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LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
82
4.2
Xbox 360
80
3.7
Windows
83
4.0

User Reviews

Hilarious and entertaining until the very end GameCube Matt Neuteboom (941)
The Force Remains Strong. PlayStation 2 Guy Chapman (1745)
Better Than The First Game GameCube Steve Thompson (110)
It's Brickin' cool! PlayStation 2 M.Allen (76)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 11 3.5
Macintosh 2 5.0
PlayStation 2 21 4.2
PSP 9 3.6
Windows 16 4.0
Xbox 8 3.3
Xbox 360 13 3.7
Combined MobyScore 80 3.8


The Press Says

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100
XboxUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a kids' game, but there are plenty of challenges for grown-ups, too. I am willing to bet that there will be many a father out there who will find this the ultimate father/child bonding experience. There are so many hidden, unlockable things in the game, that repeated playing is mandatory. The game has charm to spare and a silly sense of humor that kept me smiling and laughing throughout. I don't say this often, but this is a perfect game. Go out and get a copy and buy one for every kid you know.
100
Xbox 360Nuts
Using virtual LEGO, you can mix and match characters' body parts so you can plonk Chewbacca's head on Yoda's body. You can also build vehicles and change the storyline as you go along. Block-building, Empire-fighting genius.
100
XboxNuts
Using virtual LEGO, you can mix and match characters' body parts so you can plonk Chewbacca's head on Yoda's body. You can also build vehicles and change the storyline as you go along. Block-building, Empire-fighting genius.
100
WindowsNuts
Using virtual LEGO, you can mix and match characters' body parts so you can plonk Chewbacca's head on Yoda's body. You can also build vehicles and change the storyline as you go along. Block-building, Empire-fighting genius.
100
PlayStation 2Nuts
Using virtual LEGO, you can mix and match characters' body parts so you can plonk Chewbacca's head on Yoda's body. You can also build vehicles and change the storyline as you go along. Block-building, Empire-fighting genius.
100
PSPNuts
Using virtual LEGO, you can mix and match characters' body parts so you can plonk Chewbacca's head on Yoda's body. You can also build vehicles and change the storyline as you go along. Block-building, Empire-fighting genius.
100
GameCubeNuts
Using virtual LEGO, you can mix and match characters' body parts so you can plonk Chewbacca's head on Yoda's body. You can also build vehicles and change the storyline as you go along. Block-building, Empire-fighting genius.
100
Xbox 360UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Star Wars and LEGO are two staples of childhood. When George Lucas and the Danish toymakers teamed up in the '90s to bring Star Wars LEGOs to the world, both children and manchildren across the globe went bonkers. After years of selling lots and lots of toys, some genius came up with the idea to make a video game, reinterpreting the saga but in LEGO blocks. LEGO Star Wars was an instant hit with critics, parents, fans and kids everywhere...it was inevitable that a sequel would someday hit.
100
WindowsUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Star Wars and LEGO are two staples of childhood. When George Lucas and the Danish toymakers teamed up in the '90s to bring Star Wars LEGOs to the world, both children and manchildren across the globe went bonkers. After years of selling lots and lots of toys, some genius came up with the idea to make a video game, reinterpreting the saga but in LEGO blocks. LEGO Star Wars was an instant hit with critics, parents, fans and kids everywhere...it was inevitable that a sequel would someday hit.
94
Xbox 360Play.tm
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a prodigiously enjoyable title. It has lots of action, violence, crazed humour and simple gameplay for pick up and play moments. It might be too easy and the multiplayer mode is not the best, but apart from those two minute annoyances there is nothing else you can fault it on. No matter what console you own, seriously consider buying this game. You Xbox 360 owners out there are especially lucky as your version is the best available. Get it now.
92
GameCubeJolt (UK)
Now we’ve got that off our chests, let’s wrap this up with a conclusion that’s as inevitable as an exploding Death Star – Lego Star Wars 2: The Original Trilogy is quite simply one of the best games you’ll play this year. It trumps the already brilliant original by being based on the classic trilogy of films and, in terms of gameplay, is the multiplayer co-op game of the decade so far. The force is strong in this one? Too bloody right it is. It might not be Luke’s father, but it’s certainly the daddy.
90
WindowsGamerDad
If you can't understand why last year's LEGO Star Wars was one of the most entertaining games of the year, I'm afraid I can't help you. If you avoided it simply out of loathing for the prequel movies, then shame on you. Now your salvation is at hand. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is every bit as fun as the first LEGO Star Wars, adds a few new twists, and is a wonderfully compelling experience.
90
GameCubeCheat Code Central
In a nutshell, LEGO Star Wars II is action, adventure, collecting, puzzles, races, mini-game, Co-op mode and your favorite Star Wars characters all having a great time. All you need is a copy of this game to join in on the fun. Highly recommended for players of all ages.
90
PlayStation 2Thunderbolt Games
Overall the game is fantastic. Too often fun is left out of titles, and Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy does a brilliant job of bringing it back. I don’t think there’s anyone out there who won’t enjoy it, you don’t even need to know about Star Wars to enjoy the game. Whilst the actual game is short (it won’t take more than ten hours to play though the main story mode) there’s so much replay value.
90
WindowsMaximum PC
I grew up on Star Wars. One of my first—and still best—birthday presents was the classic Kenner Millennium Falcon, along with a handful of action figures. I watched and rewatched the CBS broadcast of Star Wars so many times that I still remember when the commercial breaks started. The Lego Star Wars games bring me back to that joyous time of my youth.
90
XboxGamePro (US)
Star Wars has been licensed to death in the gaming world, with just about every nook and cranny mined dry of any mystery it might've once possessed. How surprising, then, was it that LEGO Star Wars, ostensibly developed with a younger audience in mind, managed to breathe fresh air into an aging epic laden with archetypes and high drama?
90
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
Star Wars has been licensed to death in the gaming world, with just about every nook and cranny mined dry of any mystery it might've once possessed. How surprising, then, was it that LEGO Star Wars, ostensibly developed with a younger audience in mind, managed to breathe fresh air into an aging epic laden with archetypes and high drama?
90
PlayStation 2GameSpy
Sure, LEGO Star Wars II may not seem as cool as a "real" Star Wars game, but the fact remains that it's easily one of the best titles in the franchise in recent years. Its kiddy facade hides some terrifically fun gameplay with a lot of meat on its bones. When you're at your local videogame store, feel free to claim that the game is for your child or a younger sibling, and by all means (assuming you actually have one of them), be sure to play it with them. Just don't be surprised if you continue playing long after they trot off to bed.
90
PSPGameSpy
Sure, LEGO Star Wars II may not seem as cool as a "real" Star Wars game, but the fact remains that it's easily one of the best titles in the franchise in recent years. Its kiddy facade hides some terrifically fun gameplay with a lot of meat on its bones. When you're at your local videogame store, feel free to claim that the game is for your child or a younger sibling, and by all means (assuming you actually have one of them), be sure to play it with them. Just don't be surprised if you continue playing long after they trot off to bed.
90
WindowsGameSpy
How could any fan of the original Star Wars trilogy not completely adore LEGO Star Wars II? It's hard to fathom. Loosely recreating Episodes IV - VI in virtual LEGOs and played for laughs, it's one of the funniest games I've ever played, and, with co-op play, it's the rare game that parents and kids can play together without either getting bored. While it's fairly easy, there's enough "stuff" to do to keep you occupied for a while, and despite some minor technical issues with the PC version, it's one of the easiest recommendations I've ever had to make.
90
XboxGameSpy
Sure, LEGO Star Wars II may not seem as cool as a "real" Star Wars game, but the fact remains that it's easily one of the best titles in the franchise in recent years. Its kiddy facade hides some terrifically fun gameplay with a lot of meat on its bones. When you're at your local videogame store, feel free to claim that the game is for your child or a younger sibling, and by all means (assuming you actually have one of them), be sure to play it with them. Just don't be surprised if you continue playing long after they trot off to bed.
