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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 25 April 2016
“Lego Batman: The Videogame” is an action adventure game, released in 2008. You get to play as Batman, set within a fictional Lego world. This game is similar to the earlier Lego videogames, such as Star Wars. Yet, this game is the first in the Lego series to have an original story. This game was highly successful, and so far there have been two sequels – and several animated Lego movies – based on Batman. This game is intended to be child-friendly, and yet is also a great deal of fun for adults.

You can choose to play as one of many characters – all from the Batman universe – and control each character from a third-person perspective. Primarily, you’re running around and fighting enemies. There are also lots of puzzles to solve. The game is set in Gotham City, and there are thirty levels (15 for the heroes, 15 for the villains). The story concerns Batman and Robin trying to find and capture the villains – Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, and so many more – who have recently escaped from Arkham Asylum, and who are intent on causing mischievous mayhem. In addition to story mode, you can choose to ‘free play’ the game – simply having fun with the characters.

The graphics are great – and it does look just like Lego has come to life! The soundtrack is fantastic – as it makes use of Danny Elfman’s music from the 1989 “Batman” film. Overall, there’s a dark feel to this game, but it’s done in a comedic and entertaining manner.

If you’re a fan of either Batman and/or Lego games, I thoroughly recommend this. I’ve played through it a couple of times, as have my young nephews – and there’s plenty of fun to be had.
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on 14 August 2014
Bought this for my five year old son and we havent stopped playing it.
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on 1 January 2015
Kids love this game haven't stopped playing it since it arrived
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on 18 February 2015
Granchildren where imprssed nice gift
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on 27 June 2015
Very good entertainment
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on 25 February 2015
Great game my son loves it
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on 11 October 2009
I am 25, and a girl (not that this should matter at all) and we got an Xbox 360 last year. This is my favourate game by far, easy to pick up and good puzzles to solve and no gore! The little Lego men are very cute and it has turned me into the square eyed computer games player that I warned my partner about! Buy it and love it. I am starting to worry about what will happen to me when I have completed it!
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VINE VOICEon 19 October 2008
This is the latest Lego game, following on from the two Star Wars Lego games and the Lego Indiana Jones, and in my opinion this is the best one.
There are 30 levels to play through - from the perspective of the heroes (Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Commissioner Gordon etc....) and also as the villains. The villains are pretty much all included from the Batman universe. They include the Joker, the Riddler, Catwoman, Two Face, Scarecrow, Bane, the Mad-Hatter, the Penguin, Mr Freeze and more unlockable ones (two very secret characters are hidden in the game).
The heroes are based in the Bat-Cave, and the villains are based in Arkham Asylum. There are three main missions for both the good guys and bad guys, and each of these is broken up into 5 sub-missions.
Each mission isn't really part of an encompassing storyline, but they all kind of fit together and have a boss battle at the end of each level.
As with the Star Wars lego game, there are driving/flying/boating missions to complete so you get to use some really weird and wacky vehicles - the Scarecrow has a biplane, the Pengiun has a submarine in the shape of a penguin, and of course, the Batmobile is in there too!
In terms of gadgets, there are loads to play with. Batman has different types of suits for different tasks - the gliding suit for jumping large gaps, the demolition suit for blowing up impassible items. The Joker has a great trick hand buzzer that he uses to zap his enemies - you get to see the skeleton of the bad guy! Hilarious. You get to play with Batarangs, Mr Freeze's freeze gun, Bane's famous back breaker move, and the Riddler has the power of mind control and there are lots more to try out and have fun with - i won't spoil the surprise for you!
The levels this time are much more well thought out. Some real planning has gone into them and unlike the Indiana Jones lego game, these levels seem to be longer, and although anyone can get through them, it will take quite a long time to complete absolutely everything in the game.
The extras this time are really awesome. For anyone who is a fan of Batman - either the comics or the films - this game has something for everyone. There are lots of things to unlock including background information on the Batman universe - how each of the bad guys changed from being good, when the Wayne tower was built, what happened to the first Robin (Dick Grayson) and loads more which you will have to unlock yourselves!
The usual things we have seen in the previous lego games are here too. You can still collect all the minikits, the red power bricks and there is an equivalent Lego City level for both good and bad guys to enjoy. The 360 version has plenty of achievements to attain and these are easy to get into, but more difficult to complete unless you want to invest a bit of time on them!
Graphically this game has captured Gotham perfectly. It is highly detailed, polished and importantly gives the right forbidding 'feel' to the city. There aren't many glitches in the game either so you don't find yourself trapped in an awkward spot that means you need to restart the level.
As with Star Wars and Indiana Jones, this is great fun to play. There is plenty to make you laugh as usual with the cut scenes (and there are lots to look at in this game). It is one of those games that you can pick up and play for a half hour or so, or sit at for hours on end trying to collect and complete everything. So it will appeal to everyone, whether they are casual or hard core gamers.
Worth a quick mention is the music. Two themes are lifted directly from the original Tim Burton Batman film, and will be instantly recognisable, and the composer of these is the great Dany Elfman. This is a really nice touch and adds to the overall enjoyment of the game.
The co-operative play is back and is still as excellent as it has ever been. You can drop in and out of the game as the second player very easily.
Everything in this game is really well done, and you can tell that there was a lot of love from the developers when they created this game. There isn't much to find fault with, and in fact the only fault i found was the the computer controlled player. From time to time the computer controlled player stands in one place and won't follow you through the level (only in free play) and sometimes you end up back-tracking to go back to encourage them to follow you!
Who will this game appeal to then? Well, everyone who loved the other Lego games; Indiana Jones and Star Wars. But quite importantly this will also appeal to anyone who loves Batman from the comics, Batman on the silver screen or even the sixties tv show with Adam West! It isn't as dark and violent as the recent Batman films (Batman Begins and Dark Knight), nor is it as camp as the sixties tv show. The game takes the best elements of each style of Batman. The game isn't violent - it is cartoon violence - so there is no blood or guts on show here, which makes the game suitable for a young audience.

