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Critic Reviews

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Extreme Gamer (Oct 13, 2008)
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. The gameplay is simple and levels go by fairly quickly but the replay value is excellent, I still find myself going back on levels to find everything. There are no difficult puzzles in Batman Lego, no more difficult than Indie or Star Wars Lego. Everything pieces together perfectly, and just as Star Wars and Indiana Jones Lego, Batman Lego is a big success. As a huge Batman fan, this is one to add to my collection. LEGO Batman is must for anyone who is a Batman fan, a fan of the Lego games, or simply a fan of action games in general.
Atomic Gamer (Sep 25, 2008)
Lego Batman, while offering plenty of new, albeit small tweaks to the can’t-miss formula that’s driven the Star Wars and Indiana Jones titles to the top of the sales chart, feels pretty familiar. If you’ve played those other titles, you’ll feel right at home in the Dark Knight’s plastic paved Gotham. And, if you’ve enjoyed those titles, and are looking for more of the same but with a Batman facelift, you may find this the best Lego entry yet.
90 (Oct 02, 2008)
On the surface, Lego Batman may seem like the same game we’ve been playing since the original Lego Star Wars. But Travelers’ Tales has embraced the philosophy of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” in the best way. They have tweaked their winning formula to make sense in the context of the Batman universe, without losing any of the charm and accessibility that made the other Lego games such a success. The result is satisfying gameplay, tons of replay value, plenty of tidbits for comic fans, and above all, a lot of fun. There are a few minor flaws (although the vehicle stages feel like major flaws after a while), but the total package makes up for those. I’ll admit to being a little sad that there’s not another Lego-themed game on the horizon, but I’m certainly excited to see where the series will go in the future (Lego Justice League, anyone?).
GameSpy (Sep 25, 2008)
But these are minor issues in what's really another fantastic LEGO game. LEGO Batman is simple enough for kids to mash their way through, but addicting and deep enough to hold the interest of their parents, and the rare game perfect for them to play together. It's at least worth a rental, although there's a good chance you'll want to spend more than a weekend with the latest exploits of the Dark Knight.
GamePro (US) (Sep 23, 2008)
With a great variety of levels, tons of things to smash and collect, and a loveable cast of iconic heroes and villains, LEGO Batman is a fun and enjoyable title that will appeal not only to younger gamers but to Batman fans alike. It's not Dark Knight: The Video Game but it's an excellent addition to the Batman mythos nonetheless.
89 (Oct 13, 2008)
After the very short Lego Indiana Jones game this is a return to form for Travellers Tales, Lego Batman is great title which has enough packed in to keep you entertained for quite a long time, and with a few tough puzzles thrown in for the older players this is certainly a game for everyone.
Gameplanet (Nov 13, 2008)
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.
XboxAddict (Oct 06, 2008)
If you enjoyed any of the previous versions of LEGO games, then you'll definitely want to pick up Batman. You'll find that its just as fun as the other games and somewhat more at times. I mean come on, its Batman. I can't wait to see what other Super Heroes are on tap for a LEGO game of their own. Maybe there is a Justice League of America on tap for our future!!! How cool would that be? So what are you waiting for, head on out and pick up the game now. You won't regret it.
85 (Oct 15, 2008)
For the rest of us, Lego Batman has an appeal similar to a good Pixar movie. It seems to be eminently capable of seriously entertaining both children and adults. It's not overreaching or too ambitious, and it's also very aware of its design limitations. It's not difficult and it's not taxing. Parts of Lego Batman's design have unashamedly been simplified compared to the traditional action-platformer mould, but the game never feels dumb. Or boring. This is how all casual games should be.
Lawrence (Nov 09, 2008)
It features the trademark goofy humor of the Lego games, but it unfortunately comes with some of its trademark problems as well. The camera can be cumbersome at times, and you’ll sometimes spawn over instant-death pits. Despite these frustrations, it remains a very enjoyable experience, especially in co-op. These games are perfect for dads to play with their young children, but it can be enjoyed by gamers of all ages.
Xbox World 360 (Oct 09, 2008)
The length is doubled with 15 standalone villain missions that fill in the gaps in Batman's quest (a nod, perhaps, to recent Bats director Chris Nolan's time-hopping Memento? Er... no). You even get to build a robotic turtle. Indy was about paying homage, Batman is about embracing the dizzying, if essentially silly, scope of his universe. Sure, it may not revolutionise the Lego formula, but if this is the price to see Batman finally done some virtual justice, then so be it.
