Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
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  1. A wonderful game that rewards experimentation and co-operation.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Almost endless replayability. [Oct 2006, p.60]
  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. 90
    No matter what your age, LEGO Star Wars II will keep your inner child happy. [Oct. 2006, p.84]
  7. 90
    Its kiddy facade hides some terrifically fun gameplay with a lot of meat on its bones.
  8. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    Combine the first game's addictive gameplay with Lucas' classic trilogy, and you've got a supremely entertaining slice of sci-fi escapism. [Oct 2006, p.101]
  9. I don’t claim to be a Star Wars buff – far, far from it, in fact – but Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy makes me want to check out the storyline a little more, provides a heck of a lot of entertainment for the asking price and a few bugs aside, has been put together incredibly well indeed. Very, very good.
  10. 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.
  11. AceGamez
    With more meat than the last game, 100 levels of fun, unmatched co-op gameplay, the feature to make your own characters, the superb visuals and the funky Star Wars tunes, I simply cannot fault what's on offer.
  12. Drop-in multiplayer, replay in spades, and optional objectives give players a reason to continue playing and get their money's worth out of this title. If you like fun, this is a great addition your gaming library, regardless of age or skill level.
  13. Overall the game is fantastic. Too often fun is left out of titles, and Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy does a brilliant job of bringing it back.
  14. Lego Star Wars represents the combination of two of mankind’s coolest creations. Throw the original trilogy into the mix and what’s not to love?
  15. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a winner, and deserves a second Alliance Medal of Honor. May the Force be with you -- always.
  16. Gameplay is entertaining and amusing (Chewie is hilarious), the music comes straight from the movies, and the visuals deliver the coolest and most unique eye candy seen since the first LEGO Star Wars game.
  17. Play Magazine
    And, were it not said, someone would be drummed out of the union: The Force is strong with this one. [Oct. 2006, p.52]
  18. 84
    A great entry-level title for young Star Wars fans looking to expand their videogame horizons. Its violence is never scary, its humor is always funny, and its gameplay is always fun.
  19. And while the gameplay and puzzles are streamlined, the unlockable content massive, and the flying modes excellent, the best part about the game is its snarky humor and feel-good satire.
  20. 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.
  21. PSM Magazine
    A great game with charm to spare. If you're a Star Wars fan at all, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. [Oct 2006, p.82]
  22. 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.
  23. 80
    Rumor has it that developers Traveller's Tales have more Lego games in the works after this (including one based on Batman) -- here's hoping, as this formula simply works.
  24. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    With Lego Star Wars II, not only does the game itselff provide a general improvement over the previous release, but it also reinforces just how much better the original(which, technically, is the sequel)Star Wars trilogy is. [Oct. 2006, p.86]
  25. 80
    Its enthusiasm is infectious and irresistible. Here's to hoping LucasArts keeps the spirit alive with, dare we hope, a "Lego Indiana Jones."
  26. The game is simply unadulterated fun, and often what keeps you playing is the incentive of seeing how they'll interpret the next part of the film.
  27. The Original Trilogy's main strength is it's presentation and humour - the novelty of the Lego enviroments has not worn off from the first Lego Star Wars game and the music is excellent. The difficulty level is too easy, but a generous amount of unlockables offers decent replay value.
  28. Game Informer
    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]
  29. 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.
  30. The gameplay hasn't changed dramatically, but better source material makes Lego Star Wars II a better game than its predecessor.
  31. Play UK
    Playing as Lego Alec Guinness was always going to be better than Ewan McGregor anyway. [Issue 145, p.80]
  32. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    You have to give credit to the brilliant blockhead who forced this awesome yet fundamentally bizarro idea on LucasArts. [Oct. 2006, p.111]

Awards & Rankings

#42 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#90 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  1. May 28, 2012
  2. ChloeP.
    Sep 28, 2007
    This game is perfect. We all love it. I can play with my Dad or my baby sister Lily. Star Wars rulez. I like R2 D2 and Darth Vader. It is This game is perfect. We all love it. I can play with my Dad or my baby sister Lily. Star Wars rulez. I like R2 D2 and Darth Vader. It is really awesome to make Boba Fet fly so high. I feel that enough can not be said in favour of the amazing game. Full Review »
  3. DreadPirateRobert
    Jan 18, 2007
    I agree with Unholy M. -- it's not the hardest or most challenging game in the world, but it makes me grin while I'm playing. I agree with Unholy M. -- it's not the hardest or most challenging game in the world, but it makes me grin while I'm playing. It's just fun -- fun that deserves serious replay time. And the fact that I can play co-op mode with a 6-year old and still have fun makes it even better. Full Review »