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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.2
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.5
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Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.4


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USA Today (Jun 02, 2008)
With the larger-than-life Indiana Jones slashing his whip across the big screen in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a smaller, blockier version is leading families on a humorous romp through the earlier movies in Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, a video game that goes on sale across all platforms June 3.
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GamePro (US) (Jul, 2008)
LEGO Indiana Jones isn't without its flaws - the lack of online co-op is almost criminal - but it so beautifully mixes the spirit of a beloved adventure series with the playful heart of cherished childhood toys that it feels like much more than the sum of its angular parts. The tone might be almost overwhelmingly saccharine sweet, with even the caricature Nazis of the film stripped of their insignia and leering malice, but all gamers young or old, are virtually guaranteed a great time.
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Atomic Gamer (Jun 04, 2008)
Despite this omission, Lego Indy is an absolute brick-breaking blast. Granted, some of the novelty has worn off since the first time we busted-up a plastic Jar Jar Binks, but that’s to be expected (this is technically the fourth such game using this formula.) The gameplay is addictive as ever and the Indy makeover oozes with style. From the excellent visuals and famous cinematic score (you’ll be surprised just how cool you feel playing as a Lego when that rousing theme rises through your speakers), to the franchise’s trademark comedic cutscenes—some actually top the side-splitters from LSW, —it’s hard not to recommend this one. If you loved playing as tiny, blocky Jedi, you’ll likely have a similarly fun experience under Indy’s plastic fedora. And, if your adoration for the Indy flicks tops your love of Lucas’s other lucrative license, then you’re about to uncover an even greater gaming treasure.
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Extreme Gamer (Jun 13, 2008)
The only real complaint about this game is that the friendly AI if not being controlled by a friend can be frustrating at times and do some pretty interesting things. Also when you’re surrounded by several bad guys with guns death is almost inevitable, so make sure to collect those hearts non stop. Other than that this is an excellent addition to any library and a great tie over until Lego Batman is released in early September. Lego Indiana Jones is a lot of fun, lengthy and family friendly, so the $ 80 price tag is most certainly worth it. If you haven't tried Lego Star Wars or wasn't a big fan of the game, it's still worth it to give Lego Indie a rent and see where it goes.
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XboxAddict (Jun 09, 2008)
For the life of me, I cannot understand why online co-op was not included in this game. In today's video game world, that is almost a must and its in the Star Wars game as well as the upcoming Batman. The ball was dropped here for sure. I'd also love to see online adversarial play in the LEGO world. Can you just see Team Deathmatch in LEGO style??? That would be too awesome!
85
411mania.com (Jun 11, 2008)
Traveler’s Tales manages to improve on the Lego Star Wars formula with their latest effort. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is a fun, accessible game that offers a little something to both hardcore gamers and the casual crowd—and it makes for a great way of bringing the two together thanks to the excellent co-op play. There are a few rough edges to be sure, but overall, this is a great game that should bring out the kid in everyone.
85
4Players.de (Jun 05, 2008)
Es ist auch schade (und unverständlich), dass der Online-Modus des unmittelbaren Vorgängers über Bord gekippt wurde - außerdem solltet ihr nicht mit Überraschungen rechnen; Indy setzt genau da an, wo Star Wars aufgehört hat. Nichtsdestotrotz gibt es eine enthusiastische Empfehlung für alle großen und kleinen Abenteurer: Weil Traveller's Tales mal wieder das Kunststück vollbracht hat, nicht nur die Essenz der Filme perfekt einzufangen, sondern das Ausgangsmaterial auch noch toll spielbar in das herrlich alberne Lego-Universum zu integrieren, ohne es lächerlich zu machen. Das ist etwas, was nur den wenigsten Entwicklern von Film-Umsetzungen gelingt.
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XboxAchievements (Jun 10, 2008)
I was worried that this game would dumb down the Indy films for the kids to enjoy but I needn’t have bothered as it doesn’t leave anything out and spares no punches in mocking what made the series great in the first place. To be fair you need to have seen the films to enjoy a lot of what takes place, but unless you’ve been living under a rock, that won’t be much of a pre-requisite. Grab a friend and sit back and enjoy the show – fortune and glory kid.
