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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
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  1. Jun 12, 2011
    1
    This is the worst Lego game yet. The levels are very short and follow the same basic formula, The levels have completely nothing to do with the story (most).
  2. rf
    Dec 20, 2009
    9
    At present, user reviews are not appearing on Metacritic's main page. I have a son, age 10. We have played Lego Star Wars, Lego Indy 1 and recently Lego Batman to near-completion. Lego Indy 2 is by far the most fun we've had with the series since the delights of the original Star Wars. The gameplay is familiar yet very differently structured in Indy 2, which is why it's so At present, user reviews are not appearing on Metacritic's main page. I have a son, age 10. We have played Lego Star Wars, Lego Indy 1 and recently Lego Batman to near-completion. Lego Indy 2 is by far the most fun we've had with the series since the delights of the original Star Wars. The gameplay is familiar yet very differently structured in Indy 2, which is why it's so much better. The "difficulty" that critics describe in navigating the hub worlds would have been lauded three years ago and should have been implemented long ago -- no more clunky purchase shops, no more dull returns to a main screen area between levels. Everything works seamlessly (including split screen) and reconfigures those extra block-gathering assignments in previous games into a casual collection system that cannot be missed, making the game actually much EASIER as well as more rewarding in terms of exploration. We've completed three of the four games and are delighted. I particularly like the revisits to levels (which are no longer "story" and "free play", but story only with the ability to revisit the level to collect treasure in a mini-puzzle setting, and additional bonus levels are hidden everywhere. Great fun, simply great. The characters are reworked (button schemes, animations, functions) which is refreshing and makes the brain work a little harder, something I find very important in my son's gaming -- despite being a remake, this is not a template of other Lego games, so trial and error (and logical connections) will play a part in figuring out each character's value -- that is, additional value, since the classic actions are still where they should be: Indy whips, Short Round crawl, Marion jumps, bad guys drop hats, etc. The boss levels are especially fun as they take familiar movie moments and then curve off into ridiculous, nonsequiter jokes. This too is very refreshing, having felt slave to the dull, perfunctory "story" gameplay of the original Indy game. If next year's Harry Potter does this and more, I will be very pleased. In fact, I may very much dislike all future Lego games if they don't continue this one's smart frankly better direction. Best Lego game. Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2011
    7
    I like the newly designed levels and the ability to create your own levels, but creating the levels is complicated and it is isn't like the movie stories like the 1st Lego Indiana Jones was.
  4. Apr 26, 2012
    7
    Lego Indiana Jones 2 is better than the first one but not by much. The story campaign are a little overrated if you ask me, but however the level maker saves this game's life and is very cool. Story Campaign 6/10 Level Maker 7/10 Lego Indiana Jones 2 7.1/10
  5. Dec 7, 2014
    8
    It wasn't very different from the original. The game is pretty meh and so are the levels. I didn't like the open world thing that much tho it was cool. The real fun that i had was the level editor! So many levels that i made! Wow.
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Sure, the gameplay grew stale sooner than we expected, but it's hard resisting Lego Indiana Jones 2, especially once that familiar theme music kicks in. Just don't expect it to hold your attention for long.
  2. What once was an incredibly fun set of games has become a monotonous experience that’s more about going through the motions than it is about having a good time.
  3. While I appreciate the desire to try something new with the game structure after so many titles, the resulting mishmash of ideas is frustrating, repetitive, and unfriendly to both kids and adults.