Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. May 6, 2011
    72
    The quality expected of a Lego title. We're just not convinced the license it. [June 2011, p.80]
  2. Apr 25, 2011
    70
    A wildly ambitious kids' title whose signposting marginally can't keep up. More of this but clearer, please! [Issue#71, p.84]
  3. Apr 19, 2011
    70
    It's another enjoyable often humorous romp through the Star Wars Universe that is sure to be a joy fans both young and the young at heart.
  4. Apr 19, 2011
    70
    The new installment of the LEGO Star Wars franchise has turned out to be a good game. Every aspect has been improved but you'll often find yourself lost, not knowing what to do because of the unclear mission objectives.
  5. Apr 17, 2011
    70
    Traveller's Tales did a good job with the first Lego Star Wars. Since then they've just pressed the "repeat" button with new licenses. It's still good, but lacks new ideas.
  6. Apr 12, 2011
    70
    A game that sticks to its roots, for better or for worse. It could be entertaining to the max for fans, but probably won't succeed in pulling in a new audience.
  7. Apr 8, 2011
    70
    Lego Star Wars III should easily be the best the series has to offer. With superior graphics and a decent variety of game styles, it easily overcomes any shortcomings in narrative. Unfortunately, the same problems that have plagued previous Lego games are still on display: difficult to control vehicles, overly simplified combat, unresponsive controls, glitches, drawn out levels, and poor guidance.
  8. Apr 4, 2011
    70
    It's the best game in the LEGO Star Wars franchise, but it still has some annoying design flaws that affect gameplay.
  9. Mar 24, 2011
    70
    Lego Star Wars III is just more of the same, with fewer improvements than Lego Harry Potter. But it's still fun, with many things to do, and a great sense of humour, so any Lego or Star Wars lover will have a great time with their beloved characters in this new game.
  10. Apr 14, 2011
    67
    Never once have these games become so boring they aren't worth playing, but there comes a point where that sense of deja vu is so prominent, you crave change.
  11. Apr 1, 2011
    65
    The Clone Wars offers an ambitious step up from previous games in the series, but a ton of small issues across the board lead to boredom and frustration.
  12. Mar 28, 2011
    65
    Lego Star Wars III has some interesting, innovative concepts that sound great on paper, but they ultimately fall apart the moment the game gives you control. What you end up with is one of dullest entries in the entire series.
  13. Mar 30, 2011
    63
    For every step forward the latest LEGO game takes, it takes another step back. Disappointing, to say the least.
  14. Lego games are still charming but this is too bitty, and too familiar, for our tastes. [June 2011, p.103]
  15. May 18, 2011
    60
    All the staples of the series are back, including the drop-in drop-out co-operative play, and it's these which define the title more than the new features.
  16. Apr 12, 2011
    60
    Like Traveller's Tales' LEGO saga last episodes, this new LEGO Star Wars isn't surprising but gameplay and rhythm are more mastered. A cool adventure, especially when you have a friend to play with.
  17. Mar 29, 2011
    60
    It may not banish Lego-fatigue from hardcore gamers, but Lego Star Wars III adds enough polish and variety to make it appealing to budding Jedi of all ages.
  18. Apr 14, 2011
    50
    It's exciting to see the Lego games attempt to innovate, and some of the battles can be truly epic, but all sense of awe and fun is destroyed by persistent issues across the board, leaving players confused and frustrated. The trademark Lego charm is still just about present but is quickly wearing thin.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 5, 2011
    9
    Great game with surprisingly deep mechanics later on. This game is the most responsive on yet in the series when it comes to function and theGreat game with surprisingly deep mechanics later on. This game is the most responsive on yet in the series when it comes to function and the objectives given to you just beckon out to me like an old adventure game that wanted you to explore and use your head. It's great fun and playing co-op with my little cousin was a blast. TravelersTale makes the best LEGO game yet. Full Review »
  2. Mar 22, 2011
    8
    More Lego fun with an old-school feel! As fun as this game is, it's much better played in co-op mode. The graphics and lighting are muchMore Lego fun with an old-school feel! As fun as this game is, it's much better played in co-op mode. The graphics and lighting are much improved, but the game still retains its old-school charm. Lots of cool new features, too. If you like Lego Star Wars, you will love this latest edition. Full Review »
  3. Dec 28, 2013
    9
    So far the best Star Wars game out there. The graphics are enhanced and the freedom to go out of the republic ship and blow up bad guys isSo far the best Star Wars game out there. The graphics are enhanced and the freedom to go out of the republic ship and blow up bad guys is great. We all love the new lightsaber techniques and being able to command troops on the battlefield as one of the clone captains. The vehicles are endless fun to play in and the level design is perfect. My only problem is when you beat the game all you really can do is replay the levels or fly the ships and try to earn more studs Overall, I highly recommend this game for anyone who loves Star Wars or Lego or even anybody who just wants to have fun! Definitely 9/10. Full Review »