LEGO 2K Drive Review: Full-Throttle Fun
Buckle up, LEGO lovers and racing enthusiasts; we’re stepping on the gas with LEGO 2K Drive, where the world of brick-building meets high-octane speed in an extraordinary fusion of creativity and chaos. If your ideal game night consists of building audacious LEGO contraptions and pushing the pedal to the metal, this is one pit stop you won’t want to miss.
LEGO 2K Drive is an exciting detour off the beaten track of typical racing games, offering a perfect blend of fast-paced action and LEGO’s trademark imaginative play. The game’s standout feature is the virtually unlimited custom garage, which hands you the blueprints to become the ultimate LEGO mechanic, giving life to your dream car one brick at a time. From the engine’s roar to the satisfying ‘click’ of LEGO bricks, 2K Drive revs up the racing genre with unparalleled creative freedom.
While the game’s concept shines bright, the execution of its toy-like aesthetic occasionally stalls at the starting line. Its attempt at portraying a miniature world nestled within life-sized environments, inspired by the likes of Hot Wheels Unleashed, lacks consistency. The lighting sometimes misses the mark, and the occasional out-of-place object pulls the handbrake on the illusion of scale. Nevertheless, the bold and vibrant plastic dioramas spread across the game’s open worlds inject a sense of playful charm that stays true to the LEGO spirit.
If you’re expecting something like Fast X, you might want to pump the brakes. LEGO 2K Drive doesn’t dabble in the adrenaline-pumping realism of the iconic movie franchise. Instead, it invites you to a more whimsical and vibrant raceway, where off-road racers transform into boats with a satisfying brick-clicking sound and street rides morph into airborne rockets.
Cooperative play is another area where LEGO 2K Drive takes pole position. Cooperative play is a sheer joy, whether it’s working together to construct the perfect vehicle or navigating the wildly inventive tracks. It amplifies the game’s innate charm, bringing friends and family together to celebrate creativity and frantic fun that’s rarely seen in the racing genre.
LEGO 2K Drive is a joyful merge of creative construction and high-speed action. Its transformation mechanics and imaginative customization system provide a fresh, exciting twist on the racing genre. Although some hiccups in its execution prevent it from achieving pole position, the game is a solid entry in the LEGO lineup and a must-play for fans of both racing and creative gameplay.
RATING: 4.0 out of 5.
LEGO 2K Drive is now available on Nintendo Switch, Microsoft PC, Sony PlayStation 4 and 5, and Microsoft Xbox One, Series S/X.