Lego games have been with us since the late 1990s, and nearly 100 games later, they are still popular and provide joy to many young gamers. Perhaps you are someone who has never played a Lego game.
Then you are most probably reading this article to find out why some of your friends are so eager to play Lego games. But if you are a Lego game enthusiast, please read on to see our choice of the best Lego video games.
In the article, we will look at the following:
- Background On Lego Games
- Lego Island
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Lego Worlds
- The Lego Movie 2 Videogame
- Lego The Lord Of The Rings
- Lego City Undercover
- Marvel Super Heroes
Background On Lego Games
Since 1995, 85 commercial video Lego games have been released. After the second game, Lego Island, which was developed and published by Mindscape, the Lego Group decided to publish games independently. This division had been called Lego Media but was renamed Lego Software in 2001 and Lego Interactive in 2002.
The division co-published with Electronic Arts before closing. Former Lego staff then founded a company named Giant Interactive Entertainment to publish future Lego games.
The Aftermath Of The Release
After the release of Lego Star Wars: The Video Game, Giant Interactive Entertainment merged with Traveler’s Tales and formed TT Games.
TT Games was acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) in November 2007 and is currently the primary publisher of Lego games.
Lego Island was released in September 1997 for Microsoft Windows. It is a Lego-themed action-adventure game. Lego Island was developed and published by Mindscape. It was the first Lego video game released outside of Japan.
This game is a nonlinear video game. Like most of the later Lego games, it is played from a first-person perspective, and it offers five playable characters. As the player, you roam around and customize the island.
The mechanic, Bill Ding, helps you build vehicles or complete missions like pizza delivery, jet ski racing, and even catching an escaped prisoner known as Brickster.
Lego Island won the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Award in 1997. In the United States, Lego Island sold more than 900,000 copies between 1997 and 1999.
Lego Island – The Plot
The plot centers around the missions that the player has completed. You play as a character Pepper Roni. Mama and Papa Brickolini run the pizza shop. A pizza is ordered from the jail, and Pepper Roni is sent to deliver the pizza.
This gives the prisoner, Brickster, the opportunity to escape. The rest of the game centers on the recapturing of Brickster. Two different endings are possible. The end depends on whether the player has been successful in sending Brickster back to jail or not.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Lego Island was the first Lego game, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” is the newest Lego action-adventure game. It is still to be released, but it is included here as Lego games enthusiasts are waiting for the release date.
It will be released soon for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Series X/S. But as a result of the pandemic, the release date still has to be announced.
Unlike most other Lego video games in which players had to advance through the story in a linear order, players of this game will be able to choose to start the game from any of the nine Skywalker Saga episodes.
Players can complete the episodes in any order they wish.
Numbers Of The Game
There are five stories in each episode, making a total of 45 levels. Three hundred characters are included in the game, and it is a game all Lego games enthusiasts are waiting for.
Lego Worlds is a Lego-themed sandbox game released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. A version for Nintendo Switch was released later. It was developed by Traveler’s Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in 2017.
In this game, players build constructions in a 3D world. Players create their own world by using predefined Lego structures. The players with landscaping tools can modify the terrain and environment.
A variety of vehicles and creatures are featured in the game. A multiplayer option and features for world-sharing have later been added to the game. These options are available via later updates.
More About Lego Worlds
This game consists entirely of Lego bricks which the player can freely manipulate to populate the world with Lego models. As a player, you can create anything you can imagine - one brick at a time.
Or you can use large-scale landscaping tools. With these tools, you can create vast mountain ranges and tropical islands. The game allows you to explore using helicopters, motorbikes, dragons, and even gorillas to unlock treasures. In this game, anything is possible.
The Lego Movie 2 Videogame
The Lego Movie 2 Videogame, developed by Traveler’s Tales, was published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in 2019. If you have watched the movie The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, you will know that the game is an adaptation of the movie.
The game is not only based on the movie; it also borrows from previous Lego games, like Lego Worlds. But it has more characters than Lego Worlds. The combat mechanics are also refined.
Players need to create various structures to access new levels.
The game revolves around the alien’s invasions in Bricksburg, which has left the area destroyed in ruins. The aliens have also abducted Emmet’s friends with them.
Emmet and many other heroic characters go beyond their world and save their friends from the strange Systar System inhabitants.
With this game, you will journey into outer space and explore new worlds. In these new worlds, you can test all your Master Building skills.
Lego The Lord Of The Rings
Lego The Lord of the Rings was developed by Traveler’s Tales and was released on Nintendo DS and 3DS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Vita, Wii, and Xbox 360. An OS X version of the game was published by Feral Interactive and released in February 2013.
The Lord of the Rings film trilogy is the basis of the game. You will find that the music and voices are taken from the three sequences of The Lord of the Rings.
The game follows the events in the films, but some scenes from the movie have been altered to be more family-friendly.
In January 2019, all digital sales of the game were stopped, as confirmed by Warner Bros Interactive. The game was re-added to Steam in April 2020.
More About Lego The Lord Of The Rings
Lego The Lord of the Rings follows the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings movies. The game takes you as the player through the story events re-imagined with the endless variety of Lego play.
The objective of the game is to destroy an ancient magical ring that threatens everything that is good. Frodo has to leave his home. But the road to Mount Doom, where the ring can be destroyed, is riddled with Orcs and other fouler things. A Fellowship is formed to help Frodo. Players relive the legend of the Lord of the Rings with Lego mini-figures.
You can play with family and friends due to the game’s easy access drop-in, drop-out gameplay options. Together, you can discover and unlock over more than 80 playable characters, including Frodo, Gandalf, and Aragorn.
Lego City Undercover
Lego City Undercover was developed by TT Fusion and initially released for the Wii U by Nintendo in 2013. It was re-released for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows via Steam by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in 2017.
In November 2016, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that a remaster would be released in April 2017, introducing split-screen cooperative support. The storyline is based on the City-themed toy line by Lego.
The storyline follows cop Chase McCain who is pursuing the escaped crime boss Rex Fury. The original version was for single-player only, but the re-release added a local multiplayer.
This Lego game was the first to feature voice acting. It was also the first in the TT Games Lego series not to rely on a movie or comic license. The script and the Lego City hub are based on multiple real locations.
Marvel Super Heroes
Lego Marvel Super Heroes was developed by Traveler’s Tales and published in 2013 by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One, and Wii. Feral Interactive later published a Microsoft Windows version for OS X.
The game features a similar plot to other Lego titles, such as Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. It alternates between different action-adventure sequences and puzzle-solving scenarios.
A handheld version was released as Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril. It was released for iOS, PlayStation Vita, Android, and Nintendo DS, and 3DS.
Marvel Super Heroes – More Information
In this game's various heroes from the Marvel Universe join forces to foil the schemes of Doctor Doom and Loki. These two have also recruited several villains to aid them.
They try to conquer the Earth using the Doom Ray of Doom - a device built from the shards of the Silver Surfer's board.
There were more releases with spin-off titles. Lego Marvel's Avengers was released in January 2016, followed by Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 in November 2017.
We’ve only looked at a few of the many Lego games available. The ones we’ve discussed are seen as the best made. As every Lego game has its own support group and fans, it isn't easy to put the games in a specific order.