Generally favorable reviews - based on 60 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
Buy On
  1. 80
    Traveller's Tales has once again delivered an experience that boils down to smashing stuff over and over again while searching for secrets, while also managing to make that formula fun and addictive.
  2. The third time is the charm for Traveller's Tales--logical puzzles and great offline co-op play make this the best Lego game yet.
  3. The magic just isn’t here. Repeating the success of Star Wars with a radically different license requires more than Star Wars as a foundation. It really never finds Indiana Jones’ pulse, and ends up being somewhat of a mess, albeit a moderately fun one.
  4. If you're looking for an entirely new gameplay experience from the folks at LucasArts, then you won't find it in LEGO Indiana Jones. However, this is the most polished and enjoyable entry in the LEGO series of games.
  5. 80
    Even if you make only one trip through LEGO Indiana Jones, it'll be a great ride.
  6. In gameplay terms it represents a commendable improvement on an already solid framework and seems to captivate its young players with the same gently challenging grip o' fun as LEGO Star Wars did. It's just a shame that this evolution seems to have come at the expense of many of the peripheral activities that made the previous LEGO games a more robust and varied experience in the long term.
  7. 90
    The tone might be almost overwhelmingly saccharine sweet, with even the caricature Nazis of the films stripped of their insignia and leering malice, but all gamers, young or old, are virtually guaranteed a great time. [July 2008, p.78]
  8. The addictive gameplay, well-rendered graphics (even on an aged system), easy control scheme, innovative cooperative features and tons of replay value make for a winner.
  9. 75
    Lego Indy's main quest isn't terribly expansive -- you can finish it in a weekend, and that's if you take your time -- but the game's unquestionably built for completists, with a ton of hidden treasure and extra characters (you can unlock pretty much every character in the films, right down to Last Crusade's castle butler).
  10. Despite the lack of online play and the humdrum combat system, LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is a lot fun to play.
  11. games(TM)
    As great as it is to watch, it's simply nowhere near as much fun to play, and no amount of whips, snakes and Holy Grails can ever change that. [July 2008, p.116]
  12. Edge Magazine
    The game suffers from a slow start, the first six chapters indistinct and repetitive. [July 2008, p.92]
  13. 80
    LEGO Indiana Jones may not be quite as engaging as LEGO Star Wars, but it’s still a lot of fun to play through. That’s doubly true with a friend. The quest isn’t particularly long, but there’s plenty of incentive for a second run-through (or a third …), and Indy fans will definitely have a blast re-living the original films -- LEGO-style.
  14. LEGO Indiana Jones is absolutely worth playing, especially if you want to introduce young children to the series without scaring the hell out of them with the ending to "Raiders."
  15. Doesn't quite live up to its Star Wars cousins, mainly due to the fact that Star Wars is simply a more memorable series, but it's still a brilliant adventure and great fun.
  16. AceGamez
    If you've got kids of a gaming age then they'll enjoy playing this and, thanks to the excellent two-player mode, you'll still get to join in.
  17. There’s still a lot of entertainment value here: the cutscenes, the puzzles, the whip, the unlockable areas, the light-hearted humor. But, moreso than with Lego Star Wars, you don’t need a microscope to see the flaws in this shiny new jewel.
  18. Pelit (Finland)
    Recreates the happy and easy-going gameplay familiar from Lego Star Wars. As fun and humorous as it is, it does not provide challenge for a seasoned gamer. [June 2008]
  19. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Prepare for some frustrating deaths. [July 2008, p.79]
  20. 75
    LEGO Indiana Jones sticks to an almost identical formula to the LEGO Star Wars games before it, but with its adventure-themed gameplay and incredibly entertaining cooperative features, the game is a solid purchase for anyone who wants to have some pure, uncomplicated fun.
  21. By permitting Traveller's Tales to parody the movies to such an extent, they've allowed the developer to create something above and beyond the standard movie tie-in. [July 2008, p.86]
  22. If you enjoyed the Lego Star Wars games and didn’t feel that they were getting tired by the end of the second game, then you’ll love this release.
