Generally favorable reviews - based on 50 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
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  1. A wonderful game that rewards experimentation and co-operation.
  2. You could play straight through this game in a few hours, or dally with it for days. Therein lies its brilliance.
  3. 94
    A prodigiously enjoyable title. It has lots of action, violence, crazed humour and simple gameplay for pick up and play moments. It might be too easy and the multiplayer mode is not the best, but apart from those two minute annoyances there is nothing else you can fault it on.
  4. 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.
  5. This is, without a doubt, one of the best Star Wars games ever made, regardless of the age group.
  6. Games Master UK
    Looks, feels, and plays like it's been designed by a group of people who love games, understand gamers and know how important it is to have fun. [Oct 2006, p.58]
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Star Wars fans, LEGO fanatics or lovers of the first game will be in ecstasy. A must-buy. [Oct 2006, p.94]
  8. 90
    Its kiddy facade hides some terrifically fun gameplay with a lot of meat on its bones.
  9. In a nutshell, LEGO Star Wars II is action, adventure, collecting, puzzles, races, mini-game, Co-op mode and your favorite Star Wars characters all having a great time.
  10. Drop-in multiplayer, replay in spades, and optional objectives give players a reason to continue playing and get their money's worth out of this title. If you like fun, this is a great addition your gaming library, regardless of age or skill level.
  11. LSWII crams a whole lot of single and multiplayer fun into a game built- no pun intended- around Lego bricks and lightsabers.
  12. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a winner, and deserves a second Alliance Medal of Honor. May the Force be with you -- always.
  13. A good example of a developer using an excellent license (in this case, two licenses) to its advantage.
  14. Official Xbox Magazine
    Traveller's Tales has done it again: Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is an even quirkier blend of off-kilter humor, weird puzzles, and blaster-blazing, lightsaber-slashing action. [Oct. 2006, p.84]
  15. Play Magazine
    And, were it not said, someone would be drummed out of the union: The Force is strong with this one. [Oct. 2006, p.52]
  16. LEGO Star Wars II is a fun romp through the original trilogy of movies, and that crazy LEGO style really gives the whole thing a unique feel.
  17. 84
    The bottom line is that it's a heck of a lot of fun and has a great amount of replay value beyond a single play-through. Best family game this year? Probably so.
  18. Pelit (Finland)
    A hilarious parody of Star Wars. The main problem is the camera in the co-op-game. The camera angle should be wider or it should pan more in the flying missions. [Sept 2006]
  19. 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.
  20. If you know what size bra the Princess wears or the DNA make up of Darth Vadar, then this game is a must buy for you, and for everyone else I recommend at the very least renting this game and giving the co-op mode a shot, it is seriously that fun.
  21. It’s a sequel to one of the most entertaining Star Wars games ever made, and it honors one of the best sci-fi trilogies of all time. Unfortunately, some of the design limitations might keep you from playing each level multiple times to find all the goodies and online achievements.
  22. Very clever puzzles and fun action sequences will take you through the course of the Original Trilogy. The vehicular battles, especially with two people, are a real highlight.
  23. Perhaps the only downside about Lego Star Wars II is that the melee combat remains weak throughout, some of the latter puzzles can be wilfully obscure, and that Traveller's Tales neglected to allow co-op to be played online. Apart from that, it's one of the most instantly enjoyable games around.
  24. With solidly rebuilt controls only a little marred by a still-fussy camera, LEGO Star Wars II is even better than last years prequel trilogy-based offering. And, as the first LEGO Star Wars was an amazingly entertaining homage to Lucas's genius, this sequel stands atop the original's shoulders as the pinnacle of LEGO Star Wars fun.
  25. 80
    Like any good sequel, Lego Star Wars II improves on the original in almost every way. But most importantly, it's about the good episodes now. For that reason alone, Lego Star Wars II is one of the most enjoyable games of this fall.
  26. 80
    Fans of Star Wars in general need to play this game and anyone looking for a break from all the shooters, racers, and RPGs flooding the market today owe it to themselves to check out this simple, yet highly addictive little action title.
  27. Lego Star Wars graphics, sound, and gameplay all bring a classic trilogy to life with utter detail, and the added sense of humor and countless list of secrets and Achievements will keep you playing, even after the Empire's fallen at your feet.
  28. While this initial impression may cause some to write it off as “just for kids,” LEGO Star Wars II is as exciting an experience as any “adult” game out there and whole-heartedly recommended for fans of the film series.
  29. Game Informer
    This entire game is held up by the comedy that it delivers, and as a result, I don't think I've laughed this hard in years. [Oct. 2006, p.95]
  30. If you have any fondness for Star Wars you'll find Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy incredibly hard to resist. It's packed to the brim with fun and offers plenty of value despite what seems like a fairly short main story.
  31. 80
    But it would take a very hardcore Star Wars fan to actually plod on and replay the same levels again and again. As such, LSWII might be best rented.
  32. 80
    The melee is still a little simplistic and the camera can get in the way, but it really feels like you're in a Lego universe with some incredibly varied puzzles as well as some intense action.
  33. AceGamez
    LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy goes out on a charm offensive and delivers on almost every level - you could argue that the gameplay is overly simplistic and repetitive, but with this much charisma and so much to explore and collect, it's hard not to be seduced.
  34. It doesn't offer anything innovative, but it's good old-fashioned fun, which is something the Xbox 360 seems to be missing.
  35. Sure, it's no Halo; it's a simpler game free of such complexities, but it's a reminder of a time when bits of brightly-coloured plastic and an imagination were all you needed to have a good time.
  36. Lego Star Wars II takes a successful formula, enhances it ten fold and goes next generation.
  37. 80
    Combining timeless events, great humour, simple yet effective gameplay, and just an astonishing amount of variety all in one little package, it’s hard not to find something about this game that makes you smile.
  38. It's tough to recommend the Xbox 360 version over the much cheaper Xbox incarnation despite the enhanced graphics and performance, but Jedi Gamerscore-whores will no doubt pick it up for the fairly easy 1000 points it offers.
  39. A must-buy for both fans of plastic bricks and the “real” Star Wars movies. Combining a humorous take on the classic films with simple controls and tricky puzzles, this game is a standout in the seemingly never ending avalanche of repetitive Star Wars titles.
  40. The gameplay hasn't changed dramatically, but better source material makes Lego Star Wars II a better game than its predecessor.
  41. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy will be a delight to play for any Star Wars fan, the story is short and can easily be completed in a weekend with out breaking a sweat, it will certainly be an enjoyable weekend though.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 57
  2. Negative: 3 out of 57
  1. JPK
    Dec 27, 2019
    Goofy & Exciting
    With it’s quirkiness and creativity, LEGO Star Wars: The Original Trilogy is a worthy LEGO game.
  2. Nov 2, 2017
    Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a great Star Wars video game that Star Wars fans can enjoy. Even if there is no prequel trilogy inLego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a great Star Wars video game that Star Wars fans can enjoy. Even if there is no prequel trilogy in this game, we can mostly enjoy it. Full Review »
  3. Sep 11, 2015
    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 »