85
Traveller’s Tale has once again made another great Lego experience. These sort of games might seem like they are for children, but in reality these are the sort of games that hardcore gamers will enjoy. You can pretty much complete this game in no more than five hours so the $49.99 asking cost might seem too steep to some.
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Deaf Gamers (Jun 17, 2008)
Like the LEGO Star Wars games before it, LEGO Indiana Jones – The Original Adventures is very much a tongue-in-cheek take on the first three Indiana Jones movies. Those who have seen those movies will definitely appreciate how each film has been recreated in the game and those who haven’t seen the films will appreciate the game for the enjoyable and humorous entertainment that it offers. It’s one of the finest family-orientated games on the Xbox 360 and can definitely be considered one of the gaming highlights of 2008.
85
Gamigo (Jun 18, 2008)
Jawoll, so sieht ordentliche Unterhaltung für die ganze Familie aus. Auch wenn vielleicht die ganz Kleinen nur staunend vorm Fernseher stehen. Vater und Großvater werden mit Freude das neue LEGO-Abenteuer bestreiten und damit eine kleine Zeitreise antreten. Denn mal ehrlich, wer hat sich damals nicht gewünscht, dass die kleinen Knilche endlich lebendig werden? Genauso fühlt man sich nämlich beim Spielen. Die Aufgaben im Spiel sind durch die Bank weg auf einem moderaten Niveau. Wer also nicht gerade den IQ einer Zimmerpflanze sein eigen nennt, sollte ohne Probleme über die Runden kommen. Der Charme der ersten LEGO-Abenteuer kann zwar leider nicht mehr ganz erreicht werden, wer diese allerdings noch nicht gespielt hat, der darf ohne lange nachdenken zugreifen und wird jede Menge Spaß haben.
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MS Xbox World (Jun 13, 2008)
Indiana Jones the original adventures is a fun and enjoyable game for all audiences, and that is what is important about the LEGO series brought by Tt games, most people who play this game will like it. We have too many games on the market, even more so for the Xbox 360 and PS3, aimed at a particular audience, and that is where I feel the next generation is failing. These LEGO series games have been well noted by designers and that is why I think we're are seeing the announcement of other platformers such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon. LEGO Indiana Jones is in no way a perfect title though, there have been noticeable bugs and inconveniences, such as the fixed camera angle & awkward respawns, and it is in no way anything original or groundbreaking in gameplay, but, it is amusing, entertaining and accessible. It started well with Star Wars LEGO, and it hasn't fallen short yet with Indiana Jones. Now, where's my hat?
85
TeamXbox (Jun 03, 2008)
Lego Indy doesn’t vary much in scope and content from the previous titles that the pair have worked on, but it’s still a fun game to play and a smart take on the game-from-a-movie process, which more times than not turns out to be lacking in the “game” portion. Most of all, it makes me wonder what they’ll team up on next.
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Computer Bild Spiele (Jun 04, 2008)
Er sieht ungefähr aus wie Indiana Jones, und alles um ihn herum klingt nach Indiana Jones. Mit den Rechten für die Filmmusik haben sich die Entwickler auch schon einen großen Teil des Erfolgs gesichert, denn vom ersten Moment an hat man Indy-Atmospähre im Legoland. Dazu kommt der Spielinhalt: Genau wie in den Filmen geht es um Action und cleveres Verhalten beim Rätselknacken, die Umsetzung ist absolut großartig gelungen. Da verschmerzt man dann auch, dass der eine oder andere Sprung ins Leere geht, weil die Sicht nicht optimal ist. Denn: Hier ist einfach jede Menge vom feinsten Indiana Jones drin, den man sich wünschen kann. Die Lego-Umsetzung bürgt außerdem dafür, dass auch Kinder sich schon in archäologische Abenteuer stürzen können, die Optik und die Umsetzung sind ohne Frage kindertauglich. Und das finden wir rundum "gut".
