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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lego AND Indiana Jones?! Fantastic!
Well Lego have done it again, taken a well known franchise and made a solid gold lego series out of it! Can there be a better combination?

This game is the most fun I have had from playing a video game in a LONG time! Everything about it is just right and you can tell that the developers (Travellers Tales) were huge fans of the films and not just game...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cool lego game
In this game you get to play as all the different characters, each come with different tools such as a spade, spanner or a whip. You can climb, swim, run, ride and shimmy.

The graphics are really good and it is really clever how most things are made from lego, like the trees. It is fun when you smash thing and lego bricks fly everywhere! There are lots of cool...
Published on 11 Aug 2009 by K Holl


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lego AND Indiana Jones?! Fantastic!, 8 Jun 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: LEGO Indiana Jones (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Well Lego have done it again, taken a well known franchise and made a solid gold lego series out of it! Can there be a better combination?

This game is the most fun I have had from playing a video game in a LONG time! Everything about it is just right and you can tell that the developers (Travellers Tales) were huge fans of the films and not just game developers. A whole load of care and attention to detail has made it into this game.

The graphics are good, as good as the limitations of lego can go at any rate. The scenery and backgrounds are almost identical to those in the films and somehow seem to intergrate with the lego elements nicely whilst still making items easy to spot. Key artifacts, vehicles and other items from the three films are all replicated faithfully in lego! The characters are just wonderful! Especially Indy and Henry Jones Sr! Some of the female characters are not instantly recognisable mostly because lego decide they should all have typical female lips which limits individual detail to the face, but that's just being picky now!

Levels are fun and action packed. Mostly puzzle based involving building things out of lego to progress. Scenery can be broken up to reveal Lego studs which you need to collect to raise your score and buy new characters and other extras. All characters have different abilities and tools which react to different items in the game and you'll sometimes need to use more than one character at a time (There are always at least 2 in play) Henry Jones Sr. can translate symbols to open secret passages, Sallah can dig for items and Indy can use his whip to swing and pull on items. Vehicles can be driven including key vehicles from the films such as the German trucks, Short Round's car, motorbike and sidecar, speedboats in venice and also animals such as camels, elephants and horses.

Each film is split into 6 levels making a total of 18 seperate levels all jam packed with action, puzzle solving and storyline. You don't need to worry about violence as lego people just break appart into pieces and it's all very cartoonesque. Nazi's are replaced with "enemies" and "soldiers" and where possible some scenes have been filtered for violent content. Considering the dark themes of the films, Travellers Tales did a fantastic job at keeping the Indy spirit alive in a very lighthearted game.

The typical Indiana Jones humour is so similar to the humour used by Lego that some scenes have just been more or less pulled straight from the films! The cutscenes are an absolute treasure in themselves and a very suitable reward for playing through the levels. They depict the key scenes and not much detail is missed out. They do move rather fast and I wonder if non Indy watchers will be able to follow. (Are there such people?!) Wonderfully animated they will have you laughing out loud and remembering your favourite scenes from the films. Cutscenes lead on seemlessly to the next level and you'll forget that you're playing with Lego, it's a top notch Indiana Jones experience!

The replay value is immense, you'll need to go back and play again to find all the hidden artefacts as some special characters need to be used in order to find them. Love and care has gone into this game and die hard Indiana fans will have trouble finding fault. Even the names of the achievements will have you chuckling as they've truly picked the best lines to sum each level! This game has got a whole charm and appeal of it's own, the best £30 I've spent and well worth every penny! If you love Lego and love Indiana Jones... buy it now!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cool lego game, 11 Aug 2009
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: LEGO Indiana Jones (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
In this game you get to play as all the different characters, each come with different tools such as a spade, spanner or a whip. You can climb, swim, run, ride and shimmy.

The graphics are really good and it is really clever how most things are made from lego, like the trees. It is fun when you smash thing and lego bricks fly everywhere! There are lots of cool movie clips too.

