Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Feb 28, 2014
    90
    The LEGO Movie Videogame was one of the few LEGO games that instantly made me want to play more upon finishing the story mode.
  2. Speaking as a fellow who’s spent far too much money on plastic bricks for his kid – and more time than he cares to admit building and disassembling them with her – I haven’t been as enthralled with or enchanted by a Lego game since the original Lego Star Wars.
  3. Mar 3, 2014
    80
    The latest incarnation of the famous franchise is an absolutely must have for those who loved the previous LEGO games. Even with just some small additions, The LEGO Movie Videogame is the perfect product for the family and comes with funny characters, a brilliant story and a valuable replay.
  4. Feb 15, 2014
    80
    It might be not the best LEGO so far, but it does offer what you expect from the series. If you're a fan of it, you won't be disappointed.
  5. 80
    Where LEGO City Undercover delivered a great solo experience in a sandbox and LEGO Marvel Superheroes delivered lots of characters, The LEGO Movie Videogame seems happy enough with providing the usual two player co-op that TT Games does so well. This time they do it with a lot of focus on the well-known building blocks and some twists on the movie. As a fan of LEGO assembling, the movie or TT Games in general, this is a must-have.
  6. Feb 12, 2014
    80
    Funny, colorful, and full of personality, The Lego Movie Videogame not only successfully builds from its source material but is also a great example of why Lego games are so much fun to play.
  7. Feb 10, 2014
    80
    TT Games sets a double-punch with this unique movie-videogame based upon the LEGO World. Fun, engaging and very detailed action adventure masterpiece.
  8. Feb 6, 2014
    80
    Clever, colourful and weirdly comforting – there’s little to dislike about The Lego Movie Videogame, even if it feels assembled from the same bricks as its predecessors. Not everything is awesome, but it comes close enough.
  9. Feb 25, 2014
    78
    The LEGO Movie Videogame offers the same enjoyable formula from other LEGO games, but also some new mechanics, and every single aspect from the film, has been brought to this tie-in, including the catchy song. Having said that, the game also has new flaws when compared with others in the LEGO series, and in the end is less enjoyable than the movie.
  10. Feb 24, 2014
    75
    As a game based on a movie based on a toy franchise this could have gone a lot of different ways. As it turns out, it's just another highly enjoyable, if not exactly memorable, LEGO experience.
  11. Apr 21, 2014
    70
    It’s certainly not as ‘awesome’ as its movie counterpart but there’s some genuine fun to be had with this.
  12. Apr 13, 2014
    70
    Aside from a few fun mechanics introduced by this chapter, there is nothing new here to leave you speechless. At the same time, the perpetual smiles on our faces that this title left us, compels us to recognize its merits.
  13. Mar 17, 2014
    70
    Hardly strays from the established formula, but that's not entirely a bad thing. Any single game that allows you to play as both Batman and Gandalf has to be doing something right.
  14. Mar 6, 2014
    70
    While it lacks the endearing appeal of some of its older siblings, The LEGO Movie Videogame is still a strong cinematic tie-in that serves as a perfect accompaniment to the big screen blockbuster – even if you should ensure that you visit the theatre first.
  15. Mar 3, 2014
    70
    Everything isn’t always awesome, but in small doses it can be.
  16. Feb 18, 2014
    70
    There hasn't been a lot of tweaks to the overall LEGO game formula, but The LEGO Movie Videogame manages to feel fresh and exciting to play. Levels are shorter, there are less collectibles, and the experience feels much more focused than in previous games. It is a great argument for the less is more approach to game design.
  17. Feb 17, 2014
    70
    A mostly linear experience, shuttling the player from scene to scene, with the slightly more open hub worlds being there for random LEGO stud hunts and little else.
  18. Feb 16, 2014
    70
    It goes completely against the spirit of the movie but at least the game is able to celebrate the creativity of its developers, if not its players.
  19. Feb 11, 2014
    70
    Visually, The Lego Movie Video Game on PS4 looks about the same as Lego Marvel Superheroes did on the Wii U, which is a shame since the movie added scratches to textures and variable stop-motion framerate and lighting effects that could have been exploited with the next-gen hardware.
