Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Apr 10, 2011
    90
    Overall, I really enjoyed LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. Even if you're not a huge fan of the LEGO titles, it's hard to deny that Traveler's Tales has managed to refine the formula of what makes these games work. Toss in the standard co-op mode, which is always a lot of fun, and you've got a great time-waster on your hands here.
  2. May 28, 2011
    84
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Mar 30, 2011
    84
    The game's replayability is arguably the greatest in recent gaming history, with so many reasons to keep going back, from the plethora of things to unlock, to the endless things to smash.
  4. Apr 14, 2011
    82
    It's a lot of fun, easy to play, and great for fans and young gamers alike. Apart from that, there are weaknesses like the camera that gets on your nerves quickly as well as the online mode that isn't implemented.
  5. Jun 20, 2011
    80
    The content is in abundance, the gameplay is mostly solid, and the child-like humor is all there, but it just feels like something is missing to make the whole experience great.
  6. 80
    Simply the best LEGO-game around: funny, amusing and incredibly cozy. [May 2011, p.101]
  7. Apr 5, 2011
    80
    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is a very good product for every fan on the world's most popular bricks. It is obvious that the developers want to introduce some changes to the series. Even though they didn't play out so well this time, you can still spend some quality time with Traveller's Tales' newest game.
  8. Mar 29, 2011
    80
    There's plenty of things to like in LEGO Star Wars III, though some of them might be buried a little too deep for younger players.
  9. Mar 31, 2011
    75
    The main problem is that even with the replay value in each level, you probably won't really feel like replaying everything again. Unless you're a true completionist, there's not much of a draw to replaying a level that's essentially the same thing as a number of other stages.
  10. Mar 23, 2011
    75
    Most importantly, though, the various types of gameplay that the developers have thrown together may not be all that amazing on their own, but the elements work together to create a well-paced, easy-to-understand game that is good fun for anyone.
  11. 70
    Established LEGO quality focuses more on big battles and epic scenery this time. Some unnecessarily confusing quests are the only cons of this entertaining piece. [Issue#204]
  12. Apr 19, 2011
    70
    The new installment of the LEGO Star Wars franchise has turned out to be a good game. Every aspect has been improved but you'll often find yourself lost, not knowing what to do because of the unclear mission objectives.
  13. Apr 21, 2011
    65
    It's simple fun, but if you or a family member are into Clone Wars, simple fun if probably what you're after. [June 2011, p.75]
  14. Apr 1, 2011
    65
    The Clone Wars offers an ambitious step up from previous games in the series, but a ton of small issues across the board lead to boredom and frustration.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Mar 26, 2011
    10
    This is a more polished and more expansive game than previous LEGO titles. My children have been waiting anxiously for this one, and it does not disappoint. If you love LEGO games, you will love this! Full Review »
  2. Apr 16, 2011
    10
    This is the best Lego game yet, I think, and certainly the best of the Lego Star Wars games. There's more variety of gameplay than in the previous games and a better sense of continuous action and excitement. Graphically it's a marked step forwards from any of the previous Lego games, especially in its realistic reflections and shadows. Lights (including the lightsabers) glow and reflect realistically off the walls and cast shadows so you can really feel the various textures in the environment.

    There are some neat new gameplay touches too, like characters that can command armies to attack targets for them, and lots of vehicles and creatures that you can take over and drive around. Different characters now have a variety of weapons that you need to solve particular problems (as opposed to the simple lightsaber/blaster contrast in previous games) and there are impressive battle scenes with hundreds of characters and vehicles running around on screen at once. You can use the force to control objects more precisely than before and the building puzzles now require you to figure out where to put the pieces. There are levels where you play two different scenes at once with a "picture in picture" display that allows you to flip between them, and a very smoothly done split-screen two player mode.

    All in all, it's the most polished and satisfying Lego Star Wars game yet and a marked advance in terms of graphics and gameplay. If you've enjoyed previous Lego games you won't be disappointed with this one.
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  3. Feb 22, 2014
    10
    This game is actually pretty good because you feel more like a jedi and you get to move around objects with the force. But I think they could make this on Windows 8 too, but overall this game is good the missions are actually longer and I like that but I'm just saying this would be the best lego star wars game and the graphics are good. Full Review »