Lego Batman 2 May Be the Coolest Video Game Ever

Lego Batman, Robin and Superman

“It’s Awesome!!!”

That’s the initial review of Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes from my 9-year-old son Jason. And I pretty much have to agree with him. The Lego video games in general are all-around incredible (the Star Wars ones actually make Episodes I-III not just tolerable, but downright entertaining). The first Lego Batman was fun, but Lego Batman 2 soars to new heights.

Not only do you get to play as Batman and Robin, but some of the DC Universe’s heaviest hitters join the Lego party: Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Flash, and more! And of course the usual gang of Gotham’s Worstest crash the scene. Lex Luthor actually joins up with the Joker, Riddler, Two-Face, Penguin, Harley Quinn and more.

Lego Batman 2 Superman heat vision

Just like all the other Lego video games, there’s an overall storyline that’s told through animated scenes. There’s tons of puzzles to solve as you fight your way through Gotham City. Don’t worry about violence, since characters don’t actually die, they just break apart into small Lego pieces, quickly getting put back together.

What’s new about this Lego game? Plenty! Besides housing the largest Lego world to date in the mega-sized Gotham City, Lego Batman 2 is the first Lego video game to actually feature voices! The Lego characters actually speak to each other, helping to move the story along, and crack plenty of jokes. You’ll also find an amazing soundtrack, including the theme from the original Superman movie!

Lego Batman 2 on the Wii

Ryan and Jason are… Batman and Robin!

One other new feature, which my kids and I both disliked, however, was the introduction of the split screen. In other Lego games, when you play with two players and one tries walking off the screen, he just can’t. You need to work together. It slows the game down slightly, but makes it easier to follow. With the new split screen feature, each player can run off on their own and investigate their own corner of the City. While this is a very common feature used on probably 90% of most co-op video games made today, it’s never been on a Lego one before and just feels weird. It also makes it a little tougher to see specific areas if you’re trying to use a grappling hook or something.

Despite that one issue, the rest of the game is just too much fun. You just have to love how Batman (and almost everyone else) pretty much ignore Robin and treat him like a little kid. Batman totally gives Superman a cold shoulder. And the Joker is… well, a complete riot.

Lego Joker kicks Batman

Lego Batman 2 is a fantastic game for kids and adults alike. It’s simplistic enough in basic gameplay for anyone to pick up easily, but the boards and puzzles can be challenging enough to keep you guessing. I hope Lego keeps the trend going and adds tons more superhero games to the mix. Heck, there’s an entire DC Universe just waiting to be pixelized.

Visit the Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes website for more information and all sorts of games, downloads and more.

Kids love Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Jason was pumped to play before he even started!

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Giveaway ends on July 9, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on this site. Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. The Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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142 Responses
  • Daniel
    August 30, 2012

    Batman for sure. Nothing beats the Dark Knight!

  • Jacob LaFountaine
    July 10, 2012

    It is Batman

  • Lisa
    July 9, 2012

    Batman

  • kelley c
    July 9, 2012

    Batman

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  • shirley zolenski
    July 9, 2012

    The Flash

  • Sand
    July 9, 2012

    My favorite is Wonder Woman.

  • jessica schueler
    July 9, 2012

    Flash

  • Mariah
    July 9, 2012

    My son says Superman.

  • Kevin Yates
    July 9, 2012

    batman for sure

  • Misty rummell
    July 9, 2012

    Spiderman

  • Misty rummell
    July 9, 2012

    Superman

  • Jennifer J
    July 9, 2012

    I am a huge Wonder Woman fan. Thanks!!

  • Jimmy
    July 9, 2012

    I like Batman

  • Kelly
    July 9, 2012

    My favorite DC hero is the Green Lantern!

  • Brenda Elsner
    July 9, 2012

    I like Batman!

  • Terri Menke
    July 9, 2012

    FLASH!

  • Tara
    July 9, 2012

    Wonder Woman!

  • Ellie W
    July 9, 2012

    Hmmm…I would have to say Batman is my favorite.

  • Holly S.
    July 9, 2012

    Superman!
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  • Amy DeLong
    July 9, 2012

    have to say batman
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  • Sonya
    July 9, 2012

    The kids love Batman!
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  • Jaclyn Reynolds
    July 9, 2012

    Batman is our fav!

  • amy deeter
    July 9, 2012

    superman
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  • meme
    July 9, 2012

    diffently Batman

  • Carol Mclemore
    July 9, 2012

    Batman!!

  • R Hicks
    July 9, 2012

    always been fond of Batman!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  • Holly
    July 9, 2012

    Superman!!

  • Jennifer B.
    July 9, 2012

    Wonder Woman!

