Yash Varma ’22
Although Lego Star Wars has been around for 16 years, it continues to be an influential game franchise that people still love today. In preparation for the upcoming installment Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, I will be ranking the current Lego games from worst to best. Buckle in, as we’re about to take a trip down memory lane!
4. Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (2005) & Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006)
Starting off the list are the first two Lego Star Wars games that came into existence. The reason these two games are put together is because they are not too different. Covering their own respective trilogies, these games really depend on which trilogy you have the most enjoyable time playing through. Although they are considered basic by today’s standards, these games were extremely popular at the time of their release and set the precedent for future Lego Star Wars titles.
3. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (2011)
Going into the top three, this game offered numerous levels that covered the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars as well as side quests that could all be played through with a large roster of unique characters. The biggest flaw of this game is the new technology. Being slightly newer than its older installments, this game showcased new features; however, at times the new content could feel overwhelming and a task to use. Regardless, it was still a great game, providing many people with fun memories.
2. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016)
Jumping forwards 10 years, this game ranks second on the list. Despite this game only featuring one Star Wars movie (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), it was still able to provide enough content for a full game. This was the first Lego game to have a full open-world experience, giving players the ability to travel throughout different planets. Being the newest Lego Star Wars game, the graphics and gameplay both look and feel very smooth, giving players a modern look on these types of games. However, the only downside is the fact that the game was filled with repetitive features and puzzles, which undermines the classic Lego Star Wars magic that so many gamers love.
1. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007)
It would be a crime if Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga wasn’t first on this list. This game was the centrepiece of many childhoods, including all six movies (since there were only six at the time), in numerous fun levels. What distinguishes this game from the previous titles on this list is its simple yet challenging gameplay. Although the game did not introduce anything revolutionary at the time, it offered a significant amount of content that people spent hours trying to complete. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga holds a special place in many Star Wars fans’ hearts to this day.
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