6. LEGO Jurassic World (Switch)

LEGO Jurassic World (Switch)LEGO Jurassic World (Switch)
Publisher: WB Games / Developer: TT Games
Release Date: 17th Sep 2019 (USA) / 20th Sep 2019 (UK/EU)

While LEGO Jurassic World does nothing particularly ‘new’ or exciting on Switch to distinguish itself from other platforms (other than being portable, which it pulled off on PS Vita anyway), it’s impossible to not be swept up by its charming recreation of the Jurassic saga. With a greater focus on puzzle-solving than combat, even the youngest of players will find it a safe and engaging place to muck around with dinos in Danish brick form. Much like every other LEGO release ever, its relevance and effect on you comes down to your connection to the franchise, but if you have a penchant for clever girls and staying out of the long grass (and you haven't played it already), this port is bound to sink its claws into you.

5. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Switch)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Switch)LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Switch)
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / Developer: Traveller's Tales
Release Date: 5th Oct 2021 (USA) / 5th Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

With split-screen co-op, and incredibly gentle expectations as far as the gameplay is concerned, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is a fantastic, low-stakes game for parents and kids to play together, but also for adults who are looking for something that pleasantly whiles away the hours without beating you over the head with difficulty. Whether you're a Marvel ultra-fan or someone who's just seen a single Thor movie because you have a crush on Chris Hemsworth and/or Kat Dennings, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will provide you with plenty of smashy, tongue-in-cheek joy. Excelsior!

4. LEGO City: Undercover (Switch)

LEGO City: Undercover (Switch)LEGO City: Undercover (Switch)
Publisher: Warner Bros / Developer: TT Games
Release Date: 4th Apr 2017 (USA) / 7th Apr 2017 (UK/EU)

LEGO City: Undercover doesn't quite stand up as well as it did when it originally came to Wii U; series improvements have come in the years since that leave this one looking slightly dusty in comparison. There are also some technical issues that hold it back, with odd graphical blemishes — a pity as the updated engine is generally an improvement — along with performance issues in co-op and handheld mode.

That said, played in single player like the original, this still offers an easy-going and slightly anarchic fun time. The same crazy storylines, set pieces and scenarios are still here, as are the cheesy jokes riffing on famous movies. LEGO City: Undercover's case isn't quite as convincing as it was in 2013, but it still has plenty to offer.

3. LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Switch)

LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Switch)LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Switch)
Publisher: WB Games / Developer: TT Games
Release Date: 30th Oct 2018 (USA) / 2nd Nov 2018 (UK/EU)

While LEGO Harry Potter Collection is one of the oldest instalments in the overall series still in current-gen circulation, the games here have aged remarkably well. Despite lacking some of the subtle changes the LEGO franchise has benefited from in the years since, the use of Hogwarts as a vast and secret-filled hub, a huge collection of characters to collect from across all eight films and a clever use of the Harry Potter licence makes for a remaster that only enhances Nintendo Switch’s chunky LEGO library. If you've played nothing but the recent LEGO games, then it may, at times, feel a little old and basic, but this fantastic beast hasn’t entirely lost its magic yet.

2. LEGO Builder's Journey (Switch eShop)

LEGO Builder's Journey (Switch eShop)LEGO Builder's Journey (Switch eShop)
Publisher: The LEGO Group / Developer: Light Brick Studio
Release Date: 22nd Jun 2021 (USA) / 22nd Jun 2021 (UK/EU)

A rare LEGO game not developed by TT Games, we found that the aim of Light Brick Studios' LEGO Builder's Journey was to make you feel like a kid — whether or not you are one. Getting back in touch with the pre-manual-following version of yourself is a delight, and having the story be about a parent and a child connecting through child's play is as touching as it is smart. Despite occasional misfires and what can feel like padding, this is a LEGO game which plays with the fundamental philosophy of creativity far more than the average LEGO-branded title, and we hope this points towards a broader (studded) canvas of possibilities that future LEGO games will explore.

1. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Switch)

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Switch)LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Switch)
Publisher: WB Games / Developer: TT Games
Release Date: 5th Apr 2022 (USA) / 5th Apr 2022 (UK/EU)

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a fantastic experience on Switch, a great big celebration of everything Star Wars that's made the jump to Nintendo's console in surprisingly fine form. The upgrades to the series' core gameplay here — the combo-focused combat, flashy space battles, boss encounters, over-the-shoulder shooting action and cover system — all combine to make this the best Lego Star Wars has ever felt to play. Throw in a humongous open world setting that's bursting at the seams with secrets and collectibles and you've got an absolute smorgasbord of all things Star Wars to dig into. Yub nub.


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