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All 9 Episodes of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Ranked

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Every Episode of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Ranked

Traveller’s Tales grandest new adventure, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, is the definitive LEGO Star Wars game for its representation of every era of mainline Star Wars. All nine of these Star Wars movies are lovingly adapted and reimagined in LEGO form, filled to the brim with jokes and memes while still maintaining the core of the stories within. This is not a ranking of the source material which these adaptations are based upon, but instead the adaptations themselves, and how successfully Traveller’s Tales has turned each movie into a compelling and hilarious LEGO Star Wars experience. Here are all nine Episodes of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga ranked!

9. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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While by no means a bad time, The Skywalker Saga’s Episode VII: The Force Awakens section is without a doubt its least interesting story content. The pace is very slow for the most part, featuring an entire section dedicated to Rey wandering around the Jakku desert collecting supplies as well as one of its five levels being the rather tedious Rathtar hunt with Han Solo. There are some highlights, such as the unique encounter with Captain Phasma which is a pseudo-stealth mission with some light puzzle elements, but apart from that there isn’t much that stands out. Few memorable jokes are made in this section, barring the hilarious continuation of the game’s “I don’t like sand” running joke that catches players off guard when Rey approaches Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber on Takodana. The Force Awakens is worth playing mostly for how quickly it enables access to the Scavenger class abilities with Rey’s Episode VII character, otherwise requiring progress through Episodes IV, V, and VI which takes much longer.

8. Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

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The grand finale of The Skywalker Saga is finally portrayed in LEGO form, and is about as chaotic as was to be expected. This episode features a wide variety of explorable planets, including the desert plains of Pasaana, the Death Star II crash site at Kef Bir, the Resistance base at Ajan Kloss, the Sith citadel on Exegol, and even more. Its Kijimi level is among the most interesting in the entire game, giving players the option to stealth past the First Order or engage them directly with various benefits to both approaches. On the other hand, the final mission on Exegol is underwhelming, with an uninteresting boss battle against a legion of Sith allied enemies and a throwaway boss against an evil BB droid which, while amusing, did not make for a particularly satisfying experience. There’s a lot of variety on display throughout the Episode which keeps things engaging enough, but there aren’t many memorable story scenes and the jokes lean heavily on simply making fun of various plot points.

7. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

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Set primarily on Tatooine and then the forest moon of Endor, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi sees many iconic moments represented in LEGO form, ranging from fighting Boba Fett on Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge to the Ewok-operated log trap that smashes an AT-ST from both sides. The final climactic battle with The Emperor gets its own level to emphasize its importance, featuring silly jokes such as Palpatine stroking a Mouse Droid in his lap to make him look like a James Bond villain stroking a cat while explaining his evil plan. The very first level, however, is incredibly tedious to replay because it forces a walking speed throughout most of its duration, making completing the optional challenges a chore on the quest for 100% completion. Furthermore, the speeder bike chase that makes up the vast majority of the third level is extremely linear and largely unremarkable even compared to other vehicle levels, cementing Return of the Jedi’s place as the least interesting adaptation of the original trilogy but still a fun time overall.

6. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

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Episode 2: Attack of the Clones is a little scrambled in presentation, skimming over certain story moments in an effort to save time given the scope of The Skywalker Saga, but still manages to represent many fan-favorite scenes with silly quips throughout. The chase sequence at the beginning with Zam Wesell is a great throwback to its inclusion in LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga and the revamped Geonosis arena battle against the three beasts and Jango Fett stands out as one of the more engaging levels in the game. That being said, Episode II: Attack of the Clones moves at a breakneck pace and as a result scenes that used to hold greater importance such as Obi-Wan Kenobi’s visit to Kamino are relegated to short story segments existing outside of the traditional level format. Some jokes also make very little sense, such as Count Dooku being caught showering at his base on Geonosis, but such goofiness with no context has always been a part of the LEGO games franchise and its inclusion is welcome nonetheless.

5. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

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Despite some tedium on Ahch-To, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi ramps up the humor compared to the other sequel Episodes and features some of the more unique levels in the game. The prison escape sequence in Canto Bight is a fun but short puzzle with amusing challenges such as locking the prison guards inside one of the cells, and the final encounter with Captain Phasma is a non-traditional boss fight with many interesting ways to succeed. Moreover, the cinematic final encounter with Kylo Ren as Luke Skywalker is a great take on the lightsaber combat, with each button mapped to a different style of dodge instead of a regular attack to emphasize the importance of Luke’s trickery. Episode VIII’s explorable planets are its weak point, with neither Ahch-To nor Cantonica being particularly engaging, but its humor makes up for this. Seeing General Leia’s controversial force-floating scene being replaced with her reeling herself in with a fishing rod is genuinely hilarious and a fun way to adapt a somewhat divisive scene from the movie.

4. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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For its adaptation of the legendary podracing level alone, Episode I: The Phantom Menace deserves a spot in the top half of this list. Episode I does suffer from some of the same scene skimming issues as Episode II, most notably that the Theed Palace level from LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game makes no reappearance, but it makes up for this with some of the best explorable planets in the game. The Gungan city is fantastic, especially given it is the first explorable region for many players only just starting their Skywalker Saga adventure. Additionally, the Federal District of Coruscant is a visual marvel that is utilized well throughout not just The Phantom Menace but the prequels in general. The Darth Maul fight is of course another highlight, in this case deserving of its own distinct level involving platforming as well as traditional boss fight gameplay. The humor is stronger in other Episodes, but The Phantom Menace is an overall strong start to The Skywalker Saga’s prequel trilogy.

3. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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The iconic adventure that started it all is looking as good as ever in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Although featuring a very small list of explorable regions, taking place almost exclusively on Tatooine and Yavin 4, Episode IV: A New Hope is a triumphant recreation of the classic tale of a galaxy far, far away. The opening level on the Tantive IV is an excellent introduction with some great humor, such as C3PO and R2D2 being introduced by having their droid doppelgangers being crushed seconds beforehand, as well as the intercom announcing that crew members no longer have to remain calm due to an ongoing invasion. It sets the tone of the game perfectly for those starting off with the original trilogy. Some of its levels can be tedious to replay, such as the Millennium Falcon repair level that features a lot of wave-based combat on a fixed timer, but despite this and this Episode’s small number of settings it still manages to accomplish a great deal. The attention to detail is outstanding, with jokes from the movie such as “boring conversation anyway” being optional and dependent on player choice, acting instead as an Easter egg for fans to enjoy.

2. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Continuing the high quality set out by Episode IV, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back features even more engaging levels and settings that cement its place as the greatest adaptation of the original trilogy. Hoth’s Echo Base is a fun departure from the more open explorable levels, and the flying level centered around taking down AT-ATs with cables is a highly competent and successful attempt to recreate such an iconic story moment. The very first Hoth level is a semi-open world that has three objectives which can be completed in any order, immediately making it more unique than most levels in terms of design. The humor is also excellent in these sections, with one early joke being that the Empire discovers Echo Base using a Probe Droid disguised as a pizza delivery droid which successfully fools the hungry rebels into giving themselves away. The Empire Strikes back also uses scene skimming to its advantage compared to other Episodes, shortening the Dagobah section to a few minutes compared to LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy’s uninteresting Dagobah level. This is the pinnacle of the original trilogy and can only be bested by one utterly hilarious Episode.

1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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Being one of the most memed Star Wars Episodes due to its abundance of memorable one-liners, it is unsurprising that Episode III: Revenge of the Sith translates almost perfectly into the LEGO format. The humor of The Skywalker Saga is at its finest here, with jokes ranging from the “your move” quip making Obi-Wan Kenobi and General Grievous have a dance-off, to Order 66 being mispronounced and leading to all of the Clone Troopers dancing instead of killing the Jedi as intended, and much more. Its initial joke, being a Battle Droid retirement party ruined by the incoming Anakin and Obi-Wan crash landing on General Grievous’ ship, is utterly unexpected and dark in a way that few other jokes in the entire game can be. The genius of Traveller’s Tales’ writing is on full display, and this translates to the explorable planets and levels themselves too. Utapau is quite vertical while Mustafar has an oppressive atmosphere that makes the final level truly shine. Gameplay-wise, Revenge of the Sith has a lot of boss encounters, but each one is treated with a unique respect and attention to detail, making for the best overall experience that The Skywalker Saga has to offer.

James is a university graduate based in England whose main hobbies are history, languages, and of course video games. His favourite games are Hollow Knight, Horizon Zero Dawn, and anything made by Atlus or FromSoftware, and you can usually find him on Twitter @sacGOONER63 drooling over these games and many more. You can also read his weekly ramblings about games at sacgooner63.wordpress.com if you so wish.

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