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LEGO have always been the masters of licensed products, and their recent video game development strategy has secured that mantle. With the recent release of the new LEGO: The Force Awakens trailer, we couldn’t help but reminisce over our favourite LEGO games of old.
LEGO Jurassic World
As is understood with the formula of a LEGO game, you get to play through set pieces from the original Jurassic Park movies, as well as the new Jurassic World. This title gets brownie points for letting us play as the dinosaurs.
LEGO The Movie Video Game
Probably one of the few times that playing through the plot of a movie was ever fun, but I suppose that comes with the territory when you’re talking about LEGO. This is also the second Chris Pratt movie on the list.
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
Stepping into the world of Indy is most film geek’s dream come true. There is a sequel that includes all four movies. But we all like to pretend that fourth movie didn’t happen. So let us never speak of it again.
LEGO Pirates of The Caribbean
Say what you will about Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow, we all secretly want to be him, and this game delivers on just that. The LEGO game format lends its self incredible well to the action-adventure world of Pirates, and if you’re a fan of the franchise, this game will deliver.
LEGO Harry Potter (both years 1 -4 and 5 – 7)
Few properties have perhaps lend themselves to the LEGO formula as well as Harry Potter. The fun, adventure and dramatic tones are all present, and wizard powers make a perfect marriage with LEGO blocks for interesting and often challenging gameplay.
LEGO Lord of the Rings
Probably the most serious of the LEGO games, which faithfully recreates its cut scenes using dialogue from the movies. But it’s incredible to play through the entire LOTR story with a little free roaming thrown in.
All the LEGO Batman games are fun, but I would submit that LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is perhaps the best. Sure, it should have just been called “Justice League”, but this is the DCU at its best and is perhaps some of the faithful creations of the characters we’ll ever see.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Because Fox, Disney and Sony independently own the movies rights to so many of Marvel’s properties, we so seldom get to the see the entire Marvel universe together outside of the comic books. The character roster is absolutely massive and is sure to feature your favourite Marvel super hero.
LEGO Star Wars: The Compete Saga
As if it could be anything else. The first franchise to really be “LEGO-ized”. The game has it all, interesting and innovative gameplay, as well as lots of great humour added into the saga’s most classic moments. Also Jar Jar doesn’t talk. Which is a good thing.