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Games Like 'LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga' to Play Next

If you enjoyed 'LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga,' there are other LEGO, 'Star Wars,' and general platform-action games to devote dozens of hours to.
by Jon Bitner — 
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Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga

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After a handful of delays, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is finally on shelves. The highly-anticipated game lets you play through all nine films in the Skywalker saga as you journey across nine unique planets and discover more than 300 playable characters. Reviews for the family-friendly title are impressive, earning a generally favorable Metascore of 83.

LEGO has built up a massive roster of games over the past few years, with several well-known franchises getting the blocky treatment. The Skywalker Saga takes the tried-and-true LEGO formula and brings it to new heights. You'll find yourself piloting more than 100 vehicles, upgrading and unlocking a variety of new skills, and learning different playstyles based on your character of choice.

Not only do you have hundreds of collectibles to uncover and plenty of platforming action to enjoy, but the game is a true homage to all things Star Wars. During your time with The Skywalker Saga, you'll visit popular locales from all nine original films and stumble upon hundreds of familiar faces. In fact, most of those faces are also available as playable characters — including Jar Jar Binks.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is absolutely brimming with content, but most of the game will be wrapped up after 40 hours of playtime. When you finish this one, there are plenty of other games that offer a similar experience. Whether you're looking for another LEGO adventure, a new Jedi quest, or something in between, there's bound to be a game with your name on it.

Here are 10 games like LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga to play next, listed by Metascore.


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Super Mario Odyssey

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Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)

Metascore: 97
Best for: Fans of family-friendly platforming
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Super Mario Odyssey takes the mustachioed plumber far from the Mushroom Kingdom, as he attempts to save Princess Prince and put a stop to Bowser's evil plans once again. The 3D platformer is highly regarded as one of the best in the genre, boasting incredible graphics, fantastic controls, and a story that introduces players to wild environments from around the globe. Throw in various new abilities (thanks to Cappy, Mario's sentient hat), and it's hard to go more than five minutes without discovering something new. Both fans of the series and newcomers alike will find Super Mario Odyssey to offer a thrilling experience that can't be missed.

"Super Mario Odyssey successfully brings the series up to date and opens it up to a new audience, while still retaining every ounce of its nostalgia and retro charm." — GamesRadar+


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Rayman Legends

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Rayman Legends (XB360)

Metascore: 90
Best for: Fans of gorgeous 2D platformers
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Also available on: PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Stadia, Wii U, XB1

Rayman never achieved the fame of Mario, but the series remains a fixture of the 2D platforming space. This installment from 2013 sees Rayman (along with his quirky friends Globox and Teensies) venturing through an enchanted forest before discovering a strange campsite. Before long, they're pulled into a variety of mystical worlds as they navigate precarious 2D environments filled with stunning artwork and deadly enemies. The platforming action is fun solo, but up to four players can join in to amplify the chaos. With tons of hidden secrets and unlockable content, Rayman Legends offers plenty of reasons to come back after the final credits roll.

"It uses absurd scenes to imbue this feisty adventure with enough variety to keep you continually amazed, and presents every disparate scenario with expert care." — GameSpot


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Kirby and the Forgotten Land

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Switch)

Metascore: 85
Best for: Fans of quirky 3D platforming
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Kirby's first 3D platformer arrived in 2022, and it was a breakout success. Earning an 85 Metascore and hitting the top of the sales charts, Nintendo and HAL seem to have found a winning (and commercially successful) formula for the adorable pink blob. Aside from the usual Kirby charm, The Forgotten Land takes the iconic "Copy" mechanic to the extreme — letting you steal not only enemy abilities, but also those of airplanes, cars, vending machines, and other inanimate objects. Each object comes with its own set of skills, giving you plenty of ways to tackle all the challenges that lie ahead.

"Kirby and the Forgotten Land is fun, relaxing, and challenging all at once." — Attack of the Fanboy


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Spyro: Reignited Trilogy

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Spyro: Reignited Trilogy (PS4)

Metascore: 82
Best for: Fans of classic platforming reborn
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Also available on: PC, Switch, XB1

Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is a revival of three classic games launched between 1998 and 2000. Much of the games' charm remains intact, and all three benefit greatly from the striking new HD graphics. There are also a few quality-of-life improvements and new menu options to modernize the aging series. You'll play as Spyro across all three titles, as the diminutive purple dragon tries to free his imprisoned friends and save the realm from a variety of threats. Great graphics, approachable gameplay, and bursting with nostalgia, Spyro: Reignited Trilogy is the best way to experience the fire-breathing fun.