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XBox Front (Jun 16, 2008)
Eins lässt sich gleich bestätigen: Wem LEGO Star Wars nicht zugesagt hat, der wird auch keinen Spaß an der Indiana Jones Variante haben. Gameplay und Optik sind praktisch identisch. Die Mischung aus Plattformgehüpfe, Rätsel lösen und Bösewichte verhauen mit gelegentlichen Fahrzeugeinlagen sind noch immer die Essenz. Hinzu kommt der schräge, selbstironische Humor, der die ganze LEGO-Situation und natürlich die Filme auf die Schippe nimmt. Im Übrigen werden die Filme nicht sklavisch 1:1 nachgespielt. Zwar befindet ihr euch immer an bekannten Schauplätzen, aber diese sind frei interpretiert und meist weitläufiger als im Zelluloidoriginal.
84
Cheat Code Central (Jun, 2008)
If you're looking for an entirely new gameplay experience from the folks at LucasArts, then you won't find it in LEGO Indiana Jones. However, this is the most polished and enjoyable entry in the LEGO series of games. The great puzzles, platforming mechanics, array of collectibles, and quality presentation make this title an outstanding option for EVERYONE 10+!
83
The latest in the LEGO series is all-in-all a fun and replayable single player game with some great additions for multiplayer as well, if you can overlook the sometimes hideous camera problems. The game is not only fun to play it can be fiendishly addictive and will have you coming back for more.
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Gamer 2.0 (Jun 18, 2008)
Lego Indiana Jones’s success comes from keeping the fun gameplay of the Lego Star Wars games, but injecting the classic Indy moments, music, and characters. This is the perfect way to introduce kids to the movies if you don’t feel the melting faces and the Temple of Doom are appropriate for them. For the somewhat budget price tags of the console versions, Lego Indy’s got a lot of gameplay and unlockables to make sure you get your money’s worth, especially if you have a friend with whom to play.
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AusGamers (Jun 06, 2008)
In the end, Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is a game that combines two of the most iconic elements of most our youths together, and this works oddly well. Having access to the original scores while reinterpreting film sequences in comedic Lego fashion immediately makes the title utterly endearing, while the level of visual polish and OCD inspired collectionism should have you and a friend exploring and uncovering, cooperatively for quite a while. Traveller’s Tales have easily raised the Lego videogame bar substantially here, hopefully the forthcoming Lego Batman can maintain this new high standard.
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ActionTrip (Jun 25, 2008)
When all's said and done, it only seems fair to note that LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is the best choice for parents who want to play a fun game together with their kids. What's more, collecting freaks should feel right at home. The sheer number of characters and unlockables will surely keep you busy and if you're ambitious and persistent enough to complete the Story mode and the Free Play mode (as well as getting all the Achievements), you'll find LEGO generally rewarding.
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Play.tm (Jun 17, 2008)
Lego Indiana Jones is very accessible and very well produced. Although for some endlessly smashing Lego scenery and finding keys to fit winches again and again and again in a desperate attempt to reach the next mildly humorous Mr. Bean-injected version of a scene from the classic films may get slightly tedious after hours and hours of it, and this is just about all Lego Indiana Jones' gameplay really amounts to. But it's not all about challenging gameplay, especially for kids. The colourful scenery, cheeky comedy, pristine production and cute Lego crafted world is just the thing to vacuum up a child's attention for hours and hours and hours on end; and that's exactly what this game will do. It'll do it better than any other game on the market, and hopefully it'll do it for long enough so that "Daddy" can finish his Ninja Gaiden II scythe-only play through undisturbed.
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games xtreme (Jun 12, 2008)
Overall it’s a great game and certainly offers a lot of whacky Lego Indiana Jones movie inspired fun. The puzzles will test your brainpower some and your ingenuity in certain levels, so it’s a good game for kids as well as adults that are fond of things like the Incredible Machine, where you have to slot parts together to make Rube Goldberg style device. It has a lot of replay value in collecting the various side items and characters.
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Gamesmania.de (Jun 06, 2008)
Alles in allem besitzt der neue Teil jedoch zu wenig individuelle Klasse - es fehlt einfach an frischen Spielelementen. Da der Originalitätsbonus der Star Wars Legospiele zudem aufgebraucht ist, fällt unsere Wertung zwangsläufig niedriger aus, als beim spielerisch sicher ebenbürtigen Original. Dennoch ist Lego Indy ein sehr spaßiges Abenteuerspiel mit guten Rätseln und gelungenem Leveldesign, um das kein Indiana Jones-Fan herumkommen wird. Für das kommende Lego Batman sollten die Entwickler das Gameplay aber ein wenig erweitern, auf die Dauer wird es sonst langweilig, egal welcher Filmheld in Klötzchenform durch die Levels huscht.
