Here at GameSpew, there’s one thing we love almost as much as video games: LEGO.
Luckily for us, the two things cross over quite often thanks to the huge range of LEGO video games available. Rounding up the best LEGO games on PS4 has been no easy task, thanks to the sheer wealth of titles available – and they just keep on coming. LEGO games have been around since the 90s. The first was LEGO Fun to Build that released on the SEGA Pico (look it up) way back in 1995. A couple of years later, LEGO Creator released on PC in 1997, and since then LEGO games have been releasing regularly, keeping us building and smashing blocks on our PCs and consoles.
Until recently, most LEGO games came from developer Traveller’s Tales. The company is still at the forefront of bringing LEGO to life, but now more developers are getting in on the action, too. There’s Light Brick Studio for instance, a development team founded by LEGO itself, and Clockstone Studio behind LEGO Brick Tales.
One thing is for sure, though: as video game technology has changed, LEGO games too have advanced. Some of them are still about building and creating – take for instance LEGO Worlds – but many of them take us on epic adventures through the many licensed properties that LEGO work with. Others challenge our mind, using LEGO as a medium to present us with tough and engaging puzzles.
With so many LEGO games to choose from, how on earth are you meant to know which ones you should play? Never fear – click on through to see our picks of the best LEGO games on PS4.
This article was originally published in 2019 and has been updated periodically since.
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1. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
The newest LEGO game to come from Traveller’s Tales is undoubtedly one of its finest yet. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga encompasses all nine mainline movies from the Star Wars franchise and, well, turns them into LEGO. It’s the biggest LEGO game to date, with a huge open world spanning over 20 planets from the Star Wars galaxy. With so much to see and do, it’ll keep you entertained for dozens of hours.
It comes with full voice acting, too, and a new cinematic approach to its design allows you to get closer to the action than ever. Of course, there’s still plenty of TT Games’ trademark humour in there, and endless visual gags that will have you chuckling. Crucially, this is the first LEGO game from Traveller’s Tales to have a native PS5 version too, which means if you’re playing it on Sony’s latest hardware, it looks absolutely sublime. Digitised minifigures and LEGO models have never looked so realistic.
There’s no doubt that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is this one of the best LEGO games on PS4. It might also be the best.
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2. LEGO City Undercover
One of the few LEGO Games from Traveller’s Tales without some kind of franchise attached to it, LEGO City Undercover is, without a doubt, one of the best LEGO games on PS4. It’s essentially the family-friendly answer to the Grand Theft Auto series; a vast open-world game that sees you take on the role of LEGO City police officer, Chase McCain.
There’s a substantial story to follow, putting you in the shoes of Chase McCain as he tackles the bad guys littering the otherwise pristine streets of LEGO City. But the true joy of LEGO City Undercover is in exploring the world, finding secrets, and completing side quests and missions. Whether it’s helping a civilian find a lost item, taking part in a high-octane car race or chasing down some no-good criminal, there’s tens of hours of fun to be had.
Sure, it might not have the language and violence of Grand Theft Auto, but it’s a heck of a lot more fun in our opinion. The world’s a joy to explore, and it’s packed with the trademark humour that TT Games has become known for.
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3. LEGO Builder’s Journey
LEGO Builder’s Journey is very different from other LEGO games on PS4. It’s from Light Brick, a studio founded by LEGO itself, for one. It’s a minimalist puzzle game and concerns itself only with official LEGO bricks. Your goal is to help one brick-built figure navigate a small environment to reunite with another brick-built figure.
It’s simple in principle, but its puzzles are rather challenging. On every level, you’ll have a limited selection of bricks. Maybe you’ll have to build a bridge, or maybe you’ll have to interact with existing parts of the environment to trigger certain mechanisms. It’s a game that requires a lot of thought and patience: quite a difference in pace from a Traveller’s Tales LEGO game! But for those who enjoy something slower and more thoughtful, LEGO Builder’s Journey is undoubtedly one of the best LEGO games on PS4.
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4. LEGO Harry Potter Collection
Originally released as two separate games on PS3 and Xbox 360, the LEGO Harry Potter Collection brings both Years 1-4 and 5-7 together in one cleaned-up collection. With two games to play through, spanning all seven years of Harry’s time at Hogwarts, the Harry Potter Collection packs in a lot of game. There’s well over 50 hours of gameplay here if you want to see everything that the games have to offer.
