Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 6 out of 9
  1. This game simply wasn't ready for release and I think it is an affront to gamers that you have put LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy for the Nintendo DS on the shelves in such a clearly unfinished state.
  2. A textbook example of how to screw up a sure thing, the Nintendo DS version of LEGO Star Wars II is easily the 'must avoid' release of the year. Other systems get a stylistically pure and super fun title. Meanwhile, the DS is saddled with a buggy, incomplete letdown that wastes your money and good will, deeply tarnishing LucasArts' reputation.
  3. As for the DS version, it's a thumbs down and prolonged raspberry from us. When the only thing you can applaud is the competent way the trademark music is used, you know you've a stinker on your hands.
  4. Despite a litany of glitches, LEGO Star Wars II is a rousing action adventure game that lives up to expectations.
  5. 35
    The fact that this game's riddled with bugs and that the developer, the publisher, and Nintendo's quality control let this game through is entirely unacceptable.
  6. 40
    If you think you can weather the barrage of glitches and occasionally having to quit and restart stages, then you'll probably have some fun with LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. Of course, by buying it, you're also telling LucasArts that it's okay for it to release games that are clearly unfinished.
  7. 70
    I still grow bitter every time I have to restart, but there is something about the game that keeps me coming back time and time again, even if I'm frustrated.
  8. The core gameplay is much like the GameCube version, it looks good and its comedy "Star Wars" style is amusing. But it's so glitchy it's almost insulting. A bit of a disappointment, really. [Nov 2006, p.86]
  9. Whoever's responsible should be thrown into the Sarlacc pit. [Nov. 2006, p.90]
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 13 out of 22
  1. Nov 8, 2011
    9
    One of the original DS games that give you pure fun, especially when you're on cheat mode.
  2. RobertD.
    Sep 25, 2006
    4
    The DS version freezes and has glitches that make it impossible to end the game. If given the chance I would ask for my money back.
  3. KrytenD.
    Sep 15, 2006
    3
    The game is broken. It freezes, has flaws that make it impossible to progress, and has terrible pop-in and collision detection issues. Too bad. If those issues had been addressed BEFORE release, it could have been one of the must-buy DS games of the fall. Full Review »