90
GameCubeGameSpy
Sure, LEGO Star Wars II may not seem as cool as a "real" Star Wars game, but the fact remains that it's easily one of the best titles in the franchise in recent years. Its kiddy facade hides some terrifically fun gameplay with a lot of meat on its bones. When you're at your local videogame store, feel free to claim that the game is for your child or a younger sibling, and by all means (assuming you actually have one of them), be sure to play it with them. Just don't be surprised if you continue playing long after they trot off to bed.
90
Xbox 360GameSpy
Sure, LEGO Star Wars II may not seem as cool as a "real" Star Wars game, but the fact remains that it's easily one of the best titles in the franchise in recent years. Its kiddy facade hides some terrifically fun gameplay with a lot of meat on its bones. When you're at your local videogame store, feel free to claim that the game is for your child or a younger sibling, and by all means (assuming you actually have one of them), be sure to play it with them. Just don't be surprised if you continue playing long after they trot off to bed.
88
MacintoshGames4Mac
Ich mag Lego, ich liebe Star Wars und liebe ganz besonders die niedlichen, toll animierten Lego-Figuren. Leider kommt das Spiel nicht über die 90-Prozent-Wertung hinaus, da diverse Fehler der Designer den Spielspaß trüben. Aber nichtsdestotrotz ist Lego Star Wars II ein sehr gutes Spiel, nicht nur für Kinder und Star Wars Fans. Denn selten hab ich als Langzeitspieler so viel bei einem Action-Adventure grinsen und lachen müssen, wie bei diesem Spiel hier.
88
PlayStation 2GameLemon
It looks good, it sounds good, it's funny, it's got tons of unlockables, it's got great 2-player co-op action, and it's got tons of heart. You've dreamed of a game like this for so long fans. Run to it. Go!
88
Xbox 360GameLemon
It looks good, it sounds good, it's funny, it's got tons of unlockables, it's got great 2-player co-op action, and it's got tons of heart. You've dreamed of a game like this for so long fans. Run to it. Go!
88
WindowsPC Powerplay
Ob Matrix, Fluch der Karibik oder Harry Potter: Viele große Lizenzen wurden zu bestenfalls mittelprächtigen Spielen verwurstet. Lego Star Wars 2 ist ein Vorbild dafür, wie man gleich zwei große Lizenzen in einen sehr guten Titel einfließen lässt. Einzig das suboptimale Speichersystem und die teils ungünstigen Kameraperspektiven stören. Ansonsten ist Lego Star Wars 2 rundum gelungen. Das durchdachte Leveldesign sowie der flotte Wechsel zwischen Kämpfen und Rätseln lassen keine Langeweile aufkommen. Sehr gut hat mir gefallen, dass die Entwickler den Gesichtern der Lego-Figuren eine einfache Mimik verpasst haben, die die komischen Zwischensequenzen oft einen zusätzlichen Lachfaktor verleihen. Ein Riesenspaß - nicht nur für Lego- und Star-Wars-Fans.
88
WindowsActionTrip
In closing, I must say it's great to see that LucasArts still has it in them to support titles that carry the spirit of their old adventure games. LEGO Star Wars II improves in every way on its predecessors, making the core gameplay more engaging, the audio and visual experience more appealing and the jokes funnier. This one comes highly recommended from the AT crew.
87
Xbox 360Gamesmania
Mit Lego Star Wars 2 ist den Entwicklern eine hervorragende Fortsetzung gelungen, die sowohl Kinder als auch Erwachsene in ihren Bann zieht. Die knuffige, liebevolle Optik gepaart mit interessanten und fordernden Levels resultiert in einer einzigartigen Spielerfahrung. Da auch Spielumfang und Technik stimmen gibt es nahezu nichts, was gegen einen Kauf sprechen würde. Mit individuellen Attacken, kontrollierbaren Vehikeln und drei neuen Episoden bekommen Besitzer des Vorgängers ebenfalls genug Neues geboten. Wer gerne mit einem Freund vor dem Bildschirm sitzt, wird zudem Bestens unterhalten. Bravo, eine abstrakte aber sehr gut gelungene Interpretation des Star Wars Universums!
87
GameCubeGamesmania
Mit Lego Star Wars 2 ist den Entwicklern eine hervorragende Fortsetzung gelungen, die sowohl Kinder als auch Erwachsene in ihren Bann zieht. Die knuffige, liebevolle Optik gepaart mit interessanten und fordernden Levels resultiert in einer einzigartigen Spielerfahrung. Da auch Spielumfang und Technik stimmen gibt es nahezu nichts, was gegen einen Kauf sprechen würde. Mit individuellen Attacken, kontrollierbaren Vehikeln und drei neuen Episoden bekommen Besitzer des Vorgängers ebenfalls genug Neues geboten. Wer gerne mit einem Freund vor dem Bildschirm sitzt, wird zudem Bestens unterhalten. Bravo, eine abstrakte aber sehr gut gelungene Interpretation des Star Wars Universums!
87
XboxGamesmania
Mit Lego Star Wars 2 ist den Entwicklern eine hervorragende Fortsetzung gelungen, die sowohl Kinder als auch Erwachsene in ihren Bann zieht. Die knuffige, liebevolle Optik gepaart mit interessanten und fordernden Levels resultiert in einer einzigartigen Spielerfahrung. Da auch Spielumfang und Technik stimmen gibt es nahezu nichts, was gegen einen Kauf sprechen würde. Mit individuellen Attacken, kontrollierbaren Vehikeln und drei neuen Episoden bekommen Besitzer des Vorgängers ebenfalls genug Neues geboten. Wer gerne mit einem Freund vor dem Bildschirm sitzt, wird zudem Bestens unterhalten. Bravo, eine abstrakte aber sehr gut gelungene Interpretation des Star Wars Universums!
87
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Mit Lego Star Wars 2 ist den Entwicklern eine hervorragende Fortsetzung gelungen, die sowohl Kinder als auch Erwachsene in ihren Bann zieht. Die knuffige, liebevolle Optik gepaart mit interessanten und fordernden Levels resultiert in einer einzigartigen Spielerfahrung. Da auch Spielumfang und Technik stimmen gibt es nahezu nichts, was gegen einen Kauf sprechen würde. Mit individuellen Attacken, kontrollierbaren Vehikeln und drei neuen Episoden bekommen Besitzer des Vorgängers ebenfalls genug Neues geboten. Wer gerne mit einem Freund vor dem Bildschirm sitzt, wird zudem Bestens unterhalten. Bravo, eine abstrakte aber sehr gut gelungene Interpretation des Star Wars Universums!
87
WindowsGamesmania
Mit Lego Star Wars 2 ist den Entwicklern eine hervorragende Fortsetzung gelungen, die sowohl Kinder als auch Erwachsene in ihren Bann zieht. Die knuffige, liebevolle Optik gepaart mit interessanten und fordernden Levels resultiert in einer einzigartigen Spielerfahrung. Da auch Spielumfang und Technik stimmen gibt es nahezu nichts, was gegen einen Kauf sprechen würde. Mit individuellen Attacken, kontrollierbaren Vehikeln und drei neuen Episoden bekommen Besitzer des Vorgängers ebenfalls genug Neues geboten. Wer gerne mit einem Freund vor dem Bildschirm sitzt, wird zudem Bestens unterhalten. Bravo, eine abstrakte aber sehr gut gelungene Interpretation des Star Wars Universums!