Worth Playing (Oct 13, 2008)
While the Dark Knight might not seem the ideal candidate for the happy and cheerful Lego world, the entire affair is handled with a good-natured wink, and we are all reminded that the purpose of these games is to take us to a world where the lines between good and evil are clearly defined and evil is more a thing of comic mischief than serious malice. The dual world of Batman and Lego is juxtaposed in the cute, smiling characters battling on-screen through the dark, crumbling Gotham City landscape, reminding you that, while this isn't a safe place, you can still have fun here. There is indeed a good deal of fun to be had with Lego Batman, but there is also sadly a lot of squandered potential. As it stands, this game falls squarely in the middle of the Lego pack, warranting a purchase for those in love with the IP, and a rental from anyone curious about what Traveller's Tales has brought to the table this time.
Gaming Age (Oct 07, 2008)
The plots for all of the stories are pretty simple, and oftentimes comical, with little nods to different character traits for the fans that are going to be familiar with this stuff. I'm sure a great deal of appeal is lost to players that don't care much about Batman, and as a platformer Lego Batman isn't the best out there, to be sure. However, being a fan of Batman, and the Animated Series especially, there's a lot to love with what Traveller’s Tales has done with the license. I can imagine quite a few people are feeling like the Lego game idea is getting stale, but this is easily their most refined effort to date, and well worth checking out whether you haven't played one of them before, or if you enjoyed the previous two.
Game Revolution (Oct 03, 2008)
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.
XboxAchievements (Oct 18, 2008)
Any Batman fan, or any fan of the LEGO series of games should definitely buy this now. It has great pick-up-and-play value too, so it is a great place to start if you’ve never played a LEGO game before. Be warned though, it’s possible to complete in only a few days, so it can be easily finished up on a weeks rental. Despite this, it’s still great to come back to for a bit of local co-op, and it’s fun for all ages! So get your granny round and give her a game!
GameTrailers (Sep, 2008)
While the formula is definitely on its last legs, LEGO Batman’s simple fun is engaging and even gets better as you go. The omission of online play is a disappointment, but thanks to a lineup of strong characters, more levels, and gameplay tweaked to fit the Dark Knight’s style, LEGO Batman is the best of the LEGO breed.
Da Gameboyz (Sep, 2008)
Fans of the Lego series are in for another treat with Lego Batman. Traveller’s Tales have created a new and enriched world for one to explore. However diehard Batman fans should be prepared for a more animated approach to the beloved caped crusader rather than the approach that is seen in the most recent blockbuster releases. At the end of the day this game has a little bit of everything such as solving puzzles, button mashing combat, exhilarating vehicle battles and two player co-op pleasure. With so much excitement I can almost guarantee that you will really enjoy this game.
Xboxdynasty (XD) (Oct 23, 2008)
Wieder einmal müssen wir den Jungs und Mädels bei Travellers Tales ein dickes Lob aussprechen. So viel Humor, Ideenreichtum und Abwechslung durfte ich schon lange nicht mehr in einem Spiel genießen. Die Leute wissen einfach, wie man brillante Jump n Run Levels designed. Auf der Kehrseite der Medaille bleibt aber die Innovationsarmut, denn das Spiel wirkt eher wie ein Addon bzw. eine Mod zu LEGO Star Wars. Vom Interface bis zur Steuerung ist nämlich alles eins zu eins übernommen, „lediglich“ das Batman-Setting ist neu. Und? Spaß machts trotzdem, gerade im Multiplayer und wer bereits von den Vorgängern begeistert war, der kann auch hier bedenkenlos zugreifen!
TeamXbox (Sep 27, 2008)
Across the whole game, LEGO Batman is more fun than it is frustrating. The only issue is, if you’ve played other LEGO games, you might find it too derivative and not offering enough that’s new. I thought about dinging the review score for what I see as a penalty of familiarity, but then new players might think the game is bad. The fact is, it isn’t a bad game; it’s just not a particularly original or innovative one. Those checking out a LEGO video game for the first time should enjoy how it plays, but those who have at least one LEGO game in the collection should try it before buying.
GamesCollection (Oct 17, 2012)
Se partite con l'idea che LB sia Arkham City in formato lego, avete sbagliato di grosso. E' un videogame semplice e spensierato e come tale va preso. Buono in singolo e ottimo in cooperativa, LB è un gioco valido in grado di strapparvi più di una risata, riproponendo al meglio l'intero universo del personaggio DC in un chiave di lettura decisamente diversa dal solito.