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UOL Jogos (Jun 13, 2008)
"LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures" continua com o bom humor e a ação leve e viciante da mistura criada em "LEGO Star Wars". Não tenta arriscar ou inovar em nenhum aspecto, mas a fórmula e os personagens são cativantes o suficiente para prender a atenção por muito tempo. O conteúdo deixa a desejar, mas como há tantos itens a serem colecionados, é um jogo que deve ter uma vida útil bastante significante e que agrada a jogadores de todas as idades.
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Totally Gaming Network (Jun 11, 2008)
To round off, as a game in itself, Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is a fantastic game, even for people who haven't seen the movies. There's enough there to warrant you spending your hard-earned money on it, and there's plenty of things that add to the replay value. It's only when compared to Traveller's Tales' previous Lego titles when it begins to look sparse, but if you look past that, you can't go wrong.
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V2.fi (Jun 18, 2008)
Lego Indiana Jones periaatteessa rakentaa hyväksi havaitulle pohjalle entistä oivempaa elämystä, osa paloista nyt vain on hukkunut jonnekin. Legot heräävät jälleen kerran henkiin riemastuttavien yksityiskohtien ja terävän ja "uskottavan" grafiikan myötä – henkiin heränneisiin palikoihin ei vain ole istunut Indiana Jonesin sielu, ei vaikka John Williams kuinka huitoisi sinfoniaorkesterin edessä. Sellaiset yksityiskohdat kuin Indyn kyvyttömyys selvitä käärmeistä tai kaveria tietyissä olosuhteissa lyömällä ansaittu achievement nimeltä "that's for blasphemy" pistävät pakostakin hymyilemään, mutta juuri muuta lisenssistä ei irti saada. Kun leijonanosa kentistäkin perustuu vain tekijöiden mielikuvitukseen, voisi pelin nimi olla yhtä hyvin Lego Allan Quatermain: The Chamberlain Saga.
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Tweakers.net (Jun 30, 2008)
Lego Indiana Jones is precies wat je er van kunt verwachten: een leuke, humorvolle game, waarin het verhaal van de eerste drie Indy-films met een korreltje zout wordt vertaald naar de wereld van Lego. Het concept werkte al voor Star Wars, en Lego Indy is zelfs nog leuker. De puzzels zijn wat dieper, het spel ziet er mooi uit en is meer dan Lego Star Wars toegespitst op gameplay voor twee spelers. Daarom is het extra jammer dat er geen online multiplay mogelijk is en veel gamers het spel in hun eentje moeten spelen. Alleen spelen gaat prima, maar het levert minder lol op dan spelen met een vriend of vriendin.
80
Traurig, dass man mittlerweile erwähnen muss, dass man dieses Spiel gerne in die Hände von Kindern legen darf. Sie werden toll unterhalten und auch erwachsene Gamer können dem Titel etwas abgewinnen, vorausgesetzt, sie lassen sich auf die Welt der kleinen Männchen ein. Zusammen mit Birgit hatte ich eine Menge Spass in den Levels; der jederzeit aktivierbare Koopmodus ist nach wie vor Vorbild für andere Spiele dieser Art. LEGO steht übrigens für "Leg Godt". Das ist dänisch und heisst "Spiel gut". Na, das können wir allemal unterschreiben.
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EmpireOnline.com (May 07, 2008)
But while the game does little to evolve the Lego franchise, The Original Adventures boasts a razor-sharp sense of humour that’ll delight movie fans, with sequences such as Indy riffling through his bag to find the golden idol from Raiders Of The Lost Ark – but pulling out C-3PO’s shiny head instead – making this worth the price of admission alone.
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IGN (May 29, 2008)
Traveller's Tales has once again delivered an experience that boils down to smashing stuff over and over again while searching for secrets, while also managing to make that formula fun and addictive. It's certainly not a huge leap over the LEGO Star Wars titles, and in fact still has some of that series' issues, but it's no less enthralling and certainly a fun adventure worth taking on.
