LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars PlayStation 3


Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
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  1. Apr 20, 2011
    The game has some limitations and moments that prevent a fair balance in the conduct of the problems and puzzles. Yet, surely one of the best proposals of Traveller's Tales.
  2. Apr 19, 2011
    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.
  3. Apr 18, 2011
    Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is charming to behold but ultimately bland to play. Its workmanlike design emphasises repetition over imagination, quantity over quality, and form over substance.
  4. Apr 16, 2011
    Somewhere amongst all of the clunky design decisions is the charming style that made the LEGO series so popular. The game just oozes charisma, and as long as you're not banging your head against the wall trying to figure out what to do next, it's solid, lightweight fun (especially when played co-operatively).
  5. Apr 14, 2011
    It's exciting to see the Lego games attempt to innovate, and some of the battles can be truly epic, but all sense of awe and fun is destroyed by persistent issues across the board, leaving players confused and frustrated. The trademark Lego charm is still just about present but is quickly wearing thin.
  6. Apr 12, 2011
    A game that sticks to its roots, for better or for worse. It could be entertaining to the max for fans, but probably won't succeed in pulling in a new audience.
  7. 70
    A ridiculous amount of collectibles is distributed all throughout this, and it's enough to keep the most dedicated fans busy for a long time. Unfortunately, those are the only people that will last through it all, since most will be deterred soon after the end of the campaign by the monotonous gameplay, a lackluster 'plot', and somewhat redundant bonus missions.
  8. Apr 5, 2011
    Another LEGO game with almost the usual gameplay. The graphics aren't improved in the last few years, so the game isn't really bringing anything news. It isn't bad, but it's time for some new elements. A decent game, but it could have been a lot more.
  9. Apr 4, 2011
    The game's core mechanics are sound, but they are the same mechanics we were playing several years ago.
  10. Apr 4, 2011
    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars offers exactly what you expect – no more, no less. Despite new game mechanics, such as RTS-parts and more spaceship battles, this game clearly shows that the LEGO franchise is in desperate need of something new. It's the visually most impressive LEGO-game of them all, but then again – we say that every time, don't we?
  11. Apr 1, 2011
    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.
  12. 70
    It seems like TT Games have finally pushed their LEGO series beyond what was capable on the previous console genereation. The third LEGO Star Wars game adds massive battles and a welcome RTS-like element to some missions, while maitaining the brilliant co-op gameplay the series is famous for.
  13. PSM3 Magazine UK
    May 9, 2011
    After the thoughtful Lego Potter, this is a force push backwards. [June 2011, p.84]
  14. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 20, 2011
    The series to beat for nostalgic platforming. [May 2011, p.112]
  15. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Apr 15, 2011
    That said, Clone Wars remains a finely crafted and worthy romp through LEGO land, even for veterans of the series. [May 2011, p.77]

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User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Sep 12, 2011
    Last week, I purchased LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars for the PS3. It took me about 5 days and 25 hours of gameplay to complete the gameLast week, I purchased LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars for the PS3. It took me about 5 days and 25 hours of gameplay to complete the game fully, including 100% on-game completion and the platinum trophy (my first platinum). Now I bring you my review, the first review for the shoulders of Firey Vengeance blog, in both video and written form. Lego Star Wars III costs only $49.99 new at gamestop, a $10 downgrade from most other newly released PS3 games. This is both good and bad news. While it does allow many more to access the game easier, it also shows a considerable downgrade in the confidence TT Games have with their series. Still, the upcoming release of LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean shows that TT are relentless and diverse in the production of their games. I hope that LEGO Pirates does well in its own right, but today I'm here to talk about LEGO Star Wars III (Although it is actually the fourth in the series, technically). LSW3 is a giant step forward from the previous LEGO games, and a small nudge forward from last year's excellent LEGO Harry Potter (Expect a sequel 3rd or 4th quarter). While the ability to design customized levels and any online option are omitted, other new features bring the game forward in a new and improved direction. The first new thing I noticed about LSW3 is that it is abundant in content. Dozens of characters, including all of your favorites from the TV show, some returning characters from the movies (you unlock characters such as Vader and even Vader's Apprentice from collecting all the mini kits on a level) , and the ability to make your own custom characters, up to 18. Also, there is a giant boost level-wise. This time around, levels are bigger, more difficult (especially on the true-jedi front, if you don't get score x2), and, unlike some of the abominations of levels filling the blasphemy of a tribute in LEGO Indiana Jones 2, more true to the series. The cutscenes capture and lighten some of the great moments from the series, and, as a rare watcher of the show, make those who haven't had the chance to see the show more curious of the actually, pretty good series. In addition, a new mode, named "Assault" has been added. This mode is reminiscent of Star Wars Battlefront's galactic conquest mode. Although not as long-lived, completionists and those looking for an extra challenge will have their time taken up capturing bases (Basically command posts, except captured slightly differently), destroying statues of Yoda and Grievous, and building escape pods. There are a bunch of these missions, too many to count, and they are available as both republic and separatist campaigns. While fulfilling (and a requirement to get that prestigious gold brick collecting trophy), these levels are extremely repetitive and tedious, and take up hours of time better used when playing story levels. Another refreshing feature is the great new ability to both fly starships and walk on land in two levels. The main hub of the game is ridiculously over-done this time around. You can travel between two ships, the republic and separatist ships, and visit countless numbers of rooms. Some can only be unlocked by collecting a certain amount of gold bricks, which are rewarded when you complete, get true-jedi, or get all minikits on a level, and when you complete a bounty hunter mission or assault mission. the game isn't particularly hard, especially now that the red bricks are much easier to get (you don't even have to pay for something if you type in the code for it, and you'll still get the collect all red-brick trophy). Still, it's more difficult than previous games. Also, there are gold brick missions to do in between the two hub ships, where you can fly vehicles. All that's really left to talk about are the graphics, which are awesome. It's 10 times more HD that the previous lego games, and the lighting effects are superb. The game is almost completely glitch-free, although I had to restart my PS3 a couple times since there was so much content on the screen at once (they can now have like 500 characters on screen at once). Sound-wise, nothing much has changed, except for the addition of terrible elevator music on the republic HUB ship and awesome elevator music on the separatists HUB ship. The camera is not different from that of LEGO Harry Potter, and is pretty solid, at least in comparison to LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. Overall, LSW3: The Clone Wars is a solid game, and a vast improvement over it's predecessors, especially in content amount. There are still improvements to be made, but TT Games have definitely taken the right step. Full Review »
  2. Jan 12, 2016
    LEGO games are always good, but not always as good as LEGO Star Wars. The Complete Saga is definitely the best LEGO game, but this game comesLEGO games are always good, but not always as good as LEGO Star Wars. The Complete Saga is definitely the best LEGO game, but this game comes oh so close. Gameplay wise it's just as good. Graphically, it's the best for any LEGO game. Hub-world wise it's also the best. Finally, it's got a great strategy mode available, and the level design is great. Nonetheless, with a less easy to navigate story than could have been, and a lack in quite as grand a scale as The Complete Saga had - which was to be expected, really, but still - I find it hard to say it's better than The Complete Saga, even if it has all that great stuff. Oh well, I'll give it a high score anyway.

    85/100 (rounded to 9/10).
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  3. Aug 15, 2015
    Only Lego game I have never finished as it just did not hold my interest like the Starwars Complete Saga Lego game. Could have done so muchOnly Lego game I have never finished as it just did not hold my interest like the Starwars Complete Saga Lego game. Could have done so much better with it. Full Review »