"The new, vibrant graphics make Spyro a playable fantasy cartoon. It's one of the most attractive kid-friendly games you'll find." — GamesBeat


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Jak and Daxter Collection

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Jak and Daxter Collection (PS3)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of open world exploration
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Also available on: PS Vita

The Jak and Daxter series includes some of the best-reviewed 3D platformers on PlayStation 2, and this collection brings all three to a new audience alongside remastered graphics. And despite the first entry earning rave reviews for its action-adventure platforming, Naughty Dog had no problem turning the second installment into an open-world epic that boasts a decidedly darker atmosphere. Regardless of which entry you're playing, however, you'll be treated to an engaging narrative, tight platforming controls, and enough hidden collectibles to make The Skywalker Saga jealous.

"The Jak and Daxter Trilogy represents a shining example of what happens when a capable developer takes a huge risk. There's nothing else quite like it." — Eurogamer


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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (XB360)

Metascore: 80
Best for: Fans of the Marvel universe
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Also available on: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, XB1

Offering a gigantic roster of more than 100 Marvel heroes and villains, you'll trek across key locales from the MCU — including Stark Tower, X-Mansion, and a Hydra base. Most characters come with an exclusive set of skills too, such as Spider-Man's ability to sling webs or Iron Man's ability to zoom around the skies and unleash high-tech attacks. Despite the Marvel veneer, the core experience is very similar to The Skywalker Saga, as you'll be jumping around maps and engaging in simple (but enjoyable) combat sequences.

"For families or individuals that love Marvel comics, movies, or cartoons, Lego Marvel Superheroes is the perfect pick-up." — USgamer



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LEGO Lord of the Rings

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LEGO The Lord of the Rings (XB360)

Metascore: 80
Best for: Fans of Middle-Earth
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Also available on: 3DS, iOS, PC, PS3, PS Vita

Another entry, another LEGO game — this time of the Lord of the Rings variety. This installment follows the film trilogy, starting with The Fellowship of the Ring and concluding with The Return of the King. Frodo, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Boromir and more are all playable characters, and you'll unlock dozens of others as you venture across Middle-Earth. One of the game's most interesting aspects is the Blacksmith Shop, which lets you build new weapons and gear from resources scattered about the land. This gives you a tangible reason to keep your eyes peeled while slaying Uruk-hai, as you'll need more than good platforming skills to be successful in this game — you'll also need an arsenal of powerful gadgets.

"In the end, LEGO The Lord of the Rings is fantastic — very possibly one of the best LEGO games made to date." — Game Over Online


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Sackboy: A Big Adventure

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Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5)

Metascore: 79
Best for: Fans of chaotic, cooperative action
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Also available on: PS4

After working as the mascot for Sony's LittleBigPlanet series, Sackboy finally received their very own game in Sackboy: A Big Adventure. You'll step into the shoes of the "sackperson" to thwart the plans of Vex, a mythical creature that's threatening Craftworld and its inhabitants. To stop Vex, you'll go on a lengthy 2D and 3D platforming adventure filled with dangerous enemies and deadly obstacles. You can take the action online for a bit of multiplayer fun, and you can even customize your character to give yourself a distinct appearance when playing with your friends. Quirky, endearing, and downright fun, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is one of the best reviewed platformers available on PlayStation 5.

"Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a great platformer filled with charming levels, fun combat, and a lot of challenges to complete." — DualShockers


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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (PS4)

Metascore: 79
Best for: Fans seeking a more challenging Star Wars experience
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Also available on: PC, PS5, Stadia, XB1, XBX

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an action-adventure game that takes quite a bit of inspiration from Dark Souls. That means it's a much more difficult journey than The Skywalker Saga, but it's no less of a Star Wars adventure. The game revolves on a young Padawan named Cal Kestis and takes place five years after Revenge of the Sith, as the aspiring Jedi helps restore the Jedi Order. Tense third-person action is the main draw, but you'll also encounter your fair share of puzzles and platforming to keep things fresh.

"Respawn have done an amazing job creating an adventure Star Wars fans cannot miss. This is the game we've been waiting for many years, and we are not disappointed." — Vandal


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Star Wars: Battlefront II

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Star Wars: Battlefront II (PS4)

Metascore: 68
Best for: Fans of gigantic battles
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Also available on: PC, XB1

Although it had a bit of a rough launch, Battlefront II eventually went on to earn legions of fans. Dozens of updates have improved the overall experience and added new game modes, turning the shooter into the sci-fi battle simulator fans expected it to be in 2017. Playable as both a single-player or multiplayer experience, you'll jump into a gigantic battlefield filled with dozens of other players, vying for control of various checkpoints or other objectives. Unlockable gear, several well-designed maps, and iconic heroes and villains make it easy for any Star Wars fan to sink hundreds of hours into this chaotic game.

"Star Wars Battlefront II is the most complete game of the franchise. With a campaign mode that lives up to the expectations and an improved online mode, EA and DICE put the series right where it belongs." — Areajugones