Review: Lego Batman (360)

Hot on the heels of Lego Indiana Jones, another silver screen icon makes his toy brick videogame debut. Batman, Robin, and a slew of famous villains appear in Lego Batman, and it easily surpasses the Indy installment. While the Lego Star Wars games had a good variety of characters, lightsabers, blasters, and Force powers, the Indy movies didn't have nearly as many memorable faces or weapons, and the game lacked because of it. Luckily, Batman is another series that is rich with abilities and characters, and it translates to the Lego framework very well.


Gameplay is split up between three hero (Batman and Robin) episodes, and three villain episodes. Because the hero missions only feature two characters, they'll don a variety of suits that give them different abilities. On the villain side of things, you'll play as the Riddler, Penguin, Joker, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, and Clayface. Each of them has their own weapons and weaknesses, and these episodes are a lot of fun.

It features the trademark goofy humor of the Lego games, but it unfortunately comes with some of its trademark problems as well. The camera can be cumbersome at times, and you'll sometimes spawn over instant-death pits. Despite these frustrations, it remains a very enjoyable experience, especially in co-op. These games are perfect for dads to play with their young children, but it can be enjoyed by gamers of all ages.

Graphics: 7.0

Sound: 7.0

First Play: 8.5

Gameplay: 8.5

Replay Value: 8.5

Overall: 8.4


rapiiid 14 years, 4 months ago

ps3 and xbox releases:gears of war 2 (360) - nov 7resistance 2 (ps3) - nov 4valkyria chronicles (ps3) - nov 4fallout 3 (both) - oct 28fable 2 (360) - oct 21far cry 2 (both) - oct 21fifa 09 (both) - oct 13with these and many others out and even more to come, please tell me this is a retroactive post you had laying in your docs and you're not actually playing lego batman still...

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