Cert: 3+
Platform(s): All Formats

You know, from time to time I get accused of being a little cynical. Yeah, well, maybe that's just your problem! Anyway, I have to admit that in the past the Lego games have had a similar effect that babies have on my girlfriend. Then came Lego Indy which kind of sucked and the cynicism came roaring back: "Cash in, yada yada!"

Now comes Lego Batman and here comes the gushing. This is just brilliant, I would actually rate this higher then the Lego Star Wars games, while admittedly they've not changed the format too much. The genius is in the little tweaks, the different Batman suits have different abilities, the range of characters, the puzzles are improved, and the vehicles are better integrated. It just works.

For those of you who have not felt the joy of a Lego Lightsaber, check out the Complete Saga first. Those of you humming and hawing after Indy, let me put it to you this way: Which Lego figurine would you actual like to own? Exactly - BATMAN every time!!!

I can't help wonder what the future holds for the franchise. Personally, I would give my right arm for a Lego G.T.A. game  (Check out the collectables available from Rockstar.)

Rent or Buy: BUY
Graphics: 5/5 
Game Play: 5/5
Replay Value: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

Review by Eamonn Cleary