Posted November 1, 2012 by Julie W in Games

5 Reasons LEGO Games Appeal To Gamers of All Kinds



LEGO games are definitely not new to gaming.  Whether you own the latest consoles or even the older ones such as a PlayStation 2, Xbox, or Gamecube you can partake in the hilarity and simplistic fun that the LEGO games offer.

Haven’t played one yet?  You are missing out.

Whether you play LEGO Indiana Jones, Batman, or Star Wars, these games are well worth your time.  Here are a few reasons why.


Feature Characters Everyone Recognizes


Huge Star Wars fan?

Great.  You are all set.

But even if you’re not, that’s okay too.  LEGO games can satisfy fans of many different feature films, such as: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars.

These are quite possibly some of the best movie related games out there.

And, even if you aren’t into a particular featured movie or character, there are other LEGO games just as fun and comical as the others such as LEGO: Rock Band, LEGO: Universe, and LEGO: Battles.


Multi-Platform Accessible


Of course every once in a while, I believe there should be games that are console exclusive.  But, not every game franchise needs to be this way.

With the LEGO games, you can be an owner to any console whether the Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PC, or PlayStation 3 and still get to experience these games in one way or another.  This makes the games easily accessible, and open to a wide range of gamers.  You never have to feel pressured into buying a different console, just to play a LEGO game.


They’re Hilarious


If you’ve ever played a LEGO game, you’ll know what I mean.  If not, LEGO games are like the silent films, loaded with personality. These games are full of laugh out loud moments.

Basically they take scenes from the movies, and re-enact them in a lighter tone than what the actual movie presented.  A serious scene is suddenly twisted into comedy.  Their facial expressions are priceless, and just the fact that they are LEGO people instead of realistic animation makes it even that more amusing.


They’re Actually a Lot of Fun


What helps these games take the cake above others, is they actually are a lot of fun.  You can play cooperatively with another friend or family member that can join and leave at any point.  They aren’t too terribly hard, yet have just enough of a challenge for any type of gamer to appreciate.

The combat is pretty simplistic, and doesn’t have any blood.  Instead characters explode into LEGO bits.  Players can build bridges, machinery, or whatever else the game comes up with out of LEGOs to advance further.  Combined with the co-op, easy controls, and humorous re-enactments and scenes they offer, and you have an extremely fun game that’s hard to pass up.


Fits A Wide Age Group


The other thing I like about these games is they are something you can leave around the house for the kids to play and not have to worry about any questionable content.  Like I stated earlier, there is really no violence in these games.

And when the kids are not playing them, you can pick them up and not feel the least bit guilty about it.  Because after all, these games have something in it  for everyone.  If you’re a fan of the films they feature, LEGOs, or just video games in general you can appreciate their value.


Which LEGO game is your favorite?  Is there any major points missed in this article that make LEGO games worth it to gamers?


Julie W

Julie W
Editor in Chief / Site Owner - Playing games since the Sega Master System and Atari, Julie has a love for games of all kinds; although her main focus in gaming is RPGs, RTS, and simulation. If she's not writing or playing a video game, Julie is baking nerdy cakes, playing piano, or illustrating.