Lego has been making games since the 1990s, but it wasn't until more recent years that they began releasing open-world games. They usually focus on a famous franchise or idea and bring it to life with tiny virtual bricks. The in-game creations are astounding, and the comedic factors they manage to slip in are part of why they are so popular in the first place.
Some of the releases were better than others, despite the hype that some of them received before their release. If you are interested in discovering a new favorite Lego game, then looking into their best open-world games is a great place to start.
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Updated October 21, 2021 by Jerrad Wyche: Lego has done a tremendous job over the years, not only making great licensed video games but also delivering original Lego-based experiences to the masses. Their next major game, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, is set to release in 2022. Despite the game being delayed, fans are still excited for the new open-world experience set in the world of Star Wars.
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20/20 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Despite the latest Lego and Star Wars video game collaboration not being released yet, there's no doubt in anyone's mind that Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is going to be one of the best Lego Star Wars games ever.
As its title suggests it is a collection of the entire nine film saga and looks to be changing up the Lego game formula. It will have a hub location that serves as a centralized base for the open-world experience. The game is set to release in the Spring of 2022.
19/20 The Lego Movie 2 Videogame
The Lego Movie 2 Videogame fell short of expectations, and it is just not a game anyone would ever recommend. The worst thing about it was its presentation in terms of its missions, and how it tells you where to go rather than allowing you to explore on your own.
18/20 Lego Worlds
If you were looking for a huge letdown that isn't worth your time, that is what Lego Worlds will give you. Players were left confused about what they were supposed to do next, and it didn't even compare to Minecraft which was what this game was marketed to rival.
17/20 Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame
The skill-based combat system was a nice change, but the Lego Ninjago Video Game still can't compete with other Lego titles. However, the repetitive gameplay pushed players away which is disappointing considering the changes they made that could have turned it into one of their best releases.
16/20 Lego The Incredibles
The whole family is involved in Lego The Incredibles, but they ruined it with the way they altered the story and had you play through the movies in the wrong order. The character's abilities were all cool to use, although, it couldn't recover from the damage that had been done to its storyline.
15/20 The Lego Movie Videogame
The Lego Movie Videogame was held back because the developers didn't put enough time and effort into its creation, as glitches and a lack of content are center stage. The humor in it is phenomenal, and you can play as several protagonists, but your time is better spent building one of the most expensive lego sets.
14/20 Lego Jurassic World
Dinosaurs and an array of vehicles are the primary focus in Lego Jurassic World, but it wasn't different enough to stand out. It did rank above some other similar games due to the fact that you can control some of the dinosaurs.
13/20 Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7
If you don't mind playing a game with older graphics then you should grab a copy of Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7. It was released back in 2011 and its downfall was the familiar gameplay and the sheer number of studs available for you to pick up.
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The targeting system could also be temperamental, however, many players do love this game because of its story.
12/20 Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
The boss battles and glitches held Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 back from being the best game it could be. Some do say the humor in this game is better than in the previous titles which might make you reconsider adding this to your cart.
11/20 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham relied on a horrible combat system and boring repetitive gameplay. However, it is filled with hours of content and several different suits that add a unique twist to the gameplay.
10/20 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
One of the main reasons why Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one of the more popular games is because of the flying levels. However, the various hubs were a bit of a letdown as well as the glitches that seemed to appear around every turn.
9/20 Lego Dimensions
Lego Dimensions combines several worlds and franchises into an epic story and those looking for something more original should purchase this game. They do try to push purchasable items on you a bit too aggressively which is why it isn't one of the best Lego games in the franchise.
8/20 Lego Marvel’s Avengers
Marvel fans will love Lego Marvel's Avengers as they will be able to play as their favorite characters from the franchise. Sometimes the controls can be a bit confusing and the ties it has to the movie can hold it back at times, but overall it is a solid game.
7/20 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
The puzzles you encounter throughout Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will keep you entertained. although, Superman's flight patterns could have been made easier to manage.
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The main storyline is fairly short, but there is plenty left to do and explore once it is over.
6/20 Lego The Lord of the Rings
The cut scenes in Lego The Lord of the Rings can be quite tedious, but its humorous twists are what makes it amazing. The co-op experience is also one of the best and it does take quite a few hours for you to complete the main storyline.
5/20 Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Nothing will beat the original tales in Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 as it is filled with magic and wonder. It truly captures the essence of this franchise, but sometimes the spells and broomsticks can get out of hand.
4/20 Lego The Hobbit
This might only cover content from the first two films, but it is still a favorite among Lego fans. The open world is massive with so much to see and do, as well as plenty of characters and skills to master.
3/20 Lego Marvel Super Heroes
The best of all of Marvel's Lego games is Lego Marvel Super Heroes as you are set loose in New York City. There is so much to see and do, but this Lego superhero game didn't rank at number one due to the number of game-breaking glitches players have experienced.
2/20 Lego DC Super-Villains
Fans are obsessed with Lego DC Super-Villains as its story is more mature than that of the other games in the franchise. You can play over 100 characters and there is also a character creator so you can become the villain of your dreams.
1/20 Lego City Undercover
Lego City Undercover takes the top spot as the best open-world Lego game of all time. Players love how much area they have to roam as well as the unique storyline about Chase McCain that accompanies it.
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