  23. Lego Indy doesn’t vary much in scope and content from the previous titles that the pair have worked on, but it’s still a fun game to play and a smart take on the game-from-a-movie process, which more times than not turns out to be lacking in the “game” portion. Most of all, it makes me wonder what they’ll team up on next.
  24. X-ONE Magazine UK
    There’s so much to like here and so much to hate that it’s just a matter of personal preference. We like it, we don’t love it, but we also know there’s plenty of folk out there who definitely will. [Issue#33]
  25. This is a fun and thoroughly enjoyable family-friendly game that will surely follow the same successful path its cousin titles from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away have already walked down.
  26. It’s also a rare creature: a family friendly multiplayer 360 game that will appeal to adults and kids alike.
  27. Perhaps the worst thing you can say about Lego Indy is that it is not as instantly likeable as the Lego Star Wars games, and that it’s more of a relationship you’ll have to work at instead of being the love at first sight Travellers Tales' previous efforts were.
  28. This is great, but expect repetitive block smashing and item collecting that, in this third LEGO game, has overstayed its welcome.
  29. There isn't anything fundamentally wrong with this game. The controls are responsive, the graphics are faithful to the original franchises and it strives to attain the same kind of humor that was an Indiana Jones trademark. But that doesn't mean that the game isn't filled with repetition and uninteresting puzzles. Younger players and fans of the movies will likely enjoy this game, but the appeal stops there.
  30. Lego Indiana Jones’s success comes from keeping the fun gameplay of the Lego Star Wars games, but injecting the classic Indy moments, music, and characters
  31. LEGO Indy is a step above the Star Wars titles, and is a must-get for any fans of the whip-cracking archeologist.
  32. While not a bad game, our overriding feeling while playing Lego Indiana Jones was that we really wanted to play through Lego Star Wars again. The game works, for all its glitches, and will undoubtedly provide a good few hours of co-op fun with a like-minded second player. Nevertheless, the painful fact is that Lego fatigue has set in far sooner than we had expected it to.
  33. The "Lego Star Wars"-games were fun and entertaining with great co-op features. Unfortunately Lego Indiana Jones isn't as great, simply because fighting Germans isn’t as fun as battling Darth Vader, puzzle solving isn’t as fun this time around and the video sequences aren’t as funny. Despite being a lesser game, this is still a great gaming experience.
  34. The only thing is that we were looking forward to more innovative elements, next to Indiana's unique abilities, swinging and climbing on ropes and such. The gameplay style is getting a bit stale at this point.
  35. Lego Indiana Jones has met if not surpassed what Lego Start Wars achieved. The story is wonderful, the cut scenes are funny while still keeping to the story, and the gameplay makes you play nonstop.
  36. The story and general game play is very good. The game on a whole is good but is no better than Star Wars or any worse for that matter. It’s just a shame it’s let down by some poor finishing in places.
  37. 75
    I think that the Star Wars universe is naturally a better fit for Travelers' Tales' LEGO series. In LEGO Indiana Jones, the combat isn't as fun, thanks to the lack of lightsabers, for example.
  38. After Lego Batman comes out, though, I hope Traveller’s Tales takes a good look at where its Lego games are going and makes the tweaks and additions necessary to keep the franchise relevant.
  39. netjak
    Despite the cutesy idea, there is a pretty solid game buried inside of Lego Indiana Jones.
  40. 81
    Lego Indiana Jones is very accessible and very well produced. Although for some endlessly smashing Lego scenery and finding keys to fit winches again and again and again in a desperate attempt to reach the next mildly humorous Mr. Bean-injected version of a scene from the classic films may get slightly tedious after hours and hours of it, and this is just about all Lego Indiana Jones' gameplay really amounts to.
  41. Being an “achievement addict” when I first got my hands on the list, I was more-or-less drooling... OK, that was a slight over-exaggeration but they are one of the best achievement lists I have seen.
  42. Take away the LEGOs, and there's nothing here you won't find in other movie tie-in games. But few movie tie-ins are this much fun, or show this much love for the source material.
  43. Indiana Jones the original adventures is a fun and enjoyable game for all audiences, and that is what is important about the LEGO series brought by Tt games, most people who play this game will like it.