  • Tom Hall
    July 9, 2012

    I’m gonna go with the Flash.

  • Candie L
    July 9, 2012

    I love Batman. Thank you

  • Penny B W
    July 9, 2012

    My favorite is Wonder Woman!

  • D Schmidt
    July 8, 2012

    My favorite is Green Lantern

  • Carolyn Daley
    July 8, 2012

    Batman is my favorite

  • Peter
    July 8, 2012

    Batman

  • Jessica
    July 8, 2012

    Wonder Woman!

  • Nicole C.
    July 8, 2012

    My favorite is Wonder Woman!

  • Jenny
    July 8, 2012

    Batman is my favorite

  • Andria
    July 8, 2012

    Superman is my favorite

  • Kim W
    July 8, 2012

    The flash

  • Susan Smith
    July 8, 2012

    Superman

  • Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    July 8, 2012

    superman
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  • Erica C.
    July 8, 2012

    Our favorite is definitely batman.

  • lucas
    July 8, 2012

    batman!

  • Debra F
    July 8, 2012

    love batman

  • Michelle W
    July 8, 2012

    Batman is the coolest

  • DAMIAN JARREAU
    July 8, 2012

    Superman

  • Dollye C
    July 8, 2012

    Superman!
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  • Christian Vazquez
    July 7, 2012

    my favorite is batman.

  • Julie
    July 7, 2012

    Batman

  • Daniel M
    July 7, 2012

    the batman!

  • Elizabeth Young
    July 7, 2012

    Batman, of course

  • Derek T
    July 7, 2012

    Batman!!

  • Karen
    July 7, 2012

    Superman is the man. Thanks.

  • Leanne M
    July 7, 2012

    batman

  • Candice Hull
    July 7, 2012

    Gonna be Superman. He was my first super hero 😀
    Thanks!

  • Cori Westphal
    July 6, 2012

    I have to go with Wonder Woman! Girl power!

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  • amy marantino
    July 6, 2012

    Superman is my favorite

  • Jennifer
    July 6, 2012

    Wonder Woman!

  • Ashley Hatten
    July 6, 2012

    batman of course!!

  • Sharon
    July 6, 2012

    Batman

  • Kyl Neusch
    July 6, 2012

    Batman

  • Kat Emerick
    July 6, 2012

    Superman!!!

  • Diane
    July 6, 2012

    Superman!

  • bonnie walker
    July 6, 2012

    I like Spiderman!

  • Jennifer Irving
    July 6, 2012

    The boys love Batman. I liked Harley Quinn
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  • Adam Haynes
    July 6, 2012

    definitely batman

  • Cynthia C
    July 6, 2012

    Superman is my favorite.

  • Hoa Le
    July 5, 2012

    I like Wonder Woman.

  • crystle tellerday
    July 5, 2012

    wonder woman

  • Harold D
    July 5, 2012

    Batman is my favorite.

  • Maryann
    July 5, 2012

    I like Superman

  • Juli Guthrie
    July 5, 2012

    We love Batman! My middle son also loves Spiderman, but Batman is superior lol.

  • Ariel Henry
    July 5, 2012

    Batman is my favorite

  • Anissa
    July 5, 2012

    I like Catwoman but as she’s not always a hero…I’ll say Batman

  • christina givens
    July 5, 2012

    I took a vote, everyone in my house said Batman except my hubby who said Superman.

  • Kristen
    July 5, 2012

    Batman!

  • mogrill12@gmail.com
    July 4, 2012

    I like Batman.
    Thanks for the chance.
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    • Andrew
      July 5, 2012

      I like Batman too. He’s prob my fav DC Character. And you’re welcome! Good luck!

  • Pauline M
    July 4, 2012

    My favorite is Iron Man! I love Robert Downey Jr.

    • Andrew
      July 5, 2012

      That’s 2 votes for Iron Man… sadly, he’s a Marvel character, not a DC one. Be funny if he ends up with the most votes on a DC poll though.

  • Rebecca Graham
    July 4, 2012

    I like Superman.

  • angie
    July 4, 2012

    Superman is my favorite

  • Austin Baroudi
    July 4, 2012

    I’d have to say Jonah Hex.

    • Andrew
      July 5, 2012

      Nice obscure pic! Hopefully you don’t mean the movie version, though. 🙂

  • Monnie311@gmail.com
    July 4, 2012

    It’s all about superman baby!

  • Jeffrey
    July 4, 2012

    Batman, The Dark Knight!

  • Linda G.
    July 4, 2012

    Superman!

  • Patricia Huffman
    July 4, 2012

    batman

  • Brittney House
    July 4, 2012

    I love wonder woman.

