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Best Switch LEGO Games – Nintendo Life

Best Switch Lego Games
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It’s perhaps surprising to see just how many games based on a Danish plastic brick system (habitually melded to another juicy licence) have graced Nintendo’s hybrid system since launch. Looking back, we’ve had Switch ports of older Lego games, all-new releases, and even a title that wasn’t a port or a licensed crossover with another huge media franchise, plus Lego Brawls is coming in June.

With so many Lego games on the system, it’s tough to know where to start when you’re looking for a brick fix. Fortunately, you lovely Nintendo Life readers are here to help.

Yes, below is a list of every Lego game on Nintendo Switch, as ranked by you. The order here is updated in real time according the each game’s corresponding User Rating in the Nintendo Life game database, so even as you read this it’s entirely possible to influence the order below.

If you haven’t rated your favourites yet, simply click the ‘star’ of the game you wish to rate and assign a score right now. If you have, well, thank you! Go get a warm beverage and scroll down to find the best (and, conversely, the worst) Lego game on Switch. Let’s start with the worst, shall we?…

LEGO Worlds (Switch)LEGO Worlds (Switch)

Publisher: Warner Bros / Developer: TT Games

Release Date: 5th Sep 2017 (USA) / 8th Sep 2017 (UK/EU)

There are lots of great ideas in LEGO Worlds, and every now and then you can see glimpses of real potential, but this is a gaming equivalent of what happens when you pull a tray of cookies out of the oven too early, leaving you with underdone treats. The core concept behind LEGO Worlds isn’t the problem, but the flawed execution is. Perhaps TT Games will figure out how to better refine the ideas it contains, but we would advise you to hold off on this one unless you’re a die-hard brick fanatic who’s willing to put up with some awkward, unwieldy systems. Creative players will get more enjoyment out of this game due to its sandbox mode, but it’s undeniably clunky; anyone who lacks the creative gene is better off sticking with another entry — any other entry — of the LEGO series.

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame (Switch)The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame (Switch)

Publisher: WB Games / Developer: TT Games

Release Date: 26th Feb 2019 (USA) / 26th Mar 2019 (UK/EU)

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame wasn’t the groundbreaking reinvention the franchise so desperately needed, but it was still a step in the right direction. It’s got the same one-note combat you’ll be familiar with if you’ve played any other Lego game (though with some Master Builder special attacks thrown in for good measure) and missions too often boil down to ‘Go find enough resources to build this item, which opens this door, etc’. But for all the times it falls into the pitfalls of its own past, there’s also plenty to appreciate. The focus on collecting resources makes total sense for a game all about breaking everything in sight, and the mixture of sandbox levels and creative building options is a reminder that LEGO Worlds had plenty of ideas worth revisiting.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (Switch)The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (Switch)

Publisher: Warner Bros / Developer: TT Games

Release Date: 22nd Sep 2017 (USA) / 20th Oct 2017 (UK/EU)

LEGO games are typically quite good. Movie franchise games are typically quite bad. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is both, but ultimately it feels more like a movie game than a LEGO game. Poor level design, long load times and bugs make for a game that doesn’t realise its full potential; funny dialogue and entertaining movie clips can’t elevate this one to greatness. If you’re looking for a great LEGO game for your Switch, there are plenty more to chose from — only approach this if you’re a Ninjago fanatic.

LEGO DC Super-Villains (Switch)LEGO DC Super-Villains (Switch)

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive / Developer: TT Games

Release Date: 16th Oct 2018 (USA) / 19th Oct 2018 (UK/EU)

As you’d expect, LEGO DC Super-Villains doesn’t make many attempts to change up the formula that’s served it so well for so long, but with a vast library of well-applied and famous baddies to draw from it offers a far more engaging and memorable story than the stretched-too-thin LEGO The Incredibles. With a brilliant cast on hand (can anyone really compare to Hamill’s Joker?), a huge sandbox hub and all the customisation options you could want in Danish brick form, this familiar playground has bags of charm.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Switch)LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Switch)

Publisher: Warner Bros / Developer: TT Games

Release Date: 14th Nov 2017 (USA) / 1st Dec 2017 (UK/EU)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 offers the kind of warm-hearted, knock-about action the series has become famous for, all wrapped up in a truly impressive open world package. It’s a shame that the underlying mechanics remain so defiantly clunky, while the controls seem a little haphazard in places. Multiplayer is curiously inessential, too. Ultimately, though, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2’s generosity of spirit and lightness of tone mean that it’s likely to win over a whole new generation of fans.

LEGO The Incredibles (Switch)LEGO The Incredibles (Switch)

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive / Developer: TT Games

Release Date: 15th Jun 2018 (USA) / 13th Jul 2018 (UK/EU)

LEGO The Incredibles is exactly the kind of inoffensive and family-friendly action adventure fun you’d expect from a TT Games offering. You’re better off watching the film before you buy as it’ll ruin the plot without a second thought — obviously — but with its activity-filled sandbox and the usual mix of platforming and puzzle-solving, it’s an ideal way to keep younger fans happy once they leave the cinema. It’s slight but generally satisfying popcorn fare.

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