87
GameCubeGamernode
The developers of LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy have taken very serious steps in making this title not only entertaining for anyone who picks it up, but especially for the discriminating Star Wars fan who wants a game that is true to the original concept of the movies. The playful aspect of the game, as it deals with plot elements connected to the films, is funny, comical and adds quite a bit of charm to the entire concept. Although the objectives in any particular mission aren’t always clear, a little patience or a good game guide should get you through the harder areas. I had a great time with this game. It not only was fun to play, but it allowed me to revisit and experience the original Star Wars trilogy in a completely different way. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a winner, and deserves a second Alliance Medal of Honor. May the Force be with you—always.
87
PlayStation 2Gamernode
The developers of LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy have taken very serious steps in making this title not only entertaining for anyone who picks it up, but especially for the discriminating Star Wars fan who wants a game that is true to the original concept of the movies. The playful aspect of the game, as it deals with plot elements connected to the films, is funny, comical and adds quite a bit of charm to the entire concept. Although the objectives in any particular mission aren,t always clear, a little patience or a good game guide should get you through the harder areas. I had a great time with this game. It not only was fun to play, but it allowed me to revisit and experience the original Star Wars trilogy in a completely different way. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a winner, and deserves a second Alliance Medal of Honor. May the Force be with you-always.
87
Xbox 360Gamernode
The developers of LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy have taken very serious steps in making this title not only entertaining for anyone who picks it up, but especially for the discriminating Star Wars fan who wants a game that is true to the original concept of the movies. The playful aspect of the game, as it deals with plot elements connected to the films, is funny, comical and adds quite a bit of charm to the entire concept. Although the objectives in any particular mission aren't always clear, a little patience or a good game guide should get you through the harder areas. I had a great time with this game. It not only was fun to play, but it allowed me to revisit and experience the original Star Wars trilogy in a completely different way. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a winner, and deserves a second Alliance Medal of Honor. May the Force be with you -- always.
86
WindowsFragland.net
LEGO Star Wars II has improved a lot over its predecessor and this isn't only because of the better storyline. The developers have successfully added new features to the game to avoid the feeling of repetition. "More" was their mottot, so they deserve this score. Old Trilogy vs. New Trilogy: 2-0!
86
PlayStation 2Lawrence
Equal parts nostalgia act, comedy routine, and solid videogame, LEGO Star Wars II is a very entertaining title. I’d have to imagine a lot of the experience would be lost if you’re not a big Star Wars fan, however. So much of my fun with this game was based on how they re-imagined all the scenes I’ve seen countless times. Regardless of whether you’re a fan or not, the gameplay (especially co-op) makes it a worthy title.
86
XboxLawrence
Equal parts nostalgia act, comedy routine, and solid videogame, LEGO Star Wars II is a very entertaining title. I’d have to imagine a lot of the experience would be lost if you’re not a big Star Wars fan, however. So much of my fun with this game was based on how they re-imagined all the scenes I’ve seen countless times. Regardless of whether you’re a fan or not, the gameplay (especially co-op) makes it a worthy title.
86
Xbox 360Lawrence
Equal parts nostalgia act, comedy routine, and solid videogame, LEGO Star Wars II is a very entertaining title. I’d have to imagine a lot of the experience would be lost if you’re not a big Star Wars fan, however. So much of my fun with this game was based on how they re-imagined all the scenes I’ve seen countless times. Regardless of whether you’re a fan or not, the gameplay (especially co-op) makes it a worthy title.
86
GameCubeLawrence
Equal parts nostalgia act, comedy routine, and solid videogame, LEGO Star Wars II is a very entertaining title. I’d have to imagine a lot of the experience would be lost if you’re not a big Star Wars fan, however. So much of my fun with this game was based on how they re-imagined all the scenes I’ve seen countless times. Regardless of whether you’re a fan or not, the gameplay (especially co-op) makes it a worthy title.
86
PlayStation 2GameZone
Star Wars fever may be over now that Episode III has come and gone, but there's still a reason to get excited about the galaxy that's far, far away. Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker will continue to find their way onto toy store shelves, giving collector's something to hunt for. LEGO is also continuing their line of Star Wars building sets, letting fans piece together everything from a Y-Wing to the Death Star.
86
GameCubeGameZone
Star Wars fever may be over now that Episode III has come and gone, but there's still a reason to get excited about the galaxy that's far, far away. Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker will continue to find their way onto toy store shelves, giving collector's something to hunt for. LEGO is also continuing their line of Star Wars building sets, letting fans piece together everything from a Y-Wing to the Death Star.
85
PlayStation 24Players.de
Ich hatte es mir im Fazit des Tests zum ersten Teil gewünscht, jetzt ist es endlich Wirklichkeit geworden: Die klassische Trilogie im Lego-Gewand! Und selbst, wenn ich das Spiel außer Acht lassen würde, würde ich allein für die grandios inszenierten Zwischensequenzen und den generell brillanten Humor eine deutliche Empfehlung aussprechen! Das Klotz-Abenteuer macht einfach Spaß, der Mehrspielermodus ist vorbildlich, der Wiederspielwert hoch, die Präsentation herzlich bis zum letzten Pixel – auch wenn sie im Grunde sehr simpel ist. Aber auch in dieser weit, weit entfernten Galaxie gibt es Probleme: Die Kameraführung ist oftmals ebenso suboptimal wie die Steuerung der Vehikel. Lego Star Wars 2, das keine Parodie, sondern vielmehr eine liebevolle Hommage von Fans für Fans ist, übertrumpft den Vorgänger in jeder Hinsicht.
85
Xbox 3604Players.de
Ich hatte es mir im Fazit des Tests zum ersten Teil gewünscht, jetzt ist es endlich Wirklichkeit geworden: Die klassische Trilogie im Lego-Gewand! Und selbst, wenn ich das Spiel außer Acht lassen würde, würde ich allein für die grandios inszenierten Zwischensequenzen und den generell brillanten Humor eine deutliche Empfehlung aussprechen! Das Klotz-Abenteuer macht einfach Spaß, der Mehrspielermodus ist vorbildlich, der Wiederspielwert hoch, die Präsentation herzlich bis zum letzten Pixel – auch wenn sie im Grunde sehr simpel ist. Aber auch in dieser weit, weit entfernten Galaxie gibt es Probleme: Die Kameraführung ist oftmals ebenso suboptimal wie die Steuerung der Vehikel. Lego Star Wars 2, das keine Parodie, sondern vielmehr eine liebevolle Hommage von Fans für Fans ist, übertrumpft den Vorgänger in jeder Hinsicht.
85
Xbox4Players.de
Ich hatte es mir im Fazit des Tests zum ersten Teil gewünscht, jetzt ist es endlich Wirklichkeit geworden: Die klassische Trilogie im Lego-Gewand! Und selbst, wenn ich das Spiel außer Acht lassen würde, würde ich allein für die grandios inszenierten Zwischensequenzen und den generell brillanten Humor eine deutliche Empfehlung aussprechen! Das Klotz-Abenteuer macht einfach Spaß, der Mehrspielermodus ist vorbildlich, der Wiederspielwert hoch, die Präsentation herzlich bis zum letzten Pixel – auch wenn sie im Grunde sehr simpel ist. Aber auch in dieser weit, weit entfernten Galaxie gibt es Probleme: Die Kameraführung ist oftmals ebenso suboptimal wie die Steuerung der Vehikel. Lego Star Wars 2, das keine Parodie, sondern vielmehr eine liebevolle Hommage von Fans für Fans ist, übertrumpft den Vorgänger in jeder Hinsicht.
85
Xbox 360Play Magazine
The blockheads have taken over, and it’s absolutely fine. It’s one of the video game industry’s great strengths that it can sometimes find inspiration in the unlikeliest of places and in the most Bizarro World-nutsiest of fusions; It may well have been someone’s drug-fueled dream that lead to the merging of the Star Wars universe and Lego toys, but it works.
