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Description

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 Queen Amidala carries a blaster but it is very hard to aim her with any accuracy
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game PlayStation 2 This screen shows the game's options or bonus features that can be unlocked during game play
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game PlayStation 2 Jar Jar leads us into a ruined temple where there's lots of running and jumping to be done
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game PlayStation 2 This bit could end badly

Promo Images

LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game Screenshot
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game Screenshot
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game Screenshot
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game Screenshot

Trailer


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… PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5463)
The Force Is Strong With This One.... PlayStation 2 Guy Chapman (2001)
Lego + Star Wars = Great Game for kids; bad game for grownups PlayStation 2 Edward Beezy (41)
A Very Fun Game PlayStation 2 J.D. Majors (17)

Critic Reviews

GameSpy GameCube Oct 27, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpy Xbox Apr 05, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 28, 2005 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Windows May 04, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Game Freaks 365 GameCube 2005 8 out of 10 80
MAN!AC PlayStation 2 Apr 29, 2005 74 out of 100 74
Diehard GameFan PlayStation 2 Apr 11, 2005 7 out of 10 70
macHOME Macintosh Dec, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 22, 2005 10 out of 20 50
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Apr 22, 2005 8 out of 20 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Demo Version 6 Evolyzer (18522)
Mar 22, 2017

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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Contributed to by Corn Popper (69379), Guy Chapman (2001) and Kabushi (209748)