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  • Summary: Lego Star Wars II takes the fun and customization ability of the LEGO play pattern and combines it with the epic story, characters and action from the revolutionary Star Wars: Episodes IV, V and VI. With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the Original Trilogy, LEGO Star Wars II lets you build and battle your way through your favorite film moments. From Darth Vader's pursuit of Princess Leia aboard her Blockade Runner to Luke's final confrontation with Emperor Palpatine. For the first time ever, characters can get in and out of vehicles, as well as ride creatures. Because it's LEGO style, you can also mix and match the body parts of more than 50 playable characters to create one of millions of possible LEGO Star Wars heroes. And on PS2, Xbox and Windows platforms, a game save from the first LEGO Star Wars can unlock another 50-plus additional characters for Free Play mode -- that's more than 100 total characters. Other exciting additions include free-roaming vehicle levels, the ability to switch ships at will in Free Play mode, cool new character-specific attacks and maneuvers, playable mini-kit vehicles, an adaptive difficulty option and more. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. You could play straight through this game in a few hours, or dally with it for days. Therein lies its brilliance.
  2. It trumps the already brilliant original by being based on the classic trilogy of films and, in terms of gameplay, is the multiplayer co-op game of the decade so far.
  3. It deserves all of the accolades it will receive-the game has managed to capture the spirit of Star Wars while maintaining its own style and sense of humor.
  4. The familiar setting, the familiar story, and the familiar building blocks all stack up for one of the most memorable experiences in this generation of gaming.
  5. It's a sequel to one of the most entertaining Star Wars games ever made, and it honors one of the best sci-fi trilogies of all time. Unfortunately, some of the design limitations might keep you from playing each level multiple times to find all the goodies and online achievements.
  6. This entire game is held up by the comedy that it delivers, and as a result, I don't think I've laughed this hard in years. [Oct. 2006, p.95]
  7. I recommend LSWII to those who really loved the original – for me, it was worthwhile to see all the cinemas and locations, and plenty of fun in co-op. It doesn't live up to the original by any means.

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  1. KarlN.
    Sep 21, 2007
    An excellent game. Hilarious. Fun to play with kids and spouse. Lots of cute and funny details.
  2. GuilhemC.
    Dec 31, 2006
    A lot better than the first one but a little too easy and short.
  3. Mar 2, 2012
    It offers the same gameplay as the first Lego Star Wars but this one feels like an improvement over it. The game feels longer than the first and there is more to do. Its good by yourself, but greater with friends. Expand
  4. Apr 11, 2014
    This was the very first LEGO game I played back in the day and as I played it, I absolutely loved it! The fact that they took the original classic Star Wars Trilogy and *ahem* "Lego-ized" it into this game is great. It has good humor during the cutscenes, fun gameplay and some great replay ability with the Free Play and such and overall trying to unlock everything. My only gripe with this game is that combining the main story mode together kind of makes a short adventure; but at least that is made up with the great replay ability. This is a great game and I thank it for getting me interested in other LEGO games. Expand