Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. A wonderful game that rewards experimentation and co-operation.
  2. You could play straight through this game in a few hours, or dally with it for days. Therein lies its brilliance.
  3. The Co-Op mode alone makes this an essential purchase and now with the ability to take vehicles out for a spin and create new characters, Lego Star Wars II is every bit as great as we would have hoped.
  4. 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.
  5. It certainly isn't gaming's greatest challenge, but it's absolutely fun. If you've seen the original trilogy, don't resist! Join the LEGOside.
  6. While at its core, this is basically the same game as the first LEGO Star Wars, albeit based on a different trilogy, there is more here to do than the original. And more here is certainly better.
  7. In a nutshell, LEGO Star Wars II is action, adventure, collecting, puzzles, races, mini-game, Co-op mode and your favorite Star Wars characters all having a great time.
  8. AceGamez
    90
    This is the most pure fun I have had playing a game since... well, since the original LEGO Star Wars.
  9. PC Gamer
    90
    I had such a good time blasting away at Stormtroopers and piloting speeder bikes through the forest of Endor that I almost forgot about my own fiery death. [Dec. 2006, p.124]
  10. LEGO Star Wars II improves in every way on its predecessors, making the core gameplay more engaging, the audio and visual experience more appealing and the jokes funnier.
  11. PC Gamer UK
    88
    There's some superb gaming here, no sci-fi indulgence, no grim Star Wars fanboyism, no recourse to statistics or tedious switch. This is an action-puzzle game for all brains great and small. [Oct 2006, p.94]
  12. PC Format
    88
    Gloriously fun and deeply silly, it's the happiest platform game of all. [Oct 2006, p.98]
  13. Play Magazine
    85
    And, were it not said, someone would be drummed out of the union: The Force is strong with this one. [Oct. 2006, p.52]
  14. A very rewarding game, it provides hours of simple fun, and with all the extra content to unlock you might be immersed in this game for a long time. However non-fan gamers might find LSWII to be somewhat repetitive and eventually even boring.
  15. 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.
  16. With solidly rebuilt controls only a little marred by a still-fussy camera, LEGO Star Wars II is even better than last years prequel trilogy-based offering. And, as the first LEGO Star Wars was an amazingly entertaining homage to Lucas's genius, this sequel stands atop the original's shoulders as the pinnacle of LEGO Star Wars fun.
  17. 80
    Like any good sequel, Lego Star Wars II improves on the original in almost every way. But most importantly, it's about the good episodes now. For that reason alone, Lego Star Wars II is one of the most enjoyable games of this fall.
  18. It's a nice touch to actually have to build things in a game featuring building blocks, and adds to the game's overall tongue-in-cheek feel.
  19. It's a parody of Lucas and it's a parody of knobbly bits of plastic, sometimes both at the same time. It's just brilliant, and that's where its charm lies. [Nov 2006, p.62]
  20. The gameplay hasn't changed dramatically, but better source material makes Lego Star Wars II a better game than its predecessor.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. KD
    Sep 13, 2006
    10
    My brother and I are playing this game right now and we absolutely love it. It's a lot of fun, lots to do, it's very funny and you My brother and I are playing this game right now and we absolutely love it. It's a lot of fun, lots to do, it's very funny and you know the storyline already, so your favorite Star Wars scenes in Lego are a blast to see! It's also a lot longer than the first game, and the extras are much harder to get, increasing the replay value of the game. We've been playing every night for 3 nights now and we're only on level 5 on Episode 4, not to mention all the free mode extras we have to get. Excellent game and highly worth the money you'll spend on it. Full Review »
  2. RobE.
    Oct 5, 2006
    10
    If you are looking for an easy to pickup game that you can play with the kids or friends, this one is awesome. It begs for two players, If you are looking for an easy to pickup game that you can play with the kids or friends, this one is awesome. It begs for two players, doesn't take itself too seriously, great graphics at good framerates, cute as all hell. Full Review »
  3. ShazzaS.
    Sep 18, 2006
    10
    A really fun game! Filled with humour and action. A must see game for all Star Wars and Lego fans!