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GameSpy (Jun 02, 2008)
If LEGO Indy has any major drawback, it's that it's so dependent on its humorous presentation for its appeal. You can tell the developers know this, as the game's relaxed difficulty makes it more of an inevitable march to the finish line, ensuring you see every last cut-scene. Some might feel compelled to dig through Free Play mode and track down every last bonus item, but it's easy to see one run through Story mode being enough for many. Still, even if you make only one trip through LEGO Indiana Jones, it'll be a great ride.
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GameSpot (Jun 02, 2008)
Lego Indiana Jones serves as the expected progression from the Lego Star Wars games. The great pacing, humorous cutscenes, and challenging-but-not-cheap puzzles make this the most enjoyable Lego game yet. It's not the hardest game, but it has enough hidden goodies to make you play through more than once. Both newcomers and diehard fans of Traveller's Tales' previous Lego offerings will find plenty to enjoy here.
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Boomtown (Jun 02, 2008)
All in all Lego Indiana Jones is a good game. The developer has cut the bits out that needed cutting and brought in some nice improvements. However the basics of the game seem to have gone backwards. The tearing issue and the fact characters and objects often go through each other and through walls is poor development. It’s even sadder when you think back to how good the finished article was with Lego Star Wars. But, that said. The story and general game play is very good. The game on a whole is good but is no better than Star Wars or any worse for that matter. It’s just a shame it’s let down by some poor finishing in places. If you’re a fan of Lego Star Wars, then you’ll be a fan of Lego Indiana Jones. I have no doubt about that.
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AceGamez (Jun 07, 2008)
Still, just because it's not perfect doesn't mean that it's not very very good indeed. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is a fun game that will divert you for quite a few hours. If you've got kids of a gaming age then they'll enjoy playing this and, thanks to the excellent two-player mode, you'll still get to join in. If you enjoyed the LEGO Star Wars games then you'll like this a lot. It's not quite the same as the films, but it's close enough to make you feel like you really are adventuring alongside Indy. Just like a real archaeologist. Now, where did I put that Fedora hat?
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Peliplaneetta.net (Jun 06, 2008)
Ilahduttavasti Traveller's Tales on ymmärtänyt, mikä tekee Indiana Jonesista kaikkien aikojen arkeologin eikä ole vain kopioinut ideoita Lego Star Warseista. Konseptia on kehitetty eteenpäin ja lapsenmielinen huumori puree edelleen kaiken ikäisiin. Kaverille voikin antaa toisen ohjaimen, sillä pelkkään sivusta katselemiseen ei ole tarvetta eikä halua tyytyä.
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Digital Spy (Jun 06, 2008)
Indiana Jones fan or not, if you like games that involve adventure, collectibles, solving puzzles, excellent co-op play and using a whip for some finely-crafted moves, then look no further. This is yet another fun and addictive title from Traveller’s Tales that is right up there with the best of the LEGO Star Wars games.
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IGN Australia (Jun 04, 2008)
LEGO Indiana Jones isn’t important in the grand scheme of gaming. This is not a title that will change your life or change the industry. It is, however, a heap of fun – a light-hearted reinterpretation of three iconic films that’s at its best with friends. And while it appears simple – and in many ways is – it still has the gameplay to go the distance.
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Gameswelt (Jun 18, 2008)
Als ich vor drei Jahren das erste ’Lego Star Wars’ spielte, war mir sofort klar: Damit hat Traveller’s Tales seinen eigenen Sechser im Lotto programmiert. Zwei direkte Nachfolger, nun die ’Indiana Jones’-Version und das in der Entwicklung stehende ’Lego Batman’ zeigen, dass wir von den Engländern so bald nichts anderes sehen werden. Der Lego-Charme punktet erneut, allerdings blättert der Lack ganz leicht ab trotz neuen Settings: Was bei ’Star Wars’ noch für ein “Geniale Idee“-Gefühl sorgte, verkommt bei ’Lego Indiana Jones’ zu einem “Genau was wir erwartet haben“. Das familienfreundliche Konzept funktioniert natürlich trotzdem und Fans der Filme müssen sich das Spiel allein schon wegen der liebevollen Hommage sowie des Soundtracks besorgen. Es ist jedoch mehr als schade, dass der neue ’Indiana Jones’-Film fehlt. Ich würde mich jedenfalls nicht wundern, wenn in nicht allzu ferner Zeit ein entsprechend “aufgemotzter“ Nachfolger erscheint.
