Lego The Lord of the Rings

Is this the one Lego videogame to rule them all? In a word, no...

2012's previous Lego game DC Super Heroes (reviewed here) left us feeling quite positive but hoping for 'something a little more innovative next time'. But, although Traveller's Tales has added some new wrinkles to the gameplay this time out– such as item crafting –  at the end of the day it's just more of the same, now wrapped up in cute Lego versions of characters from The Lord of the Rings.

Some of the gameplay tweaks have caused their own problems, particularly with the clumsy mapping of the inventory onto the control pad. And while the lifting of dialogue from the films adds to the characterisation, it doesn't always feel balanced with the rest of the game's audio mix. One for die-hard fans only.

Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox 360/PS3/Wii/PC, £45 Approx, On sale now