LEGO Battles DS

User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 52
  2. Negative: 4 out of 52
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  1. PeterM
    Jun 12, 2009
    10
    I cant believe a "real" RTS finally made it to the DS. After going to 2 sold out stores I finally got my copy! Wow, you will not be disappointed here, the map sizes are bigger than any I have seen on the DS and the variety of units it awesome I mean space ships attacking sail boats, what's not to love. The units are hard to see as pure lego, but the DS can only pull off so much and I cant believe a "real" RTS finally made it to the DS. After going to 2 sold out stores I finally got my copy! Wow, you will not be disappointed here, the map sizes are bigger than any I have seen on the DS and the variety of units it awesome I mean space ships attacking sail boats, what's not to love. The units are hard to see as pure lego, but the DS can only pull off so much and if the trade off was only seeing a close-up with detail vs seeing and controlling a battlefield, I think the choice was obvious here. Game play is not limited (like so many) to you taking your one unit against a max of 6 enemies... This game takes it up a notch with 30 on 30 fully controlled units into heated action packed battles. In that mess it gets a bit hard to see whats going on, but it looks awesome. Still getting a hold on the magic bit, but that looks like a lot of fun to. Cant wait to take this head on with multiplayer. Expand
  2. 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 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 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. Expand
  3. ianf
    Aug 23, 2009
    10
    It is great! I was looking for starfy but I couldn't find it so I took this.
  4. Oct 24, 2011
    8
    This game is by no means a perfect game, but it's not nearly as bad as what most of the critics say. The first thing worth noting is that this game is nothing like the Lego games that have come out earlier (Lego Star Wars, Lego Indiana Jones, etc.). Where those games were more on arcade style action, this one is real time strategy, a game genre that is usually only available onThis game is by no means a perfect game, but it's not nearly as bad as what most of the critics say. The first thing worth noting is that this game is nothing like the Lego games that have come out earlier (Lego Star Wars, Lego Indiana Jones, etc.). Where those games were more on arcade style action, this one is real time strategy, a game genre that is usually only available on computers. This, however, came out on the Nintendo DS. Surprisingly, for a genre that's more popular on computers, they actually did a pretty decent job. Of course, this game would be so much better on a Windows, but this strategy game is still pretty good on the DS. This game may be different then Warcraft, but it still has a few tricks up its sleeve. It has a lot of funny cutscenes, great gameplay moments, and fun campaigns. However, the gameplay, while it's fun, does have its faults. As I said earlier, the campaigns are enjoyable, but the instant action battles leave a lot to be desired. They can be very short, and often times boring. The campaigns more then make up for this however. The graphics could be better, but I still like them anyway. The pixelized graphics are alright, but they do lack detail. I think that this game is totally underrated. Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2016
    8
    Lego Battles was different than all of the other Lego games and I loved it, Lego Battles made me use my brain. The game was for strategists and I wasn't one until I played this super fun game.
  6. Jun 30, 2016
    8
    Really fun strategy game. I played this game a lot in my childhood. The nostalgia is real...............................................................................................................

Awards & Rankings

#20 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
#11 Most Shared DS Game of 2009
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. Nintendo Power
    50
    And the most basic element of LEGOs - building things from blocks - is entirely absent. [July 2009, p.86]
  2. 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.
  3. LEGO Battles certainly drops the baton on a couple of essential basics, but its light-hearted tone, unit variety, hidden trinkets, and sheer volume of maps keep it a good value for dedicated fans of this angular toy world.