Editor's note: This was written and published years before the Skywalker Saga game was released.
“What’s in a game? That which we call a LEGO, by any other game would be as fun.”
The word “LEGO” has a pretty impressive affect on most people. Take a normal game or movie, and put “LEGO” in front of it—it’s instantly more exciting.
Playing with Star Wars toys growing up was fun, but building and playing with Lego Star Wars was just next level. The same goes for Star Wars video games, swinging a Lego lightsaber and watching the head pop off a droid.
One of the best parts of LEGO Star Wars games are the little cinematic montages between certain scenes – the reenactment of Star Wars scenes but with silent LEGO bricks was always hilarious.
But with the enormous success of LEGO Star Wars video games came… well, a lot of LEGO Star Wars video games.
So without further ado, let’s break down the four best.
LEGO Star Wars: The Clone Wars
This game is the most recent of the games on the list, so one of its best features is the graphics. The screen is more detailed, the colors are better and the screen is lighter than before. Another great part of this game is the player’s ability to COMMAND clone armies, no matter how much leadership experience they lack.
I was pleasantly surprised when I heard they were making a Lego game for The Clone Wars. It was a great, and in my opinion, under-watched TV show.
I will say this – the show was animated, so the Lego-ization (new word?) didn’t have as great of a comedic effect. But it’s still a good, fun game.
LEGO Star Wars III: The Complete Saga
The complete saga is great because, well, it’s the complete saga.
It’s basically the combination of the first and second game, without too many surprises. But it’s pretty fun to play the saga in its entirety, without switching games.
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
As soon as they came out with the first Lego Star Wars, we NEEDED more. Craved it. I’m honestly surprised they didn’t make the original trilogy first, but given the hype around Revenge of the Sith, it makes sense.
The original trilogy one was great specifically for this scene:
And this one:
Oh yeah, also:
This one as well:
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
How could this not be your favorite LEGO Star Wars? In my humble opinion, the first game was the best. Part of that was initially laughing at everything because it was all LEGO! The game was so fresh, brilliant, and fun to play. Plus, the cinematic montages were priceless.
The game was released in 2005, which was an exciting and emotional time for Star Wars fans. The final movie was out (at the time, we really did think there’d be no more…) and we had to watch Obi-Wan and Anakin battle on the big screen, but we could at least alleviate the pain with Lego Star Wars.
Though all the games are fantastic, I’ll never have the initial laughter at almost every scene I had the first time around. There was something about a Lego minifigure exploding when it died and all the bits scattering that was way less frustrating than the traditional way of dying in a video game.
Lastly, the universal playability of this game was fantastic. I was loyal to my PlayStation, but my friends could play this on their GameCube, Xbox, or even the GameBoy Advance. Everyone was able to enjoy this innovative, hilarious game on their own favorite system.