SOS Gamers (Aug 01, 2009)
Quienes estén enganchados a los juegos de LEGO están de suerte, puesto que LEGO Batman: El Videojuego sigue los pasos de sus predecesores. Al mismo tiempo, nos sumerge en el apasionante mundo de Batman y nos permite controlar a una amplísima pléyade de personajes, todos propios y diferenciados. Además de esto, es muy divertido y altamente rejugable, requiriendo la inversión de muchas horas para completarlo al 100%. En lo negativo, destacar la ausencia de modo online, algo bastante incomprensible, y la baja IA de la que hace gala la computadora controlando al segundo personaje protagonista. Al margen de ello, y por mucho que oigáis por ahí, es un juego excelente.
Is Lego Batman the best Lego game so far? I don’t think so but it could very well be the best Batman game. The Lego franchise is starting to show its age with a few of the same problems that has plagued the series since the first Lego Star Wars game on the Playstation 2. Lego Batman is a good game, but I think it could have been polished up a little especially with some online features.
Console Obsession (Oct 31, 2008)
There’s a fear that Traveller's Tales are going to really damage the reputation of their own series, if they don’t fix the mistakes that they made at the very start and also give us something a little different. All the latter is the potential future though, as for the now, LEGO Batman is huge amounts of cooperative fun, and Traveller’s Tales still make some of the best kids game out there.
IGN Australia (Oct 12, 2008)
LEGO Batman continues using a formula that has been tried and tested and proven incredibly successful time and time again. That said; it would have been great to see some of the problems encountered in early titles remedied or improved instead of perpetuated. It’s a shame players have had to miss out on online co-op this time around, but the game is still entertaining and retains all the famous building blocks of the LEGO franchise.
Gameplayer (Oct 16, 2008)
Really, you know the drill by now, but LEGO Batman manages to be more than just another cash-in off the conveyor belt. Traveller’ Tales has love for their series, and there is plenty of evolution here; it’s technically better (in particular the visuals) and it reveals that the series isn’t reliant on spoofing celebrated films to get the laughs thanks to its unique narrative. So if the core concept hasn’t become stale yet for you, then LEGO Batman is a worthy game experience.
Boomtown (Oct 15, 2008)
This is a great game and is only let down by the dodgy bit of vehicle control. There is a lot to do, but it never really becomes repetitive. TT have done a great job of keeping the reputation that has been built up from the other games in the series intact. The one thing that stops it getting a better score than LEGO Indy is the vehicles. But it’s such a small part of the game it really shouldn’t stop you from going out and buying it, and it is certainly one that should be in that little list of ‘must haves’ in your gaming collection.
Totally Gaming Network (Oct 09, 2008)
Traveller's Tales formula of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" works for yet another Lego-based hero game. One more though and they're in danger of milking the idea once too often.
GameDaily (Sep 22, 2008)
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.
80 (UK) (Oct 02, 2008)
With its smaller scale and samey levels, LEGO Indiana Jones felt like a step sideways, and even backwards, for the series. LEGO Batman addresses all those concerns and is even better than LEGO Star Wars in many respects. Grown-ups will find it cute enough for a single playthrough, but kids will be wearing the disc out for weeks to come. Another hugely entertaining, carefully constructed gem of kiddy gaming.
80 (Sep 26, 2008)
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.
79 (Oct 13, 2008)
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.
GameFocus (Oct 22, 2008)
LEGO Batman is a fantastic addition to this series by Traveller’s Tales. Whether you’re a parent looking for a family friendly game that young kids can enjoy and play without much help or a Batman fan who always wanted to run around as a the caped crusader; the game doesn’t miss on any mark. That being said, I would have thought by now that the LEGO series of games would have been perfected, and while I understand how much work goes into making any videogame, they are still playing with the same engine just different art-work. Hopefully we’ll continue to see more LEGO games; the series has been careful what they use for material. With that said, I would hate for them to see a winning formula and start turning everything into LEGO’s – I don’t need to see LEGO Barbie or LEGO Jaws. While nothing can top the Star wars LEGO games, anyone who enjoys the series or Batman, cannot miss picking this game up and adding it to their collection.
GameZone (Nov 14, 2008)
Lego Batman is a good game. The main problem is that the developers haven't bothered to fix many of the complaints that many people have had with their previous games. As it stands players will not be to disappointed with their purchase as it will provide many hours of entertainment.
3D Juegos (Oct 03, 2008)
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.
IGN (Sep 23, 2008)
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.
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.
