5 Best PS2 Lego Games to Date

Check out the best PlayStation Lego games from the past decade to now

Lego games are omnipresent. With dozens of Lego games overall and several licensed Lego games in the console generation, the choice is getting overwhelming, and it's easy to wonder which ones are the best. Here's a chronological list of the five best Lego games for the PlayStation 2 console.

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Lego Star Wars.

The game that started it all has held up remarkably well all these years later. “Lego Star Wars: The Video Game” tapped a generation right in its nostalgic heart, blending both the way that many people feel about their favorite childhood toys and their favorite childhood movies.

The merging of Lucas concepts like The Force and building with Legos proved addictive. It made sense, unlike many other nostalgic mash-ups.

“Lego Star Wars: The Video Game” was one of those rare games that instantly heralded a multiyear franchise. You played it for an hour, and you knew that someone who deserved a raise had opened a toy box that would keep giving for years.

It all started with this game, and it’s still incredibly playable, unlike many games of its era. Sadly, a few of its immediate successors focused too heavily on gadgets in their puzzle solving and remained in the shadow of this game and the “Original Trilogy” follow-up, so “Lego Batman” and “Lego Indiana Jones” were near-misses.

"Lego Star Wars: The Video Game" was released in 2005 for the PS2.  More »

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As with many of the best Lego games, the success of "Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4" is skillfully assisted by the depth of the world that inspired its creation.

J.K Rowling crafted such a fascinating universe that you could argue she did most of the work in terms of making this game a success. Just as George Lucas’s universe made a natural fit with Lego, so did the world of the boy who lived, a kid who used magic to solve problems in much the same way Lego aficionados create with their favorite toys.

Another element that often distinguishes a hit Lego game was in place here as well with the deep character roster provided by the Rowling books and films. It wasn’t just a movie tie-in, it was a new way to play within the universe and stories of your favorite fictional franchise.

"Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4" was released in 2010 for the PS3. More »

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Again, the depth of the universe helps, and "Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game" gave the developers a chance to provide gamers with a wide range of gameplay.

“PoTC” expanded the universe of the Lego games by focusing on collectibles in a new way. Lego games are always about smashing and grabbing things, and pirates do a lot of both.

This game also expanded on the idea that different playable characters could have different strengths, weaknesses, and powers, resulting in more replay value than in many other Lego games.

"Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game" was released in 2011 for the PS3. More »

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It all comes back around  – "Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars"  is shockingly fun.

The developers found a way to bring some of the magic of those first movies and the original Lego game into the new Lucasverse.

Is it perfect? No, but the action-driven focus of "The Clone Wars” series made for a more action-packed Lego game than usual.  

"Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars" was released in 2011 for the PS3. More »

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"Lego Marvel Super Heroes" is arguably the best PS4 Lego game to date. The new era of Lego games on the next-gen consoles like the PlayStation 4 started here.

"Lego Marvel Super Heroes" proves that these games can exist without the source material of something like the “Star Wars” or “Harry Potter” films to drive their storytelling. "Lego Marvel Super Heroes" has new stories, beloved characters, great puzzle design and tons of action.

"Lego Marvel Super Heroes" was released in 2013 for the PS3 and PS4.

"Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2" was released in 2017 and is as much fun as its predecessor. More »