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69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
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  1. May 15, 2014
    85
    In the end, LEGO The Hobbit is most aptly described as Skyrim-lite.
  2. Apr 17, 2014
    79
    Although the recycling of Lego Lord of the Ring assets is too obvious this still is one of the better brick games in recent years.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine
    May 30, 2014
    75
    Despite not including anything from the third Hobbit movie that could provide a satisfactory ending, Lego The Hobbit has enough content and charm to keep you entertained until the inevitable next Lego game. [July 2014, p.76]
  4. May 20, 2014
    75
    A conservative LEGO title, which keeps unchanged the franchise's pros and cons delivering us another story in Tolkien's universe. If your kids loved the movies, it's definitely a suggested game especially if you're looking forward to playing it with them.
  5. Apr 28, 2014
    75
    LEGO The Hobbit is what everyone expected, which can be good or bad depending on your exposure to the series.
  6. Apr 10, 2014
    74
    The storytelling presumes you already know the source material by heart, which means things are sometimes a bit disjointed, and the game, like the movies it’s based on, ends at an awkward place. But like almost all the Lego games, this is a journey worth taking.
  7. May 8, 2014
    72
    Engaging and well structured, LEGO The Hobbit is not on par with the best previous LEGO videogames due to the repetitive nature of certain sections and to a certain lack of innovation in its mechanics. Still, lots of fun if you play the co-op mode.
  8. 70
    Kudos to Traveller’s Tales for mixing the formula up a touch. An enjoyable little romp that will delight both kids and the young at heart.
  9. Apr 22, 2014
    70
    If you're looking for a good game for young and old alike, this will keep you entertained for quite a while.
  10. Apr 18, 2014
    70
    The main problem is that The Hobbit movies aren't the best license to work with. If characters and plot are boring, it's not possible that the game will be enjoyable. Even if TTGames wraps the same solid and brilliant gameplay around the Jackson's movies.
  11. Apr 17, 2014
    70
    After the failure of the last LEGO installment, what a thrill to play this one. LEGO : The Hobbit smells like déjà-vu but the receipt is kind of efficient. It's a great entertainment and it will give some good stuff to Tolkien and LEGO fans, despite of the recurring technical problems and repetitive gameplay.
  12. Apr 16, 2014
    70
    Comes up a little short (pun intended).
  13. Apr 14, 2014
    70
    TT Games has maintained a high level of quality on all their Lego titles and Lego The Hobbit is no exception. If you liked the other games - you will like this one.
  14. 70
    Perhaps I am slightly biased because of the movies, but I felt as though the game was stronger during the latter portions of the adventure - just as I believe Desolation of Smaug was far better than An Unexpected Journey.
  15. Apr 29, 2014
    65
    Same old story. Same gameplay, (pretty much the) same look, same irony. But after so many games, Traveller's Tale can't expect the same score.
  16. Apr 25, 2014
    65
    It isn’t as serviceable to the Lego formula as the games before it, nor is it perfect, but The Hobbit is still worth a play through both for fans of the films or simply the Lego games in general.
  17. May 9, 2014
    60
    Lego The Hobbit is better than The Lego Movie Videogame but that’s not a massive accomplishment and sadly neither are as good as Lego Marvel.
  18. 60
    For a series aimed at children, it seems to make the unusual mistake of underestimating them. Too often, combat and puzzles are reduced to doing what you're told. But if you're in love with Middle-Earth, there's enough homage to make this worthwhile.
  19. Apr 16, 2014
    50
    A weak and uninspired entry for the franchise, The Hobbit presents a poor puzzle design riddled with annoying input problems while being deprived of the charm and ingenuity that characterizes other LEGO games.
  20. May 29, 2014
    49
    There are a few memorable moments sprinkled throughout this adventure, but this newest LEGO game covers too much familiar ground.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. Apr 11, 2014
    9
    LEGO: the Hobbit takes advantage of the same solid formula of recent Lego games and remains very familiar while adding enough new features toLEGO: the Hobbit takes advantage of the same solid formula of recent Lego games and remains very familiar while adding enough new features to make it feel a bit different. The Lego angle honestly works much better in this game than in LEGO: the Lord of the Rings. While the characters aren't as unique in gameplay as the characters in LEGO Marvel, it is still fun to take control of your favorite Tolkien characters. Middle-Earth in open world form makes a return and is still awesome. Collecting, crafting and unlocking weapons which made its first appearance in LEGO LotR is just as good and sometimes better here. You know what you're getting if you've played recent LEGO games, especially LEGO LotR, and thankfully it even improves on what that game did. What we have here is a very familiar game with new characters and some new features and that isn't necessarily bad if you aren't tired of the formula. LEGO: the Hobbit is a great game and one of the very best entries to the franchise. Full Review »
  2. Feb 18, 2016
    10
    This game offered a fun story line that follows the movies,it is a bit slow at first but it does quickly pick up.
    Graphics are some of the
    This game offered a fun story line that follows the movies,it is a bit slow at first but it does quickly pick up.
    Graphics are some of the best i've seen for of course a lego game and the mechanics are fun and the jokes are funny as well.I played this game for hours and simply did not find any major problems with the game.
    I recommend this easily to any lego or lord of the rings fan,it might be a bit boring for the normal gamer but it definitely earns its money.
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  3. Apr 20, 2014
    6
    I have played every lego game and am a true fan despite the control issues they have always had. This game is not as good as the Lord of theI have played every lego game and am a true fan despite the control issues they have always had. This game is not as good as the Lord of the Rings game but is still pretty good. I don't know about the other system versions but the xbox one version is very, very buggy. The game does a lot of forced replay of battles which gets a little tedious. It is beautiful to look at and the music is great as always but the things the characters say gets really repetative, I sort of miss the silent games of old. The only lego game that really shines with the new talking is the Batman 2 game. The inclusion of the building game that was introduced in the Lego movie game works great and the resource gathering is also fun. Overall the game is good but not great and charging $60 dollars and not including all movies and forcing us to pay more for DLC is not right. I will still buy all Lego games and feel that they are doing a lot of things right but some things could still be improved upon. Full Review »