LEGO Batman: The Videogame (PlayStation 3)

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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
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 4.0
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Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.3
Overall User Score (11 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Extreme Gamer
Batman Lego is awesome, simply awesome. It’s great to play alone or with a friend in the story mode or without restrictions in free play. The small additions add to the feel of the game, and the ability to play hero or villain missions is a great change of pace. The graphics are still visually pleasing, and the sounds are still wonderful. The dialogue and cut scenes still have that funny Lego comedy.
There is no doubt that this is a great family game. There are very few about today that are pitched at a level that all the family can enjoy with no risk of offending anyone, although it must be said that Cat Woman does look sexy in Lego as well! The formula works and works well in Lego Batman. We highly recommend this game.
Game Revolution
My three favorite things as a child were Legos, Batman, and Video Games. Taking that bias into account and especially when compared to other Batman games, Lego Batman is far and away one of the best Batman titles and yet another perfect family game for the series. Though the gameplay is familiar, this is a case of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. I’m sure at some point, gamers will get tired of the formula, but that hasn’t happened yet. With a unique plot, great characters, and gameplay that’s fun for both kids and adults, Lego Batman continues the sheer fun of the series and is a great game on all available platforms.
Lego Batman: The Video Game is another great title in the Lego series. It looks and sounds great, but adds little new to the formula.
If you're sick and tired of LEGO games, then LEGO Batman: The Videogame probably won't change your mind. However, if you enjoy them as much as we do, then you shouldn't hesitate to shine the Bat-Signal and answer the call.
Batman seems to fill void left by games like Double Dragon and Battle Toads. Not only does the beat-em-up nature of the game provide countless hours of fun, it does it in a unique style that only LEGOs can achieve. Playing co-op is the sure fire way to go if you want to really experience the very best of LEGO Batman. While it doesn't carry a dark tone, like the recently released movie, the campy slapstick is befitting of the LEGO name and will put a smile on your face.
That the game feels overly familiar is undoubtedly a good thing. Some, more hardcore gamers, might feel after playing the game that TT's magic LEGO formula might be wearing thin since the core gameplay is almost exactly the same (bar the odd vehicle-based mission). For all intents and purposes TT has wrapped a Caped Crusader skin around its all purpose LEGO engine. It's lost some of that LEGO magic by virtue of it not being based on a film, but we still reckon it's a great purchase if you like Batman and fancy some relaxed gaming with a mate (as always, it's better played with friends). And as a game adults can get something out of at the same time as younger gamers, it's perfect.
Playstation Universe
Whether you’re playing with your family or just looking for a change of pace, LEGO Batman: The Videogame is a thoroughly entertaining entry in the series that’ll have you hooked for hours attempting to unlock everything it has to offer.
Obwohl die Entwickler clever genug waren, im Vergleich zu den Vorgängern einige sinnvolle Verbesserungen einzubauen, spielt sich der dunkle Rächer genau wie Dr. Jones, der sich genau wie die Herren Jedi spielte. Das macht das Spiel per se nicht schlechter, aber Batman fühlt sich mittlerweile dezent abgenutzt an - mal ganz davon abgesehen, dass der Humorgrad etwa zwei Etagen unter den Vorgängern liegt und sich hauptsächlich darauf beschränkt, Robin als Schwachkopf zu präsentieren. Die Story hat weniger Gehalt als gewohnt, der famose Koop-Modus beschränkt sich wieder mal auf lokale Balgereien - Lego Batman kann von Glück reden, dass das unverwüstliche Spielprinzip nach wie vor tierisch viel Spaß macht, dass sowohl Einsteiger als auch Profis gefordert werden, dass es massig freispielbares Material aufzustöbern gilt und dass die Präsentation so liebevoll-durchgeknallt wie eh und je ist. Aber ganz ehrlich, Leute - langsam solltet ihr euch was Neues einfallen lassen.
