hero, LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures represents something approaching an horrendously good time. Taking the first three classic films into its fold (there was never a fourth), LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures not only has players creating all manner of ingenious structures to make their way through the game, but also collecting treasure, running away from snakes and both cracking that whip and cracking wise. What’s not to like, eh?
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
An opulent marriage of Marvel’s sprawling superhero universe and the tongue-in-cheek laughs of the LEGO brand, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is just about everything fans of Marvel and LEGO could ever want to see in a video game. Allowing folks to get stuck in as such classic heroes as Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Deadpool and more, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes has players trying to stop the mischievous Norse god Loki as he tries to assemble a cadre of supervillains to destroy the titular Marvel Super Heroes once and for all.
Filled with epic locations, heroes and villains from both the movies and the comics, not to mention more comedy than you can shake a mjolnir at, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is an easy recommendation for fans of LEGO games and decent co-op fare alike.
Though LEGO Dimensions popped along at the point when the whole toys-to-life thing was doing big business (somehow the likes of Disney Infinity seems like an age ago), it had one main advantage over its immediate competition – LEGO Dimensions had characters, levels and easter eggs from just about everything ever made. I kid thee not.
From Homer Simpson, Gandalf and Portal’s GlaDOS through to the likes of Batman, General Zod, Sauron and even the Daleks(!), LEGO Dimensions was a veritable kaleidoscope of hilarious fan service anchored by solid action adventure gameplay that was taken from us all much too soon. LEGO Dimensions 2 when?
LEGO CITY Undercover
Essentially LEGO’s child friendly take on the Grand Theft Auto template but without all the grot and violence, LEGO CITY Undercover is still a surprisingly ambitious effort that manages to bring a whole heap of sophisticated open-world trappings to the LEGO video game universe.
With over twenty different districts to bust crime in and oodles of grin-inducing LEGO humour to speed things along, LEGO CITY Undercover has up two players taking on the roles of a pair of renegade cops who’ll stop at nothing to take their city back from the local criminal element in a hugely enjoyable open-world caper that folks of all ages can enjoy.
The Best LEGO Games
Those are our picks for the best LEGO games of all time but times may be changing. On the horizon a new game approaches, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga brings together all nine Star Wars films in a brand new game that plays unlike any other LEGO game before it. Make sure you grab a copy here and prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime.