Best Lego games: the famous brick builder's finest

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The Lego games series is beloved for a reason, and it's also absolutely enormous. From Lego City Undercover to Lego Star Wars and Indiana Jones, choosing the best Lego games isn't exactly straightforward, as there's a lot of competition for those top spots.

There's one thing that the best Lego games all have in common - they're able to provide lighthearted, blocky fun that mixes creativity and silliness into a delightful, family-friendly package. Many of them can double up as some of the best co-op games, and they're fantastic choices to play with younger members of the family if you have any junior gamers keen to dive into a game with you. Of course, that's not to say that there isn't fun for adults to have here, too, as the best Lego games are a fantastic time regardless of your age.

If you've ever played a Lego game before, then you'll definitely understand why one of the main reasons why so many people love the series is its tongue-in-cheek humor. While not every Lego game is based on an existing popular media franchise, those that are always portray them in a unique way with loads of personality. There's plenty to choose from, too, with Lego game adaptations of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic World and more. With so many on offer, they're ideal picks for fans of those franchises who want to experience the stories they love in a fresh way.

Regardless of if you've played plenty of Lego games before and are looking for more recommendations, or you're simply looking for the best place to enter the series, we've got you covered. Here, you can check out the roundup of what the TechRadar Gaming team believes to be best Lego games, complete with the pros of each.

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best Lego games: A Lego Qui-Gon crossing lightsabers with a Lego Darth Maul

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LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga

More than a means to an Endor

Available on: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch

Lego Star Wars: the Skywalker Saga is not just one of the best Lego games but arguably one of the best games released in 2022. Bigger doesn't always mean better, but this game gives Star Wars fans what they want by giving them nearly every Star Wars thing imaginable.

Over 100 vehicles await, more than 300 playable characters, not to mention the fact that the Skywalker Saga takes you through, well, the entire saga of Luke Skywalker in one game. All of it is made with loving attention to detail and rendered in a new engine, which adds some genuine visual flair to the game. While the gameplay mechanics may be a little simple for adults, as is the case with nearly all Lego games, there is a lot of variety in what you get to do.

best Lego games: A Lego Rey, Finn and BB8 on the desert planet Jakku

BB8 is the cutest in Lego form, and great fun to play in this must-see game for Star Wars fans (Image credit: Warner Bros. Interactive)

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Play it, you must

Available on: PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U

2016's Force Awakens was one of the few Star Wars movies of this century to truly unite fan opinion behind it, and the Lego Star Wars adaptation pulled off pretty much the same trick.

Not only does the game combine plenty of Star Wars references with Lego humor, but it also manages to do it in a way that will entertain players of any age. You don't have to be a die-hard Star Wars fan to enjoy the game, however – the main attraction here is the gameplay, which ranges from blaster action to puzzle solving to spacefaring dogfights. We especially loved playing as Poe on a secret mission to rescue Admiral Ackbar and making BB-8 mess with various machines to manipulate different bits of the environment.

With over 200 playable characters and the chance to explore Jakku, Takodana, D'Qar, and Starkiller Base as mini-open worlds, there's a lot for film fans to love here – and the film's main cast reprises their roles! 

best lego games: a Lego Star-Lord flies through the ceiling of a burning building

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Marvel-ously good fun

Available on: PC, PS 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

This is another fun game that alternates between action gameplay and puzzle sequences and offers a lot of fun references for fans of the material it's based on.

Comic book writer Kurt Busiek co-wrote a lot of the storyline here, and it really shows: this is a Lego game by fans, for fans, and the love for characters such as Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Black Panther, and countless others shines through.

The story features superheroes from different eras and realities of the Marvel Universe as they fight against the time-travelling villain Kang the Conqueror. The Avengers have to take on a variety of multiverse villains and bizarre anomalies, such as a cowboy version of Captain America, a medieval version of Hulk, and Spider-Gwen, all fun to discover.

The gameplay focuses on superhero wish fulfillment; whether you're Spider-Man swinging on his webs, the Hulk hurling about large objects with aplomb, or Star Lord flying high into the skies, you get to do it all. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an engaging, often witty, and sometimes even emotional experience that's one of the best Lego games, speaking to the child in all of us.

Best Lego games: a lego bankrobber and a Lego construction worker are opening a manhole cover

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Lego City Undercover

Cop a load of this

Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Wii U

Lest we give the impression that the best Lego games are all movie tie-ins, allow us to introduce you to Lego City Undercover. Based on the series of Lego sets centered on urban environments, this open-world crime-fighting game is basically an all-ages Lego version of Grand Theft Auto.

You control undercover cop Chase McCain as he tackles a criminal gang led by his nemesis Rex Fury. You can also opt for several entertaining side missions, which allow you to explore the various areas of the Lego-constructed city. Either way, a lot of action is involved, including swinging across poles and performing wall jumps, as well as donning different disguises. 

In true Lego style, there's a lot of tongue-in-cheek homage to crime shows and movies, from Columbo to Goodfellas, and the 20 districts of the game are all inspired by real-life cities. With environments ranging from woodlands and islands to busy downtown streets, there's a lot to explore, and overall, this game provides entertaining challenges and laughs along the way.

best Lego games: A Lego Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, legolas and Gollum

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Lego Lord of the Rings

Are you Tolkein to me?

Available on: PC, PS3, PS Vita Xbox 360, 3DS, DS

Hitting the right balance between parody and respect for the source material, this amusing game allows you to play as one of 80 characters, ranging from Frodo, Gandalf, and Legolas, to book-only characters such as Tom Bombadil.

Across 18 levels, Lego The Lord of the Rings takes you through the events of all three films. The action ranges from sword fights to firing projectiles, to collecting lots of magical items, and in order to do this, each character uses a range of fun abilities.

If you fancy taking a wander around Middle Earth at your own pace, an open-world option allows you to explore everywhere save Mirkwood and the lands south of Mordor. Featuring music and movie dialogue, this is a must-play for fans. It's so engaging we'd call it the best Lord of the Rings game adaptation you can currently play.

best Lego games: a giant Lego dinosaur is chasing two characters

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Lego Jurassic World

Pure dino-might

Life finds a way, and so, it seems, does Lego. Combining fantastic co-op gameplay with a succession of comedic moments, this is an endlessly fun, open-world game.

Lego Jurassic World closely follows the first four films in the series, meaning you spend most of your time running away from dinosaurs. There's little in the way of combat, as that would be totally off-brand; it's not one of the best Lego games in this regard. But if puzzles are your thing, such as rummaging around huge piles of dinosaur droppings to find useful items, there's a lot to love. 

It's worth noting that while several scenes from the films are brilliantly recreated here, they're done in a fun, family-friendly way so that the kids won't have nightmares. 

best Lego games: Lego versions of villains including Joker and Harley Quinn

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Lego DC Super-Villains

The Joker in the pack

Available on: PC, Nintendo Switch, PS 4, Xbox One

There have been many Lego Batman games, but this one's the best; even though it doesn't actually have Batman in the title. It essentially does what the movie Suicide Squad failed to do: capitalize on the fact that in any superhero saga, the villains have the most fun. And there certainly is a lot of fun to be found here.

The game sees villains such as Lex Luthor, Harley Quinn, and The Joker battle 'The Justice Syndicate', a supposed group of superheroes who turn out to be villains themselves. With a mixture of action-based and puzzle-solving gameplay, winning here is all about teamwork, which is a great lesson for the kids. 

Even among Lego games, this one is more a game for kids than grown-ups, seeing as the gameplay gets repetitive and the puzzles are rather straightforward. DC superhero fans will still get a lot of enjoyment out of this game, not least from its original and engaging storyline.

best Lego games: Lego Harry and Dumbledore with the goblet of fire

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Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7

Sirius-ly good fun.

Available on: PC, PS3, PS4, PSP, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo DS

Puzzle-solving in Lego games can sometimes feel a little forced, particularly when superimposed on movies that are more about non-stop action than thinking deeply. But they're an excellent match for the Harry Potter series, where ultimately, it's brains - not brawn - that win out. 

Covering the last three books and four films of the series, the game is simple to pick up and play, even for non-gamers, but that doesn't stop it from being immensely enjoyable. It offers countless environments to explore, each instantly recognizable from the movies. The puzzles aren't too simple this time, and as with many other Lego games on this list, Lego Happy Potter is even better with two players.

There are a lot of laughs to be had too, and the game does very well in translating wizarding duels into satisfying gameplay, too.

Best Lego games FAQs 

Is it possible to play LEGO games on PC?

Yes it is. Lego games are typically available on both PC and console. 

Are Lego games still being made?

Absolutely. Although we don't know what's next from the team, Lego games are still being made and are still as popular as ever. 

How we picked the best Lego games

The writers here at TRG have a wide range of interests when it comes to gaming, we're always interested in trying out new games, and the iconic Lego series is no different. Fortunately, each member of the team also has a ranged interest in a lot of the series' that the Lego games delve into, so we're confident in our ability to recommend games for you to play. Whether its Marvel, Star Wars, or Indiana Jones, we've got experts that are happy to recommend an experience to you. 

For more blocky fun, check out our best Roblox games list for even more creative titles. Or, for some more co-op action, you might want to check out the best multiplayer games on PC, or the best co-op games. 

Elie Gould
Features Writer

Elie is a Features Writer for TechRadar Gaming, here to write about anything new or slightly weird. Before writing for TRG, Elie studied for a Masters at Cardiff University JOMEC in International Journalism and Documentaries – spending their free time filming short docs or editing the gaming section for their student publications. 

Elie’s first step into gaming was through Pokémon but they've taken the natural next step in the horror genre. Any and every game that would keep you up at night is on their list to play - despite the fact that one of Elie’s biggest fears is being chased. 

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