85
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
LSWII is a highly recommended purchase. The game is genuinely fun and is suited to so many different people that the whole family can play and enjoy. So go on, go and save the universe today!
85
WindowsPC Action
Star Wars is the Best! Endlich kann ich die besten Szenen meiner Lieblings-Film-Trilogie mit Lego-Figuren nachspielen. Die kultigen Teilnehmer des Krieges der Sterne werde ich nie vergessen. Captain Kirk, Obi Wank, Hans Solo, Jabba The Pizzahut, Prinz Lea, die zwei schwulen Roboter, Luke Skywriter und natürlich der gute alte Dart Fader. Unvergessen, wie der Oberbösewicht im Finale von den Doppeldeckern beschossen wird und tödlich getroffen vom Hochhaus fällt. Ob es jemals einen zweiten Teil gibt? Okay, vielleicht kenne ich mich mit der Materie doch nicht so gut aus. Lego Star Wars 2 ist trotzdem ein sauguter Titel. Ein Spiel mit Seele. Da ich selbst keine habe, ist mir das sehr wichtig!
85
Xbox 360games xtreme
There are good Star Wars games like the Jedi Knight series, bad Star Wars games like Force Commander and quirky Star Wars games like Lego: Star Wars. Lego: Star Wars took the gaming world by storm when it introduced fun/addictive gaming to a whole new audience through the medium of Lucas’ creation and the definite twisted humour of the developer: Traveller’s Tales.
84
PlayStation 2IGN
One of last year's more pleasant surprises was undoubtedly LEGO Star Wars, the TT Games-developed ode to George Lucas' incredibly popular sci-fi universe. With its unique art style, "pick up and play" mechanics, and the best use of a popular license that we'd seen in a long, long time, it literally came out of nowhere to win critics and consumers over with its charming mix of action and humor. With a resume like that and three movies that could still be "LEGOfied" remaining, a sequel was inevitable.
84
XboxIGN
If multiplayer is your thing, then LEGO Star Wars has that also. Just like last year's title, The Original Trilogy allows for immediate "Drop in/ Drop Out" two-player co-op at any time with a few small tweaks thrown in for good measure. Take the camera, for instance. Now it draws back much further than it use to before requiring characters to move closer to one another. There's an all-new (and extensive) character creation feature built-in as well, and it allows users of vastly different play styles and preferences to hook up however they want. Sadly, online co-op still isn't supported in any of the console versions, and if one person moves to the next screen by himself, player two is auto-transported to that location no matter what he might be in the middle of doing.
84
GameCubeIGN
One of last year's more pleasant surprises was undoubtedly LEGO Star Wars, the TT Games-developed ode to George Lucas' incredibly popular sci-fi universe. With its unique art style, "pick up and play" mechanics, and the best use of a popular license that we'd seen in a long, long time, it literally came out of nowhere to win critics and consumers over with its charming mix of action and humor. With a resume like that and three movies that could still be "LEGOfied" remaining, a sequel was inevitable.
84
Xbox 360IGN
One of last year's more pleasant surprises was undoubtedly LEGO Star Wars, the TT Games-developed ode to George Lucas' incredibly popular sci-fi universe. With its unique art style, "pick up and play" mechanics, and the best use of a popular license that we'd seen in a long, long time, it literally came out of nowhere to win critics and consumers over with its charming mix of action and humor. With a resume like that and three movies that could still be "LEGOfied" remaining, a sequel was inevitable.
83
WindowsYouGamers
This game will definitely get you and your friends wetting yourselves with laughter and talking about the comedy and quality a long time after! It’s a great social time passer, but too repetitive to keep you gripped for long.
83
XboxGame Freaks 365
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy isn’t just a kid’s game. To discredit it as such would be a sin for any Star Wars fan. If anything, it’s the perfect throwback to all of the old memories and memorable scenes of the original Star Wars classics. LEGO Star Wars II isn’t perfect–the gunplay is a little frustrating and some of the levels had me cursing at the TV–but it’s a fun game that people of all ages can enjoy. Parents, there’s not a better way to get your children into the greatest trilogy in film history.
83
Xbox 360Game Freaks 365
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy isn’t just a kid’s game. To discredit it as such would be a sin for any Star Wars fan. If anything, it’s the perfect throwback to all of the old memories and memorable scenes of the original Star Wars classics. LEGO Star Wars II isn’t perfect–the gunplay is a little frustrating and some of the levels had me cursing at the TV–but it’s a fun game that people of all ages can enjoy. Parents, there’s not a better way to get your children into the greatest trilogy in film history.
83
GameCubeGame Freaks 365
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy isn’t just a kid’s game. To discredit it as such would be a sin for any Star Wars fan. If anything, it’s the perfect throwback to all of the old memories and memorable scenes of the original Star Wars classics. LEGO Star Wars II isn’t perfect–the gunplay is a little frustrating and some of the levels had me cursing at the TV–but it’s a fun game that people of all ages can enjoy. Parents, there’s not a better way to get your children into the greatest trilogy in film history.
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GameCubeN-Zone
Auch wenn ich nicht unbedingt Fan einer der beiden großen Marken im Titel des Spiels bin, hat es mich dennoch mit seinem Charme verzaubert. Die klassischen Star Wars-Filme, gepaart mit den kantigen Helden fesselten mich für Stunden vor die Glotze. Es würde mich nicht wundern, wenn der zweite Teil die Erfolgsstory weiterschreibt.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Als ich vor einem Jahr das erste Lego Star Wars in die Finger bekam, dachte ich sofort: Warum bringen die das nicht für die alten drei Filme heraus? Wäre doch viel cooler. Jetzt ist es endlich so weit: Ich bin Luke Skywalker! Durch den Graben des ersten Todessterns rasen oder dem Imperator in Teil 6 zeigen, wo Bartel den Most holt. Und das mit Lego Star Wars-typischem Humor. Was haben wir in der Redaktion über die vielen Zwischensequenzen gelacht! Außerdem ist etwas passiert, was ich als Diablo-resistenter Spieler niemals erwartet habe: Mich hat der Sammeltrieb gepackt! Ich durchspiele viele Levels noch einmal, um versteckte Secrets wie Modellbauteile zu finden oder genügend Gold zusammenzuraffen. Einzig der Installations-Bug hat mich zur Weißglut gebracht. Als das Spiel dann endlich lief, war aber alles vergeben und vergessen.
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XboxGame Revolution
Think about it: when was the last time a video game let you blow up the Death Star? Rescue Princess Leia? Unfreeze Han Solo? When was the last time, to put it another way, you picked up a Star Wars game that followed the events of the classic movies themselves, not some hair-brained fan-fiction probably written by someone who looks like this.
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XboxTeamXbox
In this day and age where mature games dominate the shelf space that was once adorned with family titles, it’s nice to see that some publishers are willing to take the risk of providing fun-filled gameplay that doesn’t revolve around its ability to push the boundaries of pop culture. The first LEGO Star Wars game was met with certain trepidation from the Xbox faithful, but once they got over the initial intrigue of seeing their favorite Star Wars heroines cloned into block form, they realized that underneath their blocky exterior was a game that packed more fun than most.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Beim Spielen von Lego Star Wars 2 hatte ich immer wieder das Bedürfnis, meinen Bildschirm zu umarmen und den Entwicklern für dieses Programm zu danken. Zu danken für das großartige Leveldesign, für die liebevoll nachgebaute Star-Wars-Welt und nicht zuletzt für die liebevoll nachgebaute Star-Wars-Welt und nicht zuletzt für den großartigen Humor. Noch nie musste ich bei einem Actionspiel mehr schmunzeln. Höchstens beim Vorgänger. Doch den habe ich längst vergessen. Denn Teil 2 ist länger, abwechslungsreicher und endlich auch für fortgeschrittene Spieler interessant. Genau das, was wir uns damals im Test des Vorgängers gewünscht hatten!
