Lego Games – Every Installment Since 2005

The Lego Games have been going around for nearly 15 years, and there are a lot of Lego Games, some are remembered, some are honestly forgotten. And every year since, we’ve gotten one new Lego game! So with Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga slated for release very soon, we felt like it was our duty to track down and record the history of all 29 Lego games! Yes, there are 29 Lego games! Let’s dive in!

Lego Star Wars: The Videogame (2005)

Lego’s first proper videogame was in 2005, starting with Lego Star Wars: The Videogame. As the first videogame developed by TT Games, Lego Star Wars: The Videogame focuses on the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, so Episodes I – III. This game was pretty basic, as there was a simple hub, no character customization and no voice acting. Interestingly enough, while it had 18 levels based off the Prequel Trilogy, there was a bonus level based on Episode IV. Released on March 29, 2005, this game became a pioneer for most modern Lego games. It was released on the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Gamecube.

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006)

Since Lego Star Wars I was such a success, they made a sequel! This game is the polar opposite of Lego Star Wars I, as instead of the main focus being the Prequel Trilogy, it’s now the Original Trilogy, Episodes IV – VI! 18 levels as well, and instead of Dexter’s diner as the hub, it’s the iconic Mos Eisley Cantina from Episode IV! Customization was also introduced in Lego Star Wars II, however you could only have 2 custom characters. It released on September 12, 2006 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, Gamecube and Xbox 360.

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007)

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is possibly the most iconic Star Wars videogame, due to it’s internet impact and cult following. The game is a combination of Lego Star Wars I and II, introducing new features such as bounty hunter missions, and Indiana Jones was even a playable character! The game is extremely well-known and surged in popularity in the late 2010s with memes about the True Jedi achievement, Lego Yoda and the game’s various death sounds. It released on November 6, 2007 for the Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3. 

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (2011)

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is another well-known 2000s Lego game. This is the first TT Games Lego Game that wasn’t based on Star Wars, but instead the Indiana Jones property, also by Lucasfilm. The game has 5 levels based on the first 3 Indiana Jones movies. The hub was also very fun to explore, as there was a classroom to enter cheat codes, a library to purchase new skills, items and characters, a mail room to unlock secret abilities, a museum to view the artifacts you have collected and more! The game also had secret locations in each level that reveal a Star Wars character and once you find all 5 Star Wars characters, you can unlock and play as Han Solo, mirroring how Indiana Jones was playable in Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga. It released on June 3, 2008 for the Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 2 and 3.

Lego Batman: The Videogame (2008)

Lego Batman: The Videogame was another licensed Lego Game, this time based on DC’s Batman character and world. The game revolved around Batman and Robin exploring Gotham City and taking down 3 gangs at a time: Riddler’s gang, Penguin’s gang and Joker’s gang. And, after you finished the main campaign, you could switch over from the Batcave to Arkham Asylum and play all the levels again from the villain’s point of view, which made it a very interesting experience. It released on September 23, 2008 for the Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 2 and 3.

Lego Rock Band (2009)

Lego Rock Band is perhaps the least known Lego Game. It’s essentially a Lego reskin of the popular Rock Band videogame series. It has you customize your very own Lego band and sing iconic songs such as Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police, or The Final Countdown by Europe. Basically, if you played Rock Band, you know exactly how this works. But they incorporate Lego and Rock Band elements pretty well with some changes to the actual gameplay. Overall, this was just an odd installment in the Lego Games saga and I never really see people talk about it. It released on November 3, 2009 for the Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3.

Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (2009)

As a sequel to Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues, felt more like a remastered version of the original. While it did have the first 3 movies as levels, it also had Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the fourth installment of the series. Lego Indiana Jones 2 also introduced level creating, which didn’t last very long. But it was certainly very cool! It released on November 17 2009 for the Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3.

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (2010)

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 was the first Harry Potter Lego Game. It’s based on the first 4 Harry Potter books (Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of SecretsPrisoner of AzkabanGoblet of Fire)with some elements from the theatrical releases thrown in. It remains as one of the most memorable Lego games, bringing back the level designer from Lego Indiana Jones 2. It released on June 25, 2010 for the Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3. It later had a re-release on the new generation consoles: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (2011)

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars was a personal fan-favorite of mine. Unlike the first few Lego Star Wars games, Lego Star Wars III is based off the Clone Wars era and the TV Show, based on the first 2 seasons. It had a much broader hub, the levels were more detailed and more well-designed, there were more characters and much more action-packed battles with literal armies on a battlefield! Bounty hunter missions returned from The Complete Saga too! It released on March 22, 2011 for the Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3. 