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GameLemon (Aug 13, 2008)
Overall it's a solid enough title that simply had the misfortune of having a more talented older sibling. Just like me. Hey, writing for GameLemon is just as respectable as being editor of Wired magazine. Really, it is...
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Fragland.net (Jul 07, 2008)
In my opinion Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is in fact just more of the same, but with a new coat and here and there some innovations (which don't have a big influence on the familiar gameplay). How LucasArts an Traveller's Tales pulled it off remains a mystery to me, but they succeeded to make a fun and interesting game with a reasonably large replay value while using the same concepts and gameplay. I wouldn't call this game a top title, but it's certainly worth playing, especially when you can find someone else to join you.
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Planet Xbox 360 (Jun 27, 2008)
Star Wars may have left you wondering if they would jump the shark with Indiana Jones, but this one just leaves you hungry for the upcoming Batman title and a few more improvements. Despite the nagging camera issues and lack of Live support, you would be hard pressed to find someone that will not enjoy LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures.
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Xboxdynasty (XD) (Jun 08, 2008)
Sicherlich kein Titel für Hardcore Gamer und Dauer-Egoshooter, aber Gelegenheitsspieler und Dr.Jones Fans kommen hier voll auf ihre Kosten. Um es auf den Punkt zu bringen, dieses Spiel macht wegen seiner grandiosen Gestaltung einfach rundum Spaß!
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gameZine (UK) (Jun 13, 2008)
While there isn’t as much to do as in Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga(obviously), there’s still a decent amount of fun to be had here. Although that’s the trouble – it stops. And once you hit the magic 100 per cent, you will never play this game again.
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Xbox Gazette (Jun 20, 2008)
Lego Indiana Jones est un des meilleurs jeux 360 destiné au grand public. Simple sans être enfantin, drôle, bien pensé et relativement joli, il n'a qu'un défaut, celui de lasser quelque peu après un certain nombre de niveaux, variés visuellement mais souvent proche en terme d'expérience de jeu. On compensera cela grâce au mode coopération, parfait pour aider un jouer plus jeune, un(e) partenaire débutant(e) ou simplement s'amuser à deux. Revisiter sous forme de legos les scènes épiques d'une saga cinématographique que tout le monde a dans un coin de l'esprit au moment de sa renaissance sur les grands écrans est un vrai plaisir. Lego Indiana Jones est clairement un hommage à deux monde qui ont enchanté jeunes et moins jeunes, qui peuvent se retrouver manette en main, ce qui n'est pas forcément le cas dans de nombreux jeux.
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1UP (Jun 04, 2008)
Lego Indy's main quest isn't terribly expansive -- you can finish it in a weekend, and that's if you take your time -- but the game's unquestionably built for completists, with a ton of hidden treasure and extra characters (you can unlock pretty much every character in the films, right down to Last Crusade's castle butler). It's easy to dismiss as kids' fare, but Lego Indiana Jones is a light, enjoyable action game, especially if you've got a willing friend for co-op play. Now, if we could just get Lego Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis as a sequel....
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Kombo.com (Jun 06, 2008)
I think that the Star Wars universe is naturally a better fit for Travelers' Tales' LEGO series. In LEGO Indiana Jones, for example, the combat isn't as fun, thanks to the lack of lightsabers. That said, this is still a fun spin on the famous Indiana Jones trilogy. The puzzle-centric level design is satisfying and adds depth. Personally, I think I just like the Indy series more than Star Wars, so for me, it's hard not to smile while playing through the game (although I have to say that there are moments where it feels like the game's attempt at humor falls a little flat).
