Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Review (Xbox Series S)

Our Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Review lets us play through all nine Skywalker saga films in a game unlike any other. With over 300 playable characters, over 100 vehicles, and 23 planets to explore, a galaxy far, far away has never been more fun!

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 42.9GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Accessibility options – subtitles, subtitles size, subtitle text box size, hold the button for quick taps, auto-complete quick taps, aim toggle, vibration, camera sensitivity sliders, Invert axis, aim to assist, target lock-on, near target slowdown, on target slowdown, homing shots, flight sensitivity sliders along with Invert axis, auto health recovery, fall recovery, navigation assist, motion blur, repeating effects and camera shake.
  • Action-adventure gameplay.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Four save slots.
  • The minimap can be set to static or rotating.
  • Nine episodes.
  • Initial unlocked episodes are episode 1, Episode 4, and episode 7.
  • Fast time loading times.
  • Every game has voice work.
  • Brief tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • When walking around you start to run.
  • Anything you can use the force on will be highlighted.
  • Studs are the currency and it drops from everything you destroy.
  • A lot of the environment can be destroyed.
  • Drop-in and out of local co-op.
  • Health bars show for enemies and yourself.
  • Hot-swap between characters instantly.
  • Upon death, you drop a percentage of Stids but can retrieve them if quick enough.
  • Smooth responsive controls.
  • You do get a fair bit of freedom within levels.
  • Replay levels to get access to more of the level thanks to being able to choose which characters play.
  • Kyber bricks can be found and used to buy upgrades and abilities.
  • Cheats can be earned and toggled by spending studs on them.
  • All new easy to understand menus.
  • 10 upgrade/classes trees – core, Jedi, Hero, Scavenger, Scoundrel, Bounty Hunter, Villan, Dark Side, Astromech Droid, and Protocol Droid.
  • The hints menu will catalog all instructions, tips, and tutorials.
  • Running a list of what you have and haven’t collected both in this episode and overall.
  • Puzzle elements throughout.
  • Glorious locations.
  • During the level, you will hit parts that ask if you want to continue the story meaning you can crack on or go around exploring.
  • They have got rid of the stud bar you needed to always fill in previous versions and instead implemented a central stud reserve. Apart from particular scenarios.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Mini-games are aplenty.
  • Mumble mode allows you to turn off voices and have the classic mumbles of characters.
  • Parts of a level may include a much shorter version of the True Jedi mechanic whereby you fill the stud meter.
  • Levels are a continuous journey with breaks in between to show level complete pop-ups.
  • Galaxy Freeplay allows you to fly around space without any story to stop you.
  • Constant feedback on unlocked characters, new upgrades available, etc.
  • Uses Aurebesh on every screen with text pop-ups.
  • Boss fights are more in-depth and combat-heavy with blocking, dodging, and aerial attacks to name a few.
  • Humor throughout.
  • Dying is not such a big deal.

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Review Cons:

  • Unskippable intro movie.
  • Not the actor’s voices.
  • Cannot skip the cutscenes until you have finished the level.
  • In-app purchases.
  • Does have an annoying amount of following characters and if you stray too far they stop until you rejoin them.
  • Never sure when you have saved.
  • A lot to take in.
  • Slight slowdown/stuttering in cutscenes.
  • Anakin’s voice seems to change a lot in just episode 1.
  • So much going on you can easily miss things.
  • Space battles are still a pain in the ass.
  • They condense films down to such an extent that large chunks go unsaid or are just a sentence.

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Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga:

Official website.

Developer: Tt Games

Publisher: Warner Brothers

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


It has felt like a lifetime but we finally have the definitive way to play the Lego Star Wars games, the earlier ones were indeed fun but limited with no voicework, a basic structure of play that was replicated many times over. Going into the Skywalker collection and honestly, it’s like a whole new series of games, Tt Games have applied everything they have learned over the years and made a much more accessible and meaningful experience for all players new and returning. The initial cutscene is enough to have you up and the level of detail they add is incredible, honestly, it’s hats off to them for making it all feel new, feel like it’s the first time experiencing it and I am all for it. I usually tire of the games once the loop is established but here I keep going because the storytelling is always great and the structure allows me to freely jump between story and free play, the way in which you do not worry about getting every stud, encounters are meaningful yet fun. They have overhauled the combat and now it is meatier and has a lot more going for it with dodges, blocks, and combos, gone are the hack and slash of previous games. Codes are back and these allow you to unlock cheats or characters and vehicles instantly, you can change the game audio from fully Voiced to Lego-style mumbling, the accessibility options are through the roof and worth mentioning alone as it allows players of all kinds to play it there way with no penalty. Tt games have done what was needed and more, Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga is not only the definitive edition of the games, it could also be the new bar that all future Lego games are measured against.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!