I like the fact that 2 people can play and you can swap characters whenever you want.

On the downside it would be better if you could save when you want instead of having to complete the chapter you are on, as I find I keep having to play the same part more than once. I would recommend this game to anyone.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Mixing two classics., 7 Nov 2009
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: LEGO Indiana Jones (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
The Indiana Jones films are regarded as classics (the three in this game anyway), and LEGO is an iconic brand of toys. You would think that by mixing the two you would get something that is a sure fire hit, and I'm pleased to say that it works.

The story follows the plot of the first three Indiana Jones films, albeit without any dialogue during cut scenes, also references to the Nazis have been taken out. To follow the plot it is best to have some knowledge of the films but it's not essential.

The characters look good as LEGO men/women, and the graphics in general are colourful and easy on the eye. The music in the game is all from the films as well, and it sounds like the original music tracks to me, although I may be wrong. The environments all look nice, and the majority of item are destructable.

Controls are easy to pick up, with one or two buttons being used to do everything, only the context decides what action is utilised. A second player can drop in and out at will, although everything cn be done with a single player. There is no online co-op which would have been a nice touch, but I don't think the game suffers too much for this feature not being included.

Once a level in the story has been completed it opens up free play mode for that level, which can then be used to go back and get all those collectables that were previously inaccessable.

This is not a difficult game, and can certainly be played through just for the story in a few hours, to collect everything and get to 100% completion will take a bit longer. Children can pick up and play this title and although they may not know much about the Indian Jones films the game can be played through and enjoyed anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5: Adventure Defined, 29 May 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: LEGO Indiana Jones (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Pros:

+Great Nostalgia for the Indiana Jones Fan
+Great sense of humor through the cutscenes
+Simple gameplay, anyone can pick up and play
+A varied number of puzzles through the game
+Lots of secrets to uncover
+Music score taken directly from the films

Cons:

-Short campaign
-Big emphasis on hand to hand combat isn't great when you're fighting someone with a projectile
-Minor camera issues

In 2005 the gaming public was introduced to LEGO Star Wars. That game went on to become a phenomenon. It was fun, simple and humorous. LEGO Indiana Jones plays very similar to the LEGO Star Wars games in many different ways. There are slight differences, however, and while LEGO Indiana Jones is certainly a treat, it isn't quite as good as LEGO Star Wars.

In terms of the differences between versions, the XBOX 360 version is pretty much the same as the Wii. There's really no better one here. It all depends on which system you have. The Wii version lets you use motion sensor controls, but all three versions even look almost exactly the same.

If you've played LEGO Star Wars, then Indiana Jones is instantly familiar. You'll go through all three of the original films. Throughout the levels you'll be two or more different characters and able to switch on the fly. Much like the Star Wars games, characters have abilities they can use to get you further into the game. Some characters can find secret passages, some can double jump. Indy, of course, uses his whip. There's a much bigger emphasis on puzzles in LEGO Indiana Jones, but there's nothing here that's too challenging or taxing. Anyone should be able to pick up and play LEGO Indiana Jones. There's also co-op play and a friend can jump in whenever they feel like it and drop out whenever they feel like it.

There are also studs that you can collect. Studs are the currency you can use in the hub to do things like purchase hidden characters or other bonuses. You can get studs by destroying certain objects or simply by taking down enemies.

The biggest difference between LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Indiana Jones is the way combat works. In LEGO Star Wars most characters either had a blaster or a lightsaber. Indiana Jones relies much more heavily on hand-to-hand combat. You can find weapons and use them, but they have limited ammunition. The only bad thing about the gameplay in Indiana Jones is that there's so much of an emphasis on hand-to-hand combat that it leads to unnecessary deaths sometimes. When the bad guy has a gun and you don't, half the battle is dying to get to him and take him down. Luckily, there's no penalty for dying in LEGO Indiana Jones other than losing studs. There's no such thing as a game over.