  44. The gameplay is addictive as ever and the Indy makeover oozes with style.
  45. Overall, LEGO Indiana Jones is a must have for any fan of the LEGO genre or of the Indiana Jones movies.
  46. In some levels the single player experience feels butchered. So much so, we occasionally found ourselves switching on a second pad, moving the other character into position and then dropping out afterwards.
  47. Star Wars may have left you wondering if they would jump the shark with Indiana Jones, but this one just leaves you hungry for the upcoming Batman title and a few more improvements.
  48. Playing through this game reminded me how much fun the Indiana Jones character really is. If you enjoy the films at all, and enjoyed Lego Star Wars, this is right up your alley.
  49. Do not let the childish coat this game is covered in (I mean it is LEGO after all!) scare you away because this game is worth the time and effort you will put in while solving puzzles, exploring levels and collecting everything the game has to offer.
  50. For LEGO and Indy fans, this game is a revelation! The funny scenes, in which Traveller’s Tales make fun of themselves, are one of the best parts of LEGO Indiana Jones.
  51. Although quite a fun game, LEGO Indy shrinks in stature when compared the previous LSW games.
    LEGO Indiana Jones turned out to be a good game despite the fact that it isn’t as much fun as LEGO Star Wars was. The gameplay with its increased number of puzzles, however, leads to several frustrating moments, especially since you can’t save as often as you might want to. Nevertheless: Fans should definitely give the game a try. [Issue#14]
  53. A brilliant game that while not quite as fun as Lego Star Wars (perhaps because that was Star Wars), still stands on it own as a must have for anyone who like adventure games with a bit of humour.
  54. Traveller's Tales has done a good job with the Lego license, and this Indiana Jones is no exception.
  55. Fans of the Lego Star Wars games, fans of Indiana Jones and gamers looking for a fun distraction even the younger ones can get into will enjoy Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures.
  56. To round off, as a game in itself, Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is a fantastic game, even for people who haven't seen the movies.
  57. This simple gameplay is appropriate to the game’s primary target audience, children. But it is notable just how much fun adults can have with it.
  58. 360 Gamer Magazine UK
    Lego Indiana Jones has three main areas of appeal: those who liked Lego Star Wars, those who liked the movies and those who want a fun and utterly charming gaming experience. If you match one of those criteria it’s definitely worth a look. Match all three with a taste for its much-needed replay value and you should have bought this already.
  59. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    It doesn’t have the greatness of George Lucas space saga, but the implicit exploration of the movies allows for a better exploitation of the puzzle element. A fun proposition for all audiences. [July 2008]
  60. 84
    This is not a title that will change your life or change the industry. It is, however, a heap of fun – a light-hearted reinterpretation of three iconic films that’s at its best with friends.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 4, 2016
    If you have seen my other lego reveiws, then you should know I like this game. It takes you through the first three movied of the series andIf you have seen my other lego reveiws, then you should know I like this game. It takes you through the first three movied of the series and lets you play through them in lego. It's pretty basic. Full Review »
  2. Jun 17, 2015
    Jogo foi bem feito , conseguiu relatar bem a historia de Indiana Jones , com graficos até que bom para seu limite , coop divertido só queJogo foi bem feito , conseguiu relatar bem a historia de Indiana Jones , com graficos até que bom para seu limite , coop divertido só que falta de suporte da empresa no jogo mais vale apena comprar e se divertir no coop ! Full Review »
  3. Rem
    Jul 11, 2013
    Lego Indiana Jones while fun and packed with content doesn't do much to stand out from the other lego games that I've played before. The humorLego Indiana Jones while fun and packed with content doesn't do much to stand out from the other lego games that I've played before. The humor is most welcome, but everything I did (with the exception of vehicles and whips) is exactly the same. This can be a nice distraction, but I left unfulfilled. The graphics were the same with the exception of more lifelike areas and models, the sound and goofiness of the series has been faithfully translated into Indiana Jones lore. I played with a partner through most of the time, but all we could think was a reskinned lego star wars that manages to pull off a few laughs in the end. Sometimes that's enough to have a good time, but enough for full price. Full Review »