One of the greatest-ever 90s toys is heading to a TV near you as we take a look at the best Lego games of all time!
Remember stepping on Lego without shoes on and howling in pain? That will never happen with any of the games in this list, which already makes them winners.
For those not in the know, we have Traveller’s Tales to thank for a lot of the titles in the list below. They’ve made some of the funniest games I’ve ever played and managed to add superb comedic elements into every one of their film-Lego-remakes.
And the cut-scenes and original content they make are both finely-crafted and hilarious. They’re what makes these games so enjoyable and fun for all the family.
Still, the best Lego games go back further than that, and we’ve paid homage to a whole host of blockbuster titles (see what I did there) in the list below.
Check out our list of the 20 best Lego games of all time and block out some time in your busy schedule to play them all.
20. Lego Island (1997)
Lego Island kickstarts this list of the best Lego Games of all time!
This PC game (I know, how many of those do we have on here!) is a title that was aimed towards younger gamers.
It’s obviously the prequel to the epic Lego Islands 2 and is jam packed with Lego people and items to interact with at every turn.
If you’ve played Lego Island 2, then you’ll know all about the infamous Brickster. This is the game where you put him behind bars.
Still, it’s not that simple.
By building different vehicles, you must move around the island completing challenges and getting info about our block-destroying friend.
It’s a simple game but an absolute classic if you love all things Lego (which is technically why you’re here).
19. Lego the Incredibles (2018)
There is no franchise that Lego can’t make better, something that Lego the Incredibles proves all too well.
Mr Incredible and Elastagirl could well be the best parents of all time, and now in Lego form, you can take the entire family on an exciting mission based on both Incredibles movies.
That’s right; play through the epic storylines of both the Incredibles and the Incredibles 2, pulling off epic moves and revelling in the comedy that these games always provide.
As always, the attention to detail is second to none, with film locations like Municiberg making an appearance.
Plus, there’s a building mode for two players to take on together. It’s fun for all the family… as long as the rest of the family watches you and one other person playing…
18. Lego Dimensions (2015)
Lego Dimensions takes the 18th spot in this list of the best Lego games ever made!
Imagine, if you will, a version of Skylanders with Lego characters instead.
Now, imagine Lego characters from all your favourite Lego-modified franchises.
We’re talking Gandalf rubbing shoulders with Homer Simpson, Scooby Doo, Lego Dinosaurs, and much, much more!
Using a USB portal, players can use little figurines to bring other players into the game alongside specific accessories.
It’s worth it just for a little Lego Gandalf figurine in my opinion
There’a a main story to follow as well as mode called Adventure World. It’s accessed via the same style of world hub that all of the other games in this list boast.
With tonnes of expansion levels available for all the different characters involved too, this game can really last as long as you’re into it…
… which is around six years and counting for us!
17. Lego Jurassic World (2015)
Lego Jurassic World brings two of our favourite things to the table in one neat package; Dinosaurs and Lego.
Come on; if we’d ‘grown up’ and got ‘proper jobs’, then you wouldn’t have anything to read right here right now!
Once again, this isn’t just a one-movie game; there are twenty levels, five for each of the four Jurassic Park movies.
Obviously as there are four movies crammed into one game here, it isn’t possible to play every single scene. Still, all of the key elements and characters from the films are beautifully recreated in glorious Lego fashion.
And the best bit is that the dinosaurs look freakin’ awesome!
With changing world hubs, a weather system, and one snazzy looking Lego fedora, this game is certainly one of the best Lego games out there that you need in your collection!
16. Lego Worlds (2017)
Lego Worlds is up next, and guess what… it’s an original adventure!
That’s right; this one isn’t based on a film at all. It’s basically like a Lego version of No Man’s Sky, with generated worlds made out of Lego bricks for you to explore.
The possibilities are endless in Lego Worlds. If you can make it out of Lego Bricks, then you can make it in game.
Yes, this is definitely one for you if you go mad for Minecraft.
We’re talking building mountains carving out canyons, and riding around on dragons and elephants.
So, this is what it feels like to play Lego god…
15. The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game (2017)
The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game takes the 15th spot in this list of the best Lego games of all time!
Lots of readers may have grabbed a copy of this game for free during the Covid-19 pandemic, or perhaps you bought it on release day to revel in the Lego vibes. Either way, it’s a classic game and one that lego fans need in their lives.
The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game acts the third title in the Lego Movie series of games, and to be honest, it’s my favourite of the bunch.
Fans of the recent games to come out of Traveller’s Tales HQ will feel right at home with this title. The game mechanics are very similar and it features all of the same comedic elements that makes these titles so damn addictive!
Just look how stunning those backdrops are aswell. Not bad for a world made from lego bricks and studs, eh!
