1. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
This game is a complete remake of the previous LEGO Star Wars games, which covers the events of all nine Skywalker saga films, from The Phantom Menace to The Rise of Skywalker. You can play as over 300 characters, from Anakin Skywalker to Rey, and explore 23 planets and moons, from Tatooine to Exegol. You can also fly and fight in various starships, from X-wings to Star Destroyers, and experience new gameplay features, such as free-roaming space battles, multiple hub worlds, and nonlinear story progression.
This game was the first LEGO game to use a new game engine that allows for more realistic graphics, lighting, and physics. It was also the first LEGO game to feature dialogue options for the characters, which can affect the outcome of certain scenes.
2. LEGO City: Undercover
This game is an original story set in the vast and open world of LEGO City, where you play as Chase McCain, a cop who goes undercover to stop the notorious criminal Rex Fury. You can use various disguises and abilities to solve puzzles, fight enemies, and chase down suspects. You can also drive over 100 vehicles, from cars to helicopters to dinosaurs, and explore different districts of the city.
This game was originally released as a Wii U exclusive in 2013, but was later ported to other platforms in 2017. It was also the first LEGO game to feature an original score composed by Simon Withenshaw.
3. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Years 5-7
These two games adapt the events of the seven Harry Potter books and movies into a magical LEGO adventure. You can play as Harry Potter and his friends, as well as other characters from the wizarding world, and use spells, potions, and items to overcome obstacles and enemies. You can also explore Hogwarts Castle and other locations from the series, such as Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.
These games were the first LEGO games to feature a dynamic split-screen mode for co-op gameplay, which allows players to move freely without being constrained by a fixed screen. They were also the first LEGO games to use voice clips from the movies.
4. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
This game features an original story that involves over 100 Marvel characters, from heroes like Spider-Man and Iron Man to villains like Loki and Doctor Doom, who team up to stop Galactus from devouring the Earth. You can use various superpowers and abilities to fight enemies, solve puzzles, and fly or swing around New York City and other locations from the Marvel universe.
This game was the first LEGO game to feature Stan Lee as a playable character, who has his own set of powers and abilities based on different Marvel heroes. He also makes cameo appearances in various levels and cutscenes.
5. LEGO The Lord of the Rings
This game follows the events of the three Lord of the Rings movies, which are based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien. You can play as Frodo Baggins and his companions, as well as other characters from Middle-earth, who embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring and defeat Sauron. You can use weapons, items, and skills to fight enemies, traverse landscapes, and interact with characters.
This game was the first LEGO game to feature an open world map that allows players to explore different regions of Middle-earth at their own pace. It was also the first LEGO game to feature a crafting system that lets players create items from collected materials.
6. LEGO Jurassic World
This game covers the events of the four Jurassic Park movies, which are based on the novels by Michael Crichton. You can play as various characters from the movies, such as Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, Owen Grady, and Claire Dearing, who encounter dinosaurs and other dangers on Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna. You can also play as dinosaurs themselves, such as T-rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops, and Indominus Rex.
This game was the first LEGO game to feature a custom dinosaur creator that lets players mix and match body parts from different species to create their own hybrids. It was also the first LEGO game to feature quick time events that require players to press buttons in time with prompts on screen.
7. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
This game adapts the events of the first three Indiana Jones movies, which are based on the character created by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. You can play as Indiana Jones and his allies, such as Marion Ravenwood, Sallah, and Short Round, who go on adventures around the world to find ancient artifacts and stop evil forces. You can use whips, guns, hats, and other items to fight enemies, solve puzzles, and escape traps.
This game was the first LEGO game to feature a level creator that lets players design their own levels using pre-made templates and objects. It was also the first LEGO game to feature a bonus level that parodies Star Wars, another franchise created by George Lucas.
8. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
This game is a sequel to the first LEGO Batman game, which features an original story that involves Batman and Robin teaming up with other DC superheroes, such as Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern, to stop the Joker and Lex Luthor from taking over Gotham City. You can use various gadgets, vehicles, and powers to fight enemies, solve puzzles, and explore the city.
This game was the first LEGO game to feature an open world environment that lets players roam around Gotham City and visit locations from the DC universe. It was also the first LEGO game to feature fully voiced dialogue for the characters.
9. LEGO Dimensions
This game is a toys-to-life game that uses physical LEGO figures and a portal device to bring characters from different franchises into one game. You can play as characters from various LEGO themes, such as Ninjago, Chima, and Nexo Knights, as well as characters from other media properties, such as The Simpsons, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, and The Lego Movie. You can use different abilities and items to fight enemies, solve puzzles, and travel across different worlds.
This game was the first LEGO game to feature cross-over gameplay that lets players mix and match characters from different franchises. It was also the first LEGO game to feature downloadable content that adds new levels and characters based on new franchises.
10. LEGO Builder’s Journey
This game is a puzzle-adventure game that uses realistic-looking LEGO bricks to create a minimalist and emotional story. You play as a young boy who follows his father on a journey through a world of LEGO creations. You can use bricks to build bridges, stairs, platforms, and other structures to overcome obstacles and progress through the levels.
This game was the first LEGO game to use ray tracing technology to create realistic lighting and shadows for the bricks. It was also the first LEGO game to be developed by Light Brick Studio, a new internal studio within The Lego Group.