Regardless of its flaws, LEGO Batman is great fun. Every minus has a plus, but we have to be strict when it comes to that. There are a few too many flaws to give the game a truly great score, but there's nothing wrong with a 78. For younger gamers, or people like me who just wished they were still 12 years old, this is the perfect game. There's a lot to do in Gotham City, the vehicles offer some variation and if you're planning to play the game for about 30 minutes a day, I could certainly recommend this one.
PSX Extreme
In conclusion, LEGO Batman: The Videogame isn’t anything new, which means two things: 1. fans of previous LEGO games will certainly enjoy it, and 2. those who have never found an excuse to pick up an entry in this franchise still don’t have one. Basically, we’ve played this before. It’s good and all, and the addition of the suits, vehicles, and the liveliest and most diverse cast of characters yet are distinctive enhancements, but the foundation is still very, very familiar. We’d like to say something like, “you might think you know what LEGO games are all about…” Instead, we have to finish that sentence thusly- “you might think you know what LEGO games are all about…and you’d be right.” It’s not fresh enough, but the quality is still good and the gameplay is still fun. Guess there’s nothing wrong with that.
3D Juegos
Con Batman, la saga Lego logra otra nueva entrega de diversión pura y dura. Quizá los rompecabezas sean más sencillos y repetitivos esta vez, y la acción del combate no demasiado satisfactoria; pero sigue siendo un entretenimiento notable, y un título más que recomendable para jugar acompañado.
LEGO Batman is good fun, but it's really just the same thing we've seen before. I don't think the LEGO formula needs much of a change, but certainly the common issues with the series should no longer exist. If you're looking to have a laugh with a buddy or you want something kid-friendly, this is your game.
games xtreme
All in all I think it’s one of the better Lego games, still not quite up there with the last Star Wars outing however. Simple controls, fun gameplay marred only by the camera that has always seriously sucked. It’s about time the developers actually put a proper camera in these games. Unless of course they’re just being lazy and sipping martinis whilst thinking of the next Lego game – Lego Aliens anyone?
As usual you can play the game in single-player, but I highly recommend cooperative play. Coop is where you'll get the most out of the various character abilities and puzzle-solving elements with all the competitive fun that feeds the collect-a-thon game design. If you're new to the LEGO world of videogames, Batman is a great place to start... if not, don't go expecting a great deal of gameplay difference here.
Traveller's Tales et LucasArt avaient déjà tapé fort avec leurs précédents essais, mais ce Lego Batman est une véritable réussite. Les problèmes de maniabilité des autres épisodes se font ici beaucoup plus discrets. Et n'oubliez pas : si le jeu est sympathique en solo, il se transforme en vrai délice quand on le découvre à deux.
UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Flaws aside, Lego Batman: The Videogame falls comfortably behind Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga as the second-best of TT’s Lego games. We only pray that gamers will not be insulted by the same sort of double-dipping which made The Complete Saga so unbearable in spite of its excellence. As much as we’d have liked to see features such as online co-op included in Lego Batman, we’d much prefer to see Traveller’s Tales forge ahead into a new license for the next Lego game while learning from the mistakes of past installments. For now, we can be thankful that it’s fun to bust up Legos in TT’s Gotham City.
Game Informer Magazine
The charm of LEGO blocks is exploring your creativity and building new things, so Traveler’s Tales’ habit of sticking to one formula stands in stark contrast to the entire LEGO philosophy. We’ve had fun with this series, but it’s time to dump the franchise out on the floor and start piecing it back into something new.
Game Informer Magazine
While you will see some Bat-related gameplay, such as a snazzy Batarang targeting system, most of the new mechanics revolve around different costumes for Batman and Robin. These suit-based moves dish out gameplay variety, but again, don’t hold true to the license (unless I missed the issue where Robin has a vacuum cleaner). No matter how you cut it, LEGO Batman is a solid game, even if it is just more of the same LEGO experience.
