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  • Summary: LEGO Star Wars II takes the fun and customization ability of the LEGO play pattern and combines it with the epic story, characters and action from the revolutionary Star Wars: Episodes IV, V and VI. With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the Original Trilogy, LEGO Star Wars II lets you build and battle your way through your favorite film moments. From Darth Vader's pursuit of Princess Leia aboard her Blockade Runner to Luke's final confrontation with Emperor Palpatine. For the first time ever, characters can get in and out of vehicles, as well as ride creatures. Because it's LEGO style, you can also mix and match the body parts of more than 50 playable characters to create one of millions of possible LEGO Star Wars heroes. And on PS2, Xbox and Windows platforms, a game save from the first LEGO Star Wars can unlock another 50-plus additional characters for Free Play mode -- that's more than 100 total characters. Other exciting additions include free-roaming vehicle levels, the ability to switch ships at will in Free Play mode, cool new character-specific attacks and maneuvers, playable mini-kit vehicles, an adaptive difficulty option and more. [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 41 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. You could play straight through this game in a few hours, or dally with it for days. Therein lies its brilliance.
  2. In a nutshell, LEGO Star Wars II is action, adventure, collecting, puzzles, races, mini-game, Co-op mode and your favorite Star Wars characters all having a great time.
  3. A good example of a developer using an excellent license (in this case, two licenses) to its advantage.
  4. It doesn't offer anything innovative, but it's good old-fashioned fun, which is something the Xbox 360 seems to be missing.
  5. With solidly rebuilt controls only a little marred by a still-fussy camera, LEGO Star Wars II is even better than last years prequel trilogy-based offering. And, as the first LEGO Star Wars was an amazingly entertaining homage to Lucas's genius, this sequel stands atop the original's shoulders as the pinnacle of LEGO Star Wars fun.
  6. It's tough to recommend the Xbox 360 version over the much cheaper Xbox incarnation despite the enhanced graphics and performance, but Jedi Gamerscore-whores will no doubt pick it up for the fairly easy 1000 points it offers.
  7. 60
    LSW2 is a quality title, but it suffers the same problem as the films it parodies.

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  1. AjJ.
    Jan 8, 2007
    10
    Worth it for the co-op multiplayer alone. My only complaint are the lengthy cut-scenes you have to watch when replaying a level. Very, very fun.
  2. Ben
    Sep 28, 2006
    10
    Very fun game, lots of things there to keep the replay value high.
  3. patrickjohnson
    Jan 4, 2007
    10
    i am 12 years old and my friends are making fun of me cause i bought this game for my x-box,gameboy,and my psp..... i am i love with this game i beat it 6 times and when i go to bed i play it on my gameboy and sometimes on my psp...anyways i would like to congradulate the maker of this game, for having solid graphics,great game play and something i can show my younger cousins and friends.....this game has really changed my life Expand
  4. MikeG.
    Sep 14, 2006
    9
    Must buy for star wars fans.game is so much fun plus its the best 3 movies.would of gave a ten but the camera took the point.but its still a great game .may the force be with you Expand
  5. MatC.
    Sep 18, 2006
    9
    Friendly, easy to pick up game. It's the first game that my wife wants to play with me. It's cute, challenging, and definitely is entertaining. For all those games that have a huge learning curve, and super duper hard stuff, this is the anti-game. Pick it up, play it, and have fun the whole way. If you have kids, this is highly recommended, and for kids pre-teen and younger, this is a 10+. Expand
  6. sammaher
    Jul 4, 2008
    8
    It's official star Wars game's no longer suck!!. Combining Star Wars with Lego then putting it all together in a video game is just one of the best concepts ever for a video game. this game delivers on all accounts, It's funny, compelling and re playable over and over again. Taking part in all the memorable scenes from the original trilogy is a must for any Star Wars fan, And with the added humor that lucasarts has injected into the game really makes it a joy to play. with the added bonus of being able to replay the levels with unlocked characters (Being able to play the game as Darth Vader is worth the price on it's own) or Your own design of characters to unlock everything the game has to offer. The game is really worth a look. It may look like a game catering for the younger generation ( my son loved it). There is seriously enough game play elements to keep all bet the hardest of gamers satisfied. A must for all Star Wars fans and gamer's that want a satisfying gamimng experience with it's tounge firmly planted in it's cheek. Expand
  7. Jun 12, 2011
    6
    So this was the first 360 game that was bought for me, and as introductions to new technologies go this game worked well. It was simple and allowed me to get used to the new (albeit not little unchanged) controller. The game is a very good couch co-op game and can easily keep you entertained for a few hours. For the more hardcore gamers, it has the usual collectibles, now commonplace in Lego games, scattered everywhere. This too worked well with the new achievements system available on the 360. However, I personally couldn't give a flying monkeys left armpit, as it isn't in me to sit for hours on end trying to find every single piece of Lego. I got enough of that when my younger brother destroyed all my Lego Harry potter Castles and I had to hunt for all the pieces to built it again. Whilst the game is good in co-op mode, it is an absolute snore fest in single player. The story that was once great, has been dumbed down and made childish to appeal to the masses; although fans of the Star Wars series will recognise points in the plot and appreciate their humour. Aside from that, gameplay gets pretty repetitive and building Lego is no longer fun if all you do is press B. Overall, I think this game is a great gift for Children aged 9 and under, and would work equally as well as a game to entice the many females that I am sure you are "knee-deep in clunge with". Oh yes, Inbetweeners rule. Expand

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