Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
Buy On
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    73
    You have to give credit to the brilliant blockhead who forced this awesome yet fundamentally bizarro idea on LucasArts. [Oct. 2006, p.111]
  2. A surprisingly challenging experience.
  3. Edge Magazine
    70
    Everything is unabashedly cheerful... It's a shame that later levels begin to run out of steam, repeating tasks over and over as a contrivance for lengthening narrative. [Oct 2006, p.90]
  4. A game of several frustrating elements and simplistic gameplay that somehow manages to immerse and entertain. The condensed retelling of the trilogy is genuinely amusing (unless you've never seen a Star Wars movie before), whist the many, many secrets and unlockables provide a compelling hook to the largely simplistic romp.
  5. 70
    With a few exceptions, I felt all of the new features would have been better off left out, but the core gameplay is still there.
  6. My one complaint with this game is the flashing text. If you don’t have a 2nd player, the game continuously flashes ‘Insert Controller’, which can’t be turned off.
  7. 360 Gamer Magazine UK
    70
    Some gameplay problems, but its charm and replayability helps to overcome them. [Issue #15]
  8. X-ONE Magazine UK
    70
    Not concerned with complex game design or elaborate plot, The Original Trilogy sets out to do one thing only - please gaming SW fans the world over, and it achieves this admirably. [Issue 12, p.90]
  9. 60
    LSW2 is a quality title, but it suffers the same problem as the films it parodies.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 11, 2015
    7
    Lego Star Wars II: The original trilogy is a somewhat flawed, but fun game. It won't win any awards but it is addicting to play levels overLego Star Wars II: The original trilogy is a somewhat flawed, but fun game. It won't win any awards but it is addicting to play levels over and over again from the original trilogy. Full Review »
  2. 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 andSo 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. Full Review »
  3. 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 justIt'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. Full Review »