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution
Think about it: when was the last time a video game let you blow up the Death Star? Rescue Princess Leia? Unfreeze Han Solo? When was the last time, to put it another way, you picked up a Star Wars game that followed the events of the classic movies themselves, not some hair-brained fan-fiction probably written by someone who looks like this.
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PSP4Players.de
Nach dem mittelschweren Schock, den mir die GBA- und NDS-Fassungen des großartigen LSW2 versetzt haben, kommt die PSP-Fassung wie ein heilsamer Balsam über meine geschundene Seele: Sieht aus wie die Konsolenversionen, spielt sich auch genau so! Der wundervoll bekloppte Humor, die coolen Animationen, die liebevollen Ideen - alles ist da, zusammen mit ein paar netten Extras. Allerdings bleibt es wertungstechnisch doch leicht unter seinen großen Brüdern: Die tendenziell ruckelige Grafik, die störrische Kamera, die ewig scheinenden Ladezeiten - das alles kratzt unnötig am Spielernerv. Nichtsdestotrotz ein unterhaltsamer Spaß für große und kleine Legoholiker!
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Lego Star Wars 2 is verplichte kost voor liefhebbers van Lego, Star Wars, slapstick en actie. It is your destiny!
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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
"LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy" mantém as boas qualidades da edição anterior e ainda acrescenta mais agilidade, dinamismo e inspiração no projeto das fases, e a resultado disso tudo é pura diversão. As atividades ficaram mais amplas devido ao fato do jogador agora poder controlar os veículos - além de uma série de minigames - e há uma tonelada de extras para liberar. Nesse game, todos os jogadores se sentirão um verdadeiro jedi, já que acolhe uma ampla gama de público. Definitivamente, a Força está com "LEGO Star Wars II".
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Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy" mantém as boas qualidades da edição anterior e ainda acrescenta mais agilidade, dinamismo e inspiração no projeto das fases, e a resultado disso tudo é pura diversão. As atividades ficaram mais amplas devido ao fato do jogador agora poder controlar os veículos - além de uma série de minigames - e há uma tonelada de extras para liberar. Nesse game, todos os jogadores se sentirão um verdadeiro jedi, já que acolhe uma ampla gama de público. Definitivamente, a Força está com "LEGO Star Wars II".
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PlayStation 2Good Game
This game gives you lots of play time, and its coming out on 8 different platforms so we should note that what we're showing here is the PS2 version. Theres also a lot of little things that only Star Wars enthusiasts will get, and after playing it I just cant deny it was well made. Star wars fans, and kids, you WILL have fun with this game.
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Xbox 360Video Game Talk
Still, it's absolutely worth running through. For adults who care nothing for achievements, pick this up as a rental. As for the rest of the gaming population, parents looking to introduce their offspring to the trilogy or achievement junkies looking for a challenge should pick up Lego Star Wars II at a price point of $30 to $40.
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Xbox 360TTGamer
Lego Star Wars II takes a successful formula, enhances it ten fold and goes next generation. It really is one of those games that are hard to predict as a hit despite its predecessor taking numerous accolades. The game is going cheaper than the usual RRP of 360 titles but even when you take that into account, the 360 version really is only for those who don't have a PC good enough to run the PC game, as the PC version offers the same game experience for a lot less money. May the schwarz er ... force be with you.
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Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
In the end, I had a blast with this second go into the world of LEGO Star Wars. This entire game is held up by the comedy that it delivers, and as a result, I don’t think I’ve laughed this hard in years. After finishing the game, the first thing that I wanted to do was run out and purchase every Star Wars LEGO set that I could find. It’s good to be a kid again.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine
In the end, I had a blast with this second go into the world of LEGO Star Wars. This entire game is held up by the comedy that it delivers, and as a result, I don’t think I’ve laughed this hard in years. After finishing the game, the first thing that I wanted to do was run out and purchase every Star Wars LEGO set that I could find. It’s good to be a kid again.
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GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
In the end, I had a blast with this second go into the world of LEGO Star Wars. This entire game is held up by the comedy that it delivers, and as a result, I don’t think I’ve laughed this hard in years. After finishing the game, the first thing that I wanted to do was run out and purchase every Star Wars LEGO set that I could find. It’s good to be a kid again.
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Xbox 360PlayDevil
Lego Star Wars 2 is a great game, with some flaws. You'll have a lot of fun playing it, guaranteed, but it's too short and has some annoying issues. The lack of online co-op shows how this is just a port really. But if these issues don't put you off (and believe me, the good points very much outweigh the bad) you will be playing with a big stupid grin on your face!
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MacintoshMacworld
As a family-friendly action game, Lego Star Wars II excels. Hardcore gamers might leave a little disappointed, however.
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PSPUOL Jogos
"LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy" mantém as boas qualidades da edição anterior e ainda acrescenta mais agilidade, dinamismo e inspiração no projeto das fases, e a resultado disso tudo é pura diversão. As atividades ficaram mais amplas devido ao fato do jogador agora poder controlar os veículos - além de uma série de minigames - e há uma tonelada de extras para liberar. Nesse game, todos os jogadores se sentirão um verdadeiro jedi, já que acolhe uma ampla gama de público. Definitivamente, a Força está com "LEGO Star Wars II".
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WindowsUOL Jogos
"LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy" mantém as boas qualidades da edição anterior e ainda acrescenta mais agilidade, dinamismo e inspiração no projeto das fases, e a resultado disso tudo é pura diversão. As atividades ficaram mais amplas devido ao fato do jogador agora poder controlar os veículos - além de uma série de minigames - e há uma tonelada de extras para liberar. Nesse game, todos os jogadores se sentirão um verdadeiro jedi, já que acolhe uma ampla gama de público. Definitivamente, a Força está com "LEGO Star Wars II".
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
My job is to review video games. The purpose of my existence, however, is to give George Lucas money. In the 30 years that I’ve lived on this rock, my credit cards can confirm that I’ve purchased enough Star Wars merchandise to put two of Lucas’ children through college. I won’t deny that I have an unhealthy obsession with this distant galaxy, but it all boils down to Lucas and his crew’s ability to rekindle the magic and excitement of a story that has been in our lives for decades. LEGO Star Wars is a perfect example of this. It made me feel like a kid again…a kid who was watching the trilogy for the very first time.
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Xbox 360Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Even without the Lego presentation, LucasArts has still crafted a finely tuned engine for action fans. Playing through the more familiar trilogy only adds to that. For both kids and adults, this is definitely a worthy follow up.
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Xbox 360EL33TONLINE
I can say for sure that this is one title that really doesn’t benefit a whole lot from being on a more powerful console like the Xbox 360. The controllers are great, for sure, but it doesn’t really look much different from the PlayStation 2 (at least to my memory it doesn’t). There is some more reflections happening, but in general everything is rendered using flat colour, just like Lego should be, and the 360 is not pushed at all. Having said that, who really cares? It’s a fun game, looks polished and controls well, it’s not like this version is inferior in any way to the other platform versions – it’s likely to be the best, and most expensive one of them all.
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Xbox 3603DAvenue
Lego Star Wars II takes a successful formula, enhances it ten fold and goes next generation. It really is one of those games that are hard to predict as a hit despite its predecessor taking numerous accolades. The game is going cheaper than the usual RRP of 360 titles but even when you take that into account, the 360 version really is only for those who don't have a PC good enough to run the PC game, as the PC version offers the same game experience for a lot less money. May the schwarz er ... force be with you.
