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LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (PlayStation 2)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

The Force Remains Strong. Guy Chapman (1745) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
It's Brickin' cool! M.Allen (76) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall MobyScore (21 votes) 4.2


The Press Says

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100
Nuts
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.
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Thunderbolt 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.
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GamePro (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?
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GameSpy
If you've somehow missed out on the original LEGO Star Wars, then here is your chance to make up for past mistakes. Now, I'm guessing that if you did pass on playing the first game that it was because you thought it was "a dumb kid's game" or because "the game's based on the Star Wars prequels, and those suck." Well, that second excuse won't fly anymore because this sequel is based on the original trilogy. You know, the one that everyone likes.
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GameLemon
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!
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Gamesmania
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!
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Gamernode
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
Lawrence
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
GameZone
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.
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4Players.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.
84
IGN
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.
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Game 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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UOL 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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Good 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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Game 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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1UP
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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GameSpot
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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MAN!AC
knuffiger Klötzchen-Sternenkrieg, der zwar wenig Neues bietet, aber mit Charme überzeugt.
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JeuxActu
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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Jeuxvideo.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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PlayFrance
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.