Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. My only real big problem with LEGO Battles is that the pathfinding of your army is generally poor, especially if you need them to traverse a big chunk of the map. You can easily highlight a large group with the stylus by dragging a box over everyone, but they tend to get bottlenecked easily in tight passages, and you'll often find units that are still highlighted but have stopped moving for no reason other than because they've run into something.
  2. Although this is not a hardcore RTS by any stretch of the imagination, the cute LEGO storylines as well as the large maps and customizable free play options make this one lots of fun, and you may be surprised by how much you keep coming back.
  3. It takes the Lego brand and brilliantly merges it with another genre. It offers a great learning curve and can be enjoyed by just about anyone. Definitely worth a look.
  4. And as with other LEGO titles, those deficiencies don’t keep LEGO Battles from being an engaging, satisfying RTS experience, especially for younger players or those looking for lighter fare. If that’s your angle, then this game is a solid buy.
  5. LEGO Battles won’t offer the slightest challenge to an avid RTS fan. But overall I can’t complain too much. I had fun, got in a few laughs, and kept coming back for more. Sometimes that’s enough.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. TimF
    Dec 17, 2009
    9
    OMG, I can't believe the critics reviews! 60? WTF!? I have had a blast playing Lego Battles on the DS and I seriously have gotten OMG, I can't believe the critics reviews! 60? WTF!? I have had a blast playing Lego Battles on the DS and I seriously have gotten flashbacks of StarCraft. The story line is incredibly long (which is good) and a 20 minute mission just flies by. As I said before it is like a scaled down version of Starcraft (RTS) so if you were expecting the "shoot em up" antics of Lego Star Wars et al. you may be disappointed. Full Review »
  2. ianf
    Aug 23, 2009
    10
    It is great! I was looking for starfy but I couldn't find it so I took this.
  3. MaxxPower
    Jun 29, 2009
    3
    Do not buy if you are left handed. Game is not playable if you are left handed.