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Xbox1UP
The original Lego Star Wars was a great little lighthearted romp of a game: an amusing way to play out the three most recent Star Wars films in virtual form. The Lego and Star Wars combo proved to also be a terrific formula for the game space, generating an experience in Lego Star Wars that was oftentimes even more entertaining than the source material it was based on. Like any good sequel, Lego Star Wars II improves on the original in almost every way. But most importantly, it's about the good episodes now. For that reason alone, Lego Star Wars II is one of the most enjoyable games of this fall.
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Xbox 360Daily Game
I suppose my review of Lego Star Wars II should open with the admission that I like the original trilogy and wasn't a big fan of the prequels. In fact, I thought Episode 3 was flat-out laughable and that Jar-Jar Binks' creation was an insulting attempt to get kids as excited about Star Wars as their parents. With that said, I thought the first Lego Star Wars game was an absolute blast, even though it was based on the prequels and didn't really offer anything innovative in the gameplay department.
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Xbox 360Gamestyle
Lego Star Wars II's simplistic nature hides a game full of hidden depths, comedy, charm, and most importantly, fun. Sure, it's no Halo; it's a simpler game free of such complexities, but it's a reminder of a time when bits of brightly-coloured plastic and an imagination were all you needed to have a good time.
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Xbox 360Gamer.nl
Afgelopen jaar werden we aangenaam verrast met Lego Star Wars. Hoewel dit spel aanvankelijk leek als een game om even lekker mee te liften op het succes van de derde Star Wars-film, bleek Lego Star Wars nog zoveel meer in zijn mars te hebben dan alleen maar een melkkoe van de Lucasfilm-stal. Het spel bood namelijk een flinke diversiteit aan gameplay, zat boordevol grapjes en andere leukigheden en was als klapper op de vuurpijl naast geslaagd kinderspeeltje ook nog eens geschikt voor de volwassenen die even terug willen naar die kindertijd waar je ongegeneerd met Star Wars-speelgoed kon spelen. Nu is er dan deeltje twee, waarin de Originele Triologie centraal staat.
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GameCubePro-G
Try to avoid Star Wars fans, at least the ones that were "there when it was shown for the first time" in their town. You'll undoubtedly be told a story about how their mouth gaped open in sheer wonder at what was happening on the cinema screen, while at the same time hearing about why the new films are awful and how the unaltered originals are still the best. I'm not about to argue with these 'super' fans, especially when they're part of my family, but I know one way to shut them up. Sit them in front of Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, ideally with you sat beside them, second controller in your hands, and let them relive the movies in glorious Legofied video game form.
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PlayStation 21UP
The original Lego Star Wars was a great little lighthearted romp of a game: an amusing way to play out the three most recent Star Wars films in virtual form. The Lego and Star Wars combo proved to also be a terrific formula for the game space, generating an experience in Lego Star Wars that was oftentimes even more entertaining than the source material it was based on. Like any good sequel, Lego Star Wars II improves on the original in almost every way. But most importantly, it's about the good episodes now. For that reason alone, Lego Star Wars II is one of the most enjoyable games of this fall.
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PSP1UP
The original Lego Star Wars was a great little lighthearted romp of a game: an amusing way to play out the three most recent Star Wars films in virtual form. The Lego and Star Wars combo proved to also be a terrific formula for the game space, generating an experience in Lego Star Wars that was oftentimes even more entertaining than the source material it was based on. Like any good sequel, Lego Star Wars II improves on the original in almost every way. But most importantly, it's about the good episodes now. For that reason alone, Lego Star Wars II is one of the most enjoyable games of this fall.
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WindowsPro-G
Try to avoid Star Wars fans, at least the ones that were "there when it was shown for the first time" in their town. You'll undoubtedly be told a story about how their mouth gaped open in sheer wonder at what was happening on the cinema screen, while at the same time hearing about why the new films are awful and how the unaltered originals are still the best. I'm not about to argue with these 'super' fans, especially when they're part of my family, but I know one way to shut them up. Sit them in front of Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, ideally with you sat beside them, second controller in your hands, and let them relive the movies in glorious Legofied video game form.
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GameCube1UP
The original Lego Star Wars was a great little lighthearted romp of a game: an amusing way to play out the three most recent Star Wars films in virtual form. The Lego and Star Wars combo proved to also be a terrific formula for the game space, generating an experience in Lego Star Wars that was oftentimes even more entertaining than the source material it was based on. Like any good sequel, Lego Star Wars II improves on the original in almost every way. But most importantly, it's about the good episodes now. For that reason alone, Lego Star Wars II is one of the most enjoyable games of this fall.
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Xbox 360Games Radar
Last year, LEGO Star Wars taught us what should have been apparent to everyone from the dawn of the universe - LEGO, Star Wars and video games go together like chocolate, peanut butter and creamy nougat. So it comes as no surprise that this new and improved version of last years kid-friendly darling captivated us from the introductory text crawl (you know... that part where the yellow letters march up the screen telling the harrowing tale of one of the most celebrated trilogies in the galaxy).
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
The trouble with unexpected success is that nobody's surprised when the next thing you do also turns out to be utterly brilliant. Nobody in their right minds expected a Lego Star Wars game to be one of the best kids game ever made. Everyone fully expected dumbed-down fetch quests, patronisingly simplistic dialogue, day-glo visuals, and a one-button control scheme so that little Kevin - aged four-and-a-half - didn't get confused. The sight of this simple, kleptomaniacal, combat-laced platformer belied the fact that here was a game that was nothing short of revelatory in its mass appeal. Full of infectious, warm humour, subtle visual touches and some masterful puzzle design, it was the sort of game that made you want to hug Traveller's Tales for getting it. After so much sorrow had been perpetrated in the name of Star Wars (most of all by Lucas himself) here was an object lesson in how to use a behemoth licence without making gamers feel physically ill.
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Xbox 3601UP
The original Lego Star Wars was a great little lighthearted romp of a game: an amusing way to play out the three most recent Star Wars films in virtual form. The Lego and Star Wars combo proved to also be a terrific formula for the game space, generating an experience in Lego Star Wars that was oftentimes even more entertaining than the source material it was based on. Like any good sequel, Lego Star Wars II improves on the original in almost every way. But most importantly, it's about the good episodes now. For that reason alone, Lego Star Wars II is one of the most enjoyable games of this fall.
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Xbox 360GameDaily
The big problem with the original Lego Star Wars game is its content. There's nothing wrong with the game's build, as it's delightfully fun to play and looks and sounds great. No, the problem actually lies in its content. When you ask a tried and true Star Wars fan what their favorite movie in the series is, there's very little chance they'll mention something out of the new trilogy. No, their love and passion lies with a film from the original trilogy, which ran from 1977 to 1983. Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and the Return of the Jedi conclusion are films that some of us grew up with, and new-found fans are discovering and enjoying for themselves. So it was only a matter of time before Lego Star Wars would have to visit the original trilogy...and so it finally has.
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WindowsGames Radar
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is pretty childish, but the kiddy overtones are balanced by the remarkable reminiscence factor for fans of Episodes IV, V and VI (commonly known as "the best episodes"). With solidly rebuilt controls only a little marred by a still-fussy camera, LEGO Star Wars II is even better than last years prequel trilogy-based offering. And, as the first LEGO Star Wars was an amazingly entertaining homage to Lucas's genius, this sequel stands atop the original's shoulders as the pinnacle of LEGO Star Wars fun.
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Windows1UP
The original Lego Star Wars was a great little lighthearted romp of a game: an amusing way to play out the three most recent Star Wars films in virtual form. The Lego and Star Wars combo proved to also be a terrific formula for the game space, generating an experience in Lego Star Wars that was oftentimes even more entertaining than the source material it was based on. Like any good sequel, Lego Star Wars II improves on the original in almost every way. But most importantly, it's about the good episodes now. For that reason alone, Lego Star Wars II is one of the most enjoyable games of this fall.
