Metascore
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 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
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  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 »