Game of the week: Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

There’s no denying the appeal of the Lego games. The morphing of your favourite characters into plastic blocks is almost worth the price alone. Lego Batman 2 is a big leap for the series as it’s the first open world title, so you can run around Gotham creating all kinds of havoc.

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Warner Bros Games, PC/PS3/PS Vita/Xbox 360/Wii, £34.99

There is loads to unlock including a host of playable DC heroes and villains. The actual story mode is more rigid. A puzzle game, it’s nicely balanced for kids and adults, with a decent split-screen co-op mode (though some puzzles are badly signposted). The fighting mechanics are repetitive, and some of the AI is wonky but you can’t die so this is all about the exploration.

Henry Northmore