The only challenge now is for the developer to reinvent the Lego Games. They have done enough of the same ideas now, and although it is an excellent series there is a real danger that the next games could become stale. That would be a real shame.

But as for the Lego Batman game - buy it now! And have some great fun with it - i did!
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on 8 March 2009
I had previously played Star Wars Original trilogy Lego on the xbox, so I knew what to expect. As before, you control 1 of 2 characters (usually Batman and Robin) who have to progress through each level, collecting lego studs to pay for items later, and collecting special objects to unlock special powers, and using different abilities. In this game, batman and robin can find different costumes throughout the game, and need to put the appropriate one on at the right time to gain a new ability to solve the problem at hand (walk up metal walls, or walk through molten lava, or fire sonic weapons to shatter glass).

The twist is that, once you have solved a level as the heroes, you unlock the ability to set up that level as the villains involved (which usually involves you fighting the police, even commisioner gordon, but not Batman and robin themselves ). The villains have their own unique powers - Joker can electrocute things, Ivy can grow plants, Mr Freeze can, er, freeze things etc. They're almost more fun to play than the heroes.

Even better, you can then replay any level using an unusual combo of hero and villain to collect all the items which are unattainable otherwise.

What I found incredibly frustrating with star wars, was that quite often the computer AI did not position my companion in the correct place, or often set up ridiculous jumps and maneuvers that were stupidly awkward. This occurs far less frequently. But the game is remarkably easy, even for someone like me who is not a serious gamer, I only got stuck maybe 10 times, which means it isn;t much of a challenge, but it is still quite fun.

As before there are a lot of injokes and humourous sequences where lego characters play about and dance to music etc.

I don't think I would buy a third Lego based game though, unless they added some radically new things.
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on 23 February 2010
So I was skeptical about playing this game having never watched or seen any of the Batman TV shows, films and what have you, so didn't know anything about the actual story itself. However, I was surprised at how much I ended up enjoying this game. The story itself isn't really based on the real ones, but most of the characters are there; Batman, Robin, Joker, Riddler, Harley Quinn etc. The actual gameplay is good, there are some slight flaws occasionally with the camera view and it's fixed position preventing you from sometimes getting a clear view at things.

What I do like about this though, and being a "newbie" to the Lego series, is the longetivity created by the fact that once you unlock characters, you can then access secret areas in free play that you can't do in the normal "missions". This means that you can go back through and play a level again, and not be bored by it as there are tonnes of new places to explore. However, some of the minikit challenges were a tad tedious, and some were plain annoying. Normally though, you will always be able to find a solution.

Overall though, this is a solid game, really worth the money on here, and probably a bit more too.
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