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JeuxVideoPC.com (Jun 04, 2008)
Bienheureux seront les fans d’Indiana Jones parcourant pour la première fois cette transposition vidéoludique en mode Lego. Le titre est un vrai bonheur pour les amateurs de l’archéologue, tant l’ambiance des films s’y retrouve fidèlement retranscrite. D’un point de vue purement ludique, la production de Traveller’s Tales se contente cependant d’appliquer la recette éprouvée par Lego Starwars, sans vraiment prendre de risque. Les amateurs de puzzle apprécieront, mais si vous vous êtes déjà lassé des précédents titres estampillés Lego, celui-ci risque de vous laisser de marbre. Pour les autres, une seule chose à dire : la veste en cuir et le chapeau n’attendent plus que vous.
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The Game Hoard (Dec 24, 2018)
Indiana Jones is an amazing film series, but its adaptation into a LEGO video game has a few quirks. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is a fun game filled with many things to find and interact with, but the scenes are bit hard to understand for those who don’t know the plots well and the characters don’t look too much like their on-screen counterparts. There was potential to do more with the brand in terms of level choices, but the areas they did include are at least packed with collectibles to always give you something to shoot for and the area designs encourage general exploration to figure out their puzzles and secrets. While some choices of what to adapt are strange, the game itself is solid and packed with activities albeit not as varied as it could have been.
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Power Unlimited (Jul 07, 2008)
Lego Indy’s grootste nadeel is het gebrek aan karakteristieke personages, hierdoor voelt het avontuur leeg aan. Ik heb het vermoeden dat Lego Batman, met name door badguys als The Joker en Catwomen, straks meer tot de verbeelding zal spreken.
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Gamestyle (Sep 18, 2008)
If you enjoyed the Lego Star Wars games and didn’t feel that they were getting tired by the end of the second game, then you’ll love this release. However, if you were expecting this title to revitalise the franchise, or are deeply-offended by the thought of a watered down version of the Indiana Jones story being told, then this is probably not the game for you. For everyone else, sitting happily in the middle of those two extremes there are a few hours of solid, if uninspiring, entertainment to be had.
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Netjak (Jul 23, 2008)
Despite the cutesy idea, there is a pretty solid game buried inside of Lego Indiana Jones. It may tell a story everyone has seen a million times on the silver screen, but the little Lego quirks and the odd level designs make it worth a look. Lego Indiana Jones is at least more solid than any Lego structure anyone will ever build.
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The magic just isn't here. Repeating the success of Star Wars with a radically different license requires more than Star Wars as a foundation. It really never finds Indiana Jones' pulse, and ends up being somewhat a mess, albeit a moderately fun one.
70
PlayDevil (Jul 25, 2008)
However, some crucial things are also missing. The graphics still lag behind other big releases on current gen consoles, even if the style works. The fact that online co-op is missing is totally baffling as it was in Lego Star Wars: TCS, and a real disappointment. Also, the gunplay is poor, with guns that run out of ammo far too quickly, resulting in far more hand-to-hand combat. Whilst it's more satisfying than before, you still end up dying a lot more than in previous titles. Then, the lack of modes compared to previous games is also surprising. It almost feels like a budget LEGO release. Therefore, despite the improvements, the game still feels like a step back from LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. If you love Indy, and you love LEGO games, then you'll still have a lot of fun, but you may just feel a little short-changed by the experience.
70
Although quite a fun game, LEGO Indy shrinks in stature when compared the previous LSW games. The characters aren't as interesting, there's no Force, and there aren't any lasers. It does do a decent job of meandering through the three films, and there is something endearing about the collect-a-thon structure of the game. We just hope that Traveller's Tales doesn't keep pumping out the same game, or even the kiddies will get sick of it. Enjoy LEGO Indy for the movie moment flashbacks and block-smashing puzzles, but beware the repetition.
70
GamesRadar (Jun 03, 2008)
But love for the subject matter aside, the problems we mentioned at the start of the review make LEGO Indy the worst LEGO game to date. The levels aren’t that interesting, the mixture of real-world textures and plastic LEGO pieces jars and the characters are nowhere near as desirable as the Star Wars gang. It’s just never that exciting, which is surprising considering what a constant thrill the films are. It’s fun in small doses, but not as consistently entertaining as LEGO Star Wars.