  • Sue Ellison
    July 4, 2012

    Definitely Batman!

  • Susan Ladd
    July 4, 2012

    I like Batman. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win 🙂 Thanks and have a Happy 4th of July !!!!!!!!

  • Jennifer B
    July 4, 2012

    Wonder Woman!

  • Jessica To
    July 4, 2012

    Superman is my favorite!

  • Cody
    July 4, 2012

    Animal Man!
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    • Andrew
      July 5, 2012

      YES! Gotta love the poor guy!

  • JAMES LYNAM
    July 4, 2012

    BATMAN is the BEST.

  • skitsbits2000@yahoo.com
    July 4, 2012

    Batman

  • carol
    July 4, 2012

    superman

  • Marianna
    July 4, 2012

    Wonder Woman of course! Go girl power!

  • Drew
    July 4, 2012

    While I was more a Marvel fan – always liked Wonder Woman.

  • christine
    July 4, 2012

    i love superman

  • McKim
    July 4, 2012

    Superman

  • Karl
    July 4, 2012

    LEGO Harry Potter and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean both used split screen for multiplayer when the characters got to far apart.
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    • Karl
      July 4, 2012

      By the way, my favorite DC Comics superhero is Captain Marvel, aka Shazam.
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    • Andrew
      July 5, 2012

      Hey, Karl! Ah, I’ve never played either of those. Didn’t realize they had the split screen as well. On Lego Batman 2, though, you can even be really close to each other and at times the screen splits. Just kind of distracting.

  • Farra Coleman
    July 4, 2012

    Got to go with the most ‘real’ hero: Batman!

  • Rob
    July 4, 2012

    My favorite character is Batman.

  • Kristi C
    July 4, 2012

    My favorite is Ironman.

    • Andrew
      July 5, 2012

      Sigh. I need to teach you guys a lot more about comics! Iron Man is from the Marvel Universe, not DC. Try again. 🙂

  • Anastasia
    July 4, 2012

    Batman!!! 🙂 It’s that dark, brooding 😀

  • Dwayne Berry
    July 4, 2012

    Batman is definitely the best D.C. superhero.

  • Joshua Rambo
    July 4, 2012

    Batman always!

  • Dorothy Doll
    July 3, 2012

    Batman

  • Jenna P
    July 3, 2012

    Joker!

    • Andrew
      July 5, 2012

      A villain??! Nice pick!

  • Kyle
    July 3, 2012

    Batman!

  • Susan Chester
    July 3, 2012

    I have always loved Superman!

  • Jennifer Marie
    July 3, 2012

    Love Batman!!

  • Ann Fantom
    July 3, 2012

    Superman is my favorite DC hero.

  • Tabathia B
    July 3, 2012

    superman

  • Jeff P
    July 3, 2012

    Superman

  • Elena
    July 3, 2012

    Batman

  • Brenda W Quinn
    July 3, 2012

    Batman, of course.

  • DARLA KIDDER
    July 3, 2012

    Batman is my favorite DC Superhero.

  • Bonnie F
    July 3, 2012

    Batman

  • Kristi Mercer
    July 3, 2012

    Spiderman

    • Andrew
      July 5, 2012

      Flag on the play! Spider-Man’s a Marvel character, not DC! Though it would be cool to see Spidey team up with Batman!

  • Shannon B
    July 3, 2012

    I like Superman.

  • Adrienne gordon
    July 3, 2012

    Batman

  • Jo
    July 3, 2012

    I am a Wonder Woman girl all the way! I also love Harley Quinn. 🙂
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  • tracey byram
    July 3, 2012

    I like Superman.

  • joshuantonya@yahoo.com
    July 3, 2012

    Its batman of course

  • Debra Gaswint
    July 2, 2012

    I do like Batman alot!

  • Jess
    July 2, 2012

    Green Lantern fo sho 😉

  • Lesley F
    July 2, 2012

    Batman for me!

  • Ashley H
    July 2, 2012

    Go to go with Superman.

  • Dave
    July 1, 2012

    I gotta be the Flash! Awesome, man..

  • Ebie
    June 30, 2012

    Hmmm, more of a Marvel girl but I’ll say Green Lantern
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  • Heather S
    June 29, 2012

    My favorite is Wonder Woman!

  • Marianna
    June 29, 2012

    I am more of a Marvel gal myself, but I do love Superman.
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  • Mandy Kilinskis
    June 29, 2012

    Hmmm, it’s a toss up between Wonder Woman and Green Lantern. I love Diana’s girl power, but the whole lantern corps lore is really cool.
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