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The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game is free on Steam

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I rate the Lego Marvel Super Heroes game pretty highly, and have been known to stick up for Lego Lord of the Rings (opens in new tab) as well. But even I have never played the Lego game based on the movie based on the TV show based on the idea that after doing space, castles, and pirates what Lego really needed was some ninjas.

So I can't tell you whether the Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game is worth your time, but I can tell you it is worth the price, which is currently zero dollars and zero cents on Steam (opens in new tab). While all of the Lego games play in a broadly similar "smash bricks, solve puzzles" loop this one apparently has a slightly more elaborate combat system involving combos. It's also full of cutscenes recreated from the movie, which features Jackie Chan among its voice cast so that's a thing.

The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game will be free to keep if you grab it by May 22. It's unlikely to have as much effect on Steam's servers as giving away GTA 5 had on Epic's (opens in new tab).

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.