LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S ($49.99).
Developed by TT Games with Lucasfilm Games, The Skywalker Saga isn’t a mere remake. Nor does it simply repackage the old LEGO Star Wars games. All nine main film stories are available within a fully explorable galaxy. Players can choose to jump into any of the three trilogies from the very beginning.
Famous vehicles such as the Millennium Falcon can travel from one planet to another, playing along with the story and exploring planets, or going off and discovering hidden secrets and rewards.
By collecting Kyber Bricks, players can unlock hundreds of available characters across a range of classes, including Jedi, Scoundrel, Bounty Hunter, and Protocol Droid. Over 300 characters are available at launch, with more as DLC.
Combat has been rebuilt beyond the button mashing of older LEGO games. Skywalker Saga features over-the-shoulder aiming, melee combos, and Force moves. And LEGO voices can be turned off if you prefer the old-school (and humorous) minifigure mumbling versus the more modern voice acting.
The only area The Skywalker Saga doesn’t improve in is co-op. Two player co-op is still available, but only as local splitscreen. To date, no LEGO game has supported online multiplayer.
“With LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, we are giving players an all-new LEGO Star Wars experience with the freedom to explore the galaxy like never before,” said Jonathan Smith, director, TT Games. “Whether they are existing fans of the franchise or discovering it for the first time, everyone will enjoy the epic story of all nine films with all the humor and charm that LEGO games bring.”
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is rated E10+.