Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 4, 2011
    Lego Universe may be the wrong game for hardcore- or for experienced gamers, but it's definitely a great MMORPG, which provides younger gamers with a great gaming experience.
  2. Dec 20, 2010
    The novelty wore off, but younger players may want to continue monthly as new content is added.
  3. Oct 24, 2010
    The movement feels fluid and natural, and there's really nothing bad about the controls.
  4. Dec 20, 2010
    Sadly, the game has one glaring flaw: the camera has an annoying tendency to zoom in too close, particularly when you're fighting.
  5. Dec 30, 2010
    Fun in the purest sense of the word, Lego Universe is a delightful MMO that involves your imagination but ends much too soon.
  6. Oct 25, 2010
    Recommended for Lego fans and families who want parent and children to be able to play a MMO together without either being completely bored. The few foibles in the game are mostly covered up by the quality of the game play, depth of the mini games and building mode, and similarities to the popular Lego series by TT Games.
  7. Jan 26, 2011
    The adventuring side of the game is really just a distraction and a way to waste time until the next bout of brick-related inspiration hits, and will not offer sufficient content to satisfy the appetites of most gamers. Unless you, too, are a building fanatic – then you're in for a potentially limitless amount of creativity-fueled play time.
  8. 70
    The LEGO MMO has many kinks, quirks and weird design choices at the moment, but if you approach the game with patience and curiosity, there's plenty to enjoy. Just don't expect a virtual version of LEGO bricks just yet.
  9. Dec 20, 2010
    For gamers seeking to initiate their offspring into massively multiplayer gaming, though, it's certainly worth a look.
  10. Dec 20, 2010
    As it is now, LEGO Universe starts as a pleasant distraction but promptly ferries you straight into a fierce, ludicrous grind that leads nowhere. That's one brick wall I could do without.
  11. Dec 20, 2010
    The shooting gallery mini-game is pretty standard but includes a combo system and the opportunity to win models to spice things up. But they, like the rest of the game, suffer from potentially ruinous bugs.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 26, 2010
    I am a parent and new to MMORPGs. My 7-year old son and I play the TT Lego games on Xbox and DS, and of course buy and build the toys. After 4 days playing online it has been nothing short of spectacular. The plotline/story makes a lot of sense and is even intriguing. Flying around on your rocket you visit shard worlds of the Lego Universe and defeat the evil forces that are trying to kill imagination. There is always something to do, or some achievement / rank up you are working towards. Collecting blocks, taming pets and customizing your 4 mini-figures is the best part for us. It took 3 hours to nearly complete the first couple worlds and join a faction for each character. 16 hours in 4 days and we have barely scratched the surface of what this game has to offer. Itâ Full Review »
  2. Oct 31, 2010
    I have two sons age 6 and 9 and for them and my inner child this is a great game. It has simple combat in a refreshing way where you just attack and different animations takes place pending what weapon you use. In other more adult MMOGs you have to press a sequence of attacks, but the end result is the same and for the youngest this is strait forward game play. The quests are generally easy and have only a few words of text you can read rather than a wall of text that you will find in the adult MMOGs. Should you not read the text then you still have a 95% chance of completing the missions, meaning that Dad does not need to be called to help very often. For those who may never have build with LEGO bricks there is a fairly gentle introduction to play as you progress. Resent patches have removed some of the bugs found during founders release and with more content every month we are looking forward to our adventures that is not just not set in D&D or some post atomic war. Here you have Pirates, Ninjas, Knights and Space faring mini-figs! The developers can really rocket you to any world you can imagine! Some of the player base has already created superb properties (this is your own land in the game) where they have created some amazing structures. They have also made them interactive using the behaviors in the game. Just going around and visiting properties makes for hours of fun that changes all the time, I can think of no other game where you have anywhere near the same level of creativity. We all think it is really cool and we are working on or own property in between questing. One thing I have noticed as a parent is my children's approach to the game, they will make multiple characters so they can join each fraction in the game and they don't take the linear approach to quest completion that I do, so the current content is still plenty for them where as I have completed a bigger portion. The chat in the game is heavily moderated so while it can be a little hard to get your words across as an adult, you can be safe to know that your child can remain a child in this online world. As a parent this is a big plus! All in all this is a super MMOG for the whole family. For the 30 year old hardcore MMOG gamer this game will be a little light at least until LEGO universe gets more content and with so many different themes LEGO offers (Even without using there IP's) the future may be a little blocky but very bright for this game. Full Review »
  3. Oct 27, 2010
    Pros: You can make anything with Lego bricks collected in the game then bring your creations to life, 24/7 human moderation to keep things clean, focus on creativity, solid gameplay, original story, not another WoW clone, best parental controls I've ever seen in a game, cheaper monthly fee compared to other games, trusted brand
    Cons: Currently feels light on content but new content gets released every month as part of your subscription cost
    Bottom Line: If you have kids, they'll love it. If you have ever enjoyed Lego bricks at any point in your life, Brick Build alone is enough to go out and buy this game today. I'm mostly a FPS and RPG kind of gamer in my early 20s, but this game has me hooked. Anybody I've had play with me has found something they enjoy. My younger cousins love the gameplay and factions, my family loves the original story about saving Imagination by being creative, and I love the BRICK BUILD! What if you could own nearly every single Lego piece ever made, have as many as you wanted, in any color you wanted, put them together any way you wanted, bring them to life, then share your creations with the world? That's exactly what a section of this game has, it's AMAZING! And that's in ADDITION to the story, mini-games, racing, factions, items, and boss fights! No other kid-friendly MMO out there has all this right now, and as an adult gamer, I'm glad I gave this one a shot as I'll be playing it for a long time to come.
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