The 8 Best Lego Video Games of 2019

Featuring franchises like Star Wars and Marvel

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Best Star Wars: LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
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As surprising as it may sound, few games capture all of the first six episodes of Star Wars like LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. This collection combines two versions of LEGO Star Wars, with all of the content from the prequel trilogy and original trilogy, and it adds in 10 extra bounty hunter missions for the prequel trilogy.

In LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, you’ll be able to play through the storylines of all six movies prior to The Force Awakens. You’ll also be able to explore Endor and Tatooine, as well as battle droids on Naboo.

The game will let you play with over 120 different characters, so you can show off your skills with a blaster or practice being a LEGO Jedi wielding a lightsaber and using the force. Plus, you can even customize characters to make your own. There are plenty of LEGO-building puzzles to solve, and you can play through all of the adventures with a friend in local co-op mode.

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Best Harry Potter: LEGO Harry Potter Collection

When they were originally released, the LEGO Harry Potter games were divided into two games that each told a selection of stories from the Harry Potter series. However, the LEGO Harry Potter Collection takes the whole series, from Harry Potter’s first year at Hogwarts to the ultimate fight against Voldemort, and puts it into one game.

Enjoy the adventures of Harry, Hermoine, and Ron, and play through the story with other characters as well. You’ll get to learn and cast spells, make potions, and solve plenty of puzzles as you explore the wizarding world cleverly reimagined with LEGO bricks. You can explore the Chamber of Secrets and the Forbidden Forest, or even wander around parts of London.

The LEGO Harry Potter Collection is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. And, the collection includes a Character Pack DLC and Spell Pack DLC, which offers up to 10 characters and 5 spells to use. If you’ve been looking for a game to take you back and experience the whole Harry Potter tale, this is definitely the one.

Best LOTR: LEGO The Lord of the Rings

 

A tale as epic as The Lord of the Rings definitely needed its own LEGO game, and it's got it. LEGO The Lord of the Rings takes you all the way through the adventure, from Frodo’s departure of the shire to the fires of Mount Doom and beyond. While you’ll experience the story, naturally it will be with a bit of the silliness inherent in LEGO games.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings will see you take the journey to return the One Ring to Mount Doom, battling Uruk-Hai, trolls, ringwraiths, and other villains from the Lord of the Rings series. Meanwhile, you can take on all these enemies playing as Frodo and his hobbit friends or as the other members of the Fellowship: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf, and Boromir.

The game lets you follow different storylines of the main characters, and includes more than 60 different playable characters in case you want to create your own curious Fellowship. It's released on PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, and PC, though digital download options may be limited.

Best Original: LEGO City Undercover

If you want to see what LEGO can do on its own without relying on a story and established characters in a franchise, then LEGO City Undercover is a strong example. It has a colorful cast of characters, from the confident protagonist Chase McCain to the villain Rex Fury. And, the game is full of references to cop and crime films such as Dirty Harry and Shawshank Redemption.

With a variety of vehicles to get around, LEGO City Undercover takes place in a world akin to that found in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, except this one is created out of LEGO bricks. There are still the traditional platformer style levels though, with puzzles as well. You’ll get to switch between different identities of Chase McCain that grant him unique abilities to tackle levels.

And, two-player, co-op is available using a split-screen display if you want to invite a friend over (except the Wii U is single-player only).

Best DC: LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes

LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes

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LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes is the game for fans of DC’s huge lineup of colorful and powerful superheroes. While the game may be centered around Batman, it has 80 different DC characters that you can play as, including Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and plenty more. A character customizer also lets you create your own unique superheroes.

LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes follows the DC heroes against not only Batman’s nemesis, The Joker, but also against Superman’s, Lex Luthor. The game will have you exploring Gotham with platforming and puzzle gameplay, as well as plenty of brawling against enemies and supervillains. You’ll get to use many of Batman and Robin’s gadgets and skills, along with the superpowers of other DC characters. Plus, a big perk is that you can take this game on the go since it’s available on iOS and Android devices.

Best Marvel: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe dominating the box office, who could help but want to play a game that encompasses all of Marvel's heroes? LEGO Marvel Super Heroes creates an original Marvel storyline that pulls together characters like Iron Man and Black Widow from the Avengers, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Storm from the X-Men, and even Deadpool. It’s a more complete mashup of characters than cinema can pull off.

The story follows the heroes trying to stop Thor’s brother Loki and Doctor Doom from destroying the Earth with a super weapon they’re creating with the help of many other Marvel villains. You’ll play through the game, platforming, puzzling, and smashing in a LEGO-built Manhattan. With over 100 Marvel characters, you’ll have no shortage of your favorite characters in the game, and you’ll get to use many of their abilities to play through each level.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is available on a wide variety of platforms — you can play on Windows PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U. A mobile version was also created for Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation Vita, though we recommend the non-mobile version.

Best Jurassic Park: LEGO Jurassic World

Don’t let the title of this one deceive you. While LEGO Jurassic World does include the storyline of the Jurassic World movie, this game also includes the storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Jurassic Park III. So, you’ll be able to relive all the exploits of Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, and Ian Malcolm, as well as the adventures of new characters like Owen and Claire.

Not only will you be playing through the adventures of your favorite characters from the movies, but you’ll also get to play 20 different dinosaurs. This isn’t like a lot of the other LEGO games, which throws a lot of brawling into the middle of platforming. And while this game will put you in scenes from the movies and have you rampage as dinosaurs, it’s more focused on the puzzle side of gameplay. Thanks to on-the-fly cooperative play, you can also easily enjoy LEGO Jurassic World with family and friends.

LEGO Jurassic World is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, WiiU, and PC.

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Best Indiana Jones: LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

What better adventures to enjoy in LEGO form than the classic adventures of Indiana Jones? LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures follows the dashing archaeologist through his exploits in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade.

In this game, you’ll, of course, get to play as Indy, but it also includes a case of more than 60 playable characters, including Indy’s father and the ever popular Short Round. Plus, characters come with their own special abilities.

The adventures from the movies will take you to LEGO recreations of India, South America, and other exotic locales, as well as plenty of tombs. Naturally, the game focuses heavily on the platforming and puzzle solving that fits so perfectly with the adventures of Indiana Jones. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is available on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, Windows PC, and Mac OS.

Our Process 

Our writers spent 2.5 hours researching the most popular Lego video games on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 40 different video games overall, read over 16 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 3 of the video games themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.