The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 51 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

32%

Critics Recommend

Based on 51 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Kotaku
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Kotaku

Top Critic

Unscored
Oct 3, 2017

An unexpected treat of a game, one that bodes well for the future of the Lego video game series. A rapid-release movie tie-in is a really strange place for innovation, yet here it is.

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VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 1, 2017

I can’t help feeling that if TT had dug just a little deeper, and expanded on the combat with things like elemental skill trees or multi-character combos, they could have made it even more engaging.

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Scored Reviews

NEOsite
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2017

Everything what's good in LEGO games, but this time nothing's wasting our time. Definitely the most pleasant entry from Traveller's Tales.

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GameZone
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2017

While LEGO Ninjago is certainly more aimed at a younger crowd, if you're a middle-aged gamer like myself who have enjoyed the vast majority of LEGO titles up to this point, then the added combat complexity and small tweaks to gameplay mechanics make this

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GameGrin
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame stands out from other LEGO games, not for the huge game changes but for the little additions that are often unappreciated. I thoroughly enjoyed this title and I am looking forward to playing more.

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Game Informer
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2017

Exploration is the heart of the adventure, both in the story and the world players navigate. Finding gold bricks is rewarding, as you feel like you're uncovering well-kept treasures

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Gaming Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Game doesn't try to be anything but fun. There will always be another LEGO game coming out very few months. But this one is pretty good.

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GameSpew
80%
80%
Oct 3, 2017

It's a LEGO game alright, and these small but meaningful changes make it one of the better titles in the collection. Even if the Ninjago franchise doesn't interest you as much as Batman or Marvel Superheroes might, the gameplay and signature LEGO humour makes The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame well worth jumping into.

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Readers Gambit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

It's still held back by the formulaic nature of the LEGO franchise, but LEGO: The Ninjago Movie Videogame is a great addition to the franchise that changes just enough to make it feel fresh. It's excellent news for kids and even fun for old men like me. It comes highly recommended, unless you really hate fun.

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Generación Xbox
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

A new video game adaptation of an animated movie with the most famous miniature construction games. The LEGO Ninjago Movie: The videogame takes up the strong points that have made the saga so great, reinforcing them with juicy novelties.

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COGconnected
79 / 100
79 / 100
Oct 2, 2017

________________________ “Every single level and every time you start the game you're faced with a ridiculous two-minute load time

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IGN Spain
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2017

A fun game that may be appealing to those who have enjoyed previous LEGO Games, with a few new features and a lot of "more of the same" moments.

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Nexus
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

Despite a fairy short playtime, compared to other Lego games, Ninjago is the most fun I’ve had with a Lego game since Lego Dimensions came out.

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Life is Xbox
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game (whew!) is a fun game that is well worth your time if you enjoyed the previous Lego titles. Personally, I wish they had based it on the series and not the new movie, both look and lore-wise. However, any fan of the Lego Ninjago universe should definitely check this one out.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Oct 12, 2017

Overall, I'm more than happy with LNM:TVG.

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Atomix
75 / 100
75 / 100
Oct 8, 2017

The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game es a really entertainining game. It focuses more on action and combat than in puzzles and exploration and that gives it a special personality that makes it feel different from other LEGO Games. Sadly, it also shares the same formula that we have seen in practically all the other LEGO games from the last decade and so, the surprise factor is completely absent.

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GearNuke
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 2, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game offers a refreshing combat system although held back by a restricted level design. When it comes to the Nintendo Switch version, it suffers from some annoying performance issues that might have an impact on the gameplay experience.

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Video Chums
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2017

Even though The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game is full of fun moments that you can enjoy with a pal, constant technical issues and repetitive gameplay hold it back from being the next great Lego game.

