All Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga episodes ranked!

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Attack of the Clones

Young Boba Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. Photo:
Young Boba Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. Photo: /

Attack of the Clones, as a film, certainly has its detractors, but there’s plenty to love about it here. Opening with Anakin and Obi-Wan chasing bounty hunter, Zam Wessell, through the city planet of Coruscant, we’re immediately thrust into chaos. On-rails sections throw me right back to 2005, and playing the original Lego Star Wars, so I’m glad they survived in some form here. We follow up with another vehicle level, playing as Obi-Wan hunting Jango Fett through the asteroid belt over Geonosis which, again, is just incredibly satisfying. Vehicle combat in this game is stellar.

“Droid Factory Frenzy” feels like an outlier, but certainly has its place as a level. The sequence in the film was added in reshoots to quicken the pacing, and certainly felt a little “video gamey”. That doesn’t necessarily hurt it in, well, a video game. It does suffer from some noticeable frame rate issues, but flipping between C3PO and R2-D2, and Anakin and Padme, as you work your way through the droid factory is a lot of fun. It does set up the Geonosian arena sequence, however, which is a blast. This level was always a highlight, for me, on the original 2005 title, and I’m delighted to report very little has been lost in its transition to the latest title.

The episode culminates with Anakin, Obi-Wan, and (eventually) Yoda taking on Count Dooku, and, as with the majority of lightsaber-based boss fights, it’s a stunning end to a very very fun episode.

There is simply nothing missing from Attack of the Clones. Not to harp on about 2005 too much, but I do recall a vehicle combat section following the arena sequence, but it feels like that was purely to extend that episode to 6 levels. Here, Attack of the Clones is trimmed beautifully. Very good.