Eight locations from the movie appear as playable areas. Slay enemies with a Lego sword (not really slaying, is it), collect items, and solve brain-tickling puzzles with up to four players.
This could be the perfect party title right here!
14. Lego Battles (2009)
Next up on this list of the best Lego games of all time is Lego Battles, a title where players can choose to play as the goodies or the baddies in a whole host of levels and quests.
Set on Lego Pirates, Lego Space, and Lego Kingdoms, Lego Battles sees players following the stories of different characters as they struggle against enemies and carry out missions.
Play along with Captain Brickbeard, Astronauts, the Lego King, the Skeleton Army, the Ninja Master, Governor Broadside, and many more little brick pals.
It’s like a Lego version of Advance Wars crossed with Worms and a nice little title to carry around in your pocket. For many, Lego Battles is a little like Marmite. Some hate it, some love it.
I’m in the ‘love it’ category, and I also taught myself to like Marmite, just in case you were wondering.
Each of the 12 maps requires a steady head and a tactical mind to conquer. It’s a little unpredictable at times which is what I like. Something different happens every time I play, and the the inclusion of different Lego locations and franchise themes keeps things fresh and funky for nerds like me.
13. Lego Island 2: The Brickster’s Revenge (2001)
Lego Island 2: The Brickster’s Revenge is one of those early PS1 games that I remember playing as a kid and being blown away. I’d always had tonnes of Lego growing up, but seeing digital worlds filled with thousands of bricks was something else entirely!
This game precedes the Traveler’s Tales games that take up most the rest of this list and has an original story with a more traditional level-based gameplay style.
Players take Pepper Roni, a delivery boy who has to save Lego Island from the evil Brickster. He’s melted the bars on his cell with pepper breath and gone on a rampage.
Sounds totally legit to me!
By collecting pages of those instruction booklets that come with Lego kits, Pepper Roni must put Lego Island back together. Take him through three worlds, searching for bricks and pages while wielding pizzas like a pepperoni Ninja!
It might seem a little dated compared to the newer character-based Lego games, but this title is a classic and helped to shape the franchise into what it is today!
Think of it as a building block or stepping stud… or just insert cheesy Lego joke here. If you already own the game, don’t forget you can rip it from the disc and use one of the best ps1 emulators to play it on your PC, should you want that!
12. Lego City Undercover (2013)
Lego City Undercover takes the 12th spot in this list of the best Lego games of all time and is one of the newer Lego games that doesn’t follow an existing movie plot line.
This title originally dropped for the Wii-U back in 2013 and was ported to other consoles a little later. Fancy that, a Wii-U exclusive making the list!
The game follows cool-named cop Chase McCain (slight Die Hard reference there, perhaps?) as he tries to stop the notorious gangster Rex Fury. With a Massive Lego City hub to explore, puzzles, and kick-ass combat, Lego City Undercover is one meaty title!
With over 1-million sales under its belt, Lego City Undercover remains one of the best selling titles the Wii-U. It’s also one of the funniest games I’ve ever played, though I’ll probably say that a lot as we go through this article and I remember all the good times I had with these games!
Imagine Grand Theft Auto with cutesy Lego Characters and zero killing. That’s basically Lego City Undercover in a nutshell. Control all manner of vehicles, use disguises to go undercover, and complete cool missions.
Don’t be fooled by thinking this is just a kids game. The storyline is fantastic, building objects is great fun, and who doesn’t like piloting a helicopter?
11. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016)
Up next is Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the fifth offering in the Lego Star Wars game collection and one of many parts of the vast Lego Star Wars franchise.
As you might have guessed from the title and the cover image, the game follows the events of Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens.
Unlike Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga which has a main level hub, The Force Awakens boasts mini open world areas inline with the newer Lego games from Travellers Tales. Take over 200 characters through Jakku, Starkiller Base, D’Qar and Takodana.
Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren Phasma, BB-8, Han Solo, and many more iconic Star Wars heroes and villains are available to control in both the story and free play modes. User blasters and wield Lightsabers, all with the iconic sounds from the films.
PEW PEW, PEW! (It’ll sound a lot better than that…).
As with the other ‘film recreation’ games in this list, The Force Awakens uses the main elements of the film of the same name. It also covers the events of the 6th movie including what happens after Palpatine is defeated.
Basically, ‘the force is with this one’, and you don’t need Midichlorians to play it.
10. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (2013)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes takes the 10th spot in this list of the best Lego games of all time!
The Avengers might take most of the credit in the MCU world, but there are so many other amazing Marvel Super Heroes available to control in this epic title.
The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, Captain Britain (not America, Britain), Nick Fury, Ghost Rider, and Stan Lee himself. And that’s just a handful!
