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  • Summary: LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures takes the fun and creative construction of LEGO and combines it with the wits, daring and non-stop action from the original cinematic adventures that enthralled audiences everywhere (Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the original adventures, LEGO Indiana Jones follows Dr. Jones escapades through the jungles of South America to the mountaintops of India. Fans can build, battle and brawl their way through their favorite cinematic moments, from Indy's entanglements with snakes to his dashing boulder run. Pop culture's most iconic archeologist whips through all the classic moments with the help of a host of supporting characters including Marion Ravenwood and Short Round. Players can also mix and match the body parts of more than 60 playable characters to create new heroes just as they could in the LEGO Star Wars games. [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. The addictive gameplay, well-rendered graphics (even on an aged system), easy control scheme, innovative cooperative features and tons of replay value make for a winner.
  2. Lego Indiana Jones’s success comes from keeping the fun gameplay of the Lego Star Wars games, but injecting the classic Indy moments, music, and characters
  3. It's not perfect - but the humour, drama and pure fun of Lego Indy will keep you hooked to the end. [July 2008, p.60]
  4. Traveller's Tales is still very much inside its Lego comfort zone, and that's not a bad thing - fans of their previous games will find a lot to like here.
  5. LEGO Indy is a step above the Star Wars titles, and is a must-get for any fans of the whip-cracking archeologist.
  6. While I didn't enjoy Lego Indiana Jones as much as I had hoped, it's still a solid game and it's target audience (kids who love all things Indy, even Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) will find a lot to like here.
  7. Doesn't quite live up to its Star Wars cousins, mainly due to the fact that Star Wars is simply a more memorable series, but it's still a brilliant adventure and great fun.

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  1. Aug 1, 2013
    This is definitely the best of all non-talking Lego games. I have not played any of the talking ones, however. This game is able to do better with what Lego Star Wars 2 had, and included things that Lego Batman didn't. For example, there are many variations of the characters you can use for each ability, including all custom characters have a whip. In Lego Batman, there were only 2 Jokers, you pretty much needed Poison Ivy and many other characters every time. The suits of Batman and Robin that were useless except if specifically needed (all of them) were annoying to go through, also. Lego Indy has great game play, CPUs that make you do the puzzles, but are smart enough to follow you when you do something. I also liked the "Press the Triangle button to switch for the puzzle". I also liked how instead of having you just pick something up to get the power-up, you actually had to solve a puzzle most of the time. It just had a lot of great things the other games did not. Also, the addition of the "save and quit to Barnett College" was one of the most useful things in this game. Love it! Expand
  2. LeeK.
    Jul 30, 2008
    A very very nice game. Very entertaining and very funny. The cut scenes are interesting as everything in the game is made of lego. This is a must have game for Indiana Jones Fans, as the game takes them through the first 3 of the series. It is a disappointment however, that The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull was not included. The extra features(like Young Indy) can make the games length extended. The music also originally came from the movie itself. Expand
  3. alexc
    Jun 5, 2008
    i just started to play the game and i find it really fun to play. one aspect that i like about it that alot of the cut scenes are related to star wars which makes it pretty funny to watch. one bad thing about that game is that defending your self from the enemies is pretty hard for the fact that you either punch or whip the enemie. i think less enemies in the fighting scenes and perhaps making the puzzles alittle more complicated would make the game a "9". Expand
  4. Dec 31, 2010
    Cool game but I kind of got bored after I finished the game. That's usually the low point of games with levels.
  5. AnonymousMC
    Jul 4, 2008
    This definetly does not beat Lego Star Wars, the controls are rubbish, plus Star Wars gave you a loading screenwith info and all this game gives you is a stupid, little map that tells you where you're going, I was dissapointed by this game and I hope they do better with Lego Batman with what they didto this brilliant franchise, but still it was a good game. Expand