75 (Oct 10, 2008)
Tranquillement et sans forcer, Lego Batman séduit l’amateur de super héros. Avec son gameplay réglé comme une horloge suisse, son univers fidèlement retranscrit et sa rejouabilité appréciable, la dernière production de Traveller’s Tales ne surprend certes pas, mais divertit suffisamment pour faire oublier l’aspect « déjà vu » de l’ensemble.
75 (Oct 10, 2008)
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.
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.
LEGO Batman is new territory for the team at TT Games, with no memorable film scenes to recreate or iconic moments to build out of bricks. The results are surprisingly great, with detailed levels and three fun episodes of vexatious villainy for Batman to foil. The game relies on your familiarity with the roster of goodies and baddies, and even if you can't tell your killer croc from your killer moth, there's a lot to love about these cute criminal masterminds. It's just a shame that they dropped online co-operative play, but if you've got neighbouring friends or kids of your own to play with, LEGO Batman is yet another enjoyable entry in the solid stable of LEGO games developed by TT Games.
Star Wars. Indiana Jones. Batman. Three spectacularly different licenses united by identical gameplay design. Based on Traveller’s Tales’ last three games, the universal formula for game creation reads as follows: Make Star Wars game. Remove Star Wars license. Replace with another popular license. Ship to retail. LEGO Batman is so similarly designed to the other games it even retains the film trilogy format – even though none of the content in this game is based on the Batman films. It’s fair to demand an experience that caters more toward the license, but at the same time, it’s hard to deny how entertaining this gameplay is, especially when playing with a friend.
XboxFrance (Dec 16, 2008)
Avec LEGO Batman, Traveller's Tales nous propose une fois de plus un titre complet et plaisant à jouer, particulièrement à deux joueurs. Retrouver l'univers de l'homme chauve-souris, la Batcave, Gotham City mais également tous les différents personnages est un vrai plaisir. Même si beaucoup de joueurs regretteront le relatif manque d'innovations par rapport aux autres épisodes de la série LEGO, quelques nouveautés sont tout de même présentes et méritent d'être essayées : les différentes tenues des super-héros, la possibilité de jouer tous les épisodes du point de vue des méchants, etc. Cela s'ajoute aux qualités déjà nombreuses de la franchise, avec son humour omniprésent, sa durée de vie exemplaire et son fun bel et bien de la partie. LEGO Batman est un excellent jeu, dans le droite lignée de ses aînés.
Pelaajalehti (Feb 05, 2009)
Lego-sarjan mittakaavassa Lego Batman on tasaisen Lego Indyn rinnalla, mutta lepakkomiehen seikkailussa huiput ovat korkeammalla ja pohjat matalammalla. Hyvästä koko perheen ja lasten toimintaseikkailusta nauttivat joka tapauksessa taatusti eniten ne Bat-fanit, jotka muistavat, missä sarjiksen tarinoissa rötöstelivät The Hush, Ra’s al Ghul tai Hullu Hatuntekijä.
UOL Jogos (Sep 30, 2008)
"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.
PlayDevil (Jan 27, 2009)
Change is perhaps due for both Traveller's Tales and the series, although despite the fear that their LEGO games are going to turn stagnant and common complaints haven't had a seeing to, I really enjoyed LEGO Batman. It's a very friendly and harmless game that both kids and oversized kids should give a try.
Planet Xbox 360 (Nov 21, 2008)
Running into glitches is irritating and mind-bending when thinking about the simplicity of the title. If Traveller’s Tales can figure out how to put a little more production into the graphical presentation and include an online cooperative mode, you might just see the next LEGO title as a potential GOTY candidate if they keep up their stellar success of churning out real winners. LEGO Batman is a surefire hit for this holiday as its puzzles and comedy bring out the best in the title.
JeuxActu (Oct 18, 2008)
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.
Gamervision (Oct, 2008)
Even with all of its problems, there is still a lot to love about Lego Batman, especially if you’ve gotten enjoyment out of the past Lego games and you’re a fan of Batman in general (check and check). Completionists will love the amount of things to find and collect, and with the unlockable Free Play mode and extra characters, the game has a fairly decent replay value. This game is a lot of fun, especially if you have someone nearby to play with. That being said, I can’t continue to excuse the problematic aspects that have haunted this series from day one, and I hope that Traveller’s Tales gets its act together by the time the next Lego game comes out.