Unlike many other titles in this list of the best Lego games, this one has an original storyline and hasn’t been plucked straight from a movie. The game sees 180 characters, many of which are pre-set to specific levels in the story mode, taking on Doctor Doom and Loki along with a whole host of bad guys.
Loki, Doom, and their pals have shattered the Silver Surfer’s surfboard and made a nasty weapon out of it. Joined by Mr World Eater himself, Galactus, they make a pretty formidable team!
Chaos, collecting, more chaos, character unlocking, and a little carnage thrown in for good measure. This is the best selling Lego game of all time and one of the best games to play in bed with a bowl of crisps by your side.
9. Lego Marvel Avengers (2016)
Lego Marvel Avengers is an absolutely mammoth game featuring pint-sized Avengers with attitude!
This is one of the best Lego games for a portable button-mash beatdown. Not only does it follow the movements of the most destructive super hero team through the first two Avengers films, but it also covers the individual films of most of the main characters.
We’re talking in-depth levels focusing on the plot of Captain America: The First Avenger and The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, and Iron Man 3.
What a collection!
Play as Quicksilver, Loki, Black Widow, Vision and every other Marvel Superhero that you can think of. There are over 200 characters to obtain in this game.
Told you it was huge!
New York acts as the game’s open world hub, though there are tonnes of other destinations to travel to such as Sokovia, DC, and lots of other iconic locations from the films.
With audio cut straight from the movies, the trademark Lego game humour, and cut scenes that will have you and the family laughing in no time, Lego Marvel Avengers is a winner every single day of the year.
8. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (2008)
Richter Belmont might have been the most famous whip-wielding computer game character once of a day, but Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures has taken on the mantle since 2008!
Harrison Ford has played some of the greatest film characters of all time, and seeing him as a miniature Lego dude running away from that famous boulder is an incredible sight!
As with the other Lego games from Traveller’s Tales, Lego Indiana Jones recreates three of the finest Indiana Jones movies with their trademark humour. Players take Indy through comical versions of Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, and The Last Crusade.
Play single player or multiplayer through all of the iconic scenes from the movies. There’s a whopping 82 characters to unlock from the franchise, and they’re just the standard ones.
Honestly, I didn’t know there were 82 characters in the movies!
Han Solo makes an appearance too, just as Indy makes an appearance as a bonus character in the Lego Star Wars game from the year before. He gets around a bit does Harrison Ford!
If you’re a fan of the best Lego Games, then you already know the score. Complete the story with set characters and then dive back in with different figures in free-play mode. It’s the only way to find more unlockable content and secrets!
7. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (2010)
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 takes the 7th spot in this list of the best Lego games of all time, bringing all the sights, sounds, and spells of the Harry Potter franchise to all manner of home and handheld consoles!
This title was a game changer for me. Our readers will know I’m a massive Harry Potter nerd that can pretty much recite any book by heart. So, when this game came out and Lego hogsmeade became a reality, I pretty much lost my freakin’ mind!
For non-Potter-maniacs out there, Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 covers the first four Harry Potter books. That’s The Philosopher’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban, and The Goblet of Fire.
Rather than having one world hub, Hogwarts itself is basically a never ending and continually changing level. Players can replay previous levels by heading into the Leaky Cauldron, and Diagon Alley provides a place to use unlockable extras and to buy more characters.
Characters can also be found by locating their portraits, and there’s a spell wheel to use when blasting enemies and Slytherins into the dirt. Honestly, it’s a cracking game and really compliments the books, movies, and everything else with Potter’s face on it!
6. Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Video Game (2011)
We’re continuing the string of movie/game crossovers in this list of the best Lego games with Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Video Game!
I’ve always found the two player co-op gameplay in these games to be the most fun, and nothing beats playing through the first four Pirates of the Caribbean films as little lego characters with a mate…
… well, apart from the next five games in this list, that is!
This swashbuckling collection covers the events of The Curse Of The Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest, At World’s End, and On Stranger Tides. As always, the levels follow the film plot line with slight deviations to add humour and for formatting into a video game structure.
Each character has different abilities that can aid the party on their adventures. Remember that compass that Jack Sparrow is always messing around with? Well, he can use that to find cool items in each level, and Elizabeth Swan has a double-jump that’s handy for finding secret stuff too.
And walking underwater as Davy Jones; is there any cooler ability in a franchise that’s 99% based on water?
Shiver ‘me timbers, rum, etc etc. It’s a great game, so give it a try!
5. Lego The Hobbit (2014)
Lego The Hobbit takes the 5th spot in this list of the best Lego games of all time! Bilbo, Thorin, and Gandalf as little miniature Lego figures fighting evil on screen, all narrated by Christopher Lee…
… take… my money… right now!
Following on from the success of the Lego Lord of the Rings series ( I wonder why you haven’t heard about that in this list yet…), Lego The Hobbit follows the story of the first two Hobbit films; An Unexpected Adventure and The Desolation of Smaug.