Just like LEGO Star Wars, there's the story mode where you use the characters the story gives you, and then you can go back in Free Play Mode to uncover more secrets you otherwise couldn't before. You'll want to go back in Free Play Mode in order to get all the secrets. There are treasure chests to find in every level as well as a red package. You can't get all the hidden treasure chests in a level without going back in Free Play Mode. The main campaign probably won't take you that long. Half the fun of LEGO Indiana Jones is going back into levels and uncovering secrets.

In terms of production values, LEGO Indiana Jones is a winner. The LEGO world is incredible to behold. While there's no voice acting to speak of in the cutscenes, there's a great amount of humor, and there are a lot of classic scenes that are reenacted very well. LEGO Indiana Jones is easily a looker, but it also sounds great. There are a couple of camera hang ups, but nothing too big, and it runs pretty smoothly too. The music is pulled directly from the films. John Williams score still sounds good almost thirty years later.

LEGO Indiana Jones shouldn't be missed. If you enjoy Indiana Jones or if you enjoyed LEGO Star Wars, then LEGO Indiana Jones is a must. It emulates the film very well and is so simple to play that anyone can pick it up and go with it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Discover the Hidden Treasure that is Lego Indiana Jones!!, 1 July 2008
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= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: LEGO Indiana Jones (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Carrying on from the best selling Lego Star Wars games, comes Indiana Jones!
In this game you play the throught the storylines of the three original films - sorry, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is not included. Each of the three films has been expanded to try and get more out of each storyline. As an example, in Raiders of the Lost Ark the bar brawl where Indy meets Marion moves beyond the bar into a mountain top level with more puzzles and action. In Temple of Doom there is a really nice level travelling to Pankot Palace where you ride elephants through more puzzles. And in The Last Crusade there is more made from the escape of Indy and his father when they use the motorbikes. But most importantly, they have kept in all your favourite parts of the film - the classic boulder dash in Raiders, the vehicle chase in Raiders, the mine cart escape in Temple of Doom, the fight on the bridge in Temple of Doom, the discovery of Sir Richard's tomb in the library in Venice from Last Crusade, and also the selection of the 'real grail' at the end of the Last Crusade.
As with Lego Star Wars you can play story mode where you are limited to which characters you can use, and free play mode where you can play with any character you have purchased or earned in an attempt to collect all the extras - such as the status of True Adventurer, the 10 artefacts (replacing the mini kit from Lego Star Wars) and posting all the parcels ( a very nice way of earning extras such as stud mulitpliers, invincibility, silly disguises and more!).
All your favourite characters from the films are here too. Indy is there of course but so is Marion, Sala, Belloc, Short Round, Dr Henry Jones, Marcus Brody and a whole host of minor characters and baddies you meet along the one. As a nod to the Lego Star Wars game there is one special hidden character you can earn too............
So, on to the game itself. How does it play? Well, it is very similar to Lego Star Wars in a lot of ways. You have certain characters who can perform certain actions. So you have a mechanic/engineer who permanently carries a spanner around to fix broken lifts, vehicles, machinery etc.... There are characters who carry spades who can dig up hidden artefacts, chests etc.. and these are a useful weapon too! They make a satisfying ring when you hit someone with it! You also get characters with major weaponry such as a rocket launcher or grenade carrier. These are all really enjoyable to play with, and replace the type of characters used in Lego Star Wars, such as Force characters, Droids who can speak to terminals and Bounty Hunters. All very nice.
Graphically it is much more lush than Lego Star Wars. The backgrounds are really well done, and are a vast improvement on any of the Lego games before it. Though i have one issue with it - the perspective. The backgrounds are 3d but it is very hard to judge where your character is in relation to the edge of a cliff, whether you are near to a rope, and most awkwardly of all, getting onto a ladder can be a real irritant! It is a minor gripe, but a fault with the game that you wish had been ironed out before release.
The music is perfect too - directly lifted from the films.
It plays really well too, and like Lego Star Wars is enjoyed most when playing in co-op mode with a friend.
As for the difficulty, anyone can pick this up from children to adults. The puzzles are generally straightforward (and better than Lego Star Wars in my opinion), but the fighting is not quite as exciting - the lightsabers were so enjoyable in Lego Star Wars, whereas this game has to rely on whips,guns, spades and rocket launchers. What is nice though are the character specific ways of brawling - Short Round has some kung fu moves, Indy has a rough and tumble style of fighting, and Willy has a Super Scream which is funny to use!
Onto the extras on this game - there are loads to discover and unlock. The game hub is set in the University where Indy works and this is where you set off on each of his adventures, buy characters, buy extras, view artefacts and earn some cool hidden stuff. I won't spoil my favourite hidden feature, but i will say that you want to earn all the artefacts........... It unlocks something really cool that will have you grinning from ear to ear!!
So let's go through the good things about Lego Indiana Jones. The puzzles are much better than Lego Star Wars, the music is brilliant, the free play mode is great fun, the gentle humour is as good as ever, the extras are better (there is a trailer for Lego Batman that you can access from the main menu and this is a must to watch), the levels are well thought out and that they have crammed in all the good bits from the films.
However, there are some weaknesses in this game that stop me from giving it five stars.
Firstly, it is not as immediately fun and exciting as Star Wars was. Once i had played through all the stories and gone into free play, i was hooked but the story mode just didn't grip me for some reason. Secondly, the extra characters you can buy/earn just aren't different enough from each other. You always end up playing Indy because he is the most fun to play with, whereas Star Wars had more recognisable 'bit players' that you could enjoy from Bounty Hunters, to Droids and to those using the Dark Side of the Force. Thirdly, it is way too easy. Lego Star Wars was huge and challenging in finding all the hidden extras, and I'm afraid Lego Indiana Jones wasn't for me. I found everything and unlocked everything very quickly, and that was in only in a short span of gaming time. Having said that, the extras that ARE in this game are brilliant.
My final criticism is that the developers haven't really done anything new with Lego Indiana Jones. There is nothing that makes you go 'wow!' like Lego Star Wars did. There is no real innovation in this game - so it is really more of the same, and let's face it, that is not really a bad thing when Lego Star Wars was so good!

