Parents' Guide to

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Brawl, build, and puzzle with LEGO Indy.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 5+


this is a good game for your children to play because in the opening the ark cutscene there is no blood because the bad guys were melting without red blood and belloq exploded good thing indy and marion survived this is my favorite game your best bet is to give your child this game for any video game console or PC and to see if your child likes this game. ALSO i have the game on xbox 360 so the game is backwards compatible with xbox one
age 10+

Awesome fun

These Legos games are addictive! The puzzles are hard but not to hard to get past. The characters are fun, all having their special ability. The scenes are colorful and cut scenes adventurous. Highly recommend these games!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (44 ):

The game is charming and funny, something even adult gamers can enjoy if they are fans of the movies. But at its heart, this is a family game. The gameplay is never too hard for kids, you have infinite lives, and the fighting, while there, is usually done in a comical manner. For example, you will see Indy grab a thug and give him a nuggie until he explodes into his component LEGO blocks. Another family-friendly aspect is the cooperative drop-in-drop-out two-person play where family or friends can always join in (except in the DS version, which requires two cartridges for multiplayer gameplay).

The Wii version is particularly satisfying because you get to flick the Wii remote with your wrist to mimic Indy's whip actions. If you have younger children, choose the DS version because it has less violence and it's easier to play. It also makes good use of the DS controls by having you blow into the microphone to extinguish torches, and draw on the screen to control Indy's whip.

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