Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. So while it's no shock that LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes succeeds admirably as a platformer, we were surprised to find that it also manages to reinvigorate a series that has every reason to feel overly familiar and tiresome by now. [Sept 2012, p.83]
  2. Jul 11, 2012
    90
    You should give a try to Lego Batman 2: it's a fun and pleasant experience for players of all ages.
  3. Jun 25, 2012
    90
    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes raises the bar with gameplay, presentation and fun. You will be playing this for hours after you complete the main mission. That's something you couldn't say with complete joy in your voice with previous LEGO titles. This certainly will be tough to top when the next LEGO game is released.
  4. So much has been improved, and with a tightly scripted plot where a gun known as the Destructor makes a perfect weapon for a Lego Joker, cinematic camera shots and a clear love for the series, TT Games has surpassed its previous titles. This is a huge game, with a world fans won't want to leave.
  5. Jun 20, 2012
    90
    Simply put, LEGO Batman 2 has restored my faith in the ability for a game with these larger-than-life super heroes to be fun and entertaining without resorting to making them evil or just making them punch each other a lot.
  6. Jun 20, 2012
    87
    All the DC Super Heroes join the party with Batman and his opponent Joker – and this party's in an open world that provides many riddles and fun as well as a wide range of gameplay-options. Once again, there is no online-mode and the loading times are as tedious as some leghty missions. Besides, there are not enough checkpoints to make a break and to save the game. However, the characters engage in discussions and dialogue, the world to explore is huge and the story offers a lot of humour. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a great game for both young and grown up gamers.
  7. Jun 27, 2012
    85
    The best LEGO game to date, and in fact one of the best Batman games ever. It becomes a sandbox, but this is not the best of Lego Batman 2. Its level design shines, with great situations and challenges that will keep us playing for hours.
  8. Jun 18, 2012
    85
    I polished off the story in about nine hours, but I spent the next 11 chasing down bricks and characters -- and I'm still not done.
  9. Jun 20, 2012
    84
    A step in the right direction for a series that was flirting with stagnation. With 50 available characters, a slew of corresponding skills and abilities, an open world that encourages exploration and discovery, a halfway decent story, and rock solid control, this one is quite the package.
  10. Aug 1, 2012
    83
    Thankfully, the classic Lego gameplay dominates the main game, making Lego Batman 2 another goofy brick-building blast to play. [Aug 2012, p.110]
  11. Oct 8, 2012
    82
    Still, even with its virtual omission of anyone not with "man" at the end of their name doesn't keep LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes from being fun. Watching a beloved hero like Batman fight baddies and his own issues with Superman is a great combination, and it's all presented in the family-friendly LEGO wrapper we've come to expect from Telltale. If you or anyone in your house is a fan of the caped crusader - even the newest iteration - you can rest assured that LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will be a hit.
  12. Jun 25, 2012
    82
    LEGO Batman 2 is a magnificent new entry for the LEGO Games saga, offering new game mechanics and lots of hours of enjoyment.
  13. Aug 7, 2012
    80
    There's so much heart put into the game that it's pretty impossible to dislike, actually, warts and all. [Issue#221, p.80]
  14. Aug 6, 2012
    80
    It's a treat to see super heroes nteract with one another. The script is great, the gameplay is strong, and it's a strong step in the right direction. If you enjoy previous LEGO titles, you'll be right at home here.
  15. Jul 19, 2012
    80
    LEGO Batman 2 may have suffered from the series' collective fatigue in a few places, yet still stands as one of the best, most enriching puzzle platformers to grace home consoles.
  16. Jul 19, 2012
    80
    Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a fantastic achievement for Telltale Games, the Lego games having been yearly (even bi-yearly) released since 2005 have never really moved forward the franchise, until this iteration and it is a fantastical leap.
  17. The sad reality, though, is that most will probably dismiss LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes as just another block-based kids' game. Don't be one of those chumps, because it's a valiant shot at the stars, built upon a solid brick foundation, which should be applauded. Is it simple? Yes, but often devilishly so, and that doesn't stop it from simultaneously becoming one of the best superhero outings and the definitive LEGO game thus far. [August 2012, p77]
  18. 80
    The most ambitious LEGO game to date is an open-world delight that excels in its depth and the satisfaction that each new collectible brings. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is well worth your time, even if it sometimes shows the developer's inexperience with the genre.
  19. Jul 3, 2012
    80
    LEGO Batman 2 is a true milestone for the series. A brick-made Batman rose up to the challenge and overtook it's predecessor by light years. The game's biggest assets are: an introduction of an open world, an interesting story and surprising plot twists. The new LEGO Batman is almost addictive – exploring the game's world can take long hours, and visiting previously completed levels isn't a strange thing.
  20. Jul 1, 2012
    80
    The inclusion of a fully voiced cast and the open-world setting of Gotham make this one of the most ambitious games in the LEGO series to date. If you only play one Batman game that comes out this year, it should definitely be LEGO Batman 2.
