If you are a fan of LEGO but you don't want to run the risk of stepping on one of those notoriously unforgiving bricks in the middle of the night, you could always play with LEGO virtually with your Nintendo Switch. There are more than a few LEGO Switch games available and they usually allow for two-player co-op, so you can share the experience with a buddy. Whether you're running through a familiar franchise that's been brought to brick form or you're looking for a brand new LEGO experience on Switch, we've got you covered.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
A long long time ago, we got LEGO Star Wars on Wii and 3DS, but now these stories are being completely remade in a new game that includes all nine movies from the Skywalker Saga. That means you can relive the Clone Wars with Obi-Wan and Anakin, take on the emperor and Darth Vader with Luke, Leia, and Han, or jump into the latest trilogy with Rey, Finn, and Poe. This silly interpretation of the Star Wars movies is fun for people of all ages making it one of the best Nintendo Switch games out there.
Replay the stories from all nine Star Wars movies in this silly take on the Skywalker Saga.
If you're a fan of LEGO video games but you would like to do something a little different, then you might want to consider LEGO Worlds. Released on the Nintendo Switch in September of 2017, LEGO Worlds is an open-world procedurally generated title where exploration and building is the name of the game. This title bears the influence of Minecraftian popularity in a mostly positive way. Get out into LEGO Worlds and construct a world that you don't have enough LEGO brick to build in real life.
Explore this open-world completely made of LEGO bricks that is procedurally generated.
LEGO City Undercover
LEGO City Undercover was originally released on the Wii U in 2013 and made its way to the Switch in early 2017. The most economical way of describing LEGO City Undercover is to say that it's like playing a Grand Theft Auto title, but you play as a cop instead of a criminal, and everything is made of LEGO. As we have come to expect from LEGO properties in recent years, LEGO City Undercover is chock full of hilarious writing that will keep you engaged with the title all the way through.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Explore a massive LEGO world filled with Marvel superheroes and villains. Just about everything breaks apart into LEGO pieces and you can build helpful items to help you progress further into the story. Each character has their own specific skills that can help them solve puzzles and you can even fly around using the right characters.
Play as your favorite Marvel Superheroes in this open-world LEGO game.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
If you're a Marvel fan who has often thought that there was a vast shortage of LEGO in the Marvel universe, there is, of course, a solution. Take control of LEGO versions of your favorite Marvel heroes as you attempt to take down Kang the Conqueror. Aside from the main storyline, the game also features a four-player battle mode so you can enjoy the action with your friends. In addition, multiple expansions add various additional characters and levels to help keep you busy.
This sequel is just as fun as the first game, but it includes even more heroes and villains.
LEGO DC Super-Villains
Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and all of the other Justice League heroes have disappeared leaving the supervillains running amok. Turns out that a fake group of villains from another universe is trying to pass themselves off as the Justice League, so it's up to The Joker, Harley Quinn, and other DC baddies to step up and become the world's reluctant protectors. The Joker is even voiced by the one and only Mark Hamill and he gives a stellar performance as always. You start the game off by creating your own custom super villain and can adopt various powers as you play through the story.
Band together with other DC super-villains in order to stop a rival group of baddies from ruling the world.
LEGO Harry Potter Collection
Being a student at Hogwarts isn't always easy, but it's usually exciting. Run through all seven books in the Harry Potter series with a LEGO twist. This silly take on the wizarding world will have you laughing while also being able to play through iconic moments. Deal with Malfoy and his goons at Hogwarts, vie for points with the House Cup, compete in the Triwizard Tournament, and take on Voldemort and his minions.
Relive this tale from the wizarding world with Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
LEGO Disney Pixar's The Incredibles
Apparently, unnecessarily complicated titles are becoming a thing in the world of LEGO video games. LEGO Disney Pixar The Incredibles follows the Parr family where each member has a different superpower. Utilize their various powers to take down super villains, solve puzzles, and build giant LEGO structures.
Experience the fun of being a super as the members of the Parr family.
LEGO Jurassic World
What could be more fun than running through the infamous park with LEGO dinosaurs? Being a LEGO dinosaur of course! There are 20 dinosaurs for you to play as, including the velociraptor and the iconic T-Rex. You can even customize your favorite reptiles to make your own creations. This game not only explores the most recent Jurassic World movies but also has you running through the stories of the original three movies. It's the perfect game to play on your own or with a buddy in local two-player co-op.
Create your own dinosaur and wreak havoc while running through four iconic movies from the Jurassic Park franchise.
LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game
With a name that is so inscrutable that it's nearly charming, LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game was released to the gaming public in late 2017. The gameplay is not unlike many of the other LEGO video game titles. However, as the name suggests, you will now be taking control of LEGO ninjas out to save the world. There is a vast myriad of playable characters as well as a multiplayer battle mode.
Play as a ninja and use your special skills to take down baddies.
The LEGO Movie Videogame
Relive the hilarious moments from the first and second LEGO Movies with this fun video game. Brickburg is in serious need of repair after being destroyed by monsters. It's up to Emmet and Lucy to travel around and rebuild. There are new places to discover, new characters to meet, and bosses to defeat. Prove that you have what it takes to become the Master Builder that can put everything right.
Explore locations from both LEGO Movies while trying to put the world back in order.
Brick by brick fun
LEGO Switch games have a very unique way of retelling familiar stories. You can't help but laugh when they play into their toy nature and allow you to build things in-game to help you solve puzzles. If you're only going to get one LEGO game, I highly recommend you make it LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. This is a large game that features the tale from all nine films. You can play on your own or with a friend in local co-op.
Another amazing option is Marvel Super Heroes. You can dive down from the Helicarrier down to the massive city below. It will give you quite a rush. Then there are dozens of Marvel heroes and villains to unlock. They're separated into different classes and specific skills are needed to move past certain puzzles.
Finally, If you want something completely new that doesn't follow any existing franchises, you should check out LEGO Worlds. There is so much to do and explore as you make your way through this procedurally generated game. You can literally spend hundreds of hours and still make new discoveries.
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