There’s no reference to the Battle of the Fie Armies, but that’s the most boring bit in my opinion, so it’s all good.
One thing you’ll notice with the later Lego games is that they don’t focus on a central hub like the earlier games do. Lego The Hobbit boasts a massive map that players can roam around in an almost open-world style, locating characters and collectibles and getting lost in the magic of Middle Earth.
With voiceovers taken from the actual films and Saruman himself narrating, this is one game that all fantasy fans should own.
4. Lego Batman: The Videogame (2008)
The next character on our list of the best Lego games of all time is a bit of a legend in his own right thanks to the Lego Movie series. Lego Batman: The Videogame takes players to the good old days of Batman and Robin, where Adam West and ‘Kapow’ signs were the pinnacle of TV viewing pleasure.
That’s right, readers; it’s time to head back to the time of Catwoman, Jack Nicholson’s Joker, and everyone’s favourite cool-customer Mr Freeze, along with other notable characters from the DC Universe.
If you’ve liked every other game in this list, then Lego Batman is going to be a sure-fire hit. It encapsulates all of the quirky collectibles, lego-themed worlds, and funny scenarios that make these titles great.
It also gets one up on the other titles for having a truly original and never-before-used storyline!
Six chapters, five levels in each chapter, thirty levels. Well, thirty-two if you count the secret levels for the ‘check everywhere’ crew, of which I am proudly a part of.
Three chapters focus on heroes, and three focus on the corresponding villains. As with other Lego games, free play lets gamers go back and play any level with any character, which can also lead to more unlock able content.
These are the games that keep on giving! It was also on PS2 should you own the disk and want to use the best PS2 emulators to play it on your PC.
3. Lego Lord Of The Rings (2012)
What could be better than watching the greatest movie trilogy of all time? Playing Lego Lord Of The Rings, one of the best Lego games of all time, that’s what!
Until you have seen a Lego Gollum running around or wielded Lego Gandalf’s staff, you truly haven’t lived.
That’s a bold statement, but I’m sticking by it and won’t take it back!
There’s a lot to unpack in Lego Lord of the Rings, so let’s get to it.
The game is based on the main LOTR movies; The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. These games aren’t as comedic as the other titles in the Lego franchise, but they stick closely to the films. Plus, they’re choc-a-block with Elven goodness throughout.
Characters can be bought or made through the character creation mode. Everyone from Radagast to Gloin makes an appearance. Collecting is key, and there’s also an alternative ending for the 101% club.
The visuals are stunning, the game is family-friendly yet still manages to be kick-ass and nerdalicious at the same time, and the whole thing is a must have for LOTR fans.
2. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007)
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga takes the penultimate spot on this list of the best Lego games of all time. It was a tough call, though another game very close to my heart just pipped it to the post!
What can I say about this game? We once had a random stranger enter our flat at uni after a night out. He played this game for 4 hours straight without moving. No one could get rid of him; we all hid in a room and pretended we’d gone out in the end and he just left.
That’s the power that Lego Star Wars has. It’s the video game equivalent of a Class A drug and should come with a serious addicitability warning on the front cover!
Contrary to what the name might suggest to younger readers, The Complete Saga covers the first six films. Sadly, that means the Phantom Menace and Jar Jar Binks make an appearance.
I guess you can’t have everything in life…
Play as every character from the films including Darth Vader, probably one of my favourite villains of all time. Take Chewy for a spin or try your skills with Yoda.
It’s a Star Wars nerd’s paradise!
Getting that all-important 100% completion status is about as tough as playing a banjo with your toenails, so get ready for a long but rewarding slog!
1. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (2011)
It just had to be, didn’t it! Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 takes all the best bits from the films (once the kids start kicking ass and taking names) and crams them into one lego-licious game.
For anyone not in the know, this title covers Harry Potter and the Order of the Phonix, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
That’s both parts of the Deathly Hallows if you’ve just watched the films and not read the books, or people that need to ‘rethink their lives’ as I like to call them.
The humorous content that makes up a large part of the appeal of the Lego Game series makes the cutscenes and character interaction in this title so memorable. Add that to the original Harry Potter music, and you’ve got a seriously special title on your hands.
Another thing I love about Lego Harry Potter is that when the main game ends, the wizarding action still continues. There’s still so much to do once ‘Moldy Voldy’ hits the dust, giving fans real value for money.
Listen, if you go to bed every night listening to Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter on the audiobooks and have a Diagon Alley sign up in your house, then you’re going to love this game no matter what.
If you’re new to the Harry Potter franchise as a whole, then this title certainly won’t disappoint. Expect spells, comedy capers, and a lego figure that vaguely resembles Daniel Radcliffe!
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.