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LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game allows players to relive the events of the Star Wars prequel movie trilogy (Episodes I, II and III) in LEGO form. Players take control of over thirty characters to play through key moments from The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The storyline includes most of the important events in the movies, omitting or adding a few sequences. The presentation of these events, however, is humorous, with all the characters and environments made out of LEGO bricks. Objects would often break apart like physical LEGO bricks, characters have comical expressions, and all dialogue from corresponding events from the movies is replaced by gestures.

The basic gameplay is action with platforming and light puzzle-solving elements. Players navigate two or more characters through stages, each representing a chapter in a movie. These chapters must be unlocked in a plot-dictated order, eventually completing the entire movie. Characters use different weapons (blasters, lightsabers, crossbows, etc.), and each character type also possesses specific abilities. For example, Jedi can use the force to lift, combine, and destroy objects; robots can unlock encrypted doors; other characters may use a grappling hook to access higher platforms, etc. Some of these abilities overlap (i.e. a problem can be solved in more than one way), though often a specific type of character is required to deal with the situation. In the single-player mode, one player can switch between the available characters; in the co-op mode, two players navigate at least two different characters.

A few levels involve players piloting aircraft, fighting hostile vehicles, overcoming obstacles or destroying targets on the ground. The Free Mode allows players to access previously visited stages with any characters they have unlocked. This may lead to a discovery of previously inaccessible areas. Various collectible items and LEGO studs (which serve as currency) can be gathered during exploration. Characters cannot permanently die in the game; when a character is killed, he or she only loses collected LEGO studs.

Screenshots

LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game PlayStation 2 At the end of a chapter the player has the option to continue or quit
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game PlayStation 2 Here we are stuck on one side of a force field. How to get over/through it?
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game PlayStation 2 Queen Amidala carries a blaster but it is very hard to aim her with any accuracy
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game PlayStation 2 Here 'The Force' has been used to repair a machine, now it is being used to power the machine so that the blue credits can be harvested. There are lots of little in-game puzzles like this

Alternate Titles

  • "乐高星球大战" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "LEGO Star Wars: Le Jeu Video" -- French title
  • "LEGO Star Wars: Il Videogioco" -- Italian title
  • "LEGO Star Wars: El Videojuego" -- Spanish title
  • "LEGO Star Wars: Das Videospiel" -- German title

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User Reviews

Lego Time in a galaxy far, far away… Terrence Bosky (5222) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
The Force Is Strong With This One.... Guy Chapman (1742) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Lego + Star Wars = Great Game for kids; bad game for grownups Edward Beezy (38) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars
A Very Fun Game J.D. Majors (17) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game industry News (GiN) 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 21, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Lawrence Apr 25, 2005 88 out of 100 88
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 21, 2005 8 out of 10 80
PlayFrance Apr 18, 2005 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Apr 29, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania.de May 02, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Game Revolution Apr 21, 2005 B 75
Game Informer Magazine May, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
MAN!AC Apr 29, 2005 74 out of 100 74

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Lego Star Wars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #5 Offline Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2005 – #5 GameCube Game of the Year
    • 2005 – #9 PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2005 – PS2 Platformer of the Year
    • 2005 – Most Underrated Game of the Year (PC)

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Guy Chapman (1742) added LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (PlayStation 2) on Mar 30, 2005
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