Who would like this ?Well, that is pretty simple. Anyone over the age of 5 and upwards who either likes, Lego, Indiana Jones or a fun platforming/collecting game!

I really enjoyed it from beginning to end, short though it was, and would recommend this as a great family game, or a fun game for hard core gamers want a break from serious games. For me it provided a nice break from intense, involving games - this was a pick up and play game with lots of fun for all included.

Roll on Lego Batman later in the year!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good game, 17 Oct 2013
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I love the Lego Indiana Jones game its fun and very good Game and no damage the disc
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5.0 out of 5 stars brillant, 3 Oct 2013
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i really enjoyed it and i would recommend it to other who are thinking of buying it themselves or someone else
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy with service, 3 Oct 2013
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Haven't opened it yet, it's a Christmas gift. Service was great, arrived quickly. Will have a very happy little boy, who's a big fan of lego games.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super game, 29 July 2013
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Indiana jones is an amazing game it is so fun and cool. It is great when you get a new character you've never played - it is so fun to figure out what they do! Each level is a surprise you don't know what's going to happen next. It easy when you get used to it. It's my first time with the Xbox and with that after a whil
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too difficult, even for adults, 21 May 2013
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Bought this for my son but he got frustrated as some of the puzzles are too hard.

I then also spent some time trying to help him through the puzzles, but I also could not solve them. Despite having a masters degree and years of gaming experience, the puzzles were too hard for me.

Actually, 'hard' is not a good way to describe it. 'Random' would be a better way to describe how puzzles are solved. You basically walk around pressing all the buttons near every object, in a deductive manner, until suddenly [the wall breaks] / [object becomes active] etc and you can proceed. There is little logic to these puzzles most of the time.
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