  20. While it doesn’t measure up to Traveller’s Tales masterpiece, last year’s Lego City Undercover for the Wii U, and it doesn’t live up to its theme song – where “everything is awesome” – it is indeed a colourful and fun puzzler that’s sure to please fans. But you’ll probably want to see the movie first.
  21. Mar 9, 2014
    69
    A decent game with some nice moments, but it lacks the usual magic touch of the other Lego Games.
  22. Apr 7, 2014
    66
    A number of the scenes lack any real zest. [May 2014, p.78]
  23. Shorter than your average LEGO adventure, doesn't build upon the formula in meaningful ways. [May 2014, p81]
  24. Mar 25, 2014
    65
    This isn't the best LEGO game to get. It really focuses on kids and therefore it's too simple for us adults.
  25. Feb 12, 2014
    65
    The LEGO Movie Videogame extends a concise and hilarious film into a much longer and less consistent interactive experience that sometimes dips into boring territory.
  26. Apr 18, 2014
    60
    It's clearly visible that authors of The LEGO Movie Videogame rushed its development to release it simultaneously with the movie. Therefore it lacks quality of the other LEGO games. Nonetheless, it serves fine as the movie's appendix.
  27. Despite the familiarity of its mechanics, it's definitely way more fun than stepping on one of the damn bricks. [Apr 2014, p.87]
  28. Apr 11, 2014
    60
    It’s not the best LEGO game that you can find neither the most original, but if you want to “see” the movie in a different format you’ll not be disappointed.
  29. Apr 9, 2014
    60
    Underbaked. [Issue#146, p.114]
  30. Mar 6, 2014
    60
    The LEGO Movie Videogame recaptures much of the charm and playability of its forebears by rehashing their hallmarks, but doesn't quite have the same appeal.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Feb 8, 2014
    8
    Who Knew a Movie-Licensed Game would be so great :D
    Pros
    -Great Grahics -Solid Gameplay -Simple Premise -Good Puzzles -Superb Voice
    Who Knew a Movie-Licensed Game would be so great :D
    Pros
    -Great Grahics
    -Solid Gameplay
    -Simple Premise
    -Good Puzzles
    -Superb Voice Acting
    Cons
    -Can feel a bit Repetitive
    Recommendation: Any Lego Fan or Hardcore Gamer
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  2. Feb 9, 2014
    9
    This is one of the best tie in games for a movie that I have played in a long time. It's good enough that it would easily stand on it's ownThis is one of the best tie in games for a movie that I have played in a long time. It's good enough that it would easily stand on it's own without the movie based on how well the levels fill in the gaps along the story line.

    The levels are fun and brimming with hidden areas, characters and collectibles. Having the actual voice actors really pulls the game together and gives it the charm that the movie brings tot the table.

    The music is amazing and really gets you into the action and story.

    The only thing about this game that was a disappointment was the lack of online co op. These games are meant to be played with another person, and as much fun as it is playing with someone next to me - there are others whom I would love to play this with that do not live in the same province as me.

    With that aside - this game is a solid platforming collecting haven of fun. Everything is indeed, awesome.
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  3. Feb 7, 2014
    9
    This game is fabulous , LEGO games have always been fun but many of them lacked the originality that few games in the series had . The storyThis game is fabulous , LEGO games have always been fun but many of them lacked the originality that few games in the series had . The story is quite simple you are Emmet who is a construction worker and work to recover the ' Kragle ' from Lord Businessman .. The characters are funny and have goofy names as well there a lot of characters to choose from and unlocking them is addicting ... You will be putting a lot of hours in getting the trophies and all collectibles which is fun and challenging at times , Remote play works exceptionally well . Though there is a minor complaint that open world could be expanded a bit , Game play is classic LEGO style and each charterer has some special ability .. All in all everyone would love the game especially the ones who have watched the movie ! 9/10 ! Full Review »