Lego Pirates of The Caribbean: The Videogame (2011)

Lego Pirates of The Caribbean was a very unique installment in the series. Based on the Pirates of The Caribbean film saga, the videogame covers the first four movies in the series and has a hub based on a navy bay, with a lot of features and a bonus level at 80 Gold Bricks. The game also introduced swordfighting, swashbuckling and a compass, where pirate characters like Jack Sparrow can search for special objects with his handy compass. It released on May 10, 2011 to coincide with the fourth film in the series, “On Stranger Tides” for the Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3.

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (2011)

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 marked the final part of the Harry Potter saga, inspired by the final 3 books in the series (Order of the PhoenixHalf-Blood Prince and Deathly Hollows). It released on November 11, 2011 for the Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3, however, like Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4, it had a re-release on the newer consoles.

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes was one of the more fondly remembered installments in the Lego community. It’s kind of monumental because it was the first Lego Game to feature actual voice acting as opposed to nonsensical gibberish, mumbling, grumbling or mime-talk. The game, instead of just having Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Alfred and the Rogue Gallery, now expands to the iconic DC superheores such as Superman and Green Lantern, now including an open-world Gotham City to explore. Unfortunately, unlike Batman 1, there are no villain missions. It released on June 19, 2012 for the Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3, as well as the Wii U in 2013.

Lego Lord of The Rings (2012)

Lego Lord of The Rings was the first Middle-Earth Lego game. It focuses on the Lord of The Rings books, taking inspiration from the movies too, much like the Harry Potter videogames. A lot of violent moments where altered slightly and instead of Gold Bricks, there’s a new collectible: Mithril Bricks! They serve an identical purpose. Curiously enough, digital sales of the game were halted on January 1, 2019. This was later confirmed by Warner Bros. Interactive. It released on October 30, 2012 for the Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3.

Lego City Undercover (2013)

Lego City Undercover was one of the more unique Lego Games, based on the Lego City theme instead of a specific license. You play as a cop named Chase McCain in the clearly New York-inspired Lego City, and you must explore many places to imprison criminal Rex Fury, with a compelling plot and humor in it. You can change classes, like be a cop, criminal, miner, astronaut and more, making it one of the more unique Lego videogames, borrowing a lot of elements from the Grand Theft Auto gaming franchise. It released on March 18, 2013 for the Wii U, and later, for a remaster, on April 4, 2017 for the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. 

Lego Marvel Superheroes (2013)

Lego Marvel Superheroes is one of the most popular Lego Games. It’s very similar to Lego Batman 2 and has you play through a large roster of Marvel characters like Iron Man or Doctor Doom, as you can explore an open-world Manhattan, accept quests, complete levels and do a whole lot more. It took me 2 whole months to complete this game 100%. There’s even Deadpool missions where you can play side quests told through Deadpool’s quirky narration. It released on October 22, 2013 for the Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 3 and 4, and later on the Xbox One.

The Lego Movie Videogame (2014)

The Lego Movie Videogame is based on The Lego Movie, from 2014. It has two types of characters: Master Builders and Regular Builders. Master Builders can freely build whatever they want while Regular Builders must rely on simple instructions instead. There’s also a ton of new gameplay additions as well. It released on February 7, 2014 for the Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 3 and 4 and Xbox One.

Lego The Hobbit (2014)

Lego The Hobbit was a follow-up to Lego Lord of The Rings. Instead of all 3 films being represented in the game, only 2 were and the final film was slated to be represented via DLC, but that was cancelled. Like Lego Lord of The Rings, the game has Mithril Bricks as collectibles and like Lego Lord of The Rings, it’s sales were removed at the beginning of 2019. It released on April 8, 2014 for the PlayStation 3 and 4, Wii U and Xbox One and 360.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014)

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham serves as the final installment in the Lego Batman saga, and it takes our favorite DC superheroes to space! There’s new lanterns to play as, new suits to use for Batman, Robin or Cyborg and there’s a ton of references, bonus missions and extras to be found! It released on November 11, 2014 for the PlayStation 3 and 4, Wii U and Xbox One and 360.

Lego Jurassic World (2015)

Lego Jurassic World was a more interesting game. Like Lego Pirates, it spans 4 movies as you can wreck havoc as dinosaurs, customize characters and play through 20 heart-beating levels, plus some bonus ones too! It released on June 12, 2015 for the PlayStation 3 and 4, Wii U and Xbox One and 360. A Nintendo Switch port released on September 19, 2019.