Official XBox Magazine (Sep 24, 2008)
While Lego Batman is loaded with goofy charm and humor, its original storyline is paper-thin. Without classic scenes to parody, the game lacks some of the spark that made Lego Star Wars and, to a lesser extent, Lego Indiana Jones so enjoyable. We found a couple of Bat-bugs, too: the annoying finickiness of your Batarang’s targeting system and a missed event trigger before a level-ending boss battle. (It triggered correctly when we replayed the level.) The inability to play co-op over Xbox Live is a massive disappointment as well. Are any of those complaints enough to warn off fans of Batman and Robin (or Lego fiends)? Not quite — but we would’ve liked the duo to be a little more dynamic.
TotalVideoGames (TVG) (Oct 09, 2008)
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.
70 (Oct 08, 2008)
LEGO Batman is de beste LEGO-game tot op heden. De dertig levels zijn dankzij het speciaal voor het spel geschreven verhaal erg gevarieerd en bieden meer dan genoeg geheimen om je dagenlang zoet te houden. De herkenbaarheid van de omgevingen draagt bij aan het LEGO-gevoel, omdat de bouwsels meer lijken op wat je zelf vroeger in elkaar knutselde. Jammer is echter dat de fouten van eerdere edities opnieuw begaan worden en het LEGO-gebeuren zich nog steeds tot het esthetische beperkt.
The biggest problem is purely conceptual. Part of the joy of LEGO Star Wars was that the game's levels were all based on the films, same with LEGO Indy, and presenting familiar material in a playful format is enchanting. While Batman characters may be familiar, the levels and plot are new ones. It's a small thing, but it means the satirical flourishes are virtually absent and what there is, is blunted. The comedy rarely raises higher than a character falling on their face. Thankfully, the series hasn't done that.
Cheat Code Central (Oct, 2008)
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 (Oct 03, 2008)
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.
Game Freaks 365 (Dec, 2008)
Fans of the Batman universe and of LEGOs undoubtedly will find LEGO Batman to be an amusing game to play. For those of you that could be described as either, I would recommend you either rent or buy LEGO Batman. It certainly beats a lot of past Batman games, but then again, this is not your traditional Batman game either. For those of you that have played LEGO Star Wars, found it entertaining but too easy and grew tired of it, LEGO Batman is not the game for you. Overall, great game for fans and also for kids.
GameSpot (Sep 26, 2008)
Despite the lack of humor and sometimes obstinate puzzles, Lego Batman can be really fun. The game has a ton of unlockables, from new characters to fancy costumes, which makes it well worth replaying. It's just a shame the problems that have plagued this series since the beginning have yet to be addressed. There is no excuse for distressingly thick-headed AI in such a simple game. If you can rope a friend into playing with you, though, the game is a blast. You'll just have to provide the cheesy Mr. Freeze puns yourself.
Computer Bild Spiele (Oct 01, 2008)
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.
Gamekult (Oct 09, 2008)
Parmi la majorité de stages à pied, on retrouve quelques phases en véhicules un poil plus maniables que d'habitude, la coopération avec son partenaire étant parfois primordiale. 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.
Video Games Daily (Oct 20, 2008)
Half Val Kilmer, Half Christian Bale, the formula is looking a tad trite and jaded. Too apathetic for many but fans and kids alike will still find its cute and simplistic ways endearing enough. The series is teetering now; Traveller's Tales have a decision to make: stick to counting their monies or push it out for the inevitable next venture. Our suggestion would be to go all out and deliver the sandbox Lego 'Allo Allo' that the world is waiting for.
GamingExcellence (Oct 14, 2008)
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.
The Video Game Critic (Oct 19, 2008)
Lego Batman certainly delivers in terms of presentation, but the shallow Lego formula is beginning to wear thin. First of all, you get infinite lives, so where's the challenge? Some kind of scoring system or time limit might have made things more interesting. I also dislike the fact that you can hit (and damage) your partner, which is sometimes hard to avoid in the heat of battle. Equally aggravating is how the fixed camera angles make it really hard to judge certain jumps. The driving stages look amazing, but are remarkably devoid of fun. Lego Batman also has its share of bugs, and it even locked up on me at one point. Finally, the game saves your progress not after you complete a stage, but after you select continue, which makes no sense. I like the premise behind Lego Batman, but the lack of tension and cookie-cutter design make it less than satisfying.
1UP (Sep 25, 2008)
A great Lego game should make you unabashedly giggle like a little kid, while a great Batman game should make you feel like a badass, criminal-bashing creature of the night. Already at odds with itself due to its dual identities, Lego Batman only does half the job for both of those tasks. Few will feel depressed playing it, but I'd be surprised if anyone over the age of 10 is delighted.