The famous brick builder rages on in 2024 with no signs of slowing down. Since 1995, LEGO has burst through mainstream gaming with sheer force and power. We have since had numerous spin-offs, film adaptations, and crossovers, including the recently released open-world LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. It’s completely understandable to feel spoiled for choice, even more so when looking for the best of the best to play in 2024. Our best LEGO games in 2024 should be a great starting point, though.
5. LEGO DC Super-Villains
Developed by Traveller’s Tales, LEGO DC Super-Villains merges DC and LEGO in a Lego-themed action-adventure platform video game. While you’ll have access to several familiar characters from the DC universe, you do have the freedom to craft your own character from scratch. Thereafter, your character blends into the story, independent of the films. Furthermore, you’ll unlock incredible superpowers as you progress, which are no doubt way more fun than superhero ones.
In a twist of events, you’ll need to team up against a greater evil. Meanwhile, enjoy the all-too-familiar cheeky humor and fun-loving blocky Lego cast. You’ll pounce around from challenge to challenge, all action-packed Suicide Squad-style. From Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor, and The Joker, you’ll solve fun puzzles, albeit a tad bit straightforward, and foster teamwork to win.
4. LEGO Worlds
If you’re craving some breathing room in an open-world setting, LEGO Worlds is the way to go. Tagged as a Lego-themed sandbox game by Traveller’s Tales, LEGO Worlds opens up fan-favorite blocky characters to an immersive universe. You’ll have the freedom to roam around, exploring a variety of distinct environments. As you go, you’ll collect valuable items like bricks to build structures with. In return, you’ll earn in-game currency that can be exchanged for more valuable in-game items.
LEGO Worlds is easy to pick up and play. Thanks to pre-formed structures, you can easily drag and drop into the universe. You can manipulate the terrain to your heart’s desire. Brick by brick, you’ll learn the ropes and even build more advanced structures from scratch. With the vast world at your feet, you’ll soon scoop up vehicles like helicopters and cover more ground in shorter times. You can even compete with friends in races or quests to unearth hidden treasures. From the characters to the creatures you run into, LEGO Worlds always strives to keep your gaming experience fresh and fun.
3. LEGO Harry Potter
Fans of the wizarding world of Harry Potter are in luck. Check out LEGO Harry Potter to re-experience the best of Hogwarts in story mode. You’ll follow along in a linear fashion, completing missions through to the last quest. Thereafter, you’ll unlock free play, allowing you to explore any level of the game at will. For the most part, LEGO Harry Potter has done a splendid job of staying true to the source material. You’ll recognize most characters, environments, spellcasting, and storylines, too, with impeccable animations and whimsical narration to boot.
However, if you’re looking to branch out and carve your own path, you can do so via multiplayer. You’ll be free to choose your preferred character and chart a unique path for them. Still, LEGO Harry Potter’s most incredible perk remains its clever puzzle designs. They’re excellent brain teasers that allow you to catch your breath from more rampant, action-packed games. For a wholesome experience, you can check out the LEGO Harry Potter Collection, which compiles iconic books and films from Years 1-4 and Years 5-7 in one package.
2. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Similar to LEGO Harry Potter, fans of Star Wars may want to hurry on over to LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga for the most definitive Star Wars experience, Lego-style. You’ll access all nine Star Wars Luke Skywalker mainline films, from Episode I: The Phantom Menace to Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, adapted into a Lego-themed galaxy. With such a whopping amount of content, including a ton of races, characters, side quests, and space warfare, you likely won’t run out of things to do anytime soon.
To put it into perspective, you’ll access over 300 playable characters, over 100 automobiles, and much more, which, while ‘more’ doesn’t always mean a better experience, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga manages to defy the odds. Cast into an open-world galaxy far, far away, developer Traveller’s Tales has done an impeccable job translating the film in the game to great detail, thanks to a new engine. They’ve also nailed realism and combat mechanics in ways most other Lego games struggle to achieve. You can use stealth, string-along combos, and even fire more precise shots. Additionally, you can explore the galaxy as you please, uncovering hidden secrets and taking on engaging side quests as you go.
1. LEGO 2K Drive
LEGO 2K Drive opens up Lego-themed games to new possibilities. Introducing Lego-based cart racing, LEGO 2K Drive thrusts you into a vast open-world Lego racing adventure. The game gets wild pretty quickly, with varying track designs—off-road terrain, open waters, you name it. You’re free to craft your vehicle however you like. Thereafter, hit the gas, drifting like a pro and scooping up power-ups to gain the upper hand against opponents. You’ll gun for boosts to speed up at the last minute. Meanwhile, jumps and drifts come in handy—in some ways, like a platformer testing your reflexes and ability to think outside the box.
The environments themselves look lush and vibrant. Oh, and it stretches, too, into various biomes with unique themes. While you can choose between open-world cruising and kart racing, each mode packs plenty of fun and chaos. That’s due primarily to solid and intuitive mechanics that seamlessly carry you forward to the finish line. But also because of the constant infectious sense of humor we’ve come to love from the Lego franchise.