The LEGO Harry Potter Collection‘s main levels will see you learning important spells, taking part in lessons and doing what Harry Potter does best: fighting the evil forces of He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. But there’s plenty to do outside of the main campaign, too.
The LEGO version of Hogwarts is sprawling and beautiful, packed with so many secrets to uncover. And if you’re a fan of the books or movies, there are tonnes of references that you’ll be sure to get a kick out of. With so much to do, it’s undoubtedly one of the best LEGO games on PS4.
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5. LEGO Dimensions
LEGO’s answer to the toys-to-life videogame trend may have been cancelled, but it doesn’t mean that you still can’t play and enjoy the game.
Taking pretty much every franchise LEGO has ever worked with and shoving them into one mammoth videogame, LEGO Dimensions is basically the ultimate game for any LEGO fan. By buying physical game packs – which come with minifigures, little LEGO structures and game discs to place on your LEGO Dimensions base – you can put a bunch of new characters in the game, explore various worlds, and play through an epic storyline.
There have been dozens of level packs, expansions and characters introduced to LEGO Dimensions. The series came to an end a few years ago though, so the game and its expansion sets aren’t quite as easy to get hold of as they once were. But they’re well worth seeking out. While each expansion gives you access to a whole new world, just the base game packs in a heck of a lot of content. Get a few packs, however, and you’ve got the ultimate bricky adventure on your hands. It’s a shame it was short-lived, but LEGO Dimensions remains one of the best LEGO games on PS4.
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6. The LEGO Movie Videogame
Everything is awesome! Well, this game certainly is.
This videogame version of The LEGO Movie follows Emmet on his journey through Bricksburg, telling the same story of the film. With the help of Wyldstyle, Benny, Batman, Metalbeard and everyone else, you’ll be taking down the evil Lord Business to bring Bricksburg back to normal.
It probably helps that The LEGO Movie itself was so much fun; its brilliant storytelling and characterisation is just as enjoyable in the game as it was in the film. Bricksburg is a delightful place to explore, and just like any good LEGO game, there are plenty of side missions and secrets to uncover. We’d recommend you watch The LEGO Movie before playing, though, to really get the most out of the game!
The LEGO Movie Videogame isn’t the longest LEGO game out there, but it’s still one of the best, thanks to its worlds being so wonderfully designed and its story so excellently told.
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7. LEGO Marvel Superheroes
What could be better than a Marvel and LEGO crossover? Well, not a whole lot. Aside from Star Wars, Marvel has become one of LEGO’s most loved franchises, and it works so well in game form, too. With a massive range of minifigures to unlock and play as, covering all corners of the Marvel Universe, there are so many potential skills and abilities to unlock by playing as them all. Fly around as Iron Man, or smash up the streets as the Hulk; however you play, LEGO Marvel Superheroes is a lot of fun.
While LEGO Marvel Superheroes has a great campaign, particularly if you are a Marvel fan, it’s the open world that is most enjoyable. The game’s recreation of New York City is massive, and packs in a lot of extracurricular activities outside of the main story mode. It’s not quite to scale, but there are a lot of familiar landmarks to explore. You can lose hours simply wandering around and helping out NPCs in side quests.
Thanks to its wonderful hub world and the joy of playing as your favourite brick-sized Marvel characters, it’s easy to see why LEGO Marvel Superheroes is one of the best LEGO games on PS4.
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8. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame
One of LEGO’s longest-running own franchises is Ninjago. There has been a couple of handheld Ninjago games, but the young ninjas are rarely seen on home console. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame changed all that, bringing the game of the film to PS4.
It’s one of the freshest LEGO games of recent years, adding in exciting combat mechanics and mixing up the formula somewhat. Rather than having a separate ‘hub’ world, LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame‘s side content takes place in the same areas of the levels themselves. It also ditches the use of the red ‘bonus bricks’ that grant multipliers to stud pick-ups – here, you’ll gain a multiplier by chaining combat combos. It makes for a much more rewarding experience.
The Japanese-inspired world of Ninjago makes for a wonderful backdrop, too, as you explore ancient temples and bustling cities. With so much to do and see, LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame is easily one of the best on PS4.
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