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WindowsIGN
LEGO Star Wars II, like the first game, is a great entry-level title for young Star Wars fans looking to expand their videogame horizons. Its violence is never scary, its humor is always funny, and its gameplay is always fun. Sure it's easy and simple, and it does get hit by the repetition bug now and again (the lack of online play for the PC version is sorely missed too). But the bottom line is that it's a heck of a lot of fun and has a great amount of replay value beyond a single play-through. Best family game this year? Probably so.
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Hoe leuk Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy ook is, het is spijtig dat het als tweede komt. De nieuwigheid en originaliteit van het eerste spel zijn er een beetje af. Desalniettemin blijft Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy leuk, meeslepend en erg ontspannend.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Right around the time of the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Traveller's Tales released the surprisingly enjoyable Lego Star Wars, a kid-friendly action adventure game that inexplicably rendered the exploits of young Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi to look as though they were made out of Lego building blocks. It was a curious combination, but it worked because the gameplay was novel enough, the combined nostalgia for Star Wars and Legos was potent, and the experience was delivered with a humorous, lighthearted flair. Lego Star Wars II is an even better package than the original, due almost entirely to the fact that the emotional connection to A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi is much stronger for most people.
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XboxGameSpot
Right around the time of the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Traveller's Tales released the surprisingly enjoyable Lego Star Wars, a kid-friendly action adventure game that inexplicably rendered the exploits of young Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi to look as though they were made out of Lego building blocks. It was a curious combination, but it worked because the gameplay was novel enough, the combined nostalgia for Star Wars and Legos was potent, and the experience was delivered with a humorous, lighthearted flair. Lego Star Wars II is an even better package than the original, due almost entirely to the fact that the emotional connection to A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi is much stronger for most people.
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PSPGameSpot
Right around the time of the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Traveller's Tales released the surprisingly enjoyable Lego Star Wars, a kid-friendly action adventure game that inexplicably rendered the exploits of young Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi to look as though they were made out of Lego building blocks. It was a curious combination, but it worked because the gameplay was novel enough, the combined nostalgia for Star Wars and Legos was potent, and the experience was delivered with a humorous, lighthearted flair. Lego Star Wars II is an even better package than the original, due almost entirely to the fact that the emotional connection to A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi is much stronger for most people.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
Right around the time of the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Traveller's Tales released the surprisingly enjoyable Lego Star Wars, a kid-friendly action adventure game that inexplicably rendered the exploits of young Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi to look as though they were made out of Lego building blocks. It was a curious combination, but it worked because the gameplay was novel enough, the combined nostalgia for Star Wars and Legos was potent, and the experience was delivered with a humorous, lighthearted flair. Lego Star Wars II is an even better package than the original, due almost entirely to the fact that the emotional connection to A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi is much stronger for most people.
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GameCubeGameSpot
Right around the time of the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Traveller's Tales released the surprisingly enjoyable Lego Star Wars, a kid-friendly action adventure game that inexplicably rendered the exploits of young Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi to look as though they were made out of Lego building blocks. It was a curious combination, but it worked because the gameplay was novel enough, the combined nostalgia for Star Wars and Legos was potent, and the experience was delivered with a humorous, lighthearted flair. Lego Star Wars II is an even better package than the original, due almost entirely to the fact that the emotional connection to A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi is much stronger for most people.
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WindowsGameSpot
Right around the time of the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Traveller's Tales released the surprisingly enjoyable Lego Star Wars, a kid-friendly action adventure game that inexplicably rendered the exploits of young Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi to look as though they were made out of Lego building blocks. It was a curious combination, but it worked because the gameplay was novel enough, the combined nostalgia for Star Wars and Legos was potent, and the experience was delivered with a humorous, lighthearted flair. Lego Star Wars II is an even better package than the original, due almost entirely to the fact that the emotional connection to A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi is much stronger for most people.
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Xbox 360The Video Game Critic
So what's not to like? Well, the Hoth stages were disappointing with their closed-in snowspeeder stages and squirrelly controls. As you accumulate a group of characters in a stage, switching between them is problematic as they tend to bumble into each other. Finally, Luke's lightsaber isn't nearly as effective as it should be - he should be slicing through these guys like melted butter! Still, if you enjoyed the first game or you're just looking for a light-hearted platformer, Lego Star Wars II is a real treat.
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GameCubeGameCola.net
There's no reason any Star Wars, Legos, or videogame fan in general shouldn't love LSWII, and it's priced ten bucks cheaper than most new titles. It's better than its predecessor by sheer virtue of the fact that it's based on the older, better trilogy; though the first one was pretty sweet to begin with. Pick this baby up when you get a chance.
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Xbox 360Gameslave UK
I feel in two minds with this one really, on the one hand I really enjoyed the ride, I got a kick out of playing it and I know I'll play it again for laughs at some point. On the other hand, I wonder how much of that is fuelled by the Star Wars universe as much as anything else. Hell, even if it is, does that matter? Traveller's Tales have done an excellent job with this game and playing it co-op with friends is a riot, especially when they can't get the knack of double-jumping onto that moving platform!
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PSPMAN!AC
So gut wie auf den Heimkonsolen: launiger Sternenkrieg mit ein paar netten Extras.
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PlayStation 2MAN!AC
knuffiger Klötzchen-Sternenkrieg, der zwar wenig Neues bietet, aber mit Charme überzeugt.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Avez-vous encore l'âge de jouer aux Lego ? Oui ? Alors si vous êtes fan de la Guerre des Etoiles, ce jeu est fait pour vous. Après avoir adapté les épisodes I, II et III en jeu vidéo, le célèbre jeu de construction s'attaque au mythe fondateur : les épisodes IV, V et VI.
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GameCubeNintendoWorldReport
In the end, I recommend LSWII to those who really loved the original – for me, it was worthwhile to see all the cinemas and locations, and plenty of fun in co-op. It doesn't live up to the original by any means, but it should offer a good distraction to those with nothing to play. Rent if you can.
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GameCubeNintendo Life
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a fun game with lots of humour and famous characters. The puzzles in the game can be quite hard, and require you to think and exploit the environment, but other than that the game can get a little linear and straight forward, and sometimes too easy, but if you enjoyed the original game, you will probably like this one too. The atmosphere of the game is great, and it's amazing how everything is made out of Lego.
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WindowsFZ
Det är lätt att tro att Lego Star Wars II är helt inriktat till barn, men både ettan och tvåan har lyckats få mig att spela igenom hela storyn (vilket visserligen inte motbevisar någonting). En skön och väldigt välgjord mix av både Lego och Star Wars är den klart viktigaste faktorn till att alla kan uppskatta spelet. Men även att man exempelvis kan spela två spelare på samma skärm, även på PC:n, är ett stort plus. Förutom att spelets innehåll kan vara en smula inriktat åt de yngre märker man det också på svårighetsgraden då det i stort sett inte går att förlora. Misslyckandet består endast i att man inte får full poäng på en bana. Spelet är kanske inget för hardcore-gamern men om man växt upp med både Lego och Star Wars och letar efter ett lättsamt och samtidigt underhållande spel är Lego Star Wars II ett bra köp.
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Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Lego Star Wars 2 is a fun two player romp, especially for kids. If only it had a better single player mode with better AI, it could have scored so much higher.
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Xbox 360JeuxActu
N’ayez plus peur de jouer au LEGO, même sur une console de salon ! Avec LEGO Star Wars II : La Trilogie Originale, Traveller’s Tales nous fait profiter de la meilleure trilogie de George Lucas à travers une réalisation originale mais un petit peu mollassonne. Plutôt étriquée au premier coup d’œil, la durée de vie du jeu s’embellit dès lors qu’on est décidé à le finir à 100%, à débloquer tous les personnages, à récupérer les fameuses briques cachées ou tout simplement en branchant une deuxième manette pour jouer en coopération. LEGO Star Wars II : La Trilogie Originale n’est peut-être pas un grand jeu mais c’est un bon jeu et c’est ce qu’on lui demande !