Lego Dimensions (2015)

Lego Dimensions was certainly an interesting idea. The game, much like Skylanders or Disney Infinity, was a toys-to-life game. That meant that there was a pad attached to the game with Lego minifigures that you can use to scan, and they would appear in the game. It had 2 years: The first year (Waves 1-5) included 14 dimensions and the second year (Waves 6-9) included 16 more dimensions. A third year was planned but cancelled in October 2017. These were crazy expensive however, and the right material used to play Lego Dimensions is hard to find nowadays. Year 1 released on September 27, 2015 and Year 2 released exactly one year later. The final wave came out on September 12, 2017. The compatible consoles are the Xbox One, 360, Wii U and PlayStation 3 and 4.

Lego Marvel’s Avengers (2016)

After Lego Dimensions, Lego went a different approach with Lego Marvel’s Avengers. This game, a spin-off, not a sequel to Lego Marvel Superheroes was based on the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movie franchise, with levels based on Captain America: The First AvengerThe AvengersIron Man 3Thor: The Dark WorldCaptain America: Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Additional DLC was released based on the AntMan and Captain America: Civil War MCU movies (PS4 exclusives only) and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It released on January 26, 2016 for the Xbox One, 360, PlayStation 3, 4 and Wii U.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was pretty big, and Lego made a whole videogame about it! With 12 levels focused on the story of The Force Awakens, some side quests, over 200 characters and 5 hub worlds. It introduced multi-building, which allowed you to have the option to build more things during a level. However, it didn’t quite capture the feel and tone of Lego Star Wars. It released on June 28, 2016 for the Xbox One, 360, PlayStation 4, 3 and Wii U.

Lego Worlds (2017)

Lego Worlds had an interesting story. It released for early access during Summer 2015 for Steam and computers yet formally launched two years later. The game is a lot like Minecraft or Fortnite: Creative. You can create worlds with secrets, characters, collectibles and brick builds. There’s a whole lot to do there, and it reminds me a lot of the Playground mode Fortnite has. Many lesser known Lego themes such as Lego Agents or Nexo Knights had appearances here. It released on March 7, 2017 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and September 5, 2017 for the Nintendo Switch.

The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame (2017)

The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame was a very interesting one. Based on 2017’s The Lego Ninjago Movie, the game has a heavy focus on martial arts and combat, with unique movements and skills to learn and practice. With 6 hours of main campaign playtime and much more in the Open World, The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame is surprisingly very fun for both Lego Game and Ninjago fans. It released on September 22, 2017 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 (2017)

Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 honestly blew me out of the water. With an enjoyable campaign, a compelling plot, over hundreds of characters, a vast open world, plenty of side quests and more! If you’re a Marvel fan, this is a must-buy. It’s been 3 years and I still haven’t beat it yet! And instead of Deadpool missions, we have Gwenpool missions, which serve a similar purpose. And yes, Gwenpool is a real Marvel character. It released on November 17, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Lego The Incredibles (2018)

Lego The Incredibles is another one of my personal favorites. It was also pretty random. A Lego Game based on a Pixar property? How peculiar. Nonetheless, the game is pretty fun, and the open world should satisfy gamers. There’s only many side quests, and a new feature: Crime Waves! This are little missions where a player has to take out some enemy forces in a particular district, with a little story to follow and everything! I had a blast playing this game with my friends back in 2018. It released on June 15, 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Lego DC Supervillains (2018)

Lego DC Supervillains is the other Lego Game that released in 2018. It’s a spin-off of the Lego Batman trilogy, now focusing on the villains. The story also uses the Crime Syndicate and Darkseid as main characters. The open world consists of 3 locations: Metropolis, Gotham City and Smallville, all with a ton of secrets and easter eggs. The story also uses the custom character as the main protagonist, with such a detailed customizer. It released on October 16, 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

The Lego Movie Videogame 2 (2019)

The Lego Movie Videogame 2 is the direct sequel to The Lego Movie Videogame from 2014. It’s gameplay is very similar to Lego Worlds with a mobile customizer, a sandbox mode and more. The game also has some locations to explore and gadgets to use so there’s a ton of customization there. It released on February 8, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (2020)

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is currently unreleased, set for an October 20, 2020 date for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and POSSIBLY the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. For more information, go here.

Those are all the Lego Games as of August 2020! We will update this guide when new games release and are announced! 

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