70
videogamer.com (Jun 03, 2008)
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures doesn't quite live up to its Star Wars cousins, mainly due to the fact that Star Wars is simply a more memorable series, but it's still a brilliant adventure and great fun. Although the gameplay is quite familiar, the settings and puzzles make for a game that feels quite different to Lego Star Wars. Traveller's Tales' latest is unlikely to evoke the same kind of memories in as many people as Lego Star Wars did, but Lego Indiana Jones is still an adventure worth taking.
70
TotalVideoGames (TVG) (Jun 03, 2008)
The lack of online co-operative gameplay is also something of a disappointment, especially when all the current consoles sport parental controls that help protect children. The fact is that LEGO Indy, like its Star Wars cousins before it, is much more appealing during co-op play - so linking up for online co-op would have meant that there'd be a higher chance of getting the full experience. Hopefully this is something that Travellers Tales will look into for their next adventure in LEGO, revolving around DC Comics' Batman, which is due to arrive this Autumn...
70
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jun 02, 2008)
None of my critical grumbles, therefore, should be taken to mean that LEGO Indiana Jones is a crushing disappointment or an easy cash-in on a popular template. In gameplay terms it represents a commendable improvement on an already solid framework and seems to captivate its young players with the same gently challenging grip o' fun as LEGO Star Wars did. It's just a shame that this evolution seems to have come at the expense of many of the peripheral activities that made the previous LEGO games a more robust and varied experience in the long term. Parents, and shameless big kids of all ages, should certainly snap up a copy - just be prepared to unearth most of its treasure sooner rather than later.
70
Jeuxvideo.com (Jun 06, 2008)
Pour fêter son come-back sur grand écran, Indiana Jones nous propose de revivre ses toutes premières aventures par le biais d'un jeu vidéo qui se veut à la fois un hommage et une parodie de l'oeuvre originale. La deuxième grande saga de George Lucas après Star Wars se voit donc elle aussi convertie à la sauce Lego, pour un résultat qui s'adresse essentiellement aux fans.
70
GameDaily (Jun 04, 2008)
LEGO Indiana Jones gets a lot of things right. Aside from some outdated textures, this is a sharp-looking game that lovingly recreates the Indiana Jones universe in classic LEGO style. The soundtrack, too, is gorgeous, seeing as it's another one of John Williams' renowned scores. But we can't help but notice that developer Traveller's Tales has not done much to upgrade the gameplay mechanics. Fans of Indiana Jones, which is just about everyone, will still enjoy this game for its charm and co-op fun, but we've come to expect a bit more polish and refinement out of a series on its third installment. Sort of like the new film, this one's good, but falls short of greatness.
65
X-Box Gamer (Jul 03, 2008)
Le jeu est loin d'être mauvais, mais en plus de ne proposer qu'une nouvelle aventure LEGO de plus, cette plongée dans l'univers d'Indiana Jones se répète inlassablement. Si la série des LEGO de Traveller's Tales est tout ce qu'il y a de plus sympathique, il n'empêche que le concept s'essouffle déjà et que l'on espère sincèrement un peu de renouveau dans les prochains délires de briques à venir ! Mais, si vous êtes des fans de l'aventurier, le jeu est tout de même pour vous.
60
Giant Bomb (Jul 02, 2008)
Lego Indiana Jones has enough entertainment value to make it worth running through, when you're in a casual mood. The series' trademark mirthful animated cutscenes are also in effect here, making the package a bit more endearing. After Lego Batman comes out, though, I hope Traveller's Tales takes a good look at where its Lego games are going and makes the tweaks and additions necessary to keep the franchise relevant.
60
Games TM (Jun, 2008)
Wrapped in heart-warming nostalgia or not, shortcomings do exist, and all the Lego bricks in the world can't disguise that. The fact remains that Lego Indiana Jones, like Lego Star Wars before it, isn't a particularly great platformer when you take the licences away.
60
DarkZero (Jun 13, 2008)
So, in the end, perhaps the worst thing you can say about Lego Indy is that it is not as instantly likeable as the Lego Star Wars games, and that it’s more of a relationship you’ll have to work at instead of being the love at first sight Travellers Tales' previous efforts were. However, many would argue that those are the kind of relationships that always end up working out best in the end. Although I would have to admit I’d still only give this one a six, even if I had a few drinks on me at the time.


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