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PlayStation 2JeuxActu
N’ayez plus peur de jouer au LEGO, même sur une console de salon ! Avec LEGO Star Wars II : La Trilogie Originale, Traveller’s Tales nous fait profiter de la meilleure trilogie de George Lucas à travers une réalisation originale mais un petit peu mollassonne. Plutôt étriquée au premier coup d’œil, la durée de vie du jeu s’embellit dès lors qu’on est décidé à le finir à 100%, à débloquer tous les personnages, à récupérer les fameuses briques cachées ou tout simplement en branchant une deuxième manette pour jouer en coopération. LEGO Star Wars II : La Trilogie Originale n’est peut-être pas un grand jeu mais c’est un bon jeu et c’est ce qu’on lui demande !
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WindowsJeuxActu
Avec LEGO Star Wars II : La Trilogie Originale, Traveller’s Tales nous fait profiter de la meilleure trilogie de George Lucas à travers une réalisation originale mais un petit peu mollassonne. Plutôt étriquée au premier coup d’œil, la durée de vie du jeu s’embellit dès lors qu’on est décidé à le finir à 100%, à débloquer tous les personnages, à récupérer les fameuses briques cachées ou tout simplement en branchant une deuxième manette pour jouer en coopération. LEGO Star Wars II : La Trilogie Originale n’est peut-être pas un grand jeu mais c’est un bon jeu et c’est ce qu’on lui demande !
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XboxJeuxActu
N’ayez plus peur de jouer au LEGO, même sur une console de salon ! Avec LEGO Star Wars II : La Trilogie Originale, Traveller’s Tales nous fait profiter de la meilleure trilogie de George Lucas à travers une réalisation originale mais un petit peu mollassonne. Plutôt étriquée au premier coup d’œil, la durée de vie du jeu s’embellit dès lors qu’on est décidé à le finir à 100%, à débloquer tous les personnages, à récupérer les fameuses briques cachées ou tout simplement en branchant une deuxième manette pour jouer en coopération. LEGO Star Wars II : La Trilogie Originale n’est peut-être pas un grand jeu mais c’est un bon jeu et c’est ce qu’on lui demande !
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GameCubeJeuxActu
N’ayez plus peur de jouer au LEGO, même sur une console de salon ! Avec LEGO Star Wars II : La Trilogie Originale, Traveller’s Tales nous fait profiter de la meilleure trilogie de George Lucas à travers une réalisation originale mais un petit peu mollassonne. Plutôt étriquée au premier coup d’œil, la durée de vie du jeu s’embellit dès lors qu’on est décidé à le finir à 100%, à débloquer tous les personnages, à récupérer les fameuses briques cachées ou tout simplement en branchant une deuxième manette pour jouer en coopération. LEGO Star Wars II : La Trilogie Originale n’est peut-être pas un grand jeu mais c’est un bon jeu et c’est ce qu’on lui demande !
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Tout aussi réjouissant et bien construit que le premier LEGO Star Wars, le second épisode est encore plus appréciable que son modèle, ne serait-ce que par le fait de s'attarder sur la trilogie originale. Drôle, proposant des phases de jeu très variées, le titre de Traveler's Tales a de quoi séduire. Il est simplement dommage que les problèmes du premier opus n'aient pas été réglés et que le mode Coop. soit trop bordélique pour être apprécié à sa juste valeur. Quoi qu'il en soit, ne vous faites pas prier si vous aimez l'oeuvre de George Lucas et l'humour en régle générale.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Tout aussi réjouissant et bien construit que le premier LEGO Star Wars, le second épisode est encore plus appréciable que son modèle, ne serait-ce que par le fait de s'attarder sur la trilogie originale. Drôle, proposant des phases de jeu très variées, le titre de Traveler's Tales a de quoi séduire. Il est simplement dommage que les problèmes du premier opus n'aient pas été réglés et que le mode Coop. soit trop bordélique pour être apprécié à sa juste valeur. Quoi qu'il en soit, ne vous faites pas prier si vous aimez l'oeuvre de George Lucas et l'humour en régle générale.
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PSPJeuxvideo.com
Tout aussi réjouissant et bien construit que le premier LEGO Star Wars, le second épisode est encore plus appréciable que son modèle, ne serait-ce que par le fait de s'attarder sur la trilogie originale. Drôle, proposant des phases de jeu très variées, le titre de Traveler's Tales a de quoi séduire. Il est simplement dommage que les problèmes du premier opus n'aient pas été réglés et que le mode Coop. soit trop bordélique pour être apprécié à sa juste mesure. Quoi qu'il en soit, ne vous faites pas prier si vous aimez l'oeuvre de George Lucas et l'humour en règle générale.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Tout aussi réjouissant et bien construit que le premier LEGO Star Wars, le second épisode est encore plus appréciable que son modèle, ne serait-ce que par le fait de s'attarder sur la trilogie originale. Drôle, proposant des phases de jeu très variées, le titre de Traveler's Tales a de quoi séduire. Il est simplement dommage que les problèmes du premier opus n'aient pas été réglés et que le mode Coop. soit trop bordélique pour être apprécié à sa juste valeur. Quoi qu'il en soit, ne vous faites pas prier si vous aimez l'oeuvre de George Lucas et l'humour en régle générale.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Tout aussi réjouissant et bien construit que le premier LEGO Star Wars, le second épisode est encore plus appréciable que son modèle, ne serait-ce que par le fait de s'attarder sur la trilogie originale. Drôle, proposant des phases de jeu très variées, le titre de Traveler's Tales a de quoi séduire. Il est simplement dommage que les problèmes du premier opus n'aient pas été réglés et que le mode Coop. soit trop bordélique pour être apprécié à sa juste valeur. Quoi qu'il en soit, ne vous faites pas prier si vous aimez l'oeuvre de George Lucas et l'humour en régle générale.
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PlayStation 2PlayFrance
Loin d'être le jeu de l'année, Lego Star Wars II vous promettra quelques heures courtes de pur plaisir mais pas d'extase en perspective. Vous aurez quelques fous rires en voyant les scènes détournées de la trilogie. Par contre les nombreux problèmes dans la co-op, les phases de shoot trop répétitives et les graphismes parfois pauvres seront autant d'arguments pour ne pas rejouer une fois le jeu terminé. Mais vu son petit prix et si vous être fans de Star Wars, n'hésitez plus et courrez l'acheter.
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MacintoshMacLife
The game relies on teamwork and the strengths of certain characters. Players often swap between AI-controlled group characters programmed to open specific doors. We had the most fun replacing the often-inept AI teammates with a friend at the same Mac; a second gamer can join or leave anytime. Unfortunately, however, you can’t play online.
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Xbox 360G4 TV: X-Play
For all its faults, Star Wars fans will still want to plow through LSWII just to see the unpredictable comedy that ensues. If you think you know what's going to happen: you don't. It's worth it for the cut-scenes alone. And it won't take long: you can rip right through the game's story in an afternoon. But it would take a very hardcore Star Wars fan to actually plod on and replay the same levels again and again. As such, LSWII might be best rented.
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Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network
The story mode is short (about 4-5 hours the first time) but extended playthroughs are rewarded, and achievements abound if you can survive each level without dying. If the game can get patched and the bugs ironed out then we'd recommend it to fans, but as it stands Lego Star Wars II is clearly rushed and missing most of the charm of the first game. Rent it, complete it in a weekend, then move on, because this is the very definition of an average game.