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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. Expand
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. You could play straight through this game in a few hours, or dally with it for days. Therein lies its brilliance.
  2. The Co-Op mode alone makes this an essential purchase and now with the ability to take vehicles out for a spin and create new characters, Lego Star Wars II is every bit as great as we would have hoped.
  3. It certainly isn't gaming's greatest challenge, but it's absolutely fun. If you've seen the original trilogy, don't resist! Join the LEGOside.
  4. And, were it not said, someone would be drummed out of the union: The Force is strong with this one. [Oct. 2006, p.52]
  5. And while the gameplay and puzzles are streamlined, the unlockable content massive, and the flying modes excellent, the best part about the game is its snarky humor and feel-good satire.
  6. 80
    It's a nice touch to actually have to build things in a game featuring building blocks, and adds to the game's overall tongue-in-cheek feel.
  7. The game's fun for the most part, especially when it comes to unlocking and customizing characters from the epic trilogy, but I'm really turned off by some of the confusing puzzles as well as the cheap AI.

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  1. pjunknown
    Jan 7, 2007
    10
    Addicting!! i will soon need Lego Star wars AA meetings!!
  2. ConstantineH.
    Dec 21, 2006
    10
    The game is the best lego starwars game ever.If you like lego starwars you will love this one more than the first one.
  3. SunnyD.
    Sep 19, 2006
    9
    Don't let the cartoonish look fool you, it is definitely more than just a kid's game. A must have for SW or Lego fans. Simply entertaining.
  4. WilliamT.
    Dec 16, 2007
    9
    Don't be fooled by its "Kiddy" look. Lego Star Wars 2 is great. It has humor for all ages, simple but fun gameplay and tons of multiplayer madness. A brilliant adventure into the world of Block-Jedi. Expand
  5. LegoS.
    Sep 28, 2006
    9
    This is one of the most fun video games I have ever played. I grew up loving the original Star Wars and LEGOS, so this is a great trip down memory lane. At first, I thought the fact that you can't die was lame, but then after playing it more I realized that that feature works towards LEGOS' advantage. This game is all about style, humor, exploration, adventure and unlocking everything (and there's a TON to unlock and discover). This game is just so fun and relaxing. My only complaints (taking it from a 10 to 9) is the buggy co-op mode and the ease of which you can target your own characters. I wish there was a toggle for friendly fire because it is annoying (though sometimes funny at the same time) when you want to shoot a block but you accidently punch R2-D2 to death. The camera in CO-OP mode does some really strange things, like kicking the 2nd player out of the game because it couldn't figure out what to do, then C-3PO just kept walking foward and since we could not control him, we had to force stun him to stand on a switch so that we could advance. Expand
  6. [Anonymous]
    Dec 29, 2006
    8
    Reminds me of the way games used to be. Simple, fun, and addictive as hell.