Largement inspiré des précédentes productions LEGO de Traveller's Tales, LEGO Batman parvient à s'en démarquer quelque peu grâce à l'introduction des ennemis en personnages jouables et avec leurs propres missions. Hormis cette nouveauté sympathique, le gameplay reste largement similaire à ce que l'on connaissait, et la réalisation n'a pas énormément évolué même si l'on note un tearing moins prononcé que dans LEGO Indy. Au final, les joueurs ayant apprécié les autres titres de la série devraient une fois de plus se régaler avec LEGO Batman, la fusion des deux univers étant à nouveau très réussie.
UOL Jogos
"LEGO Batman: The Videogame" é um típico jogo da série LEGO, com uma mistura divertida de pancadaria, plataforma, humor e puzzles. Definitivamente a espetacular galeria de personagens prende a atenção, tornando-o, em uma primeira impressão, simplesmente irresistível. Mas ao reparar que os velhos problemas da franquia permanecem, sem nenhuma novidade realmente marcante adicionada, tudo acaba ficando com um leve cheiro de mofo, que começa a se tornar preocupante.
Encore une fois, les fans de la série initiée par Traveller’s Tales regretteront le manque d’imagination dans le déroulement du jeu, mais d’un autre côté, c’est ce gameplay d'origine qui en fait sa force. Malgré une réalisation en-deçà de LEGO : Star Wars et LEGO : Indiana Jones, LEGO Batman nous offre un découpage des épisodes innovant, avec la possibilité d’incarner les ennemis jurés de Batman dans quelques scénarii inédits. Toujours aussi long et prenant malgré la redondance du gameplay, le jeu est un pur moment de détente qui peut durer une vingtaine d’heures en solo comme en coopération.
TotalVideoGames (TVG)
It's the same Traveller's Tales Lego experience once again. Apart from the fact that Batman is now the subject matter, very little is new here and the gameplay is far from fresh. Having said that, it's still good fun and we're just as drawn to collecting all the Lego studs and becoming a Super Hero/Villain regardless of whether it's original or not.
Cheat Code Central
Even though LEGO Batman does a few new things to set it apart from past entries in the LEGO series, it feels like Traveller's Tales is giving us more of the same. It's an acceptable solution given the demographic of the game, but those waiting in the wings, waiting for that one LEGO game that will convert them to the whole LEGO gaming brand, are still best served sitting this series out.
Gamer 2.0
Perhaps it is time that Traveler’s Tales mellows down a bit and tries to make the next Lego game a bit more polished then this travesty. The game actually feels more broken then the previous games, despite coming out later, and the problems in the game were some that started back when the first Lego Star Wars game came out. Take away a solid online component and you are left with a shell of what the series was known for: fun and entertainment. The subject matter was perfect for the Lego makeover, but the structure itself is what needs a complete overhaul.
Computer Bild Spiele
Batmans bunte Gegnerschar und die technischen Spielereien gewinnen durch den verspielten Lego-Look noch zusätzlich an Charme. Die unterschiedlichen Fähigkeiten der Spielfiguren und die vielen Fahrzeuge garantieren nicht nur abwechslungsreiche Action, sondern sind auch für das eine oder andere anspruchsvolle Rätsel gut. Leider verliert man im hektischen Treiben schnell mal die Übersicht, sodass Sprünge ins Leere gehen oder die beiden Helden einander beim Klettern im Weg sind. So reicht es denn auch wegen geringer Hardware-Probleme nur zu einem "befriedigenden" Test-Ergebnis.
Le jeu en coop reste d'ailleurs la meilleure façon de traverser le jeu, en sachant que celui-ci n'a une fois de plus pas coché la case "en ligne", alors que l'option était possible dans LEGO Star Wars. Heureusement, le contenu du soft est identique sur Wii, PS3 et Xbox 360, seule la réalisation étant évidemment un peu moins fine sur la console de Nintendo. Un jeu honnête mais sans plus, au final.
In the end, Lego Batman is just a crappier version of Lego Star Wars or Lego Indiana Jones but with a guy in a cape. There is no online play, the AI still sucks and the environments have gotten worse, not better. It doesn’t make you smile, as past editions have, and it certainly makes you more frustrated than any Lego based game ever should. If you threw on a cape and some tights and ran around your living room, you’d probably have more fun than playing this game.