  21. Jun 29, 2012
    80
    LEGO Batman 2 will be remembered for two reasons: it's the first spoken LEGO game of all time and it's also an open-world adventure. Not perfect at all, but a very good game indeed... can't wait for the Lord of the Ring's one!
  22. Jun 29, 2012
    80
    LEGO Batman 2 is refreshingly straightforward, rarely frustrating and tailored perfectly to younger gamers. It also treats adults with respect, with universally appealing humour and gameplay that is relatively free of faff and full of fun. Though it's unfortunately dragged down by some technical hitches, on the whole it's a heroic effort and probably the best LEGO game to date. Thanks to the open world and voice acting, it's certainly the most ambitious.
  23. Jun 26, 2012
    78
    It wasn't easy to do something new with LEGO Batman, but TT Games surely tried to and the result is a nice game, packed with a lot of puzzles, powers and characters. If you liked the first episode, this sequel won't disappoint you.
  24. Jun 29, 2012
    76
    With an expansive city to explore between levels, LEGO Batman 2 can easily be a likened to an Arkham City-lite. The promise of playing with other DC Super Heroes isn't brought to its full potential as the story remains laser-focused on Batman, Robin, and Superman, but there's a fun family-friendly adventure for these three leads.
  25. Jul 2, 2012
    75
    It's a class act, but it trades complexity for charm. [Aug 2012, p.104]
  26. 70
    The inclusion of the free roaming open world aspect is a huge step in the right direction, but is let down by the lack of a mini-map and some extremely shoddy vehicle work.
  27. Jun 22, 2012
    65
    Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes transports the series' problems to an open world, but winning humor shines through the clouds.
  28. Jun 29, 2012
    60
    Even in their thirteenth outing in the Lego world, Traveller's Tales have managed to craft a humerous and charming platformer with enough in-jokes and references to satisfy the most discerning comic book fan. Unfortunately the experience is ruined by a severe lack of challenge, idiotic AI and slipshod platforming.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Jun 25, 2012
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. C-. Save your money until this game comes down to $19.99 or less. I have played all the Lego video games (except Harry Potter 2) and this is by far the least fun. I give it points for the amusing love triangle between Batman, Robin and Superman and that's about it. The gameplay is oddly glitchy and basically terrible. Driving is crappy and pointless. Fly too close to a building, and you will see nothing but the back of your character fill the screen as the camera squeezes itself between you and the building. In many spots you will not be able to turn, drop or fly out of this situation. I fell in little cracks in corners beside the suit-change circles in 2 different spots in the maze, and was unable to get out (restart game). I fell into a little alley high up between 2 buildings and was unable to get out (restart game). The split screen in co-op story mode moves around so radically you will lose your character during fights and pummel your partner just as much as the enemies. Trying to aim a laser or heat vision while your partner is moving at all? Good luck holding the reticle in place. Ping the map and follow to a red dot for a red brick, and the mini-game you need to complete may or may not be there. More than once I found myself at an empty parking lot or dock or park (go about 20 yards away and hang out for a bit, then go back and they appear). You take no damage in flying or driving levels in story mode. You don't even drive or fly. You are on a rail shooting all but unmoving targets until the level ends. While free-roaming the city, you will unlock a red brick. In the 12 minutes it takes the game to autosave your progress, enemies will beat on you and kill you as you stand frozen waiting for the save to end. Finish the story and you are done with 20% of the game. The next 80% is spent finding things for which you have little or no use. You can unlock a pile of different watercraft, but there is nothing to do in the water and no place to dock (I triangled out of the boat in the middle of the river hoping to respawn on land... nope, back in the boat. so I finally ran aground and popped out). And on and on... this game should be rated Ages 5-7 Except For the Parts There is No Way to Figure Out Except By Walkthrough. Full Review »
  2. May 30, 2013
    10
    This my favorite LEGO game ever! The voice acting is a huge improvement to the LEGO series.The story was great and funny. Collecting gold bricks and buying characters is very fun. Riding vehicles in Gotham City never gets old! Full Review »
  3. Aug 13, 2012
    8
    The basics are all there. There's no doubt this is a true unique Lego game. But there are many improvements that make this one the best Lego game so far. The open world map is a bit overwhelming, at first, especially when you see one thousand things to do and have no clue on how to do them. You'll keep wondering where are the other characters, how do you buy stuff, how do you replay levels and so on. But the lose ends come together eventually and, after a great story (filled with exciting moments) you'll have a sandbox game like no other. There are many flaws, of course, especially with navigating the map (flying mechanics are a nightmare) and actually FINDING stuff on the map - additionally you have no idea where's north and south (a compass would be a welcome addition), so you'll have some difficulty in knowing where you are going. But, apart from that, a great game and the best Lego game so far. Full Review »