LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

from Disney Interactive Studios



Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

What It Is

The latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides, arrived in theaters over the weekend and I went to see it last night. While waiting for the movie to start, it occurred to me that I had no idea how the last two movies ended but I was pretty sure that Captain Barbossa died at the end of the first movie? So how was Barbossa in the new movie and why does he appear to be very alive? Rather than watching a Pirates marathon of all three movies, I decided to find the answers to my questions by playing through the new LEGO video game, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean.

LEGO Pirates recreates the familiar settings and scenes of the four Pirates of the Caribbean movies using LEGO bricks and allows players to play through all four movies, including On Stranger Tides. The game is an adventure game filled with battles, exploration and puzzle-solving elements. Players begin each level with two playable characters (also from the Pirates movies) that they can switch back and forth from on the fly. As the levels progress, we meet other familiar characters who are added to our posse of playable figures.

See more of this review in Jeff McKinney's full length article!