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Areajugones
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2017

Even though this LEGO game is a little bit monotone, it really is a great combination of action, humor and freedom to explore. A great game for those who have followed the saga.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 9, 2017

The Lego Ninjago Movie Game does a great job of bringing the full film experience to your console and wrapping it up with the next step in Lego gameplay . It's fantastic to see a return to the style of the Lego Movie Videogame, as opposed to the Lego Batman Movie's half-accurate Lego Dimensions pack, but it's bittersweet when all of that good work is somewhat undone by last-gen technical flaws which have somehow found their way back in.

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Daily Mirror
Sep 29, 2017

There are certainly signs that this may have been rushed to coincide with a movie, but it's definitely not a cash-in. Serious thought and effort has gone into making sure this is an enjoyable experience. Providing the biggest shake-up to the LEGO game formula since the series begun, not only is this a genuinely engaging action game, it joins the ranks as one of the few great movie tie-in games.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 3, 2017

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game is another good entry in the LEGO series of games. The increased focus on combat pays off with a fleshed out system that makes each character feel unique, while the free-running provides enough safety nets to keep you from getting frustrated. Despite a couple of technical hiccups and a poorly thought out ending, LEGO NINJAGO has so much going for it that the overall experience isn't dampened.

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TrueAchievements
Oct 6, 2017

LEGO fans will no doubt find another fun adventure within, even if it may be over in a flash.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

It's by no means a great game, but The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame does more than enough to avoid accusations of being an egregious cash-in. The simple co-op platforming coupled with the invigorated combat system deliver a game that's a mindless bit of fun.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2017

Overall, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game is a game worth picking if you're a fan of LEGO games.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2017

The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame is a solid entry in the Lego series, providing a few new tweaks to the gameplay compartment that make the game feel fresh compared to other recent entries.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 24, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is a by the numbers release that feels like it may have been rushed to completion as a side project of Tt while it worked on the upcoming LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 (which can't come soon enough!) and is certainly a little smaller in comparison to its other recent games - with a small story and even the 100% completion clocking in at under 10 hours for most players. That being said, it's still well worth the price tag. The story is funny, the levels well designed and the extra features enough to keep players coming back to get to that 100% without getting burnt out. Best of all, it exhibits some improvements and innovations to the Tt formula that will hopefully be seen in future titles.

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GamePitt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2017

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game is a really good addition to the series. The improved combat mechanics and additional features really help this game stand above the more popular licence based LEGO titles. The story started as a familiar one I've heard a million times yet evolved into one which had me hooked, wanting to watch the next cut scene for the humour and great voice acting.

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SA Gamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

This latest LEGO game lets you play through the action highlights of the LEGO Ninjago Movie. While it is somewhat lacking on the humour and story side, its fresh take on the LEGO video game formula sets a high standard for the gameplay of future LEGO game titles.

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Sirus Gaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2017

It definitely delivers fun, especially with the game’s’ voice characters. They really capture the humour in every line they say. Although the demographics was intended maybe for kids or for teenagers – young adults still can find little jewels here and there hidden on this video game.

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Invision Community
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 9, 2017

t’s reassuring that even when cashing in on the impending Autumn blockbuster, Warner Bros have pulled no punches when making this game. If you’re looking for a solid platformer to play alone, with friends or with family, then LEGO Ninjago is a pretty kickass choice!

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Nintendo Insider
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 9, 2017

There’s plenty of promise on display in The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game‘s heroics, easily amounting to the ninja’s best adventure after some, admittedly, painfully average handheld escapades. Fans of the movie won’t want to give it a miss, but technical hiccups keep it from achieving a greater sense of inner peace. Ninja, go!

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PushStartPlay
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2017

The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game is a fun experience full of humour and laughs for you and your family alike.

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Geeks Under Grace
6.9 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Andrew Feistner
6.9 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2017

If you want to play a game with your child or just want to collect a lot of stuff, The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game is right for you.

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Gamerheadquarters
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is a fine title for those that enjoy the series or are fans of this LEGO brand.

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New Game Network
68 / 100
68 / 100
Sep 29, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game will provide some fun for fans of the film and the characters, but its high asking price and relative lack of content may underwhelm those who enjoy the typically better LEGO titles.

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Real Game Media
6.6 / 10.0
6.6 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2018

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame is another great game in the LEGO series. Although there are some notable technical glitches and one particularly irksome glitch rendering the 100% coveted score unobtainable, it is still worthy of your time and energy. Some great mechanics and welcome modifications to the standard formula streamline the experience in a good way.

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God is a Geek
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame is a lot of fun, but the camera angles are diabolical in co-op, detracting from the fun that playing with someone normally brings. The story is weak, but the humour more than makes up for it, and the diverse combat feels great to control, especially when racking up a 100-hit combo.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2017

It's always a shame when a game has such an incredible foundation and never becomes what it should. Fans of LEGO games and of the movie will have fun regardless, because we're a bit crazy like that. But if you don't fall in the crazy category, best bet is to wait for the next LEGO game that will hopefully feature this same innovation. TT Games has plenty of good ideas here. Please don't let them die before they can be implemented in a truly great LEGO game.

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DualShockers
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 14, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame is by means going to be my pick of the season, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't keep my thumbs busy for a few days and a smile across my face. Filled with light-hearted comedy, the game is a breath of fresh air for those looking for lighter fare in their Fall lineup. And while the game certainly feels limited due to it being so tied to the underlying movie it is based on and technical issues, the game is a solid purchase for both children and children at heart.

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NintendoWorldReport
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Oct 8, 2017

My biggest takeaway from Ninjago was how gorgeous the clips from the movie looked on the Switch's screen, even if they're unskippable. The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game is, perhaps unsurprisingly, best enjoyed as a companion to The Lego Ninjago Movie and only by its biggest fans.

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Continue-Magazin
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2017

It's a fun game that definitely shows improvement over the last LEGO games. But the absence of the dynamic split screen and the unbelievable amount of game breaking bugs (at least on Nintendo Switch) make the game unplayable at times. Too bad because the potential was there.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

6 / 10
Oct 13, 2017

Definitely one of the lesser Lego titles, and yet still a fun co-op game with plenty of charm – and more new ideas than many of is stablemates.

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TrustedReviews
Sep 29, 2017

The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame is a fun platformer that expands on the established formula with an enjoyable combat system. Unfortunately, performance issues and lacklustre level design hold it back from greatness.

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The Digital Fix
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2017

A surprisingly enjoyable, yet ultimately flawed action-adventure romp.

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CGMagazine
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2017

The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game is based on the recent Lego Ninjago movie currently in theaters, playing similar to Lego games of the past.

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MonsterVine
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Oct 10, 2017

The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game tries some interesting new things for a Lego game, with varying success. The lack of character variation makes things feel a bit dull, but there’s an undeniable sense of relaxed fun to the game.

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TheXboxHub
Oct 9, 2017

The greatness of the combat really shines, especially during the Dojos, but Story missions are over swiftly compared to most LEGO games and the lessened character roster shortens its longevity further. Technically it can be rather frustrating, with bugs making me wary that I might have to restart a level to rectify a problem and the slow-down can make it unplayable at random points, if only for a short while.

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Wccftech
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

So, can I recommend The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game? For kids, if they have an interest in Ninjago and the developers can fix the crashes, yes. For everyone else? Please don't bother.

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Nintendo Life
5 / 10
5 / 10
Oct 13, 2017

LEGO games are typically quite good. Movie franchise games are typically quite bad. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is, both, but ultimately it feels more like a movie game than a LEGO game. Poor level design, long load times and bugs make for a game that doesn't realise its full potential; funny dialogue and entertaining movie clips can't elevate this one to greatness. If you're looking for a great LEGO game for your Switch, stick to Undercover for now.

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Respawning
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

I feel like this could have been a good Lego game but it was cheapened by being a typical spin off game for a kids movie.

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