Generally favorable reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Batman Lego is awesome, simply awesome. It’s great to play alone or with a friend in the story mode or without restrictions in free play.
  2. If you’ve played those other titles, you’ll feel right at home in the Dark Knight’s plastic paved Gotham. And, if you’ve enjoyed those titles, and are looking for more of the same but with a Batman facelift, you may find this the best Lego entry yet.
  3. 90
    A cheesy, lighthearted and consistently fun merging of the Caped Crusader's comicbook world with the Lego videogame formula, which is expanded but not fundamentally changed here. The format may be getting a bit tired, but Batman is the best fit for it yet given his huge array of villains, vehicles and gadgets.
  4. 90
    Another fantastic LEGO game. LEGO Batman is simple enough for kids to mash their way through, but addicting and deep enough to hold the interest of their parents, and the rare game perfect for them to play together.
  5. 90
    With a great variety of levels, tons of things to smash and collect, and a loveable cast of iconic heroes and villains, LEGO Batman is a fun and enjoyable title that will appeal not only to younger gamers but to Batman fans alike.
  6. A really enjoyable game that is great for solo and co-op gaming.
  7. If you enjoyed any of the previous versions of LEGO games, then you'll definitely want to pick up Batman.
  8. 85
    This is how all casual games should be.
  9. A thoroughly entertaining game that has a wide appeal for young and old. The low level of violence and simplicity of challenge makes it easy to play. A good solid family game that we highly recommend.
  10. Regains the silliness lost in Indy, and tightens up the formula neatly.
  11. While the Dark Knight might not seem the ideal candidate for the happy and cheerful Lego world, the entire affair is handled with a good-natured wink, and we are all reminded that the purpose of these games is to take us to a world where the lines between good and evil are clearly defined and evil is more a thing of comic mischief than serious malice.
  12. With a unique plot, great characters, and gameplay that’s fun for both kids and adults, Lego Batman continues the sheer fun of the series and is a great game on all available platforms.
  13. Being a fan of Batman, and the Animated Series especially, there's a lot to love with what Traveller’s Tales has done with the license.
  14. Fans of the Lego series are in for another treat with Lego Batman.
  15. While the formula is definitely on its last legs, LEGO Batman’s simple fun is engaging and even gets better as you go. The omission of online play is a disappointment, but thanks to a lineup of strong characters, more levels, and gameplay tweaked to fit the Dark Knight’s style, LEGO Batman is the best of the LEGO breed.
  16. An easy game to play with simple and intuitive controls. You’re drawn into the game within five minutes and you may find yourself playing three hours later without knowing where the time has gone.
  17. It isn’t a bad game; it’s just not a particularly original or innovative one. Those checking out a LEGO video game for the first time should enjoy how it plays, but those who have at least one LEGO game in the collection should try it before buying.
  18. Grown-ups will find it cute enough for a single playthrough, but kids will be wearing the disc out for weeks to come. Another hugely entertaining, carefully constructed gem of kiddy gaming.
  19. This is a great game and is only let down by the dodgy bit of vehicle control.
  20. That the game feels overly familiar is undoubtedly a good thing.
  21. This game has a fresh new angle to it, letting you throw batarangs and use different suits to reach otherwise inaccessible areas.
  22. Fans of the previous Lego efforts are going to be in hog heaven with this one.
  23. If you are looking for a family-friendly action-platform game, Lego Batman is sure to please. There is a lot of good content here that will please both the casual Batman fan and the old-school Batman fanboy.
  24. From the get go, Elfman’s score immediately sets the tone and puts you in a familiar place.
  25. 80
    LEGO Batman continues using a formula that has been tried and tested and proven incredibly successful time and time again. That said; it would have been great to see some of the problems encountered in early titles remedied or improved instead of perpetuated.
  26. Whether you’re a parent looking for a family friendly game that young kids can enjoy and play without much help or a Batman fan who always wanted to run around as a the caped crusader; the game doesn’t miss on any mark. For anyone who found LEGO Indiana Jones frustrating, this is a must buy.
  27. Lego Batman is a good game. The main problem is that the developers haven't bothered to fix many of the complaints that many people have had with their previous games.
  28. 77
    Good fun, but it's really just the same thing we've seen before. I don't think the LEGO formula needs much of a change, but certainly the common issues with the series should no longer exist.
  29. With Batman, the Lego saga achieves another new episode of pure fun. Perhaps the puzzles are easier this time, and the action of the combat isn´t satisfactory at all; but it continues being a remarkable entertainment, and a recommendable videogame to play with friends.
  30. The charm of LEGO blocks is exploring your creativity and building new things, so Traveler’s Tales’ habit of sticking to one formula stands in stark contrast to the entire LEGO philosophy. We’ve had fun with this series, but it’s time to dump the franchise out on the floor and start piecing it back into something new.
  31. LEGO Batman is new territory for the team at TT Games, with no memorable film scenes to recreate or iconic moments to build out of bricks. The results are surprisingly great, with detailed levels and three fun episodes of vexatious villainy for Batman to foil.
  32. The previous games were marred by simplistic, repetitive gameplay. Lego Batman isn’t entirely free from these flaws, but puzzles are more numerous, complicated and diverse. [Nov 2008, p.115]
  33. Stylish, competent, but a bit too familiar.
  34. LEGO Batman The Videogame is the best LEGO till now. The thirty levels are, thanks to the custom made story, more than varied and offer you enough secrets to keep you busy for days. The buildings and surroundings that you see resemble the stuff that you probably built when you were just a little kid. Too bad that Traveller Tales keep making the same mistakes in their LEGO franchise.
  35. Completionists will love the amount of things to find and collect, and with the unlockable Free Play mode and extra characters, the game has a fairly decent replay value. This game is a lot of fun, especially if you have someone nearby to play with.
  36. If you're in for an easygoing pick up and play type of game you can't go wrong with Lego Batman. Like the other games in the Lego franchise this is pure fun entertainment perfectly suited for game time for parents and their children. On the downside there are few news to be found here when compared to previous titles and some puzzles are illogical and flat out poorly designed which dampens the overall experience.
  37. It's the same Traveller's Tales Lego experience once again. Apart from the fact that Batman is now the subject matter, very little is new here and the gameplay is far from fresh.
  38. While Lego Batman is loaded with goofy charm and humor, its original storyline is paper-thin.
  39. If Traveller’s Tales can figure out how to put a little more production into the graphical presentation and include an online cooperative mode, you might just see the next LEGO title as a potential GOTY candidate if they keep up their stellar success of churning out real winners.
  40. Whilst Batman’s conversion to LEGO video-gaming was successful, it doesn’t live up to the standards of LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Indiana Jones. The poor storyline and lack of online co-op play make the game the weakest of the series. Let’s just hope 2009 brings us a more solid LEGO title.
  41. Even though LEGO Batman does a few new things to set it apart from past entries in the LEGO series, it feels like Traveller's Tales is giving us more of the same.
  42. Perhaps it is time that Traveler’s Tales mellows down a bit and tries to make the next Lego game a bit more polished then this travesty.
  43. Obtuse puzzles may hinder your enjoyment, but Lego Batman is still fun with a friend.
  44. It’s diminishing returns for the Lego series anyway, now amplified by an uninspiring Batman get-up. After this we can’t really get excited about any future Lego games short of one called Lego: Your Childhood.
  45. 60
    Half Val Kilmer, Half Christian Bale, the formula is looking a tad trite and jaded. Too apathetic for many but fans and kids alike will still find its cute and simplistic ways endearing enough.
  46. Lego Batman represents the first real misstep from developer Traveller's Tales in their moderately popular Lego franchise.
  47. In the end, Lego Batman is just a crappier version of Lego Star Wars or Lego Indiana Jones but with a guy in a cape.
  48. 50
    While not necessarily a bad game, Lego Batman scrapes through under the definition of 'fun'.
  49. 50
    Though Batman's got a well-developed mythos, he lacks enough specific, widely remembered scenes ripe for parody.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 17, 2014
    I don't fully remember this game because I played it when i was younger, but what a remember was fun. The game has a fun campaign which isI don't fully remember this game because I played it when i was younger, but what a remember was fun. The game has a fun campaign which is best co-op. A great feature this game has is being able to play as the villains in their own stages that lead up to the hero stages. Another great feature is the different batman suits you can wear, which add a fun twist to the game play. Though flawed and annoying at time LEGO Batman is overall fun experience. Full Review »
  2. Jan 16, 2013
    The game show nothing more than that Batman is only as good as his tools. The game feels empty. Without an established story to comicallyThe game show nothing more than that Batman is only as good as his tools. The game feels empty. Without an established story to comically retell, the game relies on slap stick to try and get a laugh but fails. The classic Lego elements are there, but the charm isn't. The villains can't do what the bat and bird can and vice versa which leads to a rather simple freeplay experience of role reversal.

    The pieces just didn't fit together this time.
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  3. Apr 26, 2012
    I enjoyed this lego game a lot. I'm thinking of trying Lego Batman 2 as well. This has Good single player witch you can play as the good guysI enjoyed this lego game a lot. I'm thinking of trying Lego Batman 2 as well. This has Good single player witch you can play as the good guys and the bad guys witch means more playable characters witch was very good idea. Multiplayer with a friend is even better and a lot more fun. Single player 7/10 Multiplayer 8/10 Lego Batman 7.9/10 Full Review »