Almost ten years later, I'm still Lego video game crazy. I love playing them for hours in order to hit 100% and earn all the Play Station trophies. While I haven't had the opportunity to play or finish all of them, I've wrangled most of them over the years. For help on the ones I haven't played, I've consulted with a few friends (let's call them Batman and Superman). Now, I present my inconclusive* ranking of each licensed-properties Lego game from worst to best. (Thus, this list excludes Lego Rock Band and original Lego games like Lego Friends, Lego Ninjago, etc.)
*This post is purely my own opinions drawn from my experience playing each game and personal preference. You may not agree and that's okay. If you disagree, you can kindly respond in the comments as to why.
10. Lego Harry Potter Years 1-7
Cons: the magic is hard to use, the game is confusing
9. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
Pros: first game with tracking ability, fun mini-games, pirate action, all four movies
Cons: complicated game play, mini-kits hard to find, glitches with the day/night settings
8. Lego Movie
Cons: not memorable, no "big figures," lack of Star Wars characters (despite them appearing in the film), Lego builder screen (curse it, we hates it).
7. Lego Indiana Jones (1 and 2)
Cons: simple game play, some difficult glitches
6. Lego Marvel
Cons: it's confusing at first, there's so much diversity and so many characters it's hard to get a hang off, it's a long game with a lot of stuff to do, some of the levels can be boring
5. Lego Star Wars (Complete Saga)
The Original Trilogy not only had better game play and a more expansive number objectives (including those cursed red bricks and the time-runs!!), but if you had the first game completed, you could load the characters from episodes 1-3 to play as in episodes 4-6. Overall, the Lego Star Wars games were pure fun. Plus, it's the complete saga together with the hilarity of Lego humor. You just can't beat that.
Cons: the ship levels are agonizing, lightsabers are the worst weapons, some glitches (like Anakin yelling in the droid factory on Genosis every time he gets hit)
4. Lego The Hobbit
Cons: Only the first two movies (so it's incomplete), it's a long game with too many objectives, some glitches, Lego builder screen
3. Lego Batman Trilogy
Pros: number of characters, creative characters, voice-acting, Batman
Cons: flight controls are horrendous, it's unplayable on the PC, the levels and overall game are stretched too long
2. Lego The Lord of the Rings
The game goes through all three of The Lord of the Rings installments with an in-depth world and map. So basically every Tolkienites dream. You can start in Hobbiton and literally walk to Mordor with your characters with it's "open world" feature. In addition, there's a wide range of characters to unlock and the diversity of abilities is staggering. No one in the Fellowship has the same abilities (except fighting, obviously), which proves how important every single one of them is. This was the beginning of Lego's massive game creations. Thank you, Lego team. Thank you.
Cons: Gandalf's magic sucks, Frodo is actually useless, the race mini-games are terrible.
Cons: Maybe a few glitches? (most made me laugh rather than mess up the game play), camera angles are terrible.
the two Avengers movie (yes, including Age of Ultron). This means the character voices will be our beloved Avengers instead of voice actors like the Lego Marvel game. In addition, this might mean better game play for the Marvel superheroes as well as a familiar story line.
story lines with Doctor Who--so all of the